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Aquariums of Pyongyang : Ten Years in the North Korean Gulag - 05 edition

Aquariums of Pyongyang : Ten Years in the North Korean Gulag (ISBN10: 0465011047; ISBN13: 9780465011049)
ISBN13: 978-0465011049
ISBN10: 0465011047

This edition has also been released as:
ISBN13: 978-0465011018
ISBN10: 0465011012

Summary: 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 sending all suspected dissidents to its brutal concentration camps for "re-education." Kang Chol-hwan is the first survivor of one of these camps to escape and tell his story to the world, documenting the extreme conditions in these gulags and providing a personal insight into life in
North Korea. Part horror story, part historical document, part memoir, part political tract, this record of one man's suffering gives eyewitness proof to an ongoing sorrowful chapter of modern history. New edition with a new preface by the author.
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Summary: 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 sending all suspected dissidents to its brutal concentration camps for "re-education." Kang Chol-hwan is the first survivor of one of these camps to escape and tell his story to the world, documenting the extreme conditions in these gulags and providing a personal insight into life in North Korea. Part horror story, part historical document, part memoir, part political tract, this record of one man's suffering gives eyewitness proof to an ongoing sorrowful chapter of modern history. New edition with a new preface by the author. ...show less

Edition/Copyright: 05
Cover: Paperback
Publisher: Basic Books, Inc.
Year Published: 2005
International: No



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