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

    Escape from Camp 14: One Man's Remarkable Odyssey from North Korea to Freedom in the West (Center Point Platinum Nonfiction) (Hardback) By (author) Blaine Harden


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    DescriptionShin Dong-hyuk is the only person born in a North Korean gulag ever to escape -- and Escape from Camp 14 is his story.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 often triggered by hunger. No one born in Camp 14, or in any North Korean political prison camp, has escaped. No one except Shin?A gripping, memoir with a searing sense of place, Escape from Camp 14 will remove the veil of silence from a dark and secret nation, taking readers to a place they have never before been.

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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: Hardback
    Number of pages: 302
    Width: 149 mm
    Height: 221 mm
    Thickness: 28 mm
    Weight: 472 g
    ISBN 13: 9781611734522
    ISBN 10: 1611734525

    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC E4L: BIO
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T4.0
    BIC subject category V2: BG
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 11600
    BIC subject category V2: HBJF
    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1FPK
    B&T General Subject: 170
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 05
    Ingram Subject Code: BA
    Libri: I-BA
    DC22: B
    Ingram Theme: CULT/ASIAN
    B&T Merchandise Category: LP
    DC22: 365/.45092
    DC21: 365.45092
    BISAC V2.8: BIO000000, HIS023000
    LC subject heading: , , , , , , ,
    LC classification: HV9815.6 .H37 2012B
    Large type / large print
    Edition statement
    large type edition
    Illustrations note
    black & white illustrations, black & white line drawings, maps
    Center Point
    Imprint name
    Center Point
    Publication date
    01 July 2012
    Publication City/Country
    Thorndike, ME