Item description for Great Leader, Dear Leader: Demystifying North Korea Under The Kim Clan by Bertil Lintner...
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.
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Studio: Silkworm Books
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 0.75" Width: 5.5" Height: 8.5" Weight: 0.7 lbs.
Release Date May 30, 2005
Publisher Silkworm Books
ISBN 9749575695 ISBN13 9789749575697
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More About Bertil Lintner
Bertil Lintner is the Burma and Laos correspondent for the "Far Eastern Economic Review," He has written articles for Asian, American, and European periodicals. He is author of several books on Burma. He currently lives in Thailand.
Reviews - What do customers think about Great Leader, Dear Leader: Demystifying North Korea Under The Kim Clan?
Bertil delivers again Feb 27, 2007
I purchased this book a while ago based on Bertil Lintner's past excellent books. This guy researches his topics to death and knows Asia and Asia's underworld like no one else. I was really surprised that no one else has reviewed this hidden gem of a book
Highly recommended if you want to know what is really happening in this volitile country. Also check out Bertil Linter's other books or articles.