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 »ook that actually defines a nation and its people. Winchester's gift for capturing engaging characters in true, compelling stories provides us with a treasury of enchanting and informed insight on the culture, language, history, and politics of this little-known corner of Asia.
With a new introduction by the author, Korea is a beautiful journey through a mysterious country and a memorable addition to the many adventures of Simon Winchester.« less
When I initially heard about this book, I wasn't going to read it because it was described as outdated.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 While it is definitely outdated (written in the mid-80s), it's a fascinating look at how vastly different South Korea was just a short time ago.