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Great Successor, The: The Secret Rise and Rule of Kim Jong Un


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  • Great Successor, The: The Secret Rise and Rule of Kim Jong Un 
    Title: Great Successor, The: The Secret Rise and Rule of Kim Jong Un
    Author: FIFIELD ANNA
    Format: PAPERBACK
    Publication date: 25/02/2020
    Imprint: JOHN MURRAY
    Price: $22.99
    Publishing status: NOT YET PUBLISHED

    THE GREAT SUCCESSOR is an irreverent yet insightful quest to understand the life of Kim Jong Un, one of the world's most secretive dictators. Kim's life is swathed in myth and propaganda, from the plainly silly--he supposedly ate so much Swiss cheese that his ankles gave way--to the grimly bloody stories of the ways his enemies and rival family members have perished at his command. One of the most knowledgeable journalists on modern Korea, Anna Fifield has exclusive access to Kim's aunt and uncle who posed as his parents while he was growing up in Switzerland, members of the entourage that accompanied Dennis Rodman on his quasi-ambassadorial visits with Kim, and the Japanese sushi chef whom Kim befriended and who was the first outsider to identify him as the inevitable successor to his father as supreme ruler. She has been able to create a captivating portrait of the oddest and most isolated political regime in the world, one that is broken yet able to summon a US president for peace talks, bankrupt yet in possession of nuclear weapons. Kim Jong Un; ridiculous but deadly, and a man of our times.

    ISBN: 9781529387254
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