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Escape from Camp 14: One Man's Remarkable Odyssey from North Korea to Freedom in the West
by Blaine Harden

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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 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.

Blaine Harden

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Harden is an author and journalist who worked for The Washington Post for 28 years as a correspondent in Africa, Eastern Europe and Asia, as well as in New York and Seattle. He was also a national correspondent for The New York Times and writer for the Times Magazine. He has contributed to The Economist and PBS Frontline. Harden's newest book, "King of Spies," is out in October of 2017. It's the un

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Original Title Escape from Camp 14: One Man's Remarkable Odyssey from North Korea to Freedom in the West ISBN 0670023329 (ISBN13: 9780670023325 ) Edition Language English Characters George W. Bush, Kim Jong-il, Kim Il-sung, Shin Donghyuk, Kim Jong-un...more , Lee Myung-bak, Kim Dae-jung...less setting North Korea (Korea, Democratic People's Republic of) Literary Awards Dayton Literary Peace Prize Nominee for Nonfiction (2013), Lincoln Award Nominee (2015), Green Mountain Book Award Nominee (2015) (72)