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Seth, Michael J.

Summary: In this comprehensive yet compact book, Michael J. Seth surveys Korean history from Neolithic times to the present. He explores the origins and development of Korean society, politics, and its still little-known cultural heritage from their inception to the two Korean states of today. Telling the remarkable story of the origins and evolution of a society that borrowed and adopted from abroad,...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Rowman & Littlefield 2011

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 951.9 SET

Summary: A retrospective look at the Korean War and the years of prosperity that followed.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Remember My Service Productions 2013

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 951.9 KOR

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1 available in Adult, Call number: 951.9 KOR

Summary: A retrospective look at the Korean War and the years of prosperity that followed.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Remember My Service Productions, a division of StoryRock, Inc., in cooperation with Seoul Selection 2017

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1 available in Adult, Call number: 951.9042 KOR

Cumings, Bruce

Summary: Bruce Cumings's rich narrative focuses on Korea's fractured, shattered, twentieth-century history. In 1910 Korea lost its centuries-old independence, and it remained an exploited colony of Japan until 1945. Then came national division, political turmoil, a devastating war, and the death and dislocation of millions, all of which left Korea still divided and in desperate poverty. Its recovery and...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Norton 1997

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 951.903 CUM

Lee, Jid

Summary: Presents a personal account of the author's life inspired by Korean mythology and set against a backdrop of the nation's turbulent history, tracing five generations of her family while sharing her views on such topics as Japanese colonialism, the Korean War, and Cold War-era pogroms.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Overlook Press 2010

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 951.9 LEE

Limón, Martin

Summary: The Korean Demilitarized Zone, 1970s: A battered corpse is found a few feet north of the line dividing North and South Korea. When 8th Army CID Agents George Sueno and Ernie Bascom are ordered by superiors to pull the body to South Korean side, they have no idea of the international conflict the action will spark. Before war breaks out, they must discover who killed Corporal Noh Jong-bae, a...

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: Recorded Books 2018

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1 available in Compact Disc Audio Book, Call number: CD FIC LIM

Han, Kang

Summary: Follows the aftermath of a young boy's shocking death during a violent student uprising as told from the perspectives of the event's victims and their loved ones.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Hogarth 2016

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC HAN

Hutton, Robin L.

Summary: The story of the Mongolian mare, who, despite only measuring about thirteen hands high, became an American hero for her actions during the Korean War, being awarded two Purple Hearts for her valor and being officially promoted to staff sergeant twice, a distinction never bestowed upon an animal before or since.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: 2014

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1 available in Adult, Call number: 951.9 HUT

Summary: UN forces withdrawing after Communist rout (Korea)

Format: software, multimedia

Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 1950

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Blevins, Wiley

Summary: The east Asian nation of South Korea is a land of gorgeous natural landscapes, with green forests, towering mountains, and ocean beaches. It is also a land of sprawling, modern cities. Readers will meet up with Wook-jin and Yu-na, their local guides, as they explore everything South Korea has to offer. They ll learn about the country s history, culture, typical lifestyles, and more.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Scholastic 2019

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1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 951.95 BLE

Harden, Blaine

Summary: "The story of Kim Il Sung's rise to power, and the brave North Korean fighter pilot who escaped the prison state and delivered the first MiG-15 into American hands"--

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Center Point Large Print 2015

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1 available in Large Print, Call number: LP 951.9 HAR

Summary: Set in the late 1920s, the story follows a cat-and-mouse game between a group of resistance fighters who want to destroy key Japanese facilities in Seoul, and the Japanese agents trying to stop them. A talented Korean-born Japanese police officer, who was previously in the independence movement himself, is torn between his duty as an officer and his instinct to support the greater cause.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2016

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1 available in Foreign DVDs, Call number: DVD FOREIGN AGE

Hanley, Charles J.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Henry Holt and Co. 2001

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 951.9042 HAN

Sloan, Bill

Summary: Sloan recounts the dramatic first three months of the Korean War, when South Korea was saved from Communism's conquest.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Simon & Schuster 2009

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 951.904 SLO

Fischer, Paul

Summary: "A nonfiction thriller packed with tension, passion, and politics, [this book] offers a rare glimpse into a secretive world, illuminating a fascinating chapter of North Korea's history that helps explain how it became the hermetically sealed, intensely stage-managed country it remains today"--Amazon.com.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Flatiron Books 2015

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 791.4 FIS

Lee, Sungju.

Summary: "Every Falling Star, the first book to portray contemporary North Korea to a young audience, is the intense memoir of a North Korean boy named Sungju who is forced at age twelve to live on the streets and fend for himself. To survive, Sungju creates a gang and lives by thieving, fighting, begging, and stealing rides on cargo trains. Sungju richly re-creates his scabrous story, depicting what it...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Amulet Books 2016

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1 available in Young Adult Collection, Call number: YA 921 LEE

Lee, Hyeonseo

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Summary: In 1997 the author, aged 17, escaped North Korea for China. Her mother's first words over the telephone to her lost daughter were "don't come back". The reprisals for all of them would have been lethal. Twelve years later she returned to the North Korean border in a daring mission to spirit her mother and brother to South Korea in a very costly and dangerous journey. This eloquent book offers...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: William Collins 2015

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Tudor, Daniel

Summary: Private Markets, Fashion Trends, Prison Camps, Dissenters and Defectors. North Korea is one of the most troubled societies on earth. The country's 24 million people live under a violent dictatorship led by a single family, which relentlessly pursues the development of nuclear arms, which periodically incites risky military clashes with the larger, richer, liberal South, and which forces each...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Tuttle Publishing 2015

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 951.93 TUD

Makos, Adam

Summary: "Devotion tells the inspirational story of the U.S. Navy's most famous aviator duo, Lieutenant Tom Hudner and Ensign Jesse Brown, and the Marines they fought to defend. A white New Englander from the country-club scene, Tom passed up Harvard to fly fighters for his country. An African American sharecropper's son from Mississippi, Jesse became the Navy's first black carrier pilot, defending a...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Ballantine Books 2015

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 951.9 MAK

Contents: Moon watching / Shin Joong Hyun -- Please don't bother me anymore / Golden Grapes -- The man who must leave / Kim Sun -- The Sun / Kim Jung Mi -- I don't like / Lee Jung Hwa -- Please wait / Jang Hyun -- Spring rain / Park In Soo -- Tomorrow / Lee Jung Hwa -- "J" blues 72 / Shin Joong Hyun -- Pushing through the fog / Jang Hyun -- I've got nothing to say / Shin Joong Hyun -- Why that person? /...

Format: sound recording-musical

Publisher / Publication Date: Light in the Attic Records 2011

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1 available in Compact Audio Disc, Call number: CD INTERNATIONAL/ASIAN HYU

Kim, Eunsun

Summary: "Eunsun Kim was born in North Korea, one of the most secretive and oppressive countries in the modern world. As a child Eunsun loved her country--despite her school field trips to public executions, daily self-criticism sessions, and the increasing gnaw of hunger as the country-wide famine escalated ... Her mother decided to escape North Korea with Eunsun and her sister, not knowing that they...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: St. Martin's Press 2015

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Kim, Eunsun

Summary: "Eunsun Kim was born in North Korea, one of the most secretive and oppressive countries in the modern world. As a child Eunsun loved her country--despite her school field trips to public executions, daily self-criticism sessions, and the increasing gnaw of hunger as the country-wide famine escalated ... Her mother decided to escape North Korea with Eunsun and her sister, not knowing that they...

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: Tantor Audio 2015

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1 available in Audiobook on MP3 CD, Call number: MP3CD 921 KIM, EUNSUN Kim