A broad history of Korea, with a particular focus on key twentieth-century events. Particular attention is given to the dispute over North Korea's controversial nuclear development programme. This issue is profiled in the context of the post-Soviet world, and against such crucial modern events as the Japanese colonization of the Korean peninsula, the US partition, the resulting Korean War, and the subsequent development of North and South. The detailed information both supports a succinct history and encourages an interpretation that transcends Western propaganda.
About the Author
GEOFF SIMONS has written wide range of successful books in various subject areas. His work has been translated into a dozen languages and many of his titles appear on university reading lists. Now a freelance author, he was formerly chief editor and managing editor in a major publishing company. He is the author of many highly acclaimed books, including: Libya: The Struggle for Survival, Iraq: From Sumer to Saddam, The United Nations: A Chronology of Conflict, Cuba: from Conquistador to Castro, UN Malaise: Power Problems and Realpolitic, Vietnam Syndrome: Impact on US Foreign Policy and Saudi Arabia.