“Gillis, himself a tae kwon do black belt, succeeds in debunking the sport’s mythology . . . When he writes about corruption and backroom dealings, his voice is compelling and the depth of his research astounding . . . A Killing Art is fascinating, fast-paced, and reads more like a spy novel than a history. Beyond that, it evokes a certain voyeuristic pleasure that comes with unearthing the sordid past of something seemingly harmless.” —Quill & Quire
Über den Autor und weitere Mitwirkende
Alex Gillis is a university writing instructor and a professional journalist specializing in literary nonfiction and investigative research. He has trained in tae kwon do for 25 years and is a third-degree black belt. His instructors were some of the pioneers of the martial art, and he had rare access to these men and their families and disciples. He lives in Toronto, Ontario.