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Part history book, part travel guide of the North Korean capital, this volume combines color photographs with 140 entries detailing the history and uses of various sites of the city (including a number that proclaim "exact location unknown"), from museums, art galleries, and government buildings to ancient tombs and geological features. The entries are preceded by a brief history of North Korea and Pyongyang. Distributed by Saranda Books. Annotation (c) Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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Robert A. Scalapino, Robson Research Professor of Government Emeritus, University of California at Berkeley:
"An excellent, in-depth survey of Pyongyang, the DPRK’s capital, including detailed descriptions of key aspects of the city and some beautiful pictures. Accompanying analyses that include historical sketches add to the value of the work."
Nicholas Eberstadt, American Enterprise Institute:
"'Pyongyang: The Hidden History of the North Korean Capital' purports to be a guidebook for this modern-day Forbidden City. But it is actually much more than that. In strolling us through the surreal landmarks of this Land That Kim Built, Chris Springer offers a vivid, fascinating — and devastating — view of the DPRK today. Thus this valuable little book will also reward readers who have no intention of ever setting foot in the 'Dear Leader's' Juche Paradise."
"A rare and insightful glimpse into Pyongyang’s history" -- Jeffrey Miller, Korea Times, August 9, 2003:
"A valuable insight into the interplay between politics, social development and urban geography in Pyongyang" -- Paul French, The Asian Review of Books, March 12, 2004:
"Thanks to Chris Springer, we know much more about Pyongyang than before." -- Anders Aman, Arkitektur, November 2003:
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Book Description Entente Bt., San Francisco, California, U.S.A., 2003. Soft cover. Condition: New. No Jacket. 9630081040 2003 Saranda Books, Soft Cover. Condition: New, Dust Jacket: N/A. Brand new copy, not a remainder. " One of the most bizarre capitals, Pyongyang is also the most inaccessible. Even its story has been kept hidden---until now. In Pyongyang: The Hidden History of the North Korean Capital, site-by-site descriptions explore the truth behind the official history. And photos offer rare glimpses of this hermit city." -back cover. Bookseller's Inventory #OAHIS01. Seller Inventory # OAHIS01
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