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Dear Leader : My Escape from North Korea - Reprint by Jang Jin-Sung (Paperback)

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"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. "The General will now enter the room." Everyone turns to stone. Not moving my head, I direct my eyes to a point halfway up the archway where Kim Jong-il's face will soon appear... 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-stoppingstory 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"--
Edition: Reprint
Number of Pages: 339
Genre: Biography + Autobiography, Political Science
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
Author: Jang Jin-Sung
Language: English
Street Date: January 27, 2015
TCIN: 53757972
UPC: 9781476766560
Item Number (DPCI): 248-02-6447
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