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📒Escape From Camp 14 ✍ Blaine Harden
✏Escape from Camp 14 Book Summary : With a New Foreword The heartwrenching New York Times bestseller about the only known person born inside a North Korean prison camp to have escaped. North Korea’s political prison camps have existed twice as long as Stalin’s Soviet gulags and twelve times as long as the Nazi concentration camps. No one born and raised in these camps is known to have escaped. No one, that is, except Shin Dong-hyuk. In Escape From Camp 14, Blaine Harden unlocks the secrets of the world’s most repressive totalitarian state through the story of Shin’s shocking imprisonment and his astounding getaway. 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 mother and brother. The late “Dear Leader” Kim Jong Il was recognized throughout the world, but his country remains sealed as his third son and chosen heir, Kim Jong Eun, consolidates power. Few foreigners are allowed in, and few North Koreans are able to leave. North Korea is hungry, bankrupt, and armed with nuclear weapons. It is also a human rights catastrophe. Between 150,000 and 200,000 people work as slaves in its political prison camps. These camps are clearly visible in satellite photographs, yet North Korea’s government denies they exist. Harden’s harrowing narrative exposes this hidden dystopia, focusing on an extraordinary young man who came of age inside the highest security prison in the highest security state. Escape from Camp 14 offers an unequalled inside account of one of the world’s darkest nations. It is a tale of endurance and courage, survival and hope.
✏North Korea International Law and the Dual Crises Book Summary : The Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) has a reputation as one of the worst human rights situations in the world. This book utilizes a unique international law perspective to examine the actions and inactions of North Korea with regard to international security and human rights. Adopting political, military, historical and legal perspectives, the book explores how the two issues of nuclear weapons and the human rights abuses in North Korea are interconnected, and why the international community should apply the same international law framework to find a solution for both. Drawing on eyewitness accounts, such as refugee and defector testimony, Morse Tan offers a real-life story of North Korea that covers the pertinent law, and constructive approaches of its regime. Tan examines the specific objectives and actions of the North Korean government, and measures these according to international legal obligations such as applicable treaty law, jus cogens norms, and customary international law. The book concludes by offering solutions for dealing with international security surrounding the Korean Peninsula, and forwards a proposal for the creation of a tribunal to prosecute those at the top of the regime for international crimes and human rights abuses. As a project exploring the extremes of international law violation, this book will be of great interest and use to readers interested in the history, and political and legal implications of the strategies employed by the North Korea government.
📒World War Ii Prisoner Of War Camps ✍ Source: Wikipedia
✏World War II Prisoner of War Camps Book Summary : Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Pages: 93. Chapters: Burma Railway, Colditz Castle, Stalag Luft III, Oflag IV-C, Attempts to escape Oflag IV-C, Douglas, Wyoming WWII POW Camp, Harperley POW Camp 93, Vard hus Fortress, The March, Stalag XXI-D, Skorpa prisoner of war camp, List of prisoner-of-war camps in Germany, Lom prisoner of war camp, Blechhammer, Stalag VII-A, Cowra breakout, List of Japanese-run internment camps during World War II, List of POW camps in Britain, Stalag IV-B, Malmsheim Airfield, List of POW camps in Italy, Hellfire Pass, Stalag X-B, Camp F nfeichen, Stalag VIII-B, Stalag Luft IV, Dulag Luft, Eden Camp Museum, Angler POW escape, Far East Prisoners of War, Stalag V-A, Oflag II-C, Stalag IX-B, Oflag XIII-B, Oflag XXI-B, Oflag 64, Stalag III-A, List of POW camps in Canada, Stalag III-C, Stalag VIII-D, Featherston prisoner of war camp, Laufen, Germany, Fukuoka 17, List of POW camps in Australia, Oflag VI-B, Stalag II-D, Stalag IX-C, HM Prison Dhurringile, Stalag XX-A, Marlag und Milag Nord, Stalag XIII-C, Oflag XXI-C, Stalag VI-C, Stalag VIII-C, List of World War II POW camps administered by France, Oflag VII-B, Stalag VIII-A, Oflag IX-C, Oflag V-B, Oflag II-D, Oflag VII-C, Stalag XVIII-A, Camp Beaver Dam, Itter Castle, Oflag VII-A Murnau, Oflag IV-B Koenigstein, Stalag XIII-D, Oflag IX-A/H, Stalag XI-B, Bowmanville POW camp, Delousing break, Stalag VIII-E, Stalag Luft VI, List of POW camps in occupied Germany, Stalag XVIII-D, Oflag VIII-F, Oflag XIII-A, Stalag IV-G, Oflag XVII-A, Stalag IV-A, Loveday Camp 14, Woolenook Wood Camp, Stalag VIII-F, Stalag XI-C, Oflag 79, Loveday Camp 10, Stalag Luft 7, Oflag X-C, Stalag IV-E, Oflag XII-A, Stalag XX-B, Oflag IV-D, Katarapko Wood Camp, Loveday Camp 9, Moorook West Wood Camp, Oflag X-B, Oflag XII-B, Oflag IV-A, Stalag IV-C, Oflag VII-D, Oflag VIII-E Johannisbrunn, Dulag 183, List of World War II prisoner of ...
📒The True Story Of The Wooden Horse ✍ Robert J. Laplander
✏The True Story of the Wooden Horse Book Summary : This in-depth historical study reveals fascinating new insight into the famous Wooden Horse escape of three Allied POWs from a Nazi prison camp. In 1943, three British prisoners of war plotted a daring and ingenious escape from Stalag Luft III by making use of a hollowed-out gymnastic vaulting horse. A year before the events of The Great Escape—which would take place at the same camp—Lieutenants Michael Codner, Eric Williams, and Oliver Philpot executed the plan that Williams later recounted in his classic memoir The Wooden Horse. Now Robert Laplander presents a revealing new account in this comprehensive study of Stalag Luft III and the many attempts at escape that occurred there during the Second World War. As Laplander explains, Williams' memoir was impeded by both a lack of necessary historical scope and regulations of the Crown. In The True Story of the Wooden Horse, Laplander makes use of newly released official documents and eye-witnesses reports. Supplemented by illustrations, including shots of a full-scale replica of the vaulting horse, this volume presents an exhaustive account of the escape in its entirety, set in the context of the camp’s history.
📒Civil War Prisons ✍ William Best Hesseltine
✏Civil War Prisons Book Summary : First published in 1962 as a special edition of Civil War History journal, Civil War Prisons remains the standard on the topic. Editor Hesseltine tackles the historiography of northern and southern prisons during the American Civil War. He attempts to bring closure to the legendary northern myth that the Southern government did its best to "exterminate" Union prisoners by calling the effective northern war propaganda a wartime "psychosis." Furthermore, the author offers his analysis over the much debated prisoner exchange system, and comes down hard on the North, especially its government and General Ulysses S. Grant, for their questionable approach to this issue. For all the serious scholarship and popular writing devoted to the American Civil War, the topic of prisoner-of-war camps, more than any other, retains the feeling of horror and passion that characterized the war years themselves, "Men held captive under such circumstances, guilty of no offense other than the deplorable misfortune of having been captured by the enemy, suffer tremendous psychological punishment as well as physical hardship. Monotony, estrangement and fear, along with privation and often brutality, combine to create nearly as wretched a quality of human life as is imaginable. The sufferings of Civil War prisoners (are) documented in this re-issue of an early number of the journal Civil War History ....Recounted there....are prisoner experiences in four Confederate installations: Andersonville, Georgia; Libby in Richmond, Virginia; Cahaba, Alabama; and Charleston, South Carolina. The remaining articles treat conditions in four Union prisons: Fort Warren in Boston harb∨ Rock Island, Illinois; Elmira, New York; and Johnson's Island on Lake Erie....in addition to some examples of sparkling and vivid prose, this volume contains a number of excellent photographs as well as an introduction by the late William B. Hesseltine...."--Kenneth B. Shover, The Historian
📒Holes ✍ Louis Sachar
✏Holes Book Summary : As further evidence of his family's bad fortune which they attribute to a curse on a distant relative, Stanley Yelnats is sent to a hellish correctional camp in the Texas desert where he finds his first real friend, a treasure, and a new sense of himself. A Newbery Award Winner. 75,000 first printing.
📒I Want To Go Home Novel Study ✍ Ron Leduc
✏I Want to Go Home Novel Study Book Summary : I Want to Go Home is the story of a boy’s various escape attempts from Camp Algonkian. Rudy Miller is sent to Camp Algonkian by his parents on the misguided advice of the school guidance counselor. There, Rudy is determined to become his own man, by making snide comments of the camp founder’s bow-legs, playing chess instead of the scheduled activities, or making a salaté for his counselor. At night, instead of singing campfire songs, Rudy spends his time planning various escapes from the camp. When a badly planned wager leaves Rudy in charge of the camp for a day, the campers will either kill him or call him a hero. Our Novel Studies provide a teacher and student section with a variety of activities, discussion questions and answer key to create a well-rounded lesson plan.
📒Cambridge English Prepare Level 4 Student S Book ✍ James Styring
✏Cambridge English Prepare Level 4 Student s Book Book Summary : Prepare! is a lively general English course with comprehensive Cambridge English for Schools exam preparation integrated throughout. This flexible course brings together all the tools and technology you expect to get the results you need. Prepare! is the only schools course jointly produced with and endorsed by Cambridge English Language Assessment. Its unique approach is driven by cutting edge language research from the English Vocabulary Profile and the Cambridge Learner Corpus. Whether teaching general English or focusing on exams, Prepare! leaves you and your students genuinely ready for what comes next: real Cambridge English exams, or real life.
📒 Out Of The Mouth Of Hell ✍ Frances Harding Casstevens
✏ Out of the Mouth of Hell Book Summary : "This work is divided into two sections--the Federal prisons and the Confederate prisons. The facilities have been organized alphabetically for easy reference. Facts about each prison include when it was established, type of facility, location, number and kind of prisoners held, known escapes, and other available data"--Provided by publisher.
📒Mud City ✍ Deborah Ellis
✏Mud City Book Summary : This is the sequel to Breadwinner.