The Great Successor: The Divinely Perfect Destiny of Brilliant Comrade Kim Jong un, Sun of the 21st Century

Author(s): Anna Fifield

Politics & Society | Spectrum - July 2019

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.

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  • : 9781529387230
  • : Hodder & Stoughton
  • : Hodder & Stoughton Ltd
  • : February 2019
  • : 2.8 Centimeters X 15.8 Centimeters X 23.4 Centimeters
  • : books

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  • : Anna Fifield
  • : Anna Fifield
  • : 951.93052092
  • : 951.93052092
  • : English
  • : English
  • : 1906
  • : 1906
  • : Paperback
  • : Paperback