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.
Publishers Weekly Review
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Escape From Camp 14!!!
Wow this story definitely got under my skin and touched my heart. Needless to say, you will need a stomach that can handle gruesome details to read this book.
Not that great, not that bad
Book was ok not as good as I had hoped it to be. Too much recycled news information about North Korea as filler. More detailed information about Shins stay in Camp 14 would have been better.
Amazing. Powerful. And awe inspiring. This is a quick read. Modern, and insightful about a topic rarely discussed and cared about.
- Category: Asia
- Published: Mar 29, 2012
- Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
- Seller: Penguin Group (USA) Inc.
- Print Length: 256 Pages
- Language: English