Inside the Hermit King...
Peter Goodspeed
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Inside the Hermit Kingdom: The grim present and uncertain future of North Korea

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Kim Jung-un has big shoes to fill.

His grandfather Kim Il-sung, the founder of North Korea, was so omnipotent that the constitution was amended after his death to keep the preserved corpse of the "Supreme Leader Eternal" nominally in power.

His father Kim Jong-il had 25 years to prepare to take over but his sudden death last December robbed the younger Kim of the chance to a...more
ebook, 100 pages
Published June 5th 2012 by National Post
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Kodzo Selormey
This book is only 100 pages long and is very light on new material about North Korea and I found the conclusions shallow. I think I a much better read is Barbara Demick's Ordinary lives in North Korea
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