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


A the big apple instances bestseller, the shocking story of some 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 guns. between 150,000 and two hundred,000 persons are being held in its political prison camps, which have existed two times so long as Stalincff0478#three9;s Soviet gulags and twelve instances so long as the Nazi concentration camps. only a few born and raised in these camps have escaped. however Shin Donghyuk didentity.

In get away from Camp 14, acclaimed journalist Blaine Harden tells the story of Shin Dong-hyuk and during the lens of Shincff0478#three9;s life unlocks the secrets of the worldcff0478#three9;s such a lot repressive totalitarian state. Shin knew nothing of civilized lifestyles-he saw his mother as a competitor for food, guards raised him to be a snitch, and he witnessed the execution of his own circle of relatives. through Hardencff0478#three9;s harrowing narrative of Shincff0478#three9;s life and noteworthy escape, he offers an unequaled inside of account of some of the worldcff0478#three9;s darkest nations and a riveting story of staying power, braveness, and survival.

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creator: Blaine Hardenwriter: Viking adultBinding: HardcoverLanguage: EnglishPages: 224

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