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An inside look at Kim Jong Un and his rise to power

The Great Successor was written by Washington Post Beijing bureau chief Anna Fifield, who over time had exclusive access to many in Kim's inner circle.

SEATTLE — Many have questions about Kim Jong Un and his reign over North Korea, and who better to provide an inside look than some of the people who know him best?

As Washington Post's bureau chief in Beijing, Anna Fifield gained access to some of the people closest to the North Korean leader, including his aunt and uncle. She has now compiled her encounters in her new book, The Great Successor: The Divinely Perfect Destiny of Brilliant Comrade Kim Jong Un.

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