VIRTUAL: Bradley Hope at Hudson Library [11/3]
The Hudson Library is hosting Bradley Hope on November 3rd at 6:00pm. Hope will be discussing his book, The Rebel and the Kingdom: The True Story of the Secret Mission to Overthrow the North Korean Regime.
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The Rebel and the Kingdom follows the story of Ivy League activist-turned-fugitive, Adrian Hong. After reading about life inside North Korea in college, Hong decided that this was a cause he would devote his life to. Over the course of several years, Hong’s secret organization helped asylum-seeking North Koreans in their escape across the border to China, while also tracking the activities of the North Korean government and Kim Jong-un. After the assassination of Kim Jong-nam in 2017, Hong, with the help of U.S. Marine veteran, Christopher Ahn, brought Kim Jong-nam's family to safety. Hong then led the group to launch a high-stakes raid on the North Korean embassy in Madrid, an act that put Ahn behind bars and turned Hong into one of the world’s most unexpected fugitives. As the reporter who originally broke details of Hong’s operations to the Wall Street Journal, Hope now reveals the full details of this remarkable story to the world.
Bradley Hope is the co-author of New York Times bestsellers, Billion Dollar Whale and Blood and Oil. He is a Pulitzer Prize finalist, Gerald Loeb award winner, and financial reporter at the Wall Street Journal.
How did an Ivy League activist become a global fugitive? The New York Times bestselling co-author of Billion Dollar Whale and Blood and Oil chronicles the heart-pounding tale of a self-taught operative his high-stakes attempt subvert the North Korean regime.