The Resource North Korea undercover, John Sweeney

North Korea undercover, John Sweeney

Label
North Korea undercover
Title
North Korea undercover
Statement of responsibility
John Sweeney
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
North Korea is like no other tyranny on earth. It is Orwell's 1984 made reality. The regime controls the flow of information to its citizens, pouring relentless propaganda through omnipresent loud speakers. Free speech is an illusion: one word out of line and the gulag awaits. State spies are everywhere, ready to punish disloyalty and the slightest sign of discontent. You must bow to Kim Il Sung, the Eternal Leader and to his son, Generalissimo Kim Jong Il. Worship the dead and then hail the living, the Supreme Leader Kim Jong Un. North Koreans are told their home is the greatest nation on earth. Big Brother is always watching. Posing as a university professor, award-winning BBC journalist John Sweeney travelled undercover to gain unprecedented access to this world's most secret state. Drawing on his own experiences and his extensive interviews with defectors and other key witnesses, North Korea Undercover pulls back the curtain, providing a rare insight into life there today, examining the country's troubled history and addressing important questions about its uncertain future
Cataloging source
AU@
Dewey number
951.9305
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • portraits
  • plates
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
North Korea undercover, John Sweeney
Label
North Korea undercover, John Sweeney
Publication
Note
Includes index
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Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Machine generated contents note: 1.In the Land of the Plastic Toad -- 2.Zombie Gods Seep Goo -- 3.God the Waxwork Father -- 4.`No photos, no photos' -- 5.Jimmy the Gold-Smuggler -- 6.Pyongyang Zoo -- 7.The Scariest Place on Earth -- 8.Facing the Final Curtain -- 9.Cruel Christs of Pus -- 10.Pissing on Marble -- 11.`Would the Dear Leader not be offended by such a gift?' -- 12.The Man Who Went to North Korea and Came Back Mad -- 13.The Washing of Brains -- 14.God the Bad Elvis Son -- 15.Fifty Shades of Green -- 16.Empty Bellies -- 17.The American Who Went to North Korea and Stayed -- 18.The Hospital that Has Patients, but Only in the Morning -- 19.The Gulag Circus -- 20.God the Fat Boy Kim
  • In March 2013 award-winning BBC Panorama reporter John Sweeney went undercover to gain unprecedented access to North Korea. Posing as a university professor, Sweeney saw the reality behind the world's most secret state. With a combination of first person experiences, interviews - all new and unique - and history, the book is the work of a courageous investigator at the very top of his game. It covers the country's troubled history and provides a window into life there today
Control code
15197093
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Dimensions
24 cm.
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Extent
306 pages, [16] pages of plates
Isbn
9780593072981
Isbn Type
(pbk)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations (chiefly color), portraits
System control number
  • (Sirsi) MH_105539
  • (OCoLC)864098176

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