Escape from Camp 14

Escape from Camp 14 : One man's remarkable odyssey from North Korea to freedom in the West

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Now a major documentary film 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. 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. `This is a story unlike any other' Barbara Demick, author of Nothing to Envy: Ordinary Lives in North Korea
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Product details

  • Paperback | 256 pages
  • 152 x 232 x 22mm | 340.19g
  • Pan MacMillan
  • Mantle
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • Trade Paperback.
  • w. 5 sketches, 2 photos and 4 maps
  • 0230754686
  • 9780230754683
  • 26,981

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"'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"
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About Blaine Harden

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).
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