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Author Martin, Bradley K.

Title Under the loving care of the fatherly leader : North Korea and the Kim Dynasty / Bradley K. Martin
Edition First edition
Published New York : Thomas Dunne Books, [2004]


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Description x, 868 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations, map, portraits ; 25 cm
Contents To the city of the God-King -- Fighters and Psalmists -- On long marches through blizzards -- Heaven and earth the wise leader tamed -- Iron-willed brilliant commander -- With the leader who unfolded paradise -- When he hugged us still damp from the sea -- Flowers of his great love are blooming -- He gave us water and sent us machines -- Let's spread the pollen of love -- Yura -- Growing pains -- Take the lead in world conjuring -- Eyes and ears -- From generation to generation -- Our earthly paradise free from oppression -- Two women -- Dazzling ray of guidance -- A story to tell to the nations -- Wherever you go in my homeland -- If your brain is properly oiled -- Logging in and logging out -- Do you remember that time? -- Pickled plum in a lunch box -- I die, you die -- Yen for the motherland -- Winds of temptation may blow -- Sea of fire -- Without you there is no country -- We will become bullets and bombs -- Neither land nor people at peace -- In a ruined country -- Even the traitors who live in luxury -- Though alive, worse than gutter dogs -- Sun of the twenty-first century -- Fear and loathing -- Sing of our leader's favors for thousands of years
Summary "This work of history and reportage takes advantage of source material that has only recently become available (some from archives in Moscow and Beijing) to bring the reader up to date on the tensions of today. The regime that the Kim dynasty built remains technically at war with the United States - and an "Axis of Evil" member - more than half a century after the Korean War armistice. Defectors say Kim Jong-il has, besides nuclear bombs, enough chemical weapons to wipe out the entire population of South Korea. Under the circumstances, the author cautions, negotiation is far more promising than the highly risky alternative of forcible regime change." -- BOOK JACKET
Notes Includes index
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references : pages [715]-847
Subject Kim, Chŏng-il, 1942-2011.
Kim, Il-sŏng, 1912-1994.
Kim family.
Heads of state -- Korea (North) -- Biography.
Korea (North) -- Politics and government.
Korea (North) -- Social conditions.
Genre/Form Biographies.
LC no. 2004056158
ISBN 0312322216
Other Titles North Korea and the Kim Dynasty