The Resource Long road home: : testimony of a North Korean camp survivor, Kim Yong with Kim Suk-Young, (ebook)

Long road home: : testimony of a North Korean camp survivor, Kim Yong with Kim Suk-Young, (ebook)

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Long road home: : testimony of a North Korean camp survivor
Title
Long road home:
Title remainder
testimony of a North Korean camp survivor
Statement of responsibility
Kim Yong with Kim Suk-Young
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Subject
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Language
eng
Summary
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 it also illuminates the daily struggle to maintain dignity and integrity in the face of unbelievable odds. 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
Cataloging source
Midwest
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1950-
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Kim, Yong
Dewey number
365/.45092 B
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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1970-
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  • Kim, Suk-Young
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  • Kim, Yong
  • Political prisoners
  • Concentration camps
  • Forced labor
  • Korea (North)
Target audience
adult
Label
Long road home: : testimony of a North Korean camp survivor, Kim Yong with Kim Suk-Young, (ebook)
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multicolored
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
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Digital content provided by hoopla
Isbn
9780231519281
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Publisher number
MWT11862403
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remote
Stock number
11862403
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MWT11862403
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Mode of access: World Wide Web
Label
Long road home: : testimony of a North Korean camp survivor, Kim Yong with Kim Suk-Young, (ebook)
Link
Publication
Color
multicolored
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Isbn
9780231519281
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Publisher number
MWT11862403
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
11862403
System control number
MWT11862403
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web

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