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North Korean Memoirs

The Life of an American Agent Who Defected to North Korea

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Description

Journey into the life of a renegade American who decided to defect to the most reclusive and oppressive nation in modern history: North Korea. An American idealist defects to North Korea in the 1970's only to discover the true horrors of this Stalinist state. What happens next would shock even those familiar with authoritarian regimes. The author, an American Foreign Service worker in china, meets a man by the name of "David". David entrusts the author with his diary and makes the author promise him that the diary will be shown to the world as "evidence of what North Korea is really like". Following this encounter, the author never sees David again.

The author discovers that within the pages of this diary lies an incredible story of defection, survival, and an eventual escape by the man he knows only as "David". After staying up and reading the entire diary, the author is convinced that David's story must be told to the world.

The diary details David's life from his fairly comfortable upbringings, through his rebellious youth, and into his extraordinary decision to defect to North Korea. At first, David enjoys an elevated status in North Korea as a "hero" and a "patriot" of the socialist cause.

During two decades as an English professor at the most prestigious North Korean University, David experiences love, seduction, betrayal, and violence.

Customer Reviews

NK memoirs

Amazing book. However, I don't think anyone bothered to proofread it. The spelling mistakes in this book are blatant and far too common. But the actual content is great.

North Korean

I wish we could help the North Korean people.

North Korean Memoirs
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  • $6.99
  • Available on iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, and Mac.
  • Category: Historical
  • Published: Dec 22, 2004
  • Publisher: IUniverse
  • Seller: AuthorHouse
  • Print Length: 220 Pages
  • Language: English
  • Requirements: This book can only be viewed on an iOS device with Apple Books on iOS 12 or later, iBooks 1.3.1 or later and iOS 4.3.3 or later, or a Mac with iBooks 1.0 or later and OS X 10.9 or later.

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