Escape from Camp 14: One Man's Remarkable Odyssey from North Korea to Freedom in the West (Hardcover)

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    Blaine Harden is a reporter for PBS's FRONTLINE and a contributor to theEconomist, and has served as The Washington Post's bureau chief in East Asia, Eastern Europe, and Africa. He is the author ofAfrica: Dispatches from a Fragile Continent and A River Lost: The Life and Death of the Columbia. He lives in Seattle, Washington.

    A New York Times bestseller, the shocking story of one of the few people born in a North Korean political prison to have escaped and survived.

    North Korea is isolated and hungry, bankrupt and belligerent. It is also armed with nuclear weapons. Between 150,000 and 200,000 people are being held in its political prison camps, which have existed twice as long as Stalin's Soviet gulags and twelve times as long as the Nazi concentration camps. Very few born and raised in these camps have escaped. But Shin Donghyuk did.

    In Escape from Camp 14, acclaimed journalist Blaine Harden tells the story of Shin Dong-hyuk and through the lens of Shin's life unlocks the secrets of the world's most repressive totalitarian state. Shin knew nothing of civilized existence-he saw his mother as a competitor for food, guards raised him to be a snitch, and he witnessed the execution of his own family. Through Harden's harrowing narrative of Shin's life and remarkable escape, he offers an unequaled inside account of one of the world's darkest nations and a riveting tale of endurance, courage, and survival.

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    ISBN 9780670023325
    Genre HISTORY / Asia / Korea
    Format Hardcover
    Pages 205
    Publisher Date 2012-03-29 00:00:00.0
    Publisher Viking Pr
    Copyright Year 2012
    Height 9.0 in
    Wdth 6.0 in
    Thickness 1.0 in
    Unit weight 0.75 lb
    Language English
    Subtitle One Man's Remarkable Odyssey from North Korea to Freedom in the West
    Audience General/trade
    Authors Harden, Blaine
    Country of Origin United States

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