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Dear Leader : My Escape from North Korea
by Jang Jin-Sung




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THE STORY THEY COULDN'T HACK: In this international bestseller, 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 expos told through the heart-stopping story of Jang Jin-sung's escape to South Korea, Dear Leader is an "impossibly dramatic story...one of the best depictions yet of North Korea's nightmare" (Publishers Weekly).

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Overview

THE STORY THEY COULDN'T HACK: In this international bestseller, 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 expos told through the heart-stopping story of Jang Jin-sung's escape to South Korea, Dear Leader is an "impossibly dramatic story...one of the best depictions yet of North Korea's nightmare" (Publishers Weekly).

 

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  • ISBN-13: 9781476766560
  • ISBN-10: 1476766568
  • Publisher: 37 Ink
  • Publish Date: January 2015
  • Page Count: 368
  • Dimensions: 8.5 x 5.4 x 0.9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 0.6 pounds


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