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A Detailed Documentary, 30 Jan 2009
A very well researched work detailing the ascent to power of Kim Il Sung and the transfer of power to his son Kin Jong Il thus creating this bizarre Communist Monarchy. The book includes interviews with numerous defectors, describes the appalling living standard of North Koreans, and the cruel prison camps. A very interesting read, money well spent.