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The Great Leader and the Fighter Pilot By Blaine Harden

The Great Leader and the Fighter Pilot by Blaine Harden

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The bestselling author of Escape From Camp 14 tells one man's astonishing story, set against the world's longest-lasting totalitarian state: North Korea

The Great Leader and the Fighter Pilot Summary

The Great Leader and the Fighter Pilot: Escaping Tyranny in North Korea by Blaine Harden

A non-fiction thriller by international bestselling author Blaine Harden (Escape from Camp 14) that explores the world's most repressive state through the intertwined lives of two North Koreans, one infamous, one obscure: Kim Il Sung, the former North Korean leader and No Kum Sok, once the state's youngest jet fighter pilot.

Shortly before the Korean War ended, No Kum Sok met Kim Il Sung, who congratulated him for his flying skill and his courage. A few months later, No Kum Sok stole a Soviet-made MiG-15 and flew it to a US airfield in South Korea.

Beginning with the arbitrary division of Korea in 1945 and ending two months after the shaky armistice that halted combat in the Korean War, The Great Leader & the Fighter Pilot is an ambitious and gripping book which digs deeply into the character of the Kim family dictatorship.

At once an irresistible adventure story and an authoritative guide to the notorious state, it explains why North Korea remains so isolated, why it created and maintains a vast gulag of concentration camps, and why it is still so angry at the western world.

About Blaine Harden

Blaine Harden is a reporter for PBS Frontline and a contributor to The Economist, based in Seattle, having completed a tour as the Washington Post's bureau chief in Tokyo. He is the prize-winning, acclaimed author of Escape From Camp 14: One Man's Remarkable Odyssey from North Korea to Freedom in the West; Africa: Dispatches from a Fragile Continent and A River Lost: The Life and Death of the Columbia.

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GOR007823066
9781447253365
1447253361
The Great Leader and the Fighter Pilot: Escaping Tyranny in North Korea by Blaine Harden
Used - Very Good
Paperback
Pan Macmillan
2016-04-07
320
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