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The Aquariums of Pyongyang: Ten Years in the North Korean Gulag
The Aquariums of Pyongyang: Ten Years in the North Korean Gulag
by Kang Chol-Hwan, Pierre Rigoulot, Yair Reiner
Paperback from Basic Books
Flash Point North Korea: The Pueblo and EC-121 Crises
by Richard A. Mobley
Hardcover from United States Naval Inst.

Kim 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 States. 

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

North Korea: Another Country
by Bruce Cumings
Hardcover from New Press
The Two Koreas: A Contemporary History (Revised and Updated Edition)
by Don Oberdorfer
Paperback from Basic Books
Negotiating on the Edge: North Korean Negotiating Behavior
by Scott Snyder
Paperback from United States Institute of Peace Press
Avoiding the Apocalypse: The Future of the Two Koreas
by Marcus Noland, C. Fred Bergsten
Paperback from Institute for International Economics
Nuclear North Korea: A Debate on Engagement Strategies
by Victor D. Cha, David C. Kang
Hardcover from Columbia University Press
Korea's Place in the Sun: A Modern History
Korea's Place in the Sun: A Modern History
by Bruce Cumings
Paperback from W.W. Norton & Company
Crisis on the Korean Peninsula : How to Deal With a Nuclear North Korea
Crisis on the Korean Peninsula : How to Deal With a Nuclear North Korea
by Michael E. O'Hanlon, Mike M. Mochizuki
Hardcover from McGraw-Hill
Korea after Kim Jong-Il
by Marcus Noland
Paperback from Institute for International Economics

Korea's Place in the Sun : A Modern History
by Bruce Cumings
Listed under South Korea

North Korea at a Crossroads
North Korea at a Crossroads
by Suk Hi Kim
Paperback from McFarland & Company
The Last Paradise: North Korea
The Last Paradise: North Korea
by Nicolas Righetti
Hardcover from Umbrage Editions Inc
Mao's Generals Remember Korea
by Xiaobing Li (Translator), Allan R. Millett (Translator), Bin Yu (Translator)
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.
Hardcover: 344 pages ; Dimensions (in inches): 1.21 x 9.24 x 6.38
Publisher: Univ Pr of Kansas; ; (June 20, )
ISBN: 0700610952

North Korea through the Looking Glass
by Kong Dan Oh, Ralph C. Hassig, Kongdan Oh
Paperback from The Brookings Institution
North Korea Under Communism
by Erik Cornell
Paperback from RoutledgeCurzon

The North Korean Revolution, 1945-1950
by Charles K. Armstrong
Hardcover from Cornell Univ Pr
North Korean Special Forces (Naval Institute Special Warfare Series)
by Joseph S. Bermudez Jr., Joseph Bermudez 

Flavors 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 )
ISBN: 1860644864
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