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Korea: A Walk Through  the Land of Miracles
Korea A Walk Through the Land of Miracles
Author: Simon Winchester
In the late 1980s, New York Times bestselling author Simon Winchester set out on foot to discover the Republic of Korea -- from its southern tip to the North Korean border -- in order to set the record straight about this enigmatic and elusive land. — Fascinating for its vivid presentation of historical and geographic detail, Korea is that rare b...  more »
ISBN-13: 9780060750442
ISBN-10: 0060750448
Publication Date: 5/31/2005
Pages: 298
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Publisher: Perennial
Book Type: Paperback
Other Versions: Hardcover
Members Wishing: 1
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When I initially heard about this book, I wasn't going to read it because it was described as outdated. A Korean-American friend, who is teaching English in Korea, convinced me that I needed to read it. While it is definitely outdated (written in the mid-80s), it's a fascinating look at how vastly different South Korea was just a short time ago.
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I really didn't care for this book at all. Winchester seemed quite smug, copping a fair amount of anti-American attitude.

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