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Kang Chol-Hwan is the first survivor of a North Korean concentration camp to escape the ‘hermit kingdom’ and tell his story to the world. This memoir reveals the human suffering in his camp, with its forced labour, frequent public executions and near-starvation rations. Kang eventually escaped to South Korea via China to give testimony to the hardships and atrocities that constitute the lives of the thousands of people still detained in the gulags today. Part horror story, part …


The Aquariums Of Pyongyang

ISBN 10 : 9780465004713
ISBN 13 : 0465004717

North Korea is today one of the last bastions of hard-line Communism. Its leaders have kept a tight grasp on their one-party regime, quashing any nascent opposition movements and s..


The Aquariums Of Pyongyang

ISBN 10 : 9780465011049
ISBN 13 : 0465011047

Part horror story, part historical document, part memoir, part political tract, one man's suffering gives eyewitness proof to an ongoing sorrowful chapter of modern history...


The Aquariums Of Pyongyang

ISBN 10 : 9780465004713
ISBN 13 : 0465004717

North Korea is today one of the last bastions of hard-line Communism. Its leaders have kept a tight grasp on their one-party regime, quashing any nascent opposition movements and s..


The Aquariums Of Pyongyang

ISBN 10 : 9780857895387
ISBN 13 : 0857895389

Kang Chol-Hwan is the first survivor of a North Korean concentration camp to escape the 'hermit kingdom' and tell his story to the world. This memoir reveals the human suffering in..


Dear Leader

ISBN 10 : 9781476766560
ISBN 13 : 1476766568

"In this rare insider's view into contemporary North Korea, a high-ranking counterintelligence agent describes his life as a former poet laureate to Kim Jong-il and his breathtakin..


Long Road Home

ISBN 10 : 0231147473
ISBN 13 : 9780231147477

"Long Road Home" shares the remarkable story of the survivor of a North Korean labor camp, a former military official who spent six years in a gulag and experienced firsthand the b..


Over The Line

ISBN 10 : 0844740292
ISBN 13 : 9780844740294

In this book, North Korea's strategy emerges from the broad sweep of its negotiating record--from the armistice negotiations, the discussions that were incidental to implementation..