The Resource Escape from North Korea: : the untold story of Asia's underground railroad, Melanie Kirkpatrick, (ebook)

Escape from North Korea: : the untold story of Asia's underground railroad, Melanie Kirkpatrick, (ebook)

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Escape from North Korea: : the untold story of Asia's underground railroad
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Escape from North Korea:
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the untold story of Asia's underground railroad
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Melanie Kirkpatrick
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eng
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From the world's most repressive state comes rare good news: the escape to freedom of a small number of its people. It is a crime to leave North Korea. Yet increasing numbers of North Koreans dare to flee. They go first to neighboring China, which rejects them as criminals, then on to Southeast Asia or Mongolia, and finally to South Korea, the United States, and other free countries. They travel along a secret route known as the new underground railroad. With a journalist's grasp of events and a novelist's ear for narrative, Melanie Kirkpatrick tells the story of the North Koreans' quest for liberty. Travelers on the new underground railroad include women bound to Chinese men who purchased them as brides, defectors carrying state secrets, and POWs from the Korean War held captive in the North for more than half a century. Their conductors are brokers who are in it for the money as well as Christians who are in it to serve God. The Christians see their mission as the liberation of North Korea one person at a time. Just as escaped slaves from the American South educated Americans about the evils of slavery, the North Korean fugitives are informing the world about the secretive country they fled. Escape from North Korea describes how they also are sowing the seeds for change within North Korea itself. Once they reach sanctuary, the escapees channel news back to those they left behind. In doing so, they are helping to open their information-starved homeland, exposing their countrymen to liberal ideas, and laying the intellectual groundwork for the transformation of the totalitarian regime that keeps their fellow citizens in chains
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Midwest
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Kirkpatrick, Melanie
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305.9/0691409513
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non fiction
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  • Church work with refugees
  • Missionaries
  • Missionaries
  • Refugees
  • Refugees
  • Repatriation
  • Korea (North)
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adult
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Escape from North Korea: : the untold story of Asia's underground railroad, Melanie Kirkpatrick, (ebook)
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9781594037320
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MWT11822474
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Escape from North Korea: : the untold story of Asia's underground railroad, Melanie Kirkpatrick, (ebook)
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Publication
Color
multicolored
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unknown
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1 online resource
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Isbn
9781594037320
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Publisher number
MWT11822474
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
11822474
System control number
MWT11822474
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Mode of access: World Wide Web

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