Point North Korea: The Pueblo and EC-121 Crises
by Richard A. Mobley
Hardcover from United States Naval Inst.
after Kim Jong-Il
Jong-il : North Korea's Dear Leader
by Michael Breen
Book Description: North Korea has been described by experts
as the most dangerous country in the world. The only Asian state on US
President George W. Bush's famous "Axis of Evil", it stands threateningly
outside the community of nations.
For most of the world, communism is now ancient history. But in North
Korea, it is still very much alive. Indeed, the communist personality cult
that still holds the country together is arguably more fanatical than any
other before it.
The unlikely object of worship for the country's 23 million people is
Kim Jong-il, the pudgy and reclusive son of former dictator, Kim Il-sung.
Little is known about Kim in the fraternity of international leaders, except
for one rather disturbing fact: under his leadership, his country has become
the first to withdraw from the international system of controls on nuclear
weapons, which has put Kim Jong-il on a collision course with the United
What makes this especially remarkable and worrying is that this country
with aspirations to become a nuclear power, has all but collapsed economically.
Its people are so impoverished and malno urished that they are, on average,
several inches shorter and many pounds lighter than people of the same
age living across the demilitarized border in rival South Korea.
Kim Jong-il is the one fat man in the whole country.
How long can he continue in power? What stops his regime from collapsing
politically? Will his reign end in nuclear warfare or will he go quietly?
Or will he surprise us all and start true reconciliation between the two
halves of the Korean peninsular? The answers, Michael Breen argues in this
fascinating and colourful portrait, all lie with Kim Jong-il.
Hardcover from John Wiley & Sons
by Marcus Noland
Paperback from Institute for International Economics
Korea's Place in the Sun : A Modern History
Generals Remember Korea
by Bruce Cumings
Listed under South Korea
by Xiaobing Li (Translator), Allan R. Millett (Translator), Bin Yu
Book Description: Fifty years after the Korean conflict, what
is a forgotten war for some Americans is an aching memory for China. With
over a million casualties out of the three million soldiers sent into battle,
that war looms as large for the People's Republic of China (PRC)--barely
a year old when North Korea invaded the South--as World War II does for
most other countries. It was the first international war fought by the
Chinese Communist regime to halt counterrevolution; it was also a war that
the Chinese fully expected to win, by virtue of not only superiority of
numbers but also their soldiers' superior "political quality."
This book presents a mosaic of memoirs by key Chinese military commanders
from that war, drawing not only on their personal papers but also on still-classified
archives and on Chinese-language sources unavailable in English. It offers
an uncensored, behind-the-scenes story of the Communist campaign, from
the decision to intervene through the truce negotiations, that discloses
new information on such facets of the war as strategy and tactics, use
of propaganda, and mobilization of the Chinese population. It also reveals
the generals' concerns about the possible use of nuclear force and the
alleged use of biological and chemical weapons by the United States.
The book contains a wealth of new materials on the Chinese intervention,
including combat operations, logistics, political control, field command,
and communications. Among those whose recollections are recorded, then-acting
Chief of Staff Nie Rongzhen reveals how party leadership decided on intervention,
Commander in Chief Peng Dehuai provides personal accounts of major battles
and communications with Mao, and General Yang Dezhi shares secrets of Chinese
military strategy and tactics, discussing how the army orchestrated each
battle to contend with the better equipped UN forces. The volume also features
an updated short history of the PRC's conduct of the war based on Chinese
sources, plus rare photos from Chinese archives that put readers behind
the lines from the Chinese side.
Mao's Generals Remember Korea demonstrates that the PRC continues to
draw military, diplomatic, and strategic lessons from the war it fought
fifty years ago with the world's most powerful military force. It offers
valuable insight into the Chinese way of war and the military mind of Mao
that will be a rich resource for Asian and military scholars.
This book is part of the Modern War Studies series.
Korea Under Communism
Hardcover: 344 pages ; Dimensions (in inches): 1.21 x
9.24 x 6.38
Publisher: Univ Pr of Kansas; ; (June 20, )
by Erik Cornell
Paperback from RoutledgeCurzon
Korean Special Forces (Naval Institute Special Warfare Series)
by Joseph S. Bermudez Jr., Joseph Bermudez
of Korea : Delicious Vegetarian Cuisine
Voices from Another Place : A Collection of Works from a Generation
Born in Korea and Adopted to Other Countries
by Susan Soon-Keum Cox (Editor)
Listed under South Korea
Shield of the Great Leader: The Armed Forces of North Korea (The
Armed Forces of Asia)
by Joseph S. Bermudez Jr.
Book Description Despite frequent predictions of imminent collapse,
the Democratic People's Republic of North Korea continues to pose a threat
to South Korea. The armed forces continue to be the core of the regime,
deploying formidable paramilitary and internal security forces against
its own people, maintaining a wide network of intelligence services throughout
the region and developing an arsenal of weapons of mass destruction. The
Armed Forces of North Korea provides a detailed account of the links between
the regime and the forces, and then describes each wing: air, naval, ground
forces, paramilitary, internal security, and intelligence reviews.
Paperback: 320 pages ; Dimensions (in inches): 1.00 x
9.02 x 6.00
Publisher: I B Tauris & Co Ltd; ; (March )
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