New PDF release: Dear Leader: Poet, Spy, Escapee—A Look Inside North Korea

By Jin-Sung Jang

In this infrequent insider's view into modern North Korea, a high-ranking counterintelligence agent describes his lifestyles as a former poet laureate to Kim Jong-il and his breathtaking break out to freedom.

"The common will now input the room."

Everyone turns to stone. now not relocating my head, I direct my eyes to some extent midway up the archway the place Kim Jong-il's face will quickly appear...

As North Korea's nation Poet Laureate, Jang Jin-sung led a charmed lifestyles. With nutrition provisions (even because the state suffered via its nice famine), a shuttle move, entry to strictly censored details, and audiences with Kim Jong-il himself, his lifestyles in Pyongyang appeared secure and safe. yet this privileged life was once approximately to be shattered. whilst a strictly forbidden journal he lent to a chum is going lacking, Jang Jin-sung needs to flee for his life.

Never sooner than has a member of the elite defined the interior workings of this totalitarian kingdom and its propaganda desktop. An surprising exposé informed throughout the heart-stopping tale of Jang Jin-sung's break out to South Korea, Dear Leader is an extraordinary and unheard of perception into the world's such a lot secretive and repressive regime.

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