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North Korea in Transition: From Dictatorship to Dynasty
North Korea in Transition: From Dictatorship to Dynasty
By Tai Sung An
Greenwood Press, 1983, 212 pp.

This is one of the most carefully researched and thoughtful accounts of political life in North Korea yet written. There is a particularly good section on the dynastic succession: Kim Il-song's efforts to elevate his son Kim Chong-il to the position of future Great Leader.