Dear Leader: My Escape from North Korea

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Atria / 37 INK #ad - An astonishing exposé told through the heart-stopping story of Jang Jin-sung’s escape to South Korea, Dear Leader is an “impossibly dramatic story…one of the best depictions yet of North Korea’s nightmare” Publishers Weekly. Never before has a member of the elite described the inner workings of this totalitarian state and its propaganda machine.

But this privileged existence was about to be shattered. With food provisions even as the country suffered through its great famine, and audiences with Kim Jong-il himself, access to strictly censored information, a travel pass, his life in Pyongyang seemed safe and secure. Atria 37 Ink. The story they couldn't hack: in this international bestseller, a high-ranking counterintelligence agent describes his life as a former poet laureate to Kim Jong-il and his breathtaking escape to freedom.

Dear Leader: My Escape from North Korea #ad - As north korea’s state Poet Laureate, Jang Jin-sung led a charmed life. When a strictly forbidden magazine he lent to a friend goes missing, Jang Jin-sung must flee for his life.

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The Aquariums of Pyongyang: Ten Years in the North Korean Gulag

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Basic Books #ad - The harrowing memoir of life inside north korea amid escalating nuclear tensions, Kim Jong-un and North Korea's other leaders have kept a tight grasp on their one-party state, quashing any nascent opposition movements and sending all suspected dissidents to its brutal concentration camps for "re-education.

Kang chol-hwan is the first survivor of one of these camps to escape and tell his story to the world, documenting the extreme conditions in these gulags and providing a personal insight into life in North Korea. In 1992, he escaped to south korea, where he found God and now advocates for human rights in North Korea.

The Aquariums of Pyongyang: Ten Years in the North Korean Gulag #ad - Sent to the notorious labor camp Yodok when he was nine years old, Kang for ten years observed frequent public executions and endured forced labor and near-starvation rations. This record of one man's suffering gives eyewitness proof to the abuses perpetrated by the North Korean regime.

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Nothing to Envy: Ordinary Lives in North Korea

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Spiegel & Grau #ad - Demick brings to life what it means to be living under the most repressive regime today—an Orwellian world that is by choice not connected to the Internet, informants are rewarded, where displays of affection are punished, and an offhand remark can send a person to the gulag for life. Elegantly structured and written, it is a groundbreaking work of literary nonfiction.

John delury, slate “at times a page-turner, at others an intimate study in totalitarian psychology. The philadelphia Inquirer Winner of the Samuel Johnson Prize. The personal stories are related with novelistic detail. The wall street journal “A tour de force of meticulous reporting. The new york review of Books “Excellent.

Nothing to Envy: Ordinary Lives in North Korea #ad - . Offers extensive evidence of the author’s deep knowledge of this country while keeping its sights firmly on individual stories and human details. The new york times “Deeply moving. She takes us deep inside the country, and through meticulous and sensitive reporting we see her subjects fall in love, nurture ambitions, raise families, beyond the reach of government censors, and struggle for survival.

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A Thousand Miles to Freedom: My Escape from North Korea

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St. Martin's Griffin #ad - Finally, her mother decided to escape North Korea with Eunsun and her sister, not knowing that they were embarking on a journey that would take them nine long years to complete. Eunsun kim was born in North Korea, one of the most secretive and oppressive countries in the modern world. Before finally reaching south korea and freedom, survive a North Korean labor camp, fall into the hands of Chinese human traffickers, Eunsun and her family would live homeless, and cross the deserts of Mongolia on foot.

Now, in a thousand miles to freedom, Eunsun is sharing her remarkable story to give voice to the tens of millions of North Koreans still suffering in silence. Winner of the Samuel Johnson Prize. Griffin. As a child eunsun loved her country…despite her school field trips to public executions, daily self-criticism sessions, and the increasing gnaw of hunger as the country-wide famine escalated.

A Thousand Miles to Freedom: My Escape from North Korea #ad - By the time she was eleven years old, Eunsun's father and grandparents had died of starvation, and Eunsun too was in danger of starving. Told with grace and courage, ultimately, her memoir is a riveting exposé of North Korea's totalitarian regime and, a testament to the strength and resilience of the human spirit.

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In Order to Live: A North Korean Girl's Journey to Freedom

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Penguin Books #ad - After her father was imprisoned and tortured by the regime for trading on the black-market, a risk he took in order to provide for his wife and two young daughters, Yeonmi and her family were branded as criminals and forced to the cruel margins of North Korean society. The hunger had become unbearable; I was willing to risk my life for the promise of a bowl of rice.

In spite of everything, she has never stopped being proud of where she is from, and never stopped striving for a better life. I didn’t even know what it meant to be free. Those years in China cost Park her childhood, and nearly her life. Winner of the Samuel Johnson Prize. Griffin. Before now, only her mother knew what really happened between the time they crossed the Yalu river into China and when they followed the stars through the frigid Gobi Desert to freedom.

In Order to Live: A North Korean Girl's Journey to Freedom #ad - I am most grateful for two things: that I was born in North Korea, and that I escaped from North Korea. Yeonmi park has told the harrowing story of her escape from North Korea as a child many times, but never before has she revealed the most intimate and devastating details of the repressive society she was raised in and the enormous price she paid to escape.

Park’s testimony is rare, and terribly important, and the story she tells in In Order to Live is heartbreaking and unimaginable, edifying, but never without hope. Penguin Books.

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

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Penguin Books #ad - With a new forewordthe heartwrenching New York Times bestseller about the only known person born inside a North Korean prison camp to have escaped. Between 150, 000 and 200, 000 people work as slaves in its political prison camps. Blaine harden's latest book, King of Spies, will be available from Viking in Fall 2017.

North korea’s political prison camps have existed twice as long as Stalin’s Soviet gulags and twelve times as long as the Nazi concentration camps. No one born and raised in these camps is known to have escaped. No one, that is, except Shin Dong-hyuk. In escape from camp 14, blaine harden unlocks the secrets of the world’s most repressive totalitarian state through the story of Shin’s shocking imprisonment and his astounding getaway.

Escape from Camp 14: One Man's Remarkable Odyssey from North Korea to Freedom in the West #ad - Escape from camp 14 one man s Remarkable Odyssey from North Korea to Freedom in the West. Escape from camp 14 offers an unequalled inside account of one of the world’s darkest nations. Penguin Books. Shin knew nothing of civilized existence—he saw his mother as a competitor for food, guards raised him to be a snitch, and he witnessed the execution of his mother and brother.

The late “dear leader” kim jong il was recognized throughout the world, Kim Jong Eun, but his country remains sealed as his third son and chosen heir, consolidates power. It is also a human rights catastrophe.

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Dear Reader: The Unauthorized Autobiography of Kim Jong Il

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CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform #ad - Now, celebrity ghostwriter michael Malice pulls back the curtain to expose the life story of the "Incarnation of Love and Morality. Taken directly from books spirited out of Pyongyang, DEAR READER is a carefully reconstructed first-person account of the man behind the mythology. In dear reader, kim jong il explains: *how he can shrink time *why he despises the mona lisa *how he recreated the arts in korea *why the juche idea is the greatest concept ever discovered by man *How he handled the crippling famine *Why Kim Jong Un was chosen as successor over his elder brothers With nothing left uncovered, hundreds of articles and thousands of years of Korean history, drawing straight from dozens of books, DEAR READER is both the definitive account of Kim Jong Il's life and the complete stranger-than-fiction history of the world's most unique country.

Mere years later, the wicked US imperialists took their chance at conquering the liberated nation—with devastating results. Escape from camp 14 one man s Remarkable Odyssey from North Korea to Freedom in the West. Penguin Books. Winner of the Samuel Johnson Prize. Griffin. But that's only the beginning of the Dear Leader's story.

Dear Reader: The Unauthorized Autobiography of Kim Jong Il #ad - No country is as misunderstood as North Korea, and no modern tyrant has remained more mysterious than the Dear Leader, Kim Jong Il.

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Without You, There Is No Us: Undercover Among the Sons of North Korea's Elite

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Broadway Books #ad - Penguin Books. Over the next six months, she will eat three meals a day with her young charges and struggle to teach them English, all under the watchful eye of the regime. It is a chilling scene, learns the tune and, but gradually Suki Kim, too, without noticing, begins to hum it. But when kim jong-il dies, and the boys she has come to love appear devastated, she wonders whether the gulf between her world and theirs can ever be bridged.

Life at pust is lonely and claustrophobic, especially for suki, whose letters are read by censors and who must hide her notes and photographs not only from her minders but from her colleagues—evangelical Christian missionaries who don't know or choose to ignore that Suki doesn't share their faith. Escape from camp 14 one man s Remarkable Odyssey from North Korea to Freedom in the West.

As the weeks pass, she is mystified by how easily her students lie, unnerved by their obedience to the regime. A haunting account of teaching english to the sons of north korea's ruling class during the last six months of Kim Jong-il's reign   Every day, three times a day, the students march in two straight lines, singing praises to Kim Jong-il and North Korea: Without you, there is no motherland.

Without You, There Is No Us: Undercover Among the Sons of North Korea's Elite #ad - It is 2011, and all universities in north korea have been shut down for an entire year, the students sent to construction fields—except for the 270 students at the all-male Pyongyang University of Science and Technology PUST, a walled compound where portraits of Kim Il-sung and Kim Jong-il look on impassively from the walls of every room, and where Suki has gone undercover as a missionary and a teacher.

Without you, there is no us offers a moving and incalculably rare glimpse of life in the world's most unknowable country, and at the privileged young men she calls "soldiers and slaves. Winner of the Samuel Johnson Prize.

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North Korea Confidential: Private Markets, Fashion Trends, Prison Camps, Dissenters and Defectors

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Tuttle Publishing #ad - Named one of the best books of 2015 by the Economist** Private Markets, Fashion Trends, Prison Camps, Dissenters and Defectors. A new north korea society was born from the horrors of the era—one that is more susceptible to outside information than ever before with the advent of k-pop and video-carrying USB sticks.

With this profoundly anachronistic system eventually failed in the 1990s, it triggered a famine that decimated the countryside and obliterated the lives of many hundreds of thousands of people. Escape from camp 14 one man s Remarkable Odyssey from North Korea to Freedom in the West. The resulting stories reveal the horror as well as the innovation and humor which abound in this fascinating country.

North Korea Confidential: Private Markets, Fashion Trends, Prison Camps, Dissenters and Defectors #ad - This is the north Korean society that is described in this book. In seven fascinating chapters, the authors explore what life is actually like in modern North Korea today for the ordinary "man and woman on the street. They interview experts and tap a broad variety of sources to bring a startling new insider's view of North Korean society—from members of Pyongyang's ruling families to defectors from different periods and regions, to cross-border traders from neighboring China, to diplomats and NGOs with years of experience in the country, and textual accounts appearing in English, Korean and Chinese sources.

A lawless form of marketization came to replace the iron rice bowl of work in state companies, and the Orwellian mind control of the Korean Workers' Party was replaced for many by dreams of trade and profit. However, it also changed the lives of those who survived forever.

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The Girl with Seven Names

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William Collins #ad - New york times bestselleran extraordinary insight into life under one of the world’s most ruthless and secretive dictatorships – and the story of one woman’s terrifying struggle to avoid capture/repatriation and guide her family to freedom. As a child growing up in north Korea, Hyeonseo Lee was one of millions trapped by a secretive and brutal communist regime.

Tuttle Publishing. Penguin Books. William Collins. Her home on the border with china gave her some exposure to the world beyond the confines of the Hermit Kingdom and, as the famine of the 1990s struck, she began to wonder, question and to realise that she had been brainwashed her entire life. Given the repression, poverty and starvation she witnessed surely her country could not be, as she had been told “the best on the planet”?Aged seventeen, she decided to escape North Korea.

The Girl with Seven Names #ad - Escape from camp 14 one man s Remarkable Odyssey from North Korea to Freedom in the West. Broadway. Winner of the Samuel Johnson Prize. Griffin. She could not have imagined that it would be twelve years before she was reunited with her family.

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The Real North Korea: Life and Politics in the Failed Stalinist Utopia

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Oxford University Press #ad - In the long run, with or without reform, the regime is unsustainable. He argues that north korea is not irrational, and nothing shows this better than its continuing survival against all odds. Lankov contends that reforms, if attempted, will trigger a dramatic implosion of the regime. Winner of the Samuel Johnson Prize.

Griffin. Oxford university Press, USA. Escape from camp 14 one man s Remarkable Odyssey from North Korea to Freedom in the West. Broadway. A native of the former soviet Union, he lived as an exchange student in North Korea in the 1980s. William Collins. Its leaders are not ideological zealots or madmen, but perhaps the best practitioners of Machiavellian politics that can be found in the modern world.

The Real North Korea: Life and Politics in the Failed Stalinist Utopia #ad - . Penguin Books. A living political fossil, it clings to existence in the face of limited resources and a zombie economy, manipulating great powers despite its weakness. They will not prolong its existence. Based on vast expertise, how their leaders rule, this book reveals how average North Koreans live, and how both survive.

Andrei lankov has gone where few outsiders have ever been.

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