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Saturday, June 07, 2008
New Novel: Americans Living 100 Years Ago in North Korea
I just finished the storyline on my new historical novel, A Yankee in the Land of the Morning Calm: The Northern Frontier. Much of the book centers on Americans living in Korea during the early 1900s. Quite interestingly Americans were successful traders in the port Chemulpo (Incheon) and ran huge mining operations in what is now North Korea. The North Korean ventures gleemed tons of gold and copper.
Port of Chemulpo ( modern day Incheon) c1900
The Oriental Consolidated Mining Company, Chittabalbie near Un-san North Korea c 1900
I expect to complete the book very soon. A Fall 2008 publication date is planned.