Somewhere Inside

Somewhere Inside : One Sister's Captivity in North Korea and the Other's Fight to Bring Her Home

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Somewhere Inside is the electrifying, never-before-told story of Laura Ling's capture by the North Koreans in March 2009, and the efforts of her sister, journalist Lisa Ling, to secure Laura's release by former President Bill Clinton. This riveting true account of the first ever trial of an American citizen in North Korea's highest court carries readers deep inside the world's most secretive nation while it poignantly explores the powerful, inspiring bonds of sisterly love.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 322 pages
  • 139 x 203 x 21mm | 263g
  • HarperCollins Publishers
  • United States
  • English
  • Reprint
  • Maps; Halftones, black and white; Illustrations, black and white
  • 0062000683
  • 9780062000682
  • 314,008

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On March 17, 2009, while filming a documentary on the Chinese-North Korean border, Laura Ling and her colleague Euna Lee were violently apprehended by North Korean soldiers, charged with trespassing and "hostile acts," and imprisoned by Kim Jong Il's notoriously secretive Communist state. Kept totally apart, they endured months of interrogations and a trial before North Korea's highest court that led to a sentence of twelve years of hard labor in a North Korean prison camp.

When news of the arrest reached Laura's sister, journalist Lisa Ling, she immediately began a campaign to get Laura released. Her efforts led her from the State Department to the higher echelons of the media world and eventually to the White House. Lisa takes us deep into the drama between people in the highest levels of government, including Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, former Vice President Al Gore, and eventually former President Bill Clinton, who arrived in North Korea in mid-August for a suspenseful rescue.

Somewhere Inside is a timely, inspiring, and page-turning tale of survival set against the canvas of international politics. Writing with their strong, poignant voices, both sisters go beyond the headlines to reveal the unique bond that has sustained them throughout the most horrifying ordeal of their lives.
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