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Dear Leader 敬爱的领袖 Jang Jin-Sung 张振成

Dear Leader 敬爱的领袖

Jang Jin-Sung 张振成

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In this rare insiders view into contemporary North Korea, a high-ranking counterintelligence agent describes his life as a former poet laureate to Kim Jong-il and his breathtaking escape to freedom.The General will now enter the room.EveryoneMoreIn this rare insiders view into contemporary North Korea, a high-ranking counterintelligence agent describes his life as a former poet laureate to Kim Jong-il and his breathtaking escape to freedom.The General will now enter the room.Everyone turns to stone. Not moving my head, I direct my eyes to a point halfway up the archway where Kim Jong-ils face will soon appear.As North Koreas State Poet Laureate, Jang Jin-sung led a charmed life. With food provisions (even as the country suffered through its great famine), a travel pass, access to strictly censored information, and audiences with Kim Jong-il himself, his life in Pyongyang seemed safe and secure. But this privileged existence was about to be shattered. When a strictly forbidden magazine he lent to a friend goes missing, Jang Jin-sung must flee for his life.Never before has a member of the elite described the inner workings of this totalitarian state and its propaganda machine. An astonishing expose told through the heart-stopping story of Jang Jin-sungs escape to South Korea, Dear Leader is a rare and unprecedented insight into the worlds most secretive and repressive regime.