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Elementary Korean by Ross King
Elementary Korean by Ross King
11 of 14 people found the following review helpful
This is an excellent book for those who are wishing to study the Korean language.
It is clearly set out, never letting you feel as if you have been pushed in at the deep end as so many language books do.
Compared with several other guides to Korean which concentrate purely on the spoken word and rely heavily on phonetic transcription, Elementary Korean introduces the the Korean writing system (Hangul) from the start. [Be warned however - there are in excess of 1500 characters of Chinese origin (Hanji) that are regularly used in written Korean that this book does not cover so you will need to invest in other material if you intend to pursue the study of Korean beyond the… Read more
The Invasion of America: Indians, Colonialism and &hellip by F Jennings
6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
This highly readable historical study of early european exploration and settlement of the North American continent challenges many of the accepted "truths" of American history that are taught in school and perpetuated by the media - redressing the imbalance with sound historical research and persuasive reasoning.
Whilst pulling no punches in exposing many of the more unpleasant events of this period the author, much to Francis Jennings' credit, does not try to force the reader into donning metaphorical sackcloth and ashes or wallow in national self condemnation as many contemporary historians are wont to do. The author allows the events themselves to stand as witness to a… Read more