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Admiral Yi Sun-sin: A brief overview of his life and achievements

3.89  ·  Rating Details ·  9 Ratings  ·  3 Reviews
137 pages
Published July 25th 2008 by Diamond Sutra Recitation Group
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John
Jan 22, 2016 John rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: korea
I regard this book more as a primer on the Imjin Wars - the 16th Century Japanese invasions of the Korean Peninsula. I received six of these tiny books on "Korean Spirit and Culture" at an international festival in Itaewon last Autumn. I picked up these books, aware that they were written by a society meant to "preserve culture." That phrase always makes my ears prick up, because in Korean context (and I daresay, in East Asian context as a whole) it's usually an excuse to talk about how great th ...more
Earl Grey Tea
Feb 12, 2012 Earl Grey Tea rated it liked it
Shelves: history, korea
Since I knew less about Admiral Yi than the Great King Sejong coming into this book, I feel that the book was more rewarding to than the book about the Great King Sejong by the same publishers.

This book contained a few of the dark realities of Admiral Yi's life that was refreshing from all the perfection I hear about when learning about some historical Korean figures. I don't want a book with tons of mud raking, I want a book about an actual human being that I can relate to.

Maybe it is the analy
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Nicole
May 17, 2015 Nicole rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This man was awesome, and more people should know about him and his astounding accomplishments. His military victories are awesome, and his character in general was one I enjoyed reading about.
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