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    DescriptionThe 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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    Escape from Camp 14
    One Man's Remarkable Odyssey from North Korea to Freedom in the West
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Blaine Harden
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 210
    Width: 127 mm
    Height: 193 mm
    Thickness: 23 mm
    Weight: 181 g
    ISBN 13: 9780143122913
    ISBN 10: 0143122916

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    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T4.0
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    Ingram Subject Code: BA
    DC22: B
    Libri: ENGM1075
    Ingram Theme: CULT/ASIAN
    BISAC V2.8: BIO010000
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    LC classification: HV9815.6 .H37 2013
    Thema V1.0: DNB, NHF
    Edition statement
    Illustrations note
    black & white illustrations, maps, black & white plates
    Penguin Books
    Imprint name
    Penguin Books
    Publication date
    26 March 2013
    Author Information
    Blaine Harden is a reporter for PBS's "FRONTLINE" and a contributor to the "Economist," and has 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.
    Review quote
    "With a protagonist born into a life of backbreaking labor, cutthroat rivalries, and a nearly complete absence of human affection, Harden's book reads like a dystopian thriller. But this isn't fiction--it's the biography of Shin Dong-hyuk." --"Publishers Weekly "