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Author Kirk, Donald, 1938-
Title Kim Dae-Jung and the quest for the Nobel [electronic resource] : how the president of South Korea bought the peace prize and financed Kim Jong-il's nuclear program / Donald Kirk, Kisam Kim
Imprint New York, New York : Palgrave Macmillan, 2013
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1. Asylum at Last! -- 2. Norwegian Base -- 3. Softening the Swedes -- 4. Spreading the Net -- 5. Eyes on the Prize -- 6. Shielding the Deeds -- 7.Courting the Bishop -- 8. Scaling the Summit -- 9. Beyond the Summit -- 10. Playing the Media -- 11. Swedish Connection -- 12. Easily the Winner -- 13. Sunshine Exposed -- 14. In History's Glare -- 15. Legacy of Terror -- Cast of Characters -- Nobel Peace Prize Winners
Kim Kisam, a former South Korean intelligence officer, has collaborated with Donald Kirk, journalist and author, in a study of the campaign waged by Kim Dae-jung, the former South Korean president, to win the Nobel Peace Prize. This book, relying heavily on files that Kim obtained from Korean intelligence files before seeking asylum in the US, reveals an array of resources dedicated to the quest that culminated in Kim Dae-jung's winning the prize in 2000. The book details the strategy and tactics used to win over highly placed Norwegians and Swedes as well as foreign journalists with emphasis on the misallocation of resources. Most importantly, the book shows the relentless pursuit of the prize as the motive for bringing about the inter-Korean summit of June 2000 at a cost of hundreds of millions of dollars paid to North Korea's Kim Jong-il funds used to finance missile and nuclear programs that threaten the region and the world
"Kim Kisam, a former South Korean intelligence officer, has collaborated with Donald Kirk, journalist and author, in a study of the campaign waged by Kim Dae-jung, the former South Korean president, to win the Nobel Peace Prize. This book, relying heavily on files that Kim obtained from Korean intelligence files before seeking asylum in the US, reveals an array of resources dedicated to the quest that culminated in Kim Dae-jung's winning the prize in 2000. The book details the strategy and tactics used to win over highly placed Norwegians and Swedes as well as foreign journalists with emphasis on the misallocation of resources. Most importantly, the book shows the relentless pursuit of the prize as the motive for bringing about the inter-Korean summit of June 2000 at a cost of hundreds of millions of dollars paid to North Korea's Kim Jong-il - funds used to finance missile and nuclear programs that threaten the region and the world"-- Provided by publisher
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Link Print version: Kirk, Donald, 1938- Kim Dae-Jung and the quest for the Nobel 9781137353085 (DLC) 2013007379 (OCoLC)847985421
Subject Kim, Dae Jung, 1925-2009 -- Awards
Nobel Prize winners -- Korea (South)
Nobel Prizes -- Political aspects
Korea (South) -- Politics and government -- 1988-2002
Korea (South) -- Foreign relations -- Korea (North)
Korea (North) -- Foreign relations -- Korea (South)
POLITICAL SCIENCE / History & Theory. bisacsh
POLITICAL SCIENCE / Political Process / Leadership. bisacsh
POLITICAL SCIENCE / Government / National. bisacsh
HISTORY / Asia / China bisacsh
Electronic books
Alt Author Kim, Ki-sam
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