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The Resource North Korea undercover : inside the world's most secret state, John Sweeney

North Korea undercover : inside the world's most secret state, John Sweeney

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North Korea undercover : inside the world's most secret state
Title
North Korea undercover
Title remainder
inside the world's most secret state
Statement of responsibility
John Sweeney
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Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"North Korea is like no other tyranny on earth. Its citizens are told their home is the greatest nation in the world, and big brother is always watching: it is Orwell's 1984 made reality. Award-winning BBC journalist John Sweeney is one of the few foreign journalists to have witnessed the devastating reality of life in the controversial and isolated nation of North Korea, having entered the country undercover, posing as a university professor with a group of students from the London School of Economics. Huge factories with no staff or electricity, hospitals with no patients, uniformed child soldiers, and the world-famous and eerily empty DMZ--the Demilitarized Zone, where North Korea ends and South Korea begins--are all framed by a relentless flow of regime propaganda from omnipresent loudspeakers. Free speech is an illusion: one word out of line, and the gulag awaits. State spies are everywhere, ready to punish disloyalty at the slightest sign of discontent. Drawing on his own experiences and his extensive interviews with defectors and other key witnesses, Sweeney's North Korea Undercover pulls back the curtain, providing a rare insight into life there today while examining the country's troubled history and addressing important questions about its uncertain future."--Book jacket
Has edition
Cataloging source
YDXCP
Dewey number
951.9305/2
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
DS935.7775
LC item number
.S94 2015
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Label
North Korea undercover : inside the world's most secret state, John Sweeney
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Publication
Note
Originally published by Bantam Press, 2013
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
In the land of the plastic toad -- Zombie gods seep goo -- God the waxwork father -- 'No photos, no photos' -- Jimmy the gold-smuggler -- Pyongyang Zoo -- The scariest place on earth -- Facing the final curtain -- Cruel Christs of pus -- Pissing on marble -- 'Would the dear leader not be offended by such a gift?' -- The man who went to North Korea and came back mad -- The washing of brains -- God the bad Elvis son -- Fifty shades of green -- Empty bellies -- The American who went to North Korea and stayed -- The hospital that has patients, but only in the morning -- The gulag circus -- God the fat boy Kim
Control code
ocn892878672
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First Pegasus Books hardcover edition.
Extent
xv, 306 pages
Isbn
9781605988023
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Lccn
2016303460
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations (chiefly color)
System control number
(OCoLC)892878672
Label
North Korea undercover : inside the world's most secret state, John Sweeney
Publication
Note
Originally published by Bantam Press, 2013
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
In the land of the plastic toad -- Zombie gods seep goo -- God the waxwork father -- 'No photos, no photos' -- Jimmy the gold-smuggler -- Pyongyang Zoo -- The scariest place on earth -- Facing the final curtain -- Cruel Christs of pus -- Pissing on marble -- 'Would the dear leader not be offended by such a gift?' -- The man who went to North Korea and came back mad -- The washing of brains -- God the bad Elvis son -- Fifty shades of green -- Empty bellies -- The American who went to North Korea and stayed -- The hospital that has patients, but only in the morning -- The gulag circus -- God the fat boy Kim
Control code
ocn892878672
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First Pegasus Books hardcover edition.
Extent
xv, 306 pages
Isbn
9781605988023
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Lccn
2016303460
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations (chiefly color)
System control number
(OCoLC)892878672

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