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.
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Don Oberdorfer wrote for the Washington Post for twenty-five years. He was a National Book Award finalist for Tet! The Turning Point in the Vietnam War and holds a Woodrow Wilson Award from Princeton for public service. He is currently a resident scholar at Johns Hopkins University Nitze School of Advanced International Studies. He lives in Washington, D.C.Review:
"Oberdorfer is one of America's keenest analysts of the international scene." -- --James A. Baker III, former U.S. Secretary of State
"This truly important work will, without question, become the standard against which other books on modern Korea will be judged." -- --Donald P. Gregg, former U.S. Ambassador to South Korea
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