The rebel and the kingdom : the true story of the secret mission to overthrow the North Korean regime

Title The rebel and the kingdom : the true story of the secret mission to overthrow the North Korean regime
Names Hope, Bradley.
Book Number DB111196
Title Status Active
Medium Digital Books
Annotation "In the early 2000s, Adrian Hong was a soft-spoken Yale undergraduate looking for his place in the world. After reading a harrowing account of life inside North Korea, he realized he had found a cause so pressing that he was ready to devote his life to it. What began as a trip down the safe and well-worn path of organizing soon morphed into something more dangerous. Hong journeyed to China, outwitting Chinese security services as he helped asylum-seeking North Koreans escape across the border. Meanwhile, Hong's secret organization, Cheollima Civil Defense (later renamed Free Joseon), began tracking the North Korean government's activities, and its volatile third-generation ruler, Kim Jong-un. Free Joseon targeted North Korean diplomats who might be persuaded to defect, while drawing up plans for a government-in-exile. After the shocking broad-daylight assassination in 2017 of Kim Jong-nam, the dictator's older brother, Hong, along with U.S. Marine veteran Christopher Ahn, helped ferry Kim Jong-nam's family to safety. Then Hong took the group a step further. He initiated a series of high-stakes direct actions, culminating in an armed raid at the North Korean embassy in Madrid-an act that would put Ahn behind bars and turn Hong into one of the world's most unlikely fugitives. In the tradition of Jon Krakauer's Into the Wild, The Rebel and the Kingdom is an exhilarating account of a man who turns his back on the status quo-to instead live boldly by his principles. Acclaimed journalist and bestselling author Bradley Hope-who broke numerous details of Hong's operations in The Wall Street Journal-now reveals the full contours of this remarkable story of idealism and insanity, hubris and heroism, all set within the secret battle for the future of the world's most mysterious and unsettling nation." -- Provided by publisher. -- Commercial audiobook.
Narrator Osorio, Lee.
Local Subject Civil & political rights - 323
Asian American and Pacific Islander Interest - AAP
Biography and Autobiography - BIO
Autobiography - ABI
Biography - Contemporary - BIC
History - World - HWO
History - Asia - HWA
Exclusion - Male Narrator - MN
Exclusion - Short Book - SH
Current Talking Book Topics - TBT
LC Subject Asian American political activists - Biography
Human rights workers - United States - Biography
Human rights - Korea (North)
Call Number 323.092 B ANF
Language English
Original Publication Reissue of: 2022 9780593629574 2022
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