FROM NORTH KOREA’S GULAG TO FREEDOM IN THE WEST

ESCAPE FROM CAMP 14
One Man’s Remarkable Odyssey from North Korea to Freedom in the West

By Blaine Harden $26.95

Harden’s new book, Escape from Camp 14, is the shocking story of one of the few people born in a North Korean political prison to have escaped and survived.

North Korea is an isolated, hungry, bankrupt and belligerent tyranny armed also 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. This is the story of how Shin Donghyuk managed to escape.

Through the lens of Shin’s life unlocks the secrets of the world’s most repressive totalitarian state. Shin knew nothing of civilized existence-he saw his mother only as a competitor for food, guards raised him to be a snitch, and he witnessed the execution of his own family. Harden offers an unequaled inside account of one of the world’s darkest nations and a riveting tale of endurance, courage, and survival.

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