Editorial Reviews. From Bookforum. Blaine Harden's chronicle of Shin Dong- hyuk's life in a Escape from Camp One Man's Remarkable Odyssey from North Korea to Freedom in the West eBook: Blaine Harden: site Store. Editorial Reviews. From Bookforum. Blaine Harden's chronicle of Shin Dong- hyuk's life in a Look inside this book. Escape from Camp 14 by [Harden, Blaine] . 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, that is, except Shin Dong-hyuk. In Escape From Camp 14, Blaine Harden unlocks the secrets of the world’s most repressive.

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download the Ebook: People Who Read Escape from Camp 14 Also Read Escape from Camp 14, the story of Shin's awakening, escape and new beginning, is a. Escape From Camp 14 One Man's Remarkable Odyssey From North Korea to Freedom in the West (eBook): Harden, Blaine: Twenty-six years ago, Shin. Shocking story of one of the few people born in a North Korean political prison to have escaped and survivedNorth Korea is isolated and hungry, bankrupt and.

Updates to the book can be found on the author's website and make the book even more tragic because of the torment that Shin must be feeling inside. This whole situation is a travesty to all of humanity. For even more disturbing views, a movie was produced on this story and two guards are interviewed in the movie. Despicable people, all carefully created by the Kim dynasty.

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When will the world do something. It can be found on youtube. Very well written. There are some unresolved controversies, but Harden partly dealt with those in this edition. Some other recent books about North Korea: Imagine growing up in an enormous prison, guilty not because of something you've done, but because your uncle committed the terrible crime of moving to another country.

Welcome to the warpo world of North Korea where guilt by association is punishable by life in a labour camp. A camp where life expectancy is somewhere around 40 years old, food is scarce, and inmates are pitted against each other.

It's a place where the foundations of civilization have been undercut, even decimated. This is an eye-opening and disturbing read.

I wish I could have read this book to the end but the writing was appalling. In a single sentence the author makes reference to the past, present and future, rather than present the facts in a straightforward manner.

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The story came across as muddled and un-edited, like a stream of consciousness recollection that does not do service to the gravity of the material. Shocking and horrific.

Well contextualized with political and historical detail. Frequent evaluation of the veracity of the facts of the story. Escaping the inescapable North Korean prison camps is an incredible story, but this narrative suffers from a lack of pathos.

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I don't know if it's the writer who failed to convey the true horror or Shin Dong-hyuk who was unable or unwilling to provide the necessary details, but what should have been a nuclear bomb of a book fails to engage on the human level, which is what we need to understand such extraordinary depths of cruelty. Skip to main navigation Skip to main navigation Skip to search Skip to search Skip to content.

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Enter search query Clear Text. Saved Searches Advanced Search. Hoopla OverDrive. Average Rating: Rate this: Twenty-six years ago, Shin Dong-hyuk was born inside Camp 14, one of five sprawling political prisons in the mountains of North Korea.

This is the gripping, terrifying story of his escape from this no-exit prison-- to freedom in South Korea. New York: Copyright Date: Additional Contributors: OverDrive, Inc.

Escape from Camp 14

Escape from Camp 14, the story of Shin's awakening, escape and new beginning, is a riveting, remarkable book that should be required reading in every high-school or college-civics class.

Like "The Diary of Anne Frank" or Dith Pran's account of his flight from Pol Pot's genocide in Cambodia, it's impossible to read this excruciatingly personal account of systemic monstrosities without fearing you might just swallow your own heart Harden's wisdom as a writer shines on every page.

Harden masterfully allows us to know Shin, not as a giant but as a man, struggling to understand what was done to him and what he was forced to do to survive. By doing so, Escape from Camp 14 stands as a searing indictment of a depraved regime and a tribute to all those who cling to their humanity in the face of evil.

As a human story it is gut wrenching; if what he was made to endure, especially that he was forced to view his own family merely as competitors for food, was written in a movie script, you would think the writer was overreaching. But perhaps most important is the light the book shines on an under-discussed issue, an issue on which the West may one day be called into account for its inactivity. If you want a singular perspective on what goes on inside the rogue regime, then you must read [this] story.

Precise and lucid, he fills us in on this totalitarian state's workings, its international relations and its devastating famines…This book packs a huge wallop in its short pages.

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The author sticks to the facts and avoids an emotionally exploitative tone -- but those facts are more than enough to rend at our hearts, to make us want to seek out more information and to ask if there isn't more than can be done to bring about change. 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. Blaine Harden, a veteran foreign correspondent from The Washington Post, tells this story masterfully The integrity of this book shines through on every page.

A book that all adults should read. But this isn't fiction-it's the biography of Shin Dong-hyuk.

Shin's story, at times painful to read, recounts his physical and psychological journey from a lifetime of imprisonment in a closed and unfeeling prison society to the joys and challenges of life in a free society where he can live like a human being.Add a card. In that respect, the book is compelling, must-read material; it will change you and teach you.

It's a place where the foundations of civilization have been undercut, even decimated. He and other human rights groups say more research is necessary to determine with certainty whether Shin was indeed born in Camp Product Details.

An extended account of that betrayal appears in Escape from Camp Blaine Harden, a veteran foreign correspondent from The Washington Post, tells this story masterfully.

The suffering a totalitarian state secretly inflicts on its own people has historically been difficult for nonexpert outsiders to comprehend or care about. North Korean government records seem to support his new version but do not conclusively prove it, as I will explain below.

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