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Escape from North Korea Hardcover – 27 Sep 2012

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Product details

  • Hardcover: 320 pages
  • Publisher: Encounter Books (27 Sept. 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1594036330
  • ISBN-13: 978-1594036330
  • Product Dimensions: 16 x 3.3 x 23.1 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 947,685 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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"With the perfect, hypnotic flow of a consummate journalist, Melanie Kirkpatrick has created an encyclopedic, magnificently researched and reported portrait of the dramatic resistance to the slow-motion holocaust that is taking place in North Korea as you read this. Her account is as captivating as a thriller, but unlike a thriller it is morally compelling. What elevates it to the ranks of the finest books is the skill of its author and the selfless urgency of her appeal. Many a prize has been awarded to books not half as deserving." -- Mark Helprin, Author of Winter's Tale and A Soldier of the Great War
"Escape from North Korea should be assigned reading for anyone--policymaker, academic, or journalist alike--who think they know anything about the Kim family dictatorship. Melanie Kirkpatrick shows how "the new Underground Railroad" is not only providing an escape route from the prison camp that is North Korea, but something even more important as well. She shows how that escape route, aided and expanded, can bring down North Korea's despotic regime and free its entire people. Kirkpatrick combines exhaustive reporting with insightful analysis in a powerful and compelling tale of repression and freedom." -- John R. Bolton, Former U.S. ambassador to the United Nations

"A riveting, meticulously researched account of the harrowing journey North Koreans must take to reach freedom. Kirkpatrick describes in detail the secret network of safe houses, transit routes and brokers that have emerged in China and other countries to enable North Koreans to escape. Similar to the Underground Railroad in the United States that liberated slaves, the network achieves inspiring successes and tragic failures. The book will interest both the general public and serve as a powerful tool for policymakers, academics and advocates interested in lending support to one of the world's most persecuted people." -- Roberta Cohen, Co-chair of the Committee for Human Rights in Northt

About the Author

Melanie Kirkpatrick is a journalist, writer, and senior fellow at the Hudson Institute. She was deputy editor of the editorial page of The Wall Street Journal, where she was a longtime member of the editorial board and op-ed editor. She lives in rural Connecticut with her husband, Jack David.


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A very interesting book which covers a wide range of issues facing North Korea. It has clearly been well researched and is very up to date, a must read for anyone interested in North Korea.
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Great book which looks at the hell of living in North Korea. Well researched and well worth a read to anyone who is interested in the hermit kingdom.
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very very thought provoking and clear and challenging. very very interesting. great informative read .makes one very thankful for freedom
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Delighted with service and product. Thank you.
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