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

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

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A New York Times bestseller, the shocking story of one of the few people born in a North Korean political prison to have escaped and survived.

North Korea is isolated and hungry, bankrupt and belligerent. It is also armed with nuclear weapons. Between 150,000 and 200,000 people are being held in its political prison camps, which have existed twice as long as Stalin's Soviet gulags and twelve times as long as the Nazi concentration camps. Very… (plus)

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Alongside Nothing to Envy , a superb book about life in North Korea by Barbara Demick, Escape from Camp 14 is a valuable read that casts a welcome spotlight on the most despicable regime on the planet.

Yet Harden leaves us with a flicker of hope. Shin has grown in confidence, harnessed his self-loathing, and learned to speak forcefully in public. He tells his audiences: ‘One man, if he refuses to be silenced, could help the tens of thousands who remain in North Korea’s labour camps?.?.?.’ Sadly, it will certainly take more than that to free a whole nation which is starving, ignorant, oppressed, terrorised and brainwashed.

The book is also a useful primer on recent developments in the the Hermit Kingdom. Harden explains how primitive capitalism has spread nationwide as Pyongyang’s elite has lost its iron-fisted control of the economy.

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Editeur: Penguin (29 mars 2012)

Format: EPUB

Nombre de pages: 224 pages

Taille du fichier: 4,84 Mo

Protection: DRM

Langue: Anglais


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