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Author Pak, Jung H., author.

Title Becoming Kim Jong Un : a former CIA officer's insights into North Korea's enigmatic young dictator / Jung H. Pak.

Publication Info. New York : Ballantine Books, [2020]


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 GDL Central Library Non-Fiction    951.9305 Kim,C PAK    Available
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Edition First edition.
Description xvi, 317 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some color), map ; 25 cm
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Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 297-306) and index.
Contents Prologue -- From ten-foot-tall baby to international statesman -- Guerrillas and gods -- The inheritance -- The son rising -- The education of Kim Jong Un -- Bigger, badder, bolder -- A twenty-first-century dictatorship -- Pruning the family tree -- Kim's hackers -- Murder in Malaysia -- Testing Trump -- Testing Kim -- The metamorphosis -- The Queen of Pyongyang -- When Trump met Kim -- Conclusion: The metastatis.
Summary When Kim Jong Un became the leader of North Korea following his father's death in 2011, predictions about his imminent fall were rife. North Korea was isolated, poor, unable to feed its people, and clinging to its nuclear program for legitimacy. But he has solidified his grip on his country and brought the U.S. and the region to the brink of war. Pak, a former CIA analyst, provides a groundbreaking account of the rise of North Korea's dictator from his nuclear ambitions to his summits with President Donald J. Trump. She argues that Kim's personality, perceptions, and preferences are underestimated by Washington policy wonks who assume he sees the world as they do. -- adapted from jacket
Subject Kim, Chŏng-ŭn, 1984-
Kim, Chŏng-ŭn, 1984- -- Psychology.
Korea (North) -- Politics and government -- 2011-
Korea (North) -- Foreign relations -- 2011-
Genre/Form Biographies.
ISBN 9781984819727 (hardcover)
1984819720 (hardcover)
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9781984819734 (electronic book)

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