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

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

By: Harden, Blaine

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pp256; paperback in very good condition; Uncreased spine; clean pages; light EdgewearNorth Korea?s political prison camps have existed twice as long as Stalin?s Soviet gulags and twelve times as long as the Nazi concentration camps. No one born and raised in these camps is known to have escaped. No one, that is, except Shin Dong-hyuk. In Escape From Camp 14, Blaine Harden unlocks the secrets of the world?s most repressive totalitarian state through the story of Shin?s shocking imprisonment and his astounding getaway. 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 mother and brother.The late ?Dear Leader? Kim Jong Il was recognized throughout the world, but his country remains sealed as his third son and chosen heir, Kim Jong Eun, consolidates power. Few foreigners are allowed in, and few North Koreans are able to leave. North Korea is hungry, bankrupt, and armed with nuclear weapons. It is also a human rights catastrophe. Between 150,000 and 200,000 people work as slaves in its political prison camps. These camps are clearly visible in satellite photographs, yet North Korea?s government denies they exist. Harden?s harrowing narrative exposes this hidden dystopia, focusing on an extraordinary young man who came of age inside the highest security prison in the highest security state. Escape from Camp 14 offers an unequalled inside account of one of the world?s darkest nations. It is a tale of endurance and courage, survival and hope.

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

Author Name: Harden, Blaine

Categories: North Korea, Historical Asian Biographies,

Edition: 8th

Publisher: Penguin Books: 2012-03-26

ISBN Number: 0143122916

ISBN Number 13: 9780143122913

Binding: Paperback

Book Condition: Used-Very Good

Jacket Condition: Very Good

Type: Paperback

Size: 5 x 0.7 x 7.7 inches

Weight: 7.00 lbs

Seller ID: PGB0000950