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Sources on North Korea: Escape from Camp 14

by | March 4th, 2012 | 07:00 am

In Escape from Camp 14, Blaine Harden tells the astonishing tale of Shin Dong-hyuk:  his birth and upbringing amid the barbarism of a North Korean prison camp; his betrayal of family; and his eventual escape and resettlement in the United States. Through the extraordinary arc of Shin’s life, Harden illuminates the North Korea that exists beyond the headlines and creates a moving testament to one man’s struggle to retrieve his own lost humanity.

Hardin provides a detailed introduction to the book for the Guardian.