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The Resource Dear leader, Jang Jin-Sung ; translated by Shirley Lee

Dear leader, Jang Jin-Sung ; translated by Shirley Lee

Label
Dear leader
Title
Dear leader
Statement of responsibility
Jang Jin-Sung ; translated by Shirley Lee
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Contributor
Author
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Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Contains astonishing insights about North Korea which could only be revealed by someone working high up in the regime. This title tells the story of how a member of the inner circle of this enigmatic country became its most courageous, outspoken critic
Summary
In this rare insider's view into contemporary North Korea, a high-ranking counterintelligence agent describes his life as a former poet laureate to Kim Jong-il and his breathtaking escape to freedom. As North Korea's State Poet Laureate, Jang Jin-sung led a charmed life. With food provisions (even as the country suffered through its great famine), a travel pass, access to strictly censored information, and audiences with Kim Jong-il himself, his life in Pyongyang seemed safe and secure. But this privileged existence was about to be shattered. When a strictly forbidden magazine he lent to a friend goes missing, Jang Jin-sung must flee for his life. Never before has a member of the elite described the inner workings of this totalitarian state and its propaganda machine. An astonishing expose; told through the heart-stopping story of Jang Jin-sung's escape to South Korea, Dear Leader is a rare and unprecedented insight into the world's most secretive and repressive regime
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Biography type
autobiography
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10313311
Cataloging source
DLC
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Jang, Jinsung
Dewey number
951.9305
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
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Lee, Shirley
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True
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  • Jang, Jin-sung
  • Kim, Jong-Il
  • Poets, Korean
  • Defectors
  • Korea (North)
Target audience
adult
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poet, spy, escapee - a look inside North Korea
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Dear leader, Jang Jin-Sung ; translated by Shirley Lee
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Includes index
Carrier category
volume
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Control code
000052796844
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
xxvi, 326 pages
Form of item
regular print reproduction
Isbn
9781846044205
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Label
Dear leader, Jang Jin-Sung ; translated by Shirley Lee
Publication
Copyright
Note
Includes index
Carrier category
volume
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Control code
000052796844
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
xxvi, 326 pages
Form of item
regular print reproduction
Isbn
9781846044205
Isbn Type
(paperback)

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