Read Long Road Home: Testimony of a North Korean Camp Survivor by Yong Kim Free Online


Ebook Long Road Home: Testimony of a North Korean Camp Survivor by Yong Kim read! Book Title: Long Road Home: Testimony of a North Korean Camp Survivor
City - Country: No data
Loaded: 1736 times
Reader ratings: 6.6
The author of the book: Yong Kim
Edition: Columbia University Press
Date of issue: May 1st 2009
ISBN: 0231147465
ISBN 13: 9780231147460
Language: English
Format files: PDF
The size of the: 3.72 MB

Read full description of the books:



Kim Yong shares his harrowing account of life in a labor camp--a singularly despairing form of torture carried out by the secret state. Although it is known that gulags exist in North Korea, little information is available about their organization and conduct, for prisoners rarely escape both incarceration and the country alive. Long Road Home shares the remarkable story of one such survivor, a former military official who spent six years in a gulag and experienced firsthand the brutality of an unconscionable regime.

As a lieutenant colonel in the North Korean army, Kim Yong enjoyed unprecedented privilege in a society that closely monitored its citizens. He owned an imported car and drove it freely throughout the country. He also encountered corruption at all levels, whether among party officials or Japanese trade partners, and took note of the illicit benefits that were awarded to some and cruelly denied to others.

When accusations of treason stripped Kim Yong of his position, the loose distinction between those who prosper and those who suffer under Kim Jong-il became painfully clear. Kim Yong was thrown into a world of violence and terror, condemned to camp No. 14 in Hamkyeong province, North Korea's most notorious labor camp. As he worked a constant shift 2,400 feet underground, daylight became Kim's new luxury; as the months wore on, he became intimately acquainted with political prisoners, subhuman camp guards, and an apocalyptic famine that killed millions.

After years of meticulous planning, and with the help of old friends, Kim escaped and came to the United States via China, Mongolia, and South Korea. Presented here for the first time in its entirety, his story not only testifies to the atrocities being committed behind North Korea's wall of silence but also illuminates the daily struggle to maintain dignity and integrity in the face of unbelievable hardship. Like the work of Solzhenitsyn, this rare portrait tells a story of resilience as it reveals the dark forms of oppression, torture, and ideological terror at work in our world today.


Download Long Road Home: Testimony of a North Korean Camp Survivor PDF Long Road Home: Testimony of a North Korean Camp Survivor PDF
Download Long Road Home: Testimony of a North Korean Camp Survivor ERUB Long Road Home: Testimony of a North Korean Camp Survivor PDF
Download Long Road Home: Testimony of a North Korean Camp Survivor DOC Long Road Home: Testimony of a North Korean Camp Survivor PDF
Download Long Road Home: Testimony of a North Korean Camp Survivor TXT Long Road Home: Testimony of a North Korean Camp Survivor PDF



Read information about the author

Ebook Long Road Home: Testimony of a North Korean Camp Survivor read Online!


Reviews of the Long Road Home: Testimony of a North Korean Camp Survivor


CAMERON

The beginning is exciting, but at the end of the book is just a very template.

TOBY

He does not stop applaud author and his works.

FAITH

The book brought changes in life!

ETHAN

Quickly downloaded

ISABELLE

Why do you ask me to drive a phone?




Add a comment




Download EBOOK Long Road Home: Testimony of a North Korean Camp Survivor by Yong Kim Online free

PDF: long-road-home-testimony-of-a-north-korean-camp-survivor.pdf Long Road Home: Testimony of a North Korean Camp Survivor PDF
ERUB: long-road-home-testimony-of-a-north-korean-camp-survivor.epub Long Road Home: Testimony of a North Korean Camp Survivor ERUB
DOC: long-road-home-testimony-of-a-north-korean-camp-survivor.doc Long Road Home: Testimony of a North Korean Camp Survivor DOC
TXT: long-road-home-testimony-of-a-north-korean-camp-survivor.txt Long Road Home: Testimony of a North Korean Camp Survivor TXT