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The Resource The great leader and the fighter pilot : the true story of the tyrant who created North Korea and the young lieutenant who stole his way to freedom, Blaine Harden., (Axis 360 electronic resource)

The great leader and the fighter pilot : the true story of the tyrant who created North Korea and the young lieutenant who stole his way to freedom, Blaine Harden., (Axis 360 electronic resource)

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The great leader and the fighter pilot : the true story of the tyrant who created North Korea and the young lieutenant who stole his way to freedom
Title
The great leader and the fighter pilot
Title remainder
the true story of the tyrant who created North Korea and the young lieutenant who stole his way to freedom
Statement of responsibility
Blaine Harden.
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • "From the bestselling author of Escape from Camp 14, the murderous rise of North Korea's founding dictator and the fighter pilot who faked him out In The Great Leader and the Fighter Pilot, New York Times bestselling author Blaine Harden tells the riveting story of how Kim Il Sung grabbed power and plunged his country into war against the United States while the youngest fighter pilot in his air force was playing a high-risk game of deception--and escape. As Kim ascended from Soviet puppet to godlike ruler, No Kum Sok noisily pretended to love his Great Leader. That is, until he swiped a Soviet MiG-15 and delivered it to the Americans, not knowing they were offering a $100,000 bounty for the warplane (the equivalent of nearly one million dollars today). The theft--just weeks after the Korean War ended in July 1953--electrified the world and incited Kim's bloody vengeance. During the Korean War the United States brutally carpet bombed the North, killing hundreds of thousands of civilians and giving the Kim dynasty, as Harden reveals, the fact-based narrative it would use to this day to sell paranoia and hatred of Americans. Drawing on documents from Chinese and Russian archives about the role of Mao and Stalin in Kim's shadowy rise, as well as from never-before-released U.S. intelligence and interrogation files, Harden gives us a heart-pounding escape adventure and an entirely new way to understand the world's longest-lasting totalitarian state"--
  • Documents the rise of Kim Il Sung, the origins of North Korea's anti-American stance, and the daring theft of a Soviet MiG-15 warplane to benefit the United States by fighter pilot No Kum Sok
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Provided by publisher
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
NjBwBT
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Harden, Blaine
Dewey number
  • 951.9304/3092
  • B
  • 951.9304/3092
  • B
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Kim, Il-sŏng
  • No, Kum-Sok
  • Kim, Il-sŏng
  • No, Kum-Sok
  • Korean War (1950-1953)
  • Heads of state
  • Dictators
  • Fighter pilots
  • Defectors
  • Theft
  • Escapes
  • Korean War, 1950-1953
  • Defectors
  • Dictators
  • Escapes
  • Fighter pilots
  • Politics and government
  • Theft
  • Korea (North)
  • Korean War, 1950-1953
  • Air pilots, Military
  • Korea (North)
  • Korea (North)
  • Korea (North)
Label
The great leader and the fighter pilot : the true story of the tyrant who created North Korea and the young lieutenant who stole his way to freedom, Blaine Harden., (Axis 360 electronic resource)
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Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 249-282) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: Players and game -- Part I: Guerrilla and rich boy. Beginnings ; Poodle and pretender ; Sweet-talking Stalin -- Part II: War. The great liberation struggle ; Kicked in the teeth ; MiGs ; Return to North Korea ; An international sporting event ; Attack maps and defection bribes ; Uncle Yoo -- Part III: Flight. Flying clear ; Squeezing the moolah ; Right stuff and fake stuff ; Learning and purging
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource (x, 290 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780698140486
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
illustrations
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
0015228734
Quality assurance targets
unknown
Reformatting quality
unknown
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)905247932
Label
The great leader and the fighter pilot : the true story of the tyrant who created North Korea and the young lieutenant who stole his way to freedom, Blaine Harden., (Axis 360 electronic resource)
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 249-282) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: Players and game -- Part I: Guerrilla and rich boy. Beginnings ; Poodle and pretender ; Sweet-talking Stalin -- Part II: War. The great liberation struggle ; Kicked in the teeth ; MiGs ; Return to North Korea ; An international sporting event ; Attack maps and defection bribes ; Uncle Yoo -- Part III: Flight. Flying clear ; Squeezing the moolah ; Right stuff and fake stuff ; Learning and purging
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (x, 290 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780698140486
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
illustrations
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
0015228734
Quality assurance targets
unknown
Reformatting quality
unknown
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)905247932

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