Ever since Korea was first divided at the end of World War II, the tension between its rthern and southern halves has riveted,and threatened to embroil,the rest of the world. In this landmark history, w thoroughly revised and updated in conjunction with Korea expert Robert Carlin, veteran journalist Don Oberdorfer grippingly describes how a historically homogeus people became locked in a perpetual struggle for supremacy,and how they might yet be reconciled.
Don Oberdorfer wrote for the Washington Post for twenty-five years, and is currently Chairman of the U.S.-Korea Institute at Johns Hopkins' School of Advanced International Studies. He lives in Washington, D.C. Robert Carlin is a Visiting Fellow at the Center for International Security and Cooperation at Stanford University and former chief of the Northeast Asia Division in the Bureau of Intelligence and Research, U.S. Department of State. He lives in Washington, D.C.