Korea: The Impossible Country

By Daniel Tudor

South Korea's outstanding upward thrust from the ashes: the interior tale of an monetary, political, and cultural phenomenon

Long overshadowed through Japan and China, South Korea is a small kingdom that occurs to be one of many nice nationwide luck tales of the postwar interval. From a failed nation with out democratic culture, ruined and partitioned via warfare, and sapped via a half-century of colonial rule, South Korea reworked itself in precisely fifty years into an financial powerhouse and a democracy that serves as a version for different international locations. with out ordinary assets and a convention of authoritarian rule, Korea controlled to complete a moment Asian miracle.

Daniel Tudor is a journalist who has lived in and written approximately Korea for nearly a decade. In Korea: The most unlikely Country, Tudor examines Korea's cultural foundations; the Korean personality; the general public sphere in politics, enterprise, and the office in addition to the kinfolk, relationship, and marriage. In doing so, he touches on themes as assorted as shamanism, clan-ism, the hindrance posed by means of North Korea, the myths approximately doing company in Korea, the Koreans' well known hard-partying ethos, and why the infatuation with studying English is now inflicting large social difficulties.

South Korea has gone through miracles right away: fiscal improvement and entire democratization. The query now's, will it develop into as a few see Japan, a wealthy but getting older society, with out power and momentum? Or will the dynamism of Korean society and its willingness to change—as good because the chance it has now to welcome outsiders into its fold—enable it to event a 3rd miracle that may propel it into the ranks of the world's major international locations when it comes to human tradition, democracy, and wealth?

More than simply one journalist's account, Korea: The most unlikely Country additionally attracts on interviews with a few of the those that made South Korea what it really is this present day. those include:

  • Choi Min-sik, the big name of "Old Boy".
  • Park Won-soon, Mayor of Seoul.
  • Soyeon Yi, Korea's first astronaut Hong Myung-bo, mythical captain of Korea's 2002 FIFA global Cup team.
  • Shin Joong-hyun, the 'Godfather of Korean Rock'.
  • Ko Un, poet.
  • Hong Seok-cheon, restaurateur, and the 1st Korean megastar to 'come out'.

And many extra, together with a former consultant to President Park Chung-hee; a Shaman priestess ('mudang'); the boss of Korea's greatest matchmaking business enterprise; a 'room salon' hostess; an architect; in addition to cooks, musicians, teachers, marketers, homemakers, and chaebol conglomerate staff.

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Age Of Empire 1875-1914

By Eric J. Hobsbawm

A powerful research of the tip of 'the lengthy 19th century'

THE AGE OF EMPIRE is a booklet in regards to the unusual demise of the 19th century, the area made by way of and for liberal heart sessions within the identify of common growth and civilisation. it really is approximately hopes realised which became fears: an period of remarkable peace engendering an period of unprecedented conflict; insurrection and revolution rising at the outskirts of society; a time of profound id hindrance for bourgeois sessions, between new and unexpected mass labour hobbies which rejected capitalism and new center periods which rejected liberalism. it truly is approximately international empires equipped and held with virtually contemptuous ease via small our bodies of Europeans that have been to final slightly a human lifetime, and a ecu domination of global historical past, which used to be by no means extra convinced than in the intervening time it used to be approximately to vanish for ever. it really is approximately Queen Victoria, Madame Curie and the Kodak lady, and the radical social international of fabric caps, golfing golf equipment and brassieres, approximately Nietzsche, Carnegie, William Morris and Dreyfus, approximately politically useless terrorists, considered one of whom, to his and everyone's shock, all started a global war.
With the AGE OF EMPIRE, Eric Hobsbawm, Britain's top historian of the left, brings to a stunning climax his extraordinary interpretative background of 'the lengthy 19th century'.

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Protest Nation: Words That Inspired A Century of American Radicalism

By John McMillian

Protest Nation is a consultant in the course of the speeches, letters, broadsides, essays, and manifestos that shape the spine of the yank radical culture within the 20th century. With examples from socialists, feminists, union organizers, civil-rights staff, homosexual and lesbian activists, and environmentalists that experience served as beacons for hundreds of thousands, the amount additionally comprises short introductory essays via the editors that supply a wealthy biographical and old context for every choice incorporated. decisions comprise a fiery speech by means of socialist Eugene Debs, an fabulous treatise on animal liberation by means of Peter Singer, "Silent Spring" by means of Rachel Carson, Harvey Milk's "The wish Speech" and lots of others.

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Histoire de la commune de 1871 (Nouvelle édition)

By Prosper-Olivier Lissagaray

Extrait : "Neuf août 1870. En trois journée, l'Empire a perdu trois batailles. Douay, Frossard, Mac-Mahon se sont laissé isoler, surprendre, écraser. L'Alsace est persue, l. a. Moselle découverte, ERmile Ollivier a convoqué le Corps législatif. Depuis onze heure du matin, Paris tient l. a. position de l. a. Concorde, les quais, los angeles rue de Bourgogne, encercle le Palais-Bourbon."

Les éditions LIGARAN proposent des models numériques de qualité de grands livres de los angeles littérature classique mais également des livres rares en partenariat avec l. a. BNF. Beaucoup de soins sont apportés à ces types publication pour éviter les fautes que l'on trouve trop souvent dans des models numériques de ces textes.

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The Powers That Be

By David Halberstam

A attention-grabbing investigate 4 American media giants, and their once-unparalleled regulate over society and policy
Pulitzer Prize–winning writer David Halberstam turns his investigative eye to the increase of the yank media within the formidable and incisive The Powers That Be. First released in 1979, Halberstam’s remarkable quantity makes a speciality of the successes and screw ups of CBS tv, Time journal, the Washington Post, and the Los Angeles Times.By analyzing landmark occasions comparable to Franklin D. Roosevelt’s masterful use of the radio and the exceptional assurance of the Watergate break-in, Halberstam demonstrates how the media has shifted from easily reporting the inside track to creating it. Drawn from hundreds and hundreds of in-depth interviews with insiders at each one corporation, and hailed via the Seattle Times as “a enormous X-ray examine of power,” The Powers That Be blends political ambition and the hunt for fact in a page-turning read.
This booklet positive factors a longer biography of David Halberstam.

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Hell on Wheels: An Illustrated History of Outlaw Motorcycle Clubs

By Bill Hayes

A gripping historical past of outlaw bike membership tradition from its beginnings to the current day. In an international the place so much folks roll over while faced through the ability of authority, the antihero determine of the outlaw biker stands past the gang, a beacon of social freedom. through picking to dwell outdoor of the conventions of society, the one-percenter has the interior energy to behave on his personal convictions. although such a lot folks are too timid to enterprise into those outer margins of society, the one-percenter not just enters these margins - he stomps on them. In Hell on Wheels, avid motorcyclist Bill Hayes dives deep into the realm of the outlaw motorcyclist, exploring mythical golf equipment just like the Hells Angels, the Bandidos, the Outlaws, the Vagos, the Pagans, the Mongols, etc, permitting the reader to look into motorbike membership tradition. that includes either glossy and old pictures, in addition to an extraordinary number of membership memorabilia present in no different book, Hell on Wheels strains the roots and improvement of motorbike membership tradition: its origins within the years following global conflict II; the turbulent Sixties and the disco period; the transition of golf equipment from free teams of hooligans to hugely geared up machines; and, extra lately, the copious clashes with legislation enforcement amid the post-9/11 global of the Patriot Act. The one-percenter has develop into some of the most well known figures in outlaw tradition, and Hell on Wheels is his story.

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The Wretched of the Earth

By Frantz Fanon, Richard Philcox

A exclusive psychiatrist from Martinique who took half within the Algerian Nationalist circulation, Frantz Fanon used to be probably the most vital theorists of progressive fight, colonialism, and racial distinction in heritage. Fanon’s masterwork is a vintage along Edward Said’s Orientalism or The Autobiography of Malcolm X, and it really is now on hand in a brand new translation that updates its language for a brand new new release of readers. The Wretched of the Earth is a superb research of the psychology of the colonized and their route to liberation. Bearing singular perception into the craze and frustration of colonized peoples, and the position of violence in effecting ancient swap, the ebook incisively assaults the dual perils of postindependence colonial politics: the disenfranchisement of the hundreds by means of the elites at the one hand, and intertribal and interfaith animosities at the different. Fanon’s research, a veritable instruction manual of social reorganization for leaders of rising international locations, has been mirrored all too truly within the corruption and violence that has plagued present-day Africa. The Wretched of the Earth has had an incredible influence on civil rights, anticolonialism, and black attention activities world wide, and this daring new translation via Richard Philcox reaffirms it as a landmark.

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Libraries in the Ancient World

By Lionel Casson

The 1st libraries seemed within the close to East within the 3rd millennium BC and endured to flourish all through antiquity. This beautiful examine attracts on a number of assets to debate library structures, holdings, platforms, clients and buyers and explores the connection among libraries and schooling, literacy and relaxation. topics comprise the Library of Alexandria, private and non-private libraries within the urban of Rome, old publishing and early monastic libraries.

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