Maryville University Auditorium
Left Bank Books and Maryville Talks Books present Blaine Harden, author of the bestseller Escape from Camp 14, for his new book, The Great Leader and the Fighter Pilot: The True Story of the Tyrant Who Created North Korea and the Young Lieutenant Who Stole His Way to Freedom.
The Great Leader and the Fighter Pilot tells the riveting story of how Kim Il Sung plunged his country into war against the US, while the youngest fighter pilot in his air force was playing a high-risk game of deception—and escape. Drawing on documents from Chinese and Russian archives, as well as from never before released U.S. intelligence files, Harden gives us a heart-pounding escape adventure and an entirely new way to understand the world's longest-lasting totalitarian state.
Read a review of The Great Leader and the Fighter Pilot from Kirkus Reviews!