Excerpts from the book
From the ashes of the Korean War, Pyongyang has emerged as a socialist showcase,
replete with triumphalist monuments and gargantuan buildings.
One of the world's most bizarre capitals, Pyongyang is also the most inaccessible. Even its story has been kept hidden - until now.
In Pyongyang: The Hidden History of the North Korean Capital, site-by-site descriptions delve into the truth behind the official history. And photos offer rare glimpses of this hermit city.