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- KurzbeschreibungSubsisting on a diet short on food grains and long on lies, North Koreans have been indoctrinated from infancy to follow fanatically the despots Kim Il-sung and Kim Jong-il."Under the Loving Care of the Fatherly Leader" lifts North Korea's curtain of self-imposed isolation to offer in-depth portraits of its Orwellian leaders, taking readers inside a society that might seem to be from another planet.This book is already being hailed as an Asian studies classic, rigorously researched and spellbinding in its storytelling. The chief U.S. envoy was photographed carrying his personal copy as he prepared to negotiate an end to Pyongyang's nuclear weapons program. Now revised and expanded for the paperback, "Under the Loving Care of the Fatherly Leader" for many years to come will define a Spartan, stubbornly enigmatic society. Praise for Under the Loving Care of the Fatherly Leader"Under the Loving Care of the Fatherly Leader is, from all I have read, simply the best book ever written about North Korea. . . . Martin portrays North Korean life with a clarity that is stunning."--Nicholas Kristof, The New York Review of Books"An excellent book, well researched and lucidly written. It is especially refreshing to find someone showing serious interest in North Korean propaganda instead of merely hooting at it."--B. R. Myers, The Atlantic Monthly"A careful, penetrating analysis of North Korea." --David Halberstam"Rich with revealing detail . . . Given the appalling risks of military action, we should give the type of positive engagement that Martin proposes a serious try."--Mike Mochizuki, The Washington Post Book World"Of course no one is reallycertain what goes on in North Korea. . . . [T]here has been very little human intelligence of value over the last fifty years or so. . . . Bradley K. Martin has stepped into this breach. . . . Martin's massive book provides as useful a set of insights into life in North Korea as can
- AutorBradley K. Martin
- Seiten876 Seiten
- Gewicht907 g
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