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The Exile: Journey From Life to Death
From Korea with Love: The True Story of Ro Kong Kyun
The Exile: Journey From Life to Death begins in 1938 when the author was 8 years old, and spans over six decades. His fast-moving account proceeds with wit, gravity and humor as he details the often harrowing events he survived. When World War II erupted, Ro’s childhood of wealth and privilege shatters. In 1950, Korea explodes in civil war, and after serving in the Republic of Korea Marines, he then joins the U.S. Marine Corp.
After the fighting has finally ended, Ro sails to America to attend Yale and begin a new life, but there is unforeseen danger. This true story of one man’s greatest love that is lost and re-found, and the intrigue, betrayal and murder that he must overcome is faced with rare courage. The Exile is a must-read!
THE EXILE: JOURNEY FROM LIFE TO DEATH (ISBN: 978-1-61204-
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About the Author: The first Korean accepted at Yale University, Ro Kong Kyun received a B.A. magna cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa from Yale in 1957, an M.B.A. from the University of Chicago, Booth School of Business in l959, and a Ph.D. in economics from Yale in 1966. He participated in the Korean War as a R.O.K. Marine Liaison Officer and received an active combat ribbon. Dr. Ro has taught at State University of New York at Stony Brook, the University of Cincinnati, City College of New York, and Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology. He is retired and now lives in Seoul, South Korea.
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