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Kim Il-song's North Korea

Author: Helen-Louise Hunter
Publisher: Westport, Conn. : Praeger, 1999.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Hunter brings to life what it is like to live in a thoroughly thought-controlled society which also is the world's most class-conscious society. It is essential reading for foreign policy officials, Asian Studies scholars, and the general public interested in world affairs"--Jacket.
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Hunter, Helen-Louise, 1934-
Kim Il-song's North Korea.
Westport, Conn. : Praeger, 1999
(OCoLC)648629226
Named Person: Il-sŏng Kim; Il-sŏng Kim; Il-sŏng Kim; Il-sŏng Kim; Il-Sung Kim; Il-sŏng Kim; Il-song Kim
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Helen-Louise Hunter
ISBN: 0275962962 9780275962968
OCLC Number: 39217504
Description: xviii, 262 pages : illustrations, map ; 24 cm
Contents: Songbun --
The cult of Kim Il-song --
The Kim Il-song man: good Songbun and dedication to Kim --
Family life --
Children: "Living like kings and queens" --
The teenage years: a rude awakening --
Leisure activities --
Romance --
Hoodlums --
The long years in the military --
The women left behind --
Marriage --
Working to death: an exhausted population --
Pyonyang: Kim's dream city --
The privileged life --
Real life --
Consumer goods and services --
Personal savings --
Housing --
Education --
Health care.
Responsibility: Helen-Louise Hunter ; foreword by Stephen J. Solarz.

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