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Great Leader, Dear Leader: Demystifying North Korea under the Kim Clan

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Great Leader, Dear Leader is an absorbing expose of North Korea under the Kim clan—Great Leader Kim Il Sung and his son, Dear Leader Kim Jong Il. It traces the origin of the regime's ideology and investigates its attempts to fill the empty state coffers through missile technology sales and other unorthodox schemes. It examines the regime's relations with South Korea, the countrywide famine and the juche ideal, the "military first" policy, and the nuclear weapons program. Bertil Lintner, one of the very few ...

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Overview

Great Leader, Dear Leader is an absorbing expose of North Korea under the Kim clan—Great Leader Kim Il Sung and his son, Dear Leader Kim Jong Il. It traces the origin of the regime's ideology and investigates its attempts to fill the empty state coffers through missile technology sales and other unorthodox schemes. It examines the regime's relations with South Korea, the countrywide famine and the juche ideal, the "military first" policy, and the nuclear weapons program. Bertil Lintner, one of the very few Western journalists to visit North Korea in 2004, aims to demystify rather than demonize the least known of the "axis of evil" countries by interviewing Koreans from both sides of the divided peninsula as well as ethnic Koreans in Japan and leading Korea experts outside the country. Bertil Lintner, a long-time correspondent for the Far Eastern Economic Review, is the author of many books. In 2004, he received an award for excellence in reporting about North Korea from the Society of Publishers in Asia.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9789749575697
  • Publisher: Silkworm Books
  • Publication date: 1/1/2005
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Pages: 290
  • Product dimensions: 5.54 (w) x 8.42 (h) x 0.81 (d)

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Bertil Lintner, a long-time correspondent for the Far Eastern Economic Review, is the author of many books. In 2004, he received an award for excellence in reporting about North Korea from the Society of Publishers in Asia.

University of Washington Press

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Table of Contents

Map of Korean PeninsulaAuthor's NoteIntroductionFamily Tree: The Kim Clan1. The Summit That Shook the World2. The Famine and the Juche Idea3. The Great and Dear Leaders4. The Army and the Party5. The Missiles and the Nukes6. The Missions7. The Chongryun8. The Camps and the Refugees9. The Future?ChronologyWho's WhoNotesAnnotated BibliographyIndex

University of Washington Press

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