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    DescriptionIntroducing 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.


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    Title
    Escape from Camp 14
    Subtitle
    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: 256
    Width: 153 mm
    Height: 234 mm
    Thickness: 20 mm
    Weight: 343 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780230754683
    ISBN 10: 0230754686
    Classifications

    BIC E4L: BIO
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T4.0
    BIC subject category V2: BG
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 11600
    Ingram Subject Code: BA
    DC22: B
    BIC subject category V2: JKVP1, JPVR
    Libri: ENGM1075
    Ingram Theme: CULT/ASIAN
    BISAC V2.8: BIO000000
    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1FPKN
    BISAC V2.8: HIS023000
    BIC subject category V2: 1FPKN
    Libri: KORE5020, NORD7500
    DC23: 365.45092
    Edition statement
    Open market ed
    Illustrations note
    Illustrations, maps
    Publisher
    Pan MacMillan
    Imprint name
    Mantle
    Publication date
    01 April 2012
    Publication City/Country
    London
    Author Information
    Blaine Harden is a reporter for PBS Frontline and a contributor to the Economist, based in Seattle, having completed a tour as the Washington Post's bureau chief in Tokyo. He is the prize-winning, acclaimed author of two books: Africa: Dispatches from a Fragile Continent (Norton, 1990) and A River Lost: The Life and Death of the Columbia (Norton, 1996).
    Review quote
    "'This is a story unlike any other... More so than any other book on North Korea, including my own, Escape from Camp 14 exposes the cruelty that is the underpinning of Kim Jong Il's regime... The integrity of this book shines through on every page' Barbara Demick, author of Nothing to Envy: Ordinary Lives in North Korea"