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Escape from Camp 14 : One Man's Remarkable Odyssey from North Korea to Freedom in the West -- Paperback (Open marke): Harden, Blaine: BOOKS KINOKUNIYA
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Escape from Camp 14 : One Man's Remarkable Odyssey from North Korea to Freedom in the West -- Paperback (Open marke)
Escape from Camp 14 : One Man's Remarkable Odyssey from North Korea to Freedom in the West -- Paperback (Open marke)
Publisher : Pan Macmillan
Published Date : 2012/03
Binding : Paperback
ISBN : 9780230754683

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The heartwrenching New York Times bestseller about the only known person born inside a North Korean prison camp to have escaped

North Korea’s political prison camps have existed twice as long as Stalin’s Soviet gulags and twelve times as long as the Nazi concentration camps. No one born and raised in these camps is known to have escaped. No one, that is, except Shin Dong-hyuk.

In Escape From Camp 14, Blaine Harden unlocks the secrets of the world’s most repressive totalitarian state through the story of Shin’s shocking imprisonment and his astounding getaway. 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 mother and brother.

The late “Dear Leader” Kim Jong Il was recognized throughout the world, but his country remains sealed as his third son and chosen heir, Kim Jong Eun, consolidates power. Few foreigners are allowed in, and few North Koreans are able to leave. North Korea is hungry, bankrupt, and armed with nuclear weapons. It is also a human rights catastrophe. Between 150,000 and 200,000 people work as slaves in its political prison camps. These camps are clearly visible in satellite photographs, yet North Korea’s government denies they exist.

Harden’s harrowing narrative exposes this hidden dystopia, focusing on an extraordinary young man who came of age inside the highest security prison in the highest security state. Escape from Camp 14 offers an unequalled inside account of one of the world’s darkest nations. It is a tale of endurance and courage, survival and hope.
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Introducing the incredible story of Shin Dong-hyuk - the only person born in a North Korean gulag ever to escape...Twenty-six years ago, Shin Dong-hyuk was born inside Camp 14, one of five sprawling political prisons in the mountains of North Korea. Located about 55 miles north of Pyongyang, the labor camp is a 'complete control district,' a no-exit prison where the only sentence is life. Inmates work 12 to 15-hour days in the camp - mining coal, building dams, sewing military uniforms - until they are executed, killed in work-related accidents or die of illness that is usually triggered by hunger. No one born in Camp 14 or in any North Korean political prison camp has escaped. No one except Shin. This is his story. A gripping, terrifying memoir with a searing sense of place, "Escape From Camp 14" will unlock, through Shin, a dark and secret nation, taking readers to a place they have never before been allowed to go.LC LI LK LR LS LT LU LV LY MA MC MD ME MF MG MH MK ML MM MN MO MP MQ MR MS MT MU MV MW MX MY MZ NA NC NE NF NG NI NL NO NP NR NU OM PA PE PF PG PH PK PL PM PN PR PS PT PW PY QA RE RO RS RU RW SA SB SC SD SE SG SH SI SJ SK SL SM SN SO SR ST SV SY SZ TC TD TF TG TH TJ TK TL TM TN TO TR TT TV TW TZ UA UG UM UY UZ VA VC VE VG VI VN VU WF WS YE YT YU ZM ZWEncountering Ancestors3. The Spirit World4. Magic5. Cosmological Structures6. Ancestors in Kwaio Social Structure7. Adalo: AThe Powers and Precepts of the Dead8. Communications and Transactions iwth Ancestors9. Sacrifice10. Death anc Desacralization11. The Sociology of Kwaio Ritual12. Symbolism in Kwaio Ritual13. Structures, Meanings, and the Sociology of Knowledge14. Ancestors, Celestialization, and Earthly Politics15. The Struggle for AtonomyConclusionKwaio GlossaryReferencesIndexSidney Webb, 953; Eduard Bernstein, 971; V. I. Lenin, 976VIII. Politics in the United Nation State, 987Heinrich von Treitschke, 989; Otto von Bismarck, 1005; Church and State in Germany, 1020; Jules Ferry, 1030; Maurice Barres, 1040; Charles Peguy, 1045; Jean Jaures, 1067IX. Imperialim After 1870, 1077V. I. Lenin, 1079; Joseph Schumpeter, 1089; Benjamin Disraeli, 1110; Theodore Roosevelt, 1127; John Cecil Rhodes, 1138; E. M. Forster, 1150; Andre Gide, 1161X. Reappraising the Nineteenth Century, 1171William James, 1173; Friedrich Nietzsche, 1192; Bertrand Russell, 1213; George Santayana, 1221; A. V. Docey, 1233; Houston Stewart Chamberlain, 1245; Jacob Burckhardt, 1257; Norman Angell, 1277
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