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

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

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The heartwrenching New York Times bestseller about the only known person born inside a North Korean prison camp to have escaped

 

North 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… (more)

Editorial reviews (4 reviews)


Alongside Nothing to Envy , a superb book about life in North Korea by Barbara Demick, Escape from Camp 14 is a valuable read that casts a welcome spotlight on the most despicable regime on the planet.

Yet Harden leaves us with a flicker of hope. Shin has grown in confidence, harnessed his self-loathing, and learned to speak forcefully in public. He tells his audiences: ‘One man, if he refuses to be silenced, could help the tens of thousands who remain in North Korea’s labour camps?.?.?.’ Sadly, it will certainly take more than that to free a whole nation which is starving, ignorant, oppressed, terrorised and brainwashed.

The book is also a useful primer on recent developments in the the Hermit Kingdom. Harden explains how primitive capitalism has spread nationwide as Pyongyang’s elite has lost its iron-fisted control of the economy.

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Book Details  


Publisher: Penguin (March 29, 2012)

Format: EPUB

Page count: 224 pages

File size: 2.3 MB

Protection: DRM

Language: English


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