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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

Author: Blaine Harden
Publisher: Thorndike, Maine : Center Point Large Print, 2015.
Edition/Format:   book_largeprint : Biography : English : Center Point large print editionView all editions and formats
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"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"--
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Genre/Form: Large type books
Biography
History
Named Person: Il-sŏng Kim; Kum-Sok No; Il-sŏng Kim; Kum-Sok No
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Blaine Harden
ISBN: 9781628996845 1628996846
OCLC Number: 910537530
Description: 487 pages (large print) : illustrations, maps ; 23 cm
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.
Responsibility: Blaine Harden.

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"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"--

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