Escape from Camp One Man s Remarkable Odyssey from North Korea to Freedom in the West A New York Times bestseller the shocking story of one of the few people born in a North Korean political prison to have escaped and survived North Korea is isolated and hungry bankrupt and belligere

  • Title: Escape from Camp 14: One Man's Remarkable Odyssey from North Korea to Freedom in the West
  • Author: Blaine Harden
  • ISBN: 9780670023325
  • Page: 137
  • Format: Hardcover
  • A New York Times bestseller, the shocking story of one of the few people born in a North Korean political prison to have escaped and survived.North Korea is isolated and hungry, bankrupt and belligerent It is also armed 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 SovietA New York Times bestseller, the shocking story of one of the few people born in a North Korean political prison to have escaped and survived.North Korea is isolated and hungry, bankrupt and belligerent It is also armed 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 Very few born and raised in these camps have escaped But Shin Donghyuk did.In Escape from Camp 14, acclaimed journalist Blaine Harden tells the story of Shin Dong hyuk and 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 as a competitor for food, guards raised him to be a snitch, and he witnessed the execution of his own family Through Harden s harrowing narrative of Shin s life and remarkable escape, he 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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    1. Blaine Harden

      Harden is an author and journalist who worked for The Washington Post for 28 years as a correspondent in Africa, Eastern Europe and Asia, as well as in New York and Seattle He was also a national correspondent for The New York Times and writer for the Times Magazine He has contributed to The Economist and PBS Frontline.Harden s newest book, King of Spies, is out in October of 2017 It s the untold story of Major Donald Nichols, an American spy in Korea who would become America s Kurtz He operated in a shadowland of executions and torture, while sending hundreds of his agents to their deaths inside North Korea His reign ended suddenly, when he was secretly removed from South Korea, locked up in a U.S military hospital in Florida and subjected to 50 rounds of memory obliterating electroshock Harden is also the author of The Great Leader and the Fighter Pilot Viking Penguin, 2015 , Escape From Camp 14 Viking Penguin 2012 and A River Lost Norton, revised and updated edition 2012.

    819 thoughts on “Escape from Camp 14: One Man's Remarkable Odyssey from North Korea to Freedom in the West”

    1. Ever wonder why the world didn't do more to end the horrors of Stalin's gulags or Hitler's work camps? Someday our children (or perhaps grandchildren or great-grandchildren) will ask the same question about our world today. Why doesn't the world do more to end the horrible inhumanity imposed on people in the work camps of North Korea? And the political prison camps in North Korea have existed twice as long as Stalins Soviet gulags and twelve times as long as the Nazi concentration camps, and the [...]

    2. Ostensibly getting rid of families, rather than individuals, considered undesirable by the regime, in actuality slave labour for the State.A mixture of 1984, Animal Farm and the Nazi Dachau concentration camp. It is the story of North Korea and worse in every single respect than every dystopian novel you've ever read. Here, one is born, lives one's whole life and dies in a vast camp where fear rules through hunger and brutality. One man, only one, escaped and this is his story.Not an easy book t [...]

    3. هر کتابی که دستتون هست رو بذارید زمین، تلفن رو بردارید، نشر چشمه رو بگیرید و همین الان کتاب رو سفارش بدید!!!!!!!!من اصلا از کره شمالی اطلاعات نداشتم، در حد یه شخص معمولی. این کتاب، سطر به سطر، صفحه به صفحه با روح آدم بازی می کنه. تعجب آوره که یه انسان چقدر می تونه پست زندگی کنه و چقد [...]

    4. When I hear the term "labor camps," I think of the Nazis. The Holocaust. Concentration camps -- something that happened decades ago and surely -- surely -- doesn't still exist. Right?Wrong. Even though North Korea publicly insists that prison and work camps don't exist, evidence has been seen on satellite photos and on Google Earth. Additionally, numerous North Koreans who have witnessed the camps have defected and have testified to the hellish conditions there.Shin was unlucky enough to be born [...]

    5. Imagine the UnimaginableImagine growing up with no comprehension, let alone experience of love or friendship, where every day you struggle for scraps of food, rest, and warmth, striving to avoiding abuse, imprisonment, and maybe execution. Where you view your own mother as “competition for survival”, rather than a source of love, security, and comfort. Where “redemption through snitching” and hard work is essential for survival, and you are inured to the punishment and murder of others, [...]

    6. I think Shin's story is an important one, but the way that it's presented makes it a little tough to really connect with. Shin, born and raised in a North Korean labor camp, was the first person actually born in a camp to escape. Having had no prior knowledge of the outside world, he was raised, in his own words, as an animal, taught to rat out others, to feel little more than fear, with no affection for anyone. He does some pretty horrible things as a result and while I can logically understand [...]

    7. I rate this book five stars not because it's beautiful literature or great story telling, but because it is a huge eye opener and important information. There are approximately 200,000 prisoners kept in camps or virtual prisons in North Korea. Many of the cellmates are the children and grandchildren of people who broke "the law" in Northern Korea. The theory is that it takes at least three generations of purging to get rid of the bad seed of law breakers. The description of the horrible control [...]

    8. چقدر سخت بود این روایت. و هربار با این سوال روبرو می‌شی: چکار می‌شه کرد برای مبارزه با این همه ظلم و ستم؟!

    9. آن‌ها دو مرد و یک پسر جوان را در برابر چشم همه‌ی ساکنان اردوگاه به دار آویخته بودند. آن دو مرد به سرعت جان دادند، اما جان سپردن پسر جوان یک ساعت و نیم طول کشید. کسی در پشت سر من پرسید "خدا کجاست؟ او کجاست؟" پس از اینکه پسر جوان جان داد، شخصی که پشت سر من بود مجددا پرسید "الان خدا کج [...]

    10. 5 starst because it's a "classic" but because I learned so much about North Korea. I knew North Korea was a horrible place but I had no knowledge of the prison camps. The conditions are horrific. For example: A classmate of Shin's (the man who's story is being told) was beat to death by a teacher in front of the class for having a few kernels of corn in her possession. Shin's mother and brother were hung, while Shin watched on, for having an escape plan. Shin is the one who reported them to auth [...]

    11. 4.5 stars.This is an incredibly gripping book. While I was reading it, I was so immersed in the story that it took a while to come back to the real world.I am glad I read Barbara Demick's Nothing to Envy before reading this, because I already knew how bad the situation is for ordinary citizens in North Korea, and it was all the more powerful to realize that there are people who live even worse lives in the country's prison camps. This is the story of Shin Dong-hyuk, a young man born and raised i [...]

    12. I'm split on this book. On one hand, the subject matter is utterly compelling. Little is heard in mainstream media about these detention camps that hundreds of thousands of prisoners live in for (literally) generations. Entire Families are doomed because of the real or imagined actions of one, and apparently treason must be wiped out over three generations. So children are born in these camps between assigned parents and never learn filial love or even learn any emotional state higher than the a [...]

    13. This was not at all what I was expecting. From the marketing material, I expected a story of survival from the North Korean camps that, until now, has been largely untold. Knowing a little about the atrocities of the camp, I expect to this to be an emotionally charged book but, unfortunately, I found it quite the opposite. From the beginning we learn that Shin is an unreliable narrator. The author is quick to point this out and explain to us how Shin has changed his story repeatedly over the yea [...]

    14. “High School students in America debate why President Roosevelt didn't bomb the rail lines to Hitler's camps. Their children may ask, a generation from now, why the West stared at far clearer satellite images of Kim Jong Il's camps, and did nothing.”No more brazen and poetic meaning could be found than reading this line from the book, once upon a time seems almost pertinent to this book. But once upon a time gives the semblance of fiction, and while this book eerily reminds one of a few Geor [...]

    15. When North Korea ever pops up in the news, the items usually covered are about a buffoon-like dictator, the absurd show of brainwashing (real or staged) of many of its people, and the threat of it getting a nuclear bomb. But the truth is far more serious. Because the grim reality is North Korea is the world's biggest prison and the inmates are the majority of its people. It is a slave state. And the world bears a responsibility for not doing anything to liberate the oppressed North Koreans.This [...]

    16. برای من که هیچ اطلاعی از وضعیت ساکنین کره شمالی نداشتم کتاب تکان دهنده ای بود 😔

    17. 4 STARS”Tibetans have the Dalai Lama and Richard Gere, (the) Burmese have Aung San Suu Kyi, (the) Darfurians have Mia Farrow and George Clooney. North Koreans have no one like that.Actually North Koreans have imgur, Dennis Rodman and Ken Jeong in Stevie Wonder glasses.A couple of months back, Petra recommended this book to me after posting this link in Booklikes. I’m the least literate person I know when it comes to world politics but human depravity is always fascinating even within the har [...]

    18. در مورد اوضاع کره شمالی یه چیزایی شنیده بودم. ولی از اینکه تو اون شرایط غیر استاندارد، باز یه سری اردوگاه زندانیان سیاسی هم وجود داره اطلاع نداشتم. کتاب "فرار از اردوگاه 14" روایت زندگی و فرار باورنکردنی "شین" از یکی از این اردوگاه هاست. جوانی که در داخل این اردوگاه به دنیا اومده [...]

    19. The story of a man escaping a prison camp would pique my interest at any time, but add the detail that it's a North Korean camp and I'm definitely interested. After all, North Korea's been in the news lately. Perhaps you've noticed. Shin Dong-hyuk was born into a prison labor camp. It's totalitarian rules and draconian punishment was life to him. He barely knew his father and viewed his mother as competition for food. He was raised to snitch out his fellow prisoners to the guards. This included [...]

    20. یکی ازون کتابایی که وقتی که میبندیش و تموم شده کلی اطلاعات جدید داری :))))) ولی چقد شین شاااانس داشت یعنی اگه من جای شین میخواستم فرار کنم ده باری من و میگرفتن یا از گشنگی،خونریزی، میمردمیه چیزی که خیلی بش فک میکردم این بود که چقد جامعه تاثیر داره رو اخلاق و شخصیت و قبل از خوندن کت [...]

    21. Escape from Camp 14: One Man's Remarkable Odyssey from North Korea to Freedom in the WestBackgroundCamp 14 is a North Korean labor camp (gulag) with a security level of “Total Control Zone”. Camp 14 is as large as a city with 40,000 prisoners. Camp 14 has the highest security level (Total Control Zone) which means whoever lives in this camp will never leave it alive. Inmates remain imprisoned until they die. There is no parole. There are no release dates. Most inmates will never make it to t [...]

    22. یه کتاب جالببه نظرم کتاب خوندنی ایه برای درک یک وضعیت سیاسی، انسانی و حتی فلسفی - می گم "درک" تا در درجه ی اول داوری اخلاقی رو وارد ماجرا نکنم. طبیعتا کتاب جدی ایه از نظر اخلاقی (طبیعتا اخلاق مدرن) و حرص خوردن مدام بابت آدم هایی که زیر فشار تصمیم های سیاسی له می شن. خصوصا برای منی ک [...]

    23. A picture is worth a thousand words, even when that picture is an amateurish drawing. The drawing in question shows a fourteen-year-old boy, stripped naked and suspended above a charcoal fire. He is secured to the ceiling by a rope tied around his wrists and a chain around his ankles. As he writhed in agony away from the flames, he was secured in place by one of his tormentors by means of a steel hook through his abdomen. The boy’s name is Shin Dong-hyuk. The time is 1996. The place is North K [...]

    24. I'm not sure how one should rate a journalistic account of some of the worst attrocities happening at this very second in our world, but I'll give it three stars a sort of neutral ground. The writing is definitely not groundbreaking - it is the story that matters. Shin was born and raised in Camp 14, one of the worst of the 18 that NK has. He, obviously, suffered from brainwashing, but it was not the kind of it where your head is filled with mush about the ideology of the ruling party, but rathe [...]

    25. بین 3 و 4 امتیاز!گفته میشه در کره ی شمالی اردوگاه های کار اجباری ای وجود داره که از اردوگاه های کار استالین مخوف تره. کتاب شرح وقایعیه که کاملا واقعی هستند. فردی به نام "شین" اولین کسی هست که موفق میشه از این اردوگاه های کار که هیچ کس از وجودشون اطلاعی نداره فرار کنه. در این اردوگاه [...]

    26. 4.5. Oh man, this book is really, really good. North Korea is such a strange country. Some of the things that you hear about it sound like they'd have to be fiction. This country is still mostly a mystery to most outsiders. The government keeps a very tight rein on what information gets out about the country. This book tells the true (true being the operative word, as this story is so unbelievable) story of Shin, a young man, who has lived his entire life in Camp 14, one of the infamous work cam [...]

    27. I am surprised to find this book at the last glance to the bookstore in Hong Kong International Airport. I know it is already in my To-Read section in . This is the only book I finished reading within 12 hours while I’m sitting next to beautiful clouds. Barbara Demick’s Nothing to Envy introduces us how ordinary North Koreans escaped from DPRK, but Blaine Harden’s Escape from Camp 14 tells us how a criminal who was born in Camp 14 completed the mission impossible. The world hasn't settled [...]

    28. داستان در سه بخش روایت می شود یک قسمت به شرایط وحشتناک داخل اردوگاه می پردازد . قسمت بعد به فرار و رسیدن به چین می گذرد و قسمت پایانی به رفتن به کره جنوبی و آمریکا اشاره داردقسمتی از کتاباو به مدت بیست و سه سال در قفسی بدون سقف بود که مردانی آن را اراده می کردند که مادرش را دار زدن [...]

    29. I feel so awkward giving this a star rating that I almost didn't. I just don't know how to accurately review someone's life. Sure, I've read some biographies and nonfiction, and last year around this time, I read The Complete Maus. And it pretty much broke my heart. This story did the same. It was such an informative and necessary read. I would recommend it to anyone. Harden did a good job at showing the reader Shin's story, while also showing the atrocities that are continuing to go on in North [...]

    30. Ho voluto leggere questo libro per iniziare a colmare la mia totale ignoranza sulla situazione coreana. Naturalmente è una mia ignoranza per la quale ho delle responsabilità, ma è incredibile come la questione non venga mai davvero affrontata dai mass media che si fermano solo (si fa per dire) alla minaccia nucleare. Questo libro non si può commentare in poche righe, penso però che dovrebbe essere letto da tutti coloro che, della Corea, sanno quello che sapevo io fino a ieri: "La Corea del [...]

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