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by Don Oberdorfer

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ISBN:
0465051626
Author:
Don Oberdorfer
Category:
Asia
Language:
English
Publisher:
Basic Books; Rev. & upd. edition (December 6, 2001)
Pages:
560 pages
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The Two Koreas majestically fulfills Oberdorfer's goal of drawing attention to the role outside powers have played in the two Koreas' history. Oberdorfer is one of America's keenest analysts of the international scene. James A. Baker III, former .

The Two Koreas majestically fulfills Oberdorfer's goal of drawing attention to the role outside powers have played in the two Koreas' history. The Two Koreas is a masterful analysis of one of the enduring Achilles' heels of US foreign policy. Combining the depth and authority of a first-rate textbook with the readability of a good novel, has proven to be a wonderful teaching tool for instructors and students alike.

It is not quite a contemporary history of the two Koreas (there are only a few Korean voices, and large swaths of. .When Don Oberdorfer asked if I would help revise and update The Two Koreas, it was a simple decision to make.

It is not quite a contemporary history of the two Koreas (there are only a few Korean voices, and large swaths of domestic Korean history are left out), but it is the best history of the past 30 years of American-Korean relations. Oberdorfer pens remarkably accurate portraits of a string of South Korean presidents. After forty years in Washington, all of them focused on Asia (indeed, virtually all of them focused on Korea), it was an offer I could not refuse.

Don Oberdorfer has written a gripping narrative history of Korea's .Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read.

In this landmark history, now thoroughly revised and updated in.

In this landmark history, now thoroughly revised and updated in conjunction with Korea expert Robert Carlin, veteran journalist Don Oberdorfer grippingly describes how a historically homogenous people became locked in a perpetual struggle for supremacyand how they might yet be reconciled. What results is not really the history of the two Koreas but of American relations with Korea in the last 25 years.

Oberdorfer was married to the former Laura Klein  . The Two Koreas: A Contemporary History, Perseus Books, October 1, 1997

Oberdorfer was married to the former Laura Klein  . The Two Koreas: A Contemporary History, Perseus Books, October 1, 1997, ISBN 0-201-40927-5. Selected articles and papers.

Oberdorfer, Don, Carlin. JIMMY CARTER LIBRARY Citizens of Kwangju parade through the streets in a popular uprising in May 1980 after brutal ROK special forces units temporarily withdraw. Many Koreans hold the United States partly to blame.

Don Oberdorfer The Two Koreas: Revised And Updated A Contemporary History. ISBN 13: 9780465051625. The Two Koreas: Revised And Updated A Contemporary History.

Don Oberdorfer has written a gripping narrative history of Korea's travails and triumphs over the past three decades. The struggle between the two Koreas has repeatedly claimed the headlines of the world in acts of terrorism and heroism, showdowns over nuclear weapons programs on both sides of the lines, the sudden deaths of leaders, and historic turning points in the relationship with the outside powers of Japan, Russia, and China. Don Oberdorfer lived through many of these crises as a journalist.

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In this landmark history, veteran journalist Don Oberdorfer and Korea expert Robert Carlin grippingly describe how a historically homogenous people became locked in a perpetual struggle for supremacy-and how other nations.

In this landmark history, veteran journalist Don Oberdorfer and Korea expert Robert Carlin grippingly describe how a historically homogenous people became locked in a perpetual struggle for supremacy-and how other nations including the United States have tried, and failed, to broker a lasting peace. An acclaimed history of the Korean Peninsula from World War II to the present day North Korea is an impoverished, famine-ridden nation, but it is also a nuclear power whose dictator Kim Jong-un regularly threatens his neighbors and adversaries, the United States in particular, with destruction.

Don Oberdorfer has written a gripping narrative history of Korea's travails and triumphs over the past three decades. The Two Koreas places the tensions between North and South within a historical context, with a special emphasis on the involvement of outside powers.
  • Rainpick
Expertly delves through North and South Korea’s evolution and strained relationship since the founding of each modern state in the 1950s, beginning really with the aftermath of the Korean War, as well as America’s complicated and often ill-informed policy and negotiations with the two Koreas.
  • Thorgahuginn
This book provides a detailed retelling of all the events of note that happened in the Korean peninsula since the last century. It was especially useful for me since it helped me get a grip on how the "nuclear crisis" accusations gained so much tract. By examining the failures and succeses of the past, I am now better equipped to understand the recent diplomatic initiatives by all parties.
  • Darkshaper
Very helpful to understand US policy in Korea and it's effect on current US/South Korea relations, as well as the current crisis. Covers a good bit of modern Korean history along with events in Europe, China, Russia and the US during the same time period. Well worth the time spent reading, certainly not dry, however also not sensationalized.
  • Visonima
very good
  • Inertedub
This book is relevant because of current situations.
  • Faebei
The closest you can get to an understanding of both sides.
  • BOND
I was pleasantly surprised at how well-written this book is. Oberdorfer knows his subject, and he is clearly a top-knotch journalist. Unlike a previous reveiewer, I don't find his writing dry at all -- compared to most history books, it is gripping and entertaining, and does a good job of describing the key players and major events without bogging down in trivia.

Having grown up during the 70's and 80's (and having lost a relative to the Korean conflict), I'm fascinated to learn more about the events that were unfolding at the periphery of American consciousness during the administrations of Carter, Reagan, Bush Sr., and Clinton. Despite recent developments in North Korea's nuclear standoff, the book doesn't feel out of date, as the situation today is little different than when this book was written.

Highly recommended for those with an interest in East Asia, international affairs, or geopolitics.
Timely for all USA citizens. Great perspective on the last 70 years of the Korean Peninsula.