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Hardie Grant acquires Pembroke’s ‘well-timed’ book on Korea

Hardie Grant has acquired world rights (excluding the US and Canada) to Australian historian Michael Pembroke’s ‘well-timed’ book on Korea, to be published next year.

In Korea: Where the American Century Began, Pembroke traces the ‘tragedy of [Korea’s ]American-inspired division in the twentieth century, the war that inexorably followed and the permanent conflict that has ensued’.

Hardie Grant publisher Pam Brewster said the book is a ‘timely and absorbing account of America’s first modern war, and how it failed, leaving the world with what is now a festering legacy’. ‘This fascinating book should be read by all Australians concerned about the consequences of Washington’s actions in our region,’ said Brewster.

Pembroke’s most recent book, Arthur Phillip: Sailor, Mercenary, Governor, Spy, was shortlisted for the 2014 Prime Minister’s Literary Awards.


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