Jung H. Pak was a senior analyst at the Central Intelligence Agency and America's Deputy National Intelligence Officer for Korea. She is now Senior Fellow and SK-Korea Foundation Chair in Korea Studies at the Brookings Institution, a prominent think tank in Washington DC.
'How did a lazy, basketball-loving kid become the world's shrewdest tyrant by the age of twenty-six? Jung H. Pak's brilliant analysis strips away Kim's cult, bluster, and caricature to reveal a mind that is quite chillingly rational, with a rat-like cunning for out-smarting his enemies, be they close family members or nuclear-armed states. Easily the most insightful portrait of the man behind the propaganda.' -- D. B. John, author of Star of the North