There is nothing but praise for the behind-the-scenes story of the rise and reign of the world’s strangest and most elusive tyrant, Kim Jong Un, by the journalist with the best connections and insights into the bizarrely dangerous world of North Korea.
There is, quite simply, no journalist in any language who has done more to unearth and tell the astounding story of Kim Jong Un than Anna Fifield. 'The Great Successor' slashes through myths to yield the first essential and vivid biography of the man and his era."
Evan Osnos, author of
Age of Ambition: Chasing Fortune, Truth, and Faith, in the New China
Intelligent, insightful, sometimes comic, and also worrying: Anna Fifield has written a vivid, compelling, and, above all, illuminating portrait of a rogue family's rule over the world's most reclusive nation."
General David Petraeus (U.S. Army, Ret.), Director of the CIA when Kim Jong Un became leader.
With a journalist's eye for detail and with the gift of a storyteller, Anna Fifield has written the quintessential bible on Kim Jong Un."
Ambassador Wendy R. Sherman, former Undersecretary of State for Political Affairs and author of
Not for the Faint of Heart: Lessons in Courage, Power, and Persistence
Anna Fifield has outdone herself with the first English-language biography of the most opaque and mysterious leader in the world. A must-read for the general and expert reader!"
Victor Cha, Korea Chair at the Center for Strategic and International Studies and author of
The Impossible State: North Korea, Past and Future
: this call is at
9:00 am ET
- different from the regular WACA
Cover to Cover
programming time - because Ms. Fifield will join the call from China.