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Book Review: “Act of War: Lyndon Johnson, North Korea, and the Capture of the Spy Ship Pueblo”

Book Review: “Act of War: Lyndon Johnson, North Korea, and the Capture of the Spy Ship Pueblo”

Act of War: Lyndon Johnson, North Korea, and the Capture of the Spy Ship Pueblo. By Jack Cheevers. NAL, December 2014. 440 pp. If South Koreans were pressed to identify the origin of America's involvement in Korean affairs, most would likely ponder the question a few moments before pointing to the US role in liberating the peninsula from [...]

Book Review: “Outpost: Life on the Frontlines of American Diplomacy”

Book Review: “Outpost: Life on the Frontlines of American Diplomacy”

Outpost: Life on the Frontlines of American Diplomacy. A Memoir by Christopher R. Hill. New York: Simon & Schuster, October 2014. 448 pp. Christopher Hill is an American diplomat with a long career and wide experience, often in dangerous places. His new memoir, Outpost: Life on the Frontlines of American Diplomacy, underlines again and [...]

Donald Gregg, A Plot Twist in Korea’s Story

Donald Gregg, A Plot Twist in Korea’s Story

(This book review is co-published by 38 North and Global Asia.) THROUGH various means I recently came into possession of a book, Bound by Destiny: Donald Gregg, Kim Dae-jung and Turning Points in the US-ROK Alliance, with a small envelope affixed to the cover. It was too cold to sit outside, so the next day I took the book to the Ongnyu [...]

Book Review: “Visual Politics and North Korea”

Book Review: “Visual Politics and North Korea”

Visual Politics and North Korea: Seeing is Believing By David Shim. London and New York: Routledge, 2014. 171 pp. David Shim’s new book represents a groundbreaking intervention—not in the study of the country named in the book’s title, Visual Politics and North Korea, but in the study of how we come to know a country known as unknowable. [...]

Book Review: “THE REAL NORTH KOREA”

Book Review: “THE REAL NORTH KOREA”

THE REAL NORTH KOREA: LIFE AND POLITICS IN THE FAILED STALINIST UTOPIA By Andrei Lankov. Oxford University Press, April 2013. 304 pp.  Andrei Lankov provides a very readable and absorbing introduction to North Korea in The Real North Korea, Life and Politics in the Failed Stalinist Utopia. The author combines a sweeping overview of North [...]

Book Review: A CAPITALIST IN NORTH KOREA

Book Review: A CAPITALIST IN NORTH KOREA

A CAPITALIST IN NORTH KOREA: My seven years in the Hermit Kingdom, by Felix Abt. Amazon Digital Services, Inc., 2012. ISBN (ePub Edition): 978-1-937572-92-1. A CAPITALIST IN NORTH KOREA is Swiss entrepreneur Felix Abt’s account of his work and life in the DPRK, 2002-2009. As Jim Hoare did in North Korea in the 21st Century, Abt draws [...]

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Credit for photo of young North Korean girl: T.M. All rights reserved, used with permission.