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Dear Leader : poet, spy, escapee-- : a look inside North Korea

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First 37 Ink/Atria Books hardcover edition.

"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-stopping story 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"--

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Dansville Public Library 951.9305 JIN (Text)
Adult Nonfiction
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1001 . ‡aJang, Jin-sung.
24510. ‡aDear Leader : ‡bpoet, spy, escapee-- : a look inside North Korea / ‡cJang Jin-sung ; translated by Shirley Lee.
250 . ‡aFirst 37 Ink/Atria Books hardcover edition.
264 1. ‡aNew York : ‡b37 Ink/Atria, ‡c2014.
300 . ‡axxii, 339 pages ; ‡c24 cm.
336 . ‡atext ‡btxt ‡2rdacontent
337 . ‡aunmediated ‡bn ‡2rdamedia
338 . ‡avolume ‡bnc ‡2rdacarrier
500 . ‡aIncludes index.
5050 . ‡aPart one: Dictator -- Part two: Fugitive -- Part three: Freedom.
520 . ‡a"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-stopping story 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"-- ‡cProvided by publisher.
60010. ‡aJang, Jin-sung.
60010. ‡aKim, Chŏng-il, ‡d1942-2011.
650 0. ‡aPropaganda ‡zKorea (North)
650 0. ‡aPolitical refugees ‡zKorea (North) ‡vBiography.
650 0. ‡aPoets ‡zKorea (North) ‡vBiography.
650 7. ‡aBIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Political. ‡2bisacsh
650 7. ‡aBIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Personal Memoirs. ‡2bisacsh
651 0. ‡aKorea (North) ‡xPolitics and government ‡y1994-2011.
651 0. ‡aKorea (North) ‡vBiography.
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