Coverart for item
The Resource The great leader and the fighter pilot, Blaine Harden, (text large print :the true story of the tyrant who created North Korea and the young lieutenant who stole his way to freedom)

The great leader and the fighter pilot, Blaine Harden, (text large print :the true story of the tyrant who created North Korea and the young lieutenant who stole his way to freedom)

Label
The great leader and the fighter pilot
Title
The great leader and the fighter pilot
Statement of responsibility
Blaine Harden
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • "The story of Kim Il Sung's rise to power, and the brave North Korean fighter pilot who escaped the prison state and delivered the first MiG-15 into American hands"--
  • "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. 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"--
Assigning source
  • Provided by publisher
  • Provided by publisher
Biography type
collective biography
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Harden, Blaine
Dewey number
  • 951.904/248092
  • B
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
no index present
LC call number
DS935.7552
LC item number
H27 2015b
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Kim, Il-sŏng
  • No, Kum-Sok
  • Kim, Il-sŏng
  • No, Kum-Sok
  • Korean War (1950-1953)
  • Dictators
  • Fighter pilots
  • Defectors
  • Theft
  • Escapes
  • Korean War, 1950-1953
  • Defectors
  • Dictators
  • Escapes
  • Fighter pilots
  • Politics and government
  • Theft
  • Korea (North)
  • Korea (North)
  • Korea (North)
Label
The great leader and the fighter pilot, Blaine Harden, (text large print :the true story of the tyrant who created North Korea and the young lieutenant who stole his way to freedom)
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 475-485)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
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 -- 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 -- Epilogue -- Time Line
Dimensions
23 cm
Edition
Center Point large print edition.
Extent
487 pages (large print)
Form of item
large print
Isbn
9781628996845
Isbn Type
(library binding : alk. paper)
Lccn
2015020454
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
  • 2390540
  • (OCoLC)910537530
  • (OCoLC)ocn910537530
  • 2375681
  • 2390540
Label
The great leader and the fighter pilot, Blaine Harden, (text large print :the true story of the tyrant who created North Korea and the young lieutenant who stole his way to freedom)
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 475-485)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
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 -- 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 -- Epilogue -- Time Line
Dimensions
23 cm
Edition
Center Point large print edition.
Extent
487 pages (large print)
Form of item
large print
Isbn
9781628996845
Isbn Type
(library binding : alk. paper)
Lccn
2015020454
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
  • 2390540
  • (OCoLC)910537530
  • (OCoLC)ocn910537530
  • 2375681
  • 2390540

Library Locations

    • Tigard Public LibraryBorrow it
      13500 SW Hall Blvd, Tigard, OR, 97223-8111, US
      45.422610 -122.765328
Processing Feedback ...