The Impossible State
by Victor Cha
The definitive account of North Korea, its veiled past and uncertain future, from the former Director for Asian Affairs at the National Security Council. Though it is much discussed and often maligned, precious little is known or understood about North Korea, the world's most controversial and isolated country. In "The Impossible State," seasoned international-policy expert and lauded scholar Victor Cha pulls back the curtain, providing the best look yet at North Korea's history, the rise of the Kim family dynasty, and the obsessive personality cult that empowers them.