Aquariums Of Pyongyang: Ten Years In The North Korean Gulag

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North Korea is today one of the last bastions of hard-line Communism.

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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 Part horror story, part historical document, part memoir, part political tract, this record of one man's suffering gives eyewitness proof to an ongoing sorrowful chapter of modern history.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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Author Chol-hwan Kang / Pierre Rigoulot
Publisher Basic Books
Page Count 238pp
Publication Size 5.25 x 8.25 x .75
Publication Notes softcover
Publication Date August 2005
ISBN 978-0465011049

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