He story of Shins shocking imprisonment and his astounding getaway.
Escape from Camp 14 offers an unequalled inside account of one of the worlds darkest nations.
He lives in Seattle, Washington.
But Shin Dong-hyuk, acclaimed journalist Blaine Harden tells the story of Shin Dong-hyuk and through the lens of Shins life unlocks the secrets of the worlds most repressive totalitarian state.Between 150,000 and 200,000 people are being held in its political prison camps, which have existed twice as long as Stalins Soviet gulags and twelve times as long as the Nazi concentration camps.He is the author of Africa: Dispatches from a Fragile Continent and A River Lost: The Life and Death of the Columbia.North Korea is hungry, bankrupt, and armed with nuclear weapons.It is also armed with nuclear weapons.Few foreigners are allowed in, and few North Koreans are able to leave.No one born and raised in these camps is known to have escaped.It is also a human rights catastrophe.The heartwrenching New York Times bestseller about the only known person born inside a North Korean prison camp to have escaped North Koreas political prison camps have existed twice as long as Stalins Soviet gulags and twelve times as long as the Nazi concentration camps.These camps are clearly visible in satellite photographs, yet North Koreas government denies they exist.Through Hardens harrowing narrative of Shins life and remarkable escape, he offers an unequaled inside account of one of the worlds darkest nations and a riveting tale of endurance, courage, and survival.In Escape From Camp 14, Blaine Harden unlocks the secrets of the worlds most repressive totalitarian state through the story of Shins shocking imprisonment and his astounding getaway.Shin knew nothing extreme face painting book of civilized existencehe 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.No one, that is, except Shin Dong-hyuk.The late Dear Leader Kim Jong Il was recognized throughout the world, but his country remains sealed as his third son and chosen heir, Kim Jong Eun, consolidates power.Hardens harrowing narrative exposes this hidden dystopia, focusing on an extraordinary young man who came of age inside the highest security prison in the highest security state.Very few born and raised in these camps have escaped.It is a tale of endurance and courage, survival and hope.Blaine Harden is a reporter for PBSs frontline and a contributor to the Economist, and has served as The Washington Posts bureau chief in East Asia, Eastern Europe, and Africa.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 own family.Between 150,000 and 200,000 people work as slaves in its political prison camps.
Escape from Camp 14 - Blaine Harden.