Book on defecting fighter pilot tackles North Korea’s founding | NK News
July 24, 2024
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Book on defecting fighter pilot tackles North Korea’s founding

Author of controversial story on Shin Dong-hyuk tells story of a very different kind of defector

The Great Leader and the Fighter Pilot, the latest non-fiction book by author Blaine Harden, is in large part the story of North Korea’s founding and the devastating war it launched, ending in a decades-long, continuing stalemate.

To provide a human grounding, the grand historical arc is told through the entwined stories of the country’s founder and one of its earliest defectors.

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