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

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

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Paperback, Basic Books, 2005, ISBN# 0465011047
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Powerful and startling, the first account of life in the North Korean labor camps from a survivor who escaped from this communist regime prison details the brutal conditions, the harsh labor, and the mental abuse that the author suffered and traces his escape to South Korea. 40,000 first printing.

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Powerful and startling, the first account of life in the North Korean labor camps from a survivor who escaped from this communist regime prison details the brutal conditions, the harsh labor, and the mental abuse that the author suffered and traces his escape to South Korea. 40,000 first printing.

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 Part horror story, part historical document, part memoir, part political tract, this record of one man's suffering gives eyewitness proof to an ongoing sorrowful chapter of modern history.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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Number of Pages: 238
Number in Series: 1
Original Languages: English
Subject: POLITICAL PRISONERS_BIOGRAPHY ,  CONCENTRATION CAMPS ,  FORCED LABOR ,  KOREA (NORTH)_SOCIAL CONDITIONS
Author: Chol-Hwan, Kang ,  Rigoulot, Pierre ,  Reiner, Yair
Target Audience: Trade
Translator: Reiner, Yair
Publisher: Perseus Books Group
ISBN-13: 9780465011049
Assembled Product Dimensions (L x W x H): 5.50 x 8.25 x 1.00 Inches
ISBN-10: 0465011047
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