Becoming Kim Jong Un


The first book from a former intelligence community insider

ISBN: 9780861542529 Author: Pak, Jung H. Publisher: Oneworld Publication Date: 24th February 2022 Imprint: Oneworld Cover: Paperback Dewey: 951.93052092 (edition:23) Pages: 336 Language: English Readership: General - Trade / Code: K Category: Subjects: , , ,

‘The young dictator comes under close scrutiny in this intelligent account’ Sunday Times

When Kim Jong Un became the leader of North Korea in 2011, many expected his rule to be short. Years later, he remains the unchallenged dictator of a nuclear rogue state with weaponry capable of threatening the West.

In this behind-the-scenes look, former CIA analyst and North Korea expert Jung H. Pak reveals the explosive story of Kim Jong II’s third son: the spoilt and impetuous child, the mediocre student, the ruthless murderer, the shrewd grand strategist.