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Escape from Camp 14

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Escape from Camp 14

One Man's Remarkable Odyssey from North Korea to Freedom in the West
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Shocking story of one of the few people born in a North Korean political prison to have escaped and survivedNorth Korea is isolated and hungry, bankrupt and belligerent. It is also armed with nuclear...More
Shocking story of one of the few people born in a North Korean political prison to have escaped and survivedNorth Korea is isolated and hungry, bankrupt and belligerent. It is also armed with nuclear...More
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  • 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 Donghyuk 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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  • Blaine Harden is a contributor to the Economist and has formerly served as the Washington Post's bureau chief in East Asia, Eastern Europe, and Africa. He is the author of Africa: Dispatches from a Fragile Continent and A River Lost: The Life and Death of the Columbia. He lives in Seattle, Washington.

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  • Mitchell Zuckoff, New York Times bestselling author of Lost in Shangri-La "If you have a soul, you will be changed forever by Blaine Harden's Escape from Camp 14...Harden masterfully allows us to know Shin, not as a giant but as a man, struggling to understand what was done to him and what he was forced to do to survive. By doing so, Escape from Camp 14 stands as a searing indictment of a depraved regime and a tribute to all those who cling to their humanity in the face of evil."
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