Tuesday, 1 July 2014

Dear Leader PDF Free Ebook Download | Jang Jin-Sung

Dear Leader | Jang Jin-Sung
Dear Leader | Jang Jin-Sung
Dear Leader PDF Free Ebook Download | Jang Jin-Sung

About the Book

Dear Leader: North Korea's senior propagandist exposes shocking truths behind the regime

Dear Leader contains astonishing new insights about North Korea which could only be revealed by someone working high up in the regime. It is also the gripping story of how a member of the inner circle of this enigmatic country became its most courageous, outspoken critic.


Jang Jin-sung held one of the most senior ranks in North Korea's propaganda machine, helping tighten the regime's grip over its people. Among his tasks were developing the founding myth of North Korea, posing undercover as a South Korean intellectual and writing epic poems in support of the dictator, Kim Jong-il.


Dear Leader PDF Free Ebook Download | Jang Jin-Sung
Young and ambitious, his patriotic work secured him a bizarre audience with Kim Jong-il himself, thus granting him special status as one of the 'Admitted'. This meant special food provisions, a travel pass and immunity from prosecution and harm. He was privy to state secrets, including military and diplomatic policies, how the devastating 'Scrutiny' was effected, and the real position of one of the country's most powerful, elusive men, Im Tong-ok. Because he was praised by the Dear Leader himself, he had every reason to feel satisfied with his lot and safe. He was working in the covert operations carried out by Section 5 (Literature) of Division 19 (Poetry) of office 101, the UDF's policy-making arm. His job as part of an eight-person team was to produce fake South Korean literature praising North Korea and its leaders.


Dear Leader PDF Free Ebook Download | Jang Jin-Sung

Jang Jin-sung, a 27-year-old North Korean poet, could hardly believe it when he received a summons to meet the first deputy director of the United Front Department (UDF) in Pyongyang. Jang was summoned with a select group known as The Admitted to meet Kim Jong-il. This involved a complicated journey under high security to an island where the leader appeared with a small white puppy. As cries of "Long live the General!" echoed around the sanitised room, Jang noted that the Dear Leader was "an old man… who continues to play with his puppy as if resenting being surrounded by men who are younger than him". Called to stand in front of Kim's table to share glasses of red wine, Jang bowed deeply and saw that the dictator had eased off his shoes and that they had high heels and platform soles of six or seven centimetres.To do this, the team was allowed access to newspapers and books from the South, possession of which would have brought a death sentence on their fellow citizens. Jang was even given a southern assigned name. Despite the glimpse of another world across the heavily policed border, Jang was ambitious and knew the summons from deputy director Im Tong-ok was out of the ordinary.



Yet he could not ignore his conscience, or the disparity between his life and that of those he saw starving on the street. After breaking security rules, Jang Jin-sung, together with a close friend, was forced to flee for his life: away from lies and deceit, towards truth and freedom. Dear Leader PDF Free Ebook Download | Jang Jin-Sung


Summary of the Book

'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-il's face will soon appear.

As a North Korean State Poet Laureate, and counter-intelligenc officer, Jang Jin-sung led a charmed life. With food provisions, a travel pass, access to strictly censored information and audiences with Kim Jong-il himself, his life in Pyongyang seemed safe and secure.

Dear Leader PDF Free Ebook Download | Jang Jin-Sung


Young and ambitious, his patriotic work secured him a bizarre audience with Kim Jong-il himself, thus granting him special status as one of the 'Admitted'. This meant special food provisions, a travel pass and immunity from prosecution and harm. He was privy to state secrets, including military and diplomatic policies, how the devastating 'Scrutiny' was effected, and the real position of one of the country's most powerful, elusive men, Im Tong-ok. Because he was praised by the Dear Leader himself, he had every reason to feel satisfied with his lot and safe. 
North Korea’s privileged few, however, have tended to stay put, and their lives in Pyongyang have remained largely hidden. In “Dear Leader,” Jang Jin-sung pulls back the curtain, revealing an inbred world of sycophancy, full stomachs and fear. As a former court poet to the ruling Kim family and a propagandist for a secret bureau that waged psychological war on South Korea, Jang is well suited to this task, having been, until his defection a decade ago, among the most pampered of the elite.


About the Author

Jang Jin-sung (장진성) is the pseudonym of a North Korean poet who defected to South Korea. He had worked as a high-ranking propaganda official. Jang claims to have been one of late North Korean leader Kim Jong Il's favorite propaganda poets.


He defected to South Korea in 2004. Dear Leader PDF Free Ebook Download | Jang Jin-Sung

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Non Fiction, History, Politics, Autobiography > Memoir, Cultural > Asia
Dear Leader PDF Free Ebook Download | Jang Jin-Sung

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