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  • A KIM JONG-IL PRODUCTION: The Extraordinary True Story of a Kidnapped Filmmaker, His Star Actress, and a Young Dictator's Rise to Power. by Fischer, Paul.
    Fischer, Paul.
    A KIM JONG-IL PRODUCTION: The Extraordinary True Story of a Kidnapped Filmmaker, His Star Actress, and a Young Dictator's Rise to Power.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Flatiron Books / Macmillan, (2015) dj. Hardcover first edition - A fascinating look at a hard-to-believe episode in film-making and North Korean history. "There was a time when the duo of Shin Sang-Ok and Choi Eun-Hee seemed unassailable. Shin was the extraordinarily successful South Korean movie director and producer; his beautiful wife Choi was his top star. . From the late 50s until the early 70s, the duo ruledbut divorce, scandal, and diminishing star power brought them back to earth.. .. the true story of Shin and Chois kidnapping by Kim Jong-Il, future Supreme Leader of North Korea (at the time he was son to the then-Supreme Leader). Shin and Choi, who were kidnapped in 1978, went…

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    New York: Flatiron Books / Macmillan, (2015) dj. Hardcover first edition - A fascinating look at a hard-to-believe episode in film-making and North Korean history. "There was a time when the duo of Shin Sang-Ok and Choi Eun-Hee seemed unassailable. Shin was the extraordinarily successful South Korean movie director and producer; his beautiful wife Choi was his top star. . From the late 50s until the early 70s, the duo ruledbut divorce, scandal, and diminishing star power brought them back to earth.. .. the true story of Shin and Chois kidnapping by Kim Jong-Il, future Supreme Leader of North Korea (at the time he was son to the then-Supreme Leader). Shin and Choi, who were kidnapped in 1978, went on to make a number of films in North Korea (as the guest of Kim Jong-Il) before escaping to the U.S. in 1986." Illustrated with photographs. Selected bibliography. x, 353 pp. ISBN: 978-1250054265.

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    Condition: Fine in a fine dust jacket (as new.)

    Book ID: 77588
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  • FALLING OFF THE MAP: Some Lonely Places of the World. by Iyer, Pico.
    Iyer, Pico.
    FALLING OFF THE MAP: Some Lonely Places of the World.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1993. dj. Hardcover first edition - His third book, a collection of entertaining essays on visiting some offbeat places (although not all are as far off the beaten track now as they were back in 1993) - including North Korea, Paraguay, Argentina, Vietnam, Bhutan, Australia and Iceland. 190 pp. ISBN: 0-679-422641.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 80064
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  • THE ORPHAN MASTER'S SON. by Johnson, Adam.
    Johnson, Adam.
    THE ORPHAN MASTER'S SON.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Random House, (2012) dj. Hardcover first edition - The author's powerful third book, a journey into the heart of North Korea. Winner of many awards, including the Pulitzer Prize which cited it as "An exquisitely crafted novel that carries the reader on an adventuresome journey into the depths of totalitarian North Korea and into the most intimate spaces of the human heart." 443 pp. ISBN: 978-0812992793.

    Condition: Near fine in near fine dust jacket (remainder dot)

    Book ID: 74807
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