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Little Madmen: Correspondents' Tales

History
Donald Kirk and Kisam Kim explain in detail the campaign of the president of Korea for the Nobel Peace Prize.
Caught between huge conflicting forces, people look with foreboding on the gathering clouds of war
1.Points of Crisis
The rise of Kim Dae Jung and the high price of his failed drive for reconciliation with North Korea
Three contributions on Korea -- North, South and Kim Dae Jung -- for this massive five-volume work on human rights issues worldwide
Dispelling myths about the sinking of the South Korean navy corvette the Cheonan in March 2010
Memories of the Vietnam War and its aftermath from the arrival of U.S. forces to the release of the last U.S. POWs
The Vietnam War as it spread through Cambodia and Laos into northern and northeastern Thailand
Washington's pact with Pyongyang won't help the starving children
2.Covering Korea
Q&A, Asia-Pacific Businss & Technology Report
Looking back to the Old Days: A Correspondent's Field Manual; A Reader’s Guide to Real News:
Korea through the eyes of correspondents who were there, 1871-2006
Following the story
How the news goes in and out of the Hermit Kingdom
3. Business and Economy
The Rev. Moon's empire bouncing back in South Korea
Play-by-play account of the meltdown that nearly bankrupted the South Korean economy
The story of North Korea's 105-story white elephant
An unauthorized study of Korea's largest business group, its triumphs and failures, and the peasant's son who founded it
The ultimate business reference to the Philippines, providing practical advice from leading experts
Iraq and South Korea face contrasting economic problems and issues, as seen in these articles for Institutional Investor
4. Seoul-Searching
I.--Heart and Seoul: From the ashes of war, Korea's capital rises like a phoenix to world-class. II.--Three Perfect Days: Wining, dining, sightseeing and strolling around one of the world's oldest and greatest capitals

Kim Dae Jung and the Quest for the Nobel

How the President of South Korea Bought the Peace Prize and Financed Kim Jong-il's Nuclear Program.

Review
"This is an astonishing book: a journalistic account of the South Korean government's secret campaign to 'game' the 2000 Nobel Peace Prize awarded to ROK Preisdent Kim Dae Jung through a long-term, surreptitious effort at manipulating the Nobel Committee itself. These explosive allegations are backed up through extensive citation of previously unavailable official documents from the South Korean intelligence service, which orchestrated this 'NP campaign', and by one of the book's co-authors, who was him self an operative in this undercover mission. No one who reads this book will ever think about the Nobel Peace Prize (or for that matter, President Kim Dae Jung's 'Sunshine Policy' toward North Korea) the same way again." - Nicholas Eberstadt, Henry Wendt Chair in Political Economy at the American Enterprise Institute, senior adviser to the National Bureau of Asian Research, and author of The End of North Korea


About the Authors
Kim Ki-sam served eight years as an officer in South Korea's National Intelligence Service before publicly disclosing the secrets of Kim Dae-jung's quest for the Nobel. A law graduate of Seoul National University, he sought and eventually won asylum in the US to escape persecution. He now practices law in the US while living near Harrisburg with his family.

Donald Kirk, a veteran correspondent for newspapers and magazines, has reported on wars Southeast Asia to the middle east. He writes about nuclear and foreign policy issues in Asia, notably on the Korean peninsula and the Indian subcontinent, and is the author of six books, including three on Korea. He divides his time between Asia and his base in Washington DC.