A Thousand Miles to Freedom: My Escape from North Korea

St. Martin's Press - As a child Eunsun loved her country. Despite her school field trips to public executions, daily self-criticism sessions, and the increasing gnaw of hunger as the country-wide famine escalated. By the time she was eleven years old, Eunsun's father and grandparents had died of starvation, and Eunsun was in danger of the same.

Finally, her mother decided to escape North Korea with Eunsun and her sister, not knowing that they were embarking on a journey that would take them nine long years to complete. Before finally reaching south korea and freedom, Eunsun and her family would live homeless, survive a North Korean labor camp, fall into the hands of Chinese human traffickers, and cross the deserts of Mongolia on foot.

A Thousand Miles to Freedom: My Escape from North Korea - Now, eunsun is sharing her remarkable story to give voice to the tens of millions of North Koreans still suffering in silence. Martin's Press. Told with grace and courage, her memoir is a riveting exposé of North Korea's totalitarian regime and, ultimately, a testament to the strength and resilience of the human spirit.

Eunsun kim was born in North Korea, one of the most secretive and oppressive countries in the modern world. St.





In Order to Live: A North Korean Girl's Journey to Freedom

Penguin Press - Park’s family was loving and close-knit, but life in North Korea was brutal, practically medieval. Park’s testimony is rare, and terribly important, edifying, and the story she tells in In Order to Live is heartbreaking and unimaginable, but never without hope. After her father was imprisoned and tortured by the regime for trading on the black-market, a risk he took in order to provide for his wife and two young daughters, Yeonmi and her family were branded as criminals and forced to the cruel margins of North Korean society.

I taught myself to forget the rest. In in order to live, park shines a light not just into the darkest corners of life in North Korea, describing the deprivation and deception she endured and which millions of North Korean people continue to endure to this day, but also onto her own most painful and difficult memories.

In Order to Live: A North Korean Girl's Journey to Freedom - Her voice is riveting and dignified. This is the human spirit at its most indomitable. Indeed, today she is a human rights activist working determinedly to bring attention to the oppression taking place in her home country. She tells with bravery and dignity for the first time the story of how she and her mother were betrayed and sold into sexual slavery in China and forced to suffer terrible psychological and physical hardship before they finally made their way to Seoul, South Korea—and to freedom.

. As she writes, “i convinced myself that a lot of what I had experienced never happened. Park would regularly go without food and was made to believe that, Kim Jong Il, the country’s dictator, could read her mind.





In Order to Live: A North Korean Girl's Journey to Freedom

Penguin Books - All i knew was that if my family stayed behind, we would probably die—from starvation, from disease, from the inhuman conditions of a prison labor camp. With thirteen-year-old park suffering from a botched appendectomy and weighing a mere sixty pounds, she and her mother were smuggled across the border into China.

I wasn’t dreaming of freedom when I escaped from North Korea. By the time she and her mother made their way to South Korea two years later, her father was dead and her sister was still missing. This is the human spirit at its most indomitable. As she writes, “i convinced myself that a lot of what I had experienced never happened.

In Order to Live: A North Korean Girl's Journey to Freedom - Park knew the journey would be difficult, but could not have imagined the extent of the hardship to come. My mother and i were searching for my older sister, Eunmi, who had left for China a few days earlier and had not been heard from since. Those years in China cost Park her childhood, and nearly her life.

Park’s family was loving and close-knit, but life in North Korea was brutal, practically medieval. Still in her early twenties, yeonmi Park has lived through experiences that few people of any age will ever know—and most people would never recover from. Her voice is riveting and dignified. I taught myself to forget the rest.





The Girl with Seven Names

William Collins - She could not have imagined that it would be twelve years before she was reunited with her family. Penguin Books. Given the repression, as she had been told “the best on the planet”?Aged seventeen, poverty and starvation she witnessed surely her country could not be, she decided to escape North Korea.

William Collins. New york times bestselleran extraordinary insight into life under one of the world’s most ruthless and secretive dictatorships – and the story of one woman’s terrifying struggle to avoid capture/repatriation and guide her family to freedom. As a child growing up in north Korea, Hyeonseo Lee was one of millions trapped by a secretive and brutal communist regime.

The Girl with Seven Names - Penguin Press. Her home on the border with china gave her some exposure to the world beyond the confines of the Hermit Kingdom and, as the famine of the 1990s struck, she began to wonder, question and to realise that she had been brainwashed her entire life.





Escape from Camp 14: One Man's Remarkable Odyssey from North Korea to Freedom in the West

Viking - It is also armed with nuclear weapons. 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.

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. Blaine harden's latest book,  King of Spies, will be available from Viking in Fall 2017. North korea is isolated and hungry, bankrupt and belligerent. William Collins.

Escape from Camp 14: One Man's Remarkable Odyssey from North Korea to Freedom in the West - Penguin Books. Penguin Press. 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.

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. 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.





Stars Between the Sun and Moon: One Woman's Life in North Korea and Escape to Freedom

W. W. Norton & Company - Driven by starvation―her family’s as well as her own―Jang illegally crossed the river to better-off China to trade goods. William Collins. She is a woman of great emotional depth, courage, and resilience. Happy to serve her country, Jang worked in a factory as a young woman. Penguin Books. There, a man she thought was courting her raped her.

She managed to convince her family to let her return home, only to have her in-laws and parents sell her son without her knowledge for 300 won and two bars of soap. In a dramatic escape, fled to mongolia under gunfire, she was smuggled with her newborn to China, and finally found refuge in South Korea before eventually settling in Canada.

Stars Between the Sun and Moon: One Woman's Life in North Korea and Escape to Freedom - With so few accounts by north korean women and those from its rural areas, Jang's fascinating memoir helps us understand the lives of those many others who have no way to make their voices known. An extraordinary memoir by a North Korean woman who defied the government to keep her family alive. Born in the 1970s, lucia jang grew up in a common, she bowed to a photo of Kim Il-Sung every night, rural North Korean household―her parents worked hard, and the family scraped by on rationed rice and a small garden.

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. She was caught and imprisoned twice, pregnant the second time. Penguin Press.





Escape from Camp 14: One Man's Remarkable Odyssey from North Korea to Freedom in the West

Penguin Books - These camps are clearly visible in satellite photographs, yet North Korea’s government denies they exist. Harden’s 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. With a new forewordthe heartwrenching New York Times bestseller about the only known person born inside a North Korean prison camp to have escaped.

North korea’s political prison camps have existed twice as long as Stalin’s Soviet gulags and twelve times as long as the Nazi concentration camps. No one, that is, except Shin Dong-hyuk. In escape from camp 14, blaine harden unlocks the secrets of the world’s most repressive totalitarian state through the story of Shin’s shocking imprisonment and his astounding getaway.

Escape from Camp 14: One Man's Remarkable Odyssey from North Korea to Freedom in the West - It is also a human rights catastrophe. No one born and raised in these camps is known to have escaped. It is a tale of endurance and courage, survival and hope. 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 mother and brother.

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. Few foreigners are allowed in, and few North Koreans are able to leave. Penguin Press.





Dear Leader: Poet, Spy, Escapee--A Look Inside North Korea

37 Ink - Penguin Press. Never before has a member of the elite described the inner workings of this totalitarian state and its propaganda machine. William Collins. The story they couldn't hack: 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 breathtaking escape to freedom.

The general will now enter the room. Everyone turns to stone. An astonishing exposé told through the heart-stopping story of Jang Jin-sung’s escape to South Korea, Dear Leader is a rare and unprecedented insight into the world’s most secretive and repressive regime. Not moving my head, i direct my eyes to a point halfway up the archway where Kim Jong-il’s face will soon appear… As North Korea’s State Poet Laureate, Jang Jin-sung led a charmed life.

Dear Leader: Poet, Spy, Escapee--A Look Inside North Korea - But this privileged existence was about to be shattered. Penguin Books. With food provisions even as the country suffered through its great famine, access to strictly censored information, and audiences with Kim Jong-il himself, a travel pass, his life in Pyongyang seemed safe and secure. 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.

Escape from camp 14 one man s Remarkable Odyssey from North Korea to Freedom in the West. When a strictly forbidden magazine he lent to a friend goes missing, Jang Jin-sung must flee for his life.





The Girl with Seven Names

William Collins - New york times bestselleran extraordinary insight into life under one of the world’s most ruthless and secretive dictatorships – and the story of one woman’s terrifying struggle to avoid capture/repatriation and guide her family to freedom. As a child growing up in north Korea, Hyeonseo Lee was one of millions trapped by a secretive and brutal communist regime.

William Collins. Penguin Books. Penguin Press. She could not have imagined that it would be twelve years before she was reunited with her family. Given the repression, poverty and starvation she witnessed surely her country could not be, as she had been told “the best on the planet”?Aged seventeen, she decided to escape North Korea.

The Girl with Seven Names - . Her home on the border with china gave her some exposure to the world beyond the confines of the Hermit Kingdom and, she began to wonder, as the famine of the 1990s struck, question and to realise that she had been brainwashed her entire life. 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.

Escape from camp 14 one man s Remarkable Odyssey from North Korea to Freedom in the West.





Nothing to Envy: Ordinary Lives in North Korea

Spiegel & Grau - An eye-opening account of life inside north korea—a closed world of increasing global importance—hailed as a “tour de force of meticulous reporting” the new york review of books   national book award fiNALIST • NATIONAL BOOK CRITICS CIRCLE AWARD FINALIST   In this landmark addition to the literature of totalitarianism, award-winning journalist Barbara Demick follows the lives of six North Korean citizens over fifteen years—a chaotic period that saw the death of Kim Il-sung, the rise to power of his son Kim Jong-il the father of Kim Jong-un, and a devastating famine that killed one-fifth of the population.

. Elegantly structured and written, it is a groundbreaking work of literary nonfiction. John delury, slate “at times a page-turner, at others an intimate study in totalitarian psychology. The philadelphia Inquirer Penguin Press. Penguin Books. Demick brings to life what it means to be living under the most repressive regime today—an Orwellian world that is by choice not connected to the Internet, informants are rewarded, where displays of affection are punished, and an offhand remark can send a person to the gulag for life.

Nothing to Envy: Ordinary Lives in North Korea - Humanizes a downtrodden, long-suffering people whose individual lives, hopes and dreams are so little known abroad. San francisco chronicle “The narrow boundaries of our knowledge have expanded radically with the publication of Nothing to Envy.





The Aquariums of Pyongyang: Ten Years in the North Korean Gulag

Basic Books - Penguin Books. 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. Escape from camp 14 one man s Remarkable Odyssey from North Korea to Freedom in the West. Penguin Press. Sent to the notorious labor camp Yodok when he was nine years old, Kang for ten years observed frequent public executions and endured forced labor and near-starvation rations.

William Collins. In 1992, he escaped to south korea, where he found God and now advocates for human rights in North Korea. The harrowing memoir of life inside north korea amid escalating nuclear tensions, Kim Jong-un and North Korea's other leaders have kept a tight grasp on their one-party state, quashing any nascent opposition movements and sending all suspected dissidents to its brutal concentration camps for "re-education.

The Aquariums of Pyongyang: Ten Years in the North Korean Gulag - 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. This record of one man's suffering gives eyewitness proof to the abuses perpetrated by the North Korean regime.