Escape from Camp 14
One Man's Remarkable Odyssey from North Korea to Freedom in the West
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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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Fascinating and horrifying
It's frightening that this could occur in these so called civilized times. It's time for the world to sit up and take notice of the crimes against humanity happening to north Koreans- and to finally help put a stop to it.
Thank you to this young man for having the courage to share his story.
This book goes in depth to things almost unimaginable to a normal person. It triggers so many emotions.we need to put a stop to all the monstrosities happening inside this country. It is filled with anger, sadness, and total shock.
This story is simply amazing. I think the book would have benefited from maps and links to Goggle Earth locations.