Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Book Giveaway: Escape From Camp 14 by Blaine Harden

The shocking story of one of the few people born in a North Korean political prison to have escaped and survived. 
North Korea is isolated and hungry, bankrupt and belligerent. It is also armed with nuclear weapons. Between 150,000 and 200,000 people are being held in its political prison camps, which have existed twice as long as Stalin's Soviet gulags and twelve times as long as the Nazi concentration camps. Very few born and raised in these camps have escaped. But Shin Donghyuk did.

In Escape from Camp 14, acclaimed journalist Blaine Harden tells the story of Shin Dong-hyuk and through the lens of Shin's life unlocks the secrets of the world's most repressive totalitarian state. Shin knew nothing of civilized existence-he saw his mother as a competitor for food, guards raised him to be a snitch, and he witnessed the execution of his own family. Through Harden's harrowing narrative of Shin's life and remarkable escape, he offers an unequaled inside account of one of the world's darkest nations and a riveting tale of endurance, courage, and survival.


Penguin is giving away one paperback copy of Blaine Harden's Escape From Camp 14, and this is open to book readers and bloggers from the U.S. and Canada, must be 18 years old and above.
To join the book giveaway, just follow Bookingly Yours, leave a comment with your email. Extra points will be given to those who will share this post thru Facebook and/or Twitter, with the link/s included in the comment section. Book give away will end on May 3 and the winner will be announced shortly thereafter. 


Darlene said...

I'd love to win this book! I'm following on GFC (Darlene)

darlenesbooknook at gmail dot com

+1 for tweeting:!/DarleneBookNook/status/192785338245185539

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Carl Scott said...

I've been valiantly trying to win a cpy of this book. Maybe this my time. I hope so.

My email is: carlscott(at)prodigy(dot)net(dot)mx

I follow on GFC: Carl Scott

I also tweeted about the giveaway:!/carlrscott/status/192845306767998976


Kimberly @ Turning the Pages said...

I'd love to win this one! Thanks for another super fabulous giveaway!

I'm following via GFC as MissKimberlyStardust
my e-mail is:
(The periods are supposed to be there so just copy and paste)

-Kimberly @ Turning The Pages

Felicity Grace Terry said...

Not something I know very much about, this sounds like one of those reads that though shocking should be read.

Marjorie/cenya2 said...

Thanks for the review. I think this book would be a fantastic read and one you would not forget.

cenya2 at hotmail dot com

E_Mish said...

After taking history classes about communism in the USSR and China this book sounds like an intense read. My email address is

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