Escape From Camp 14

📒Escape From Camp 14 ✍ Blaine Harden

✏Book Title : Escape from Camp 14
✏Author : Blaine Harden
✏Publisher : Pan Macmillan
✏Release Date : 2012-03-29
✏Pages : 256
✏ISBN : 9780230761186
✏Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

✏Escape from Camp 14 Book Summary : Now with a new foreword by the author. Shin Dong-hyuk was born in the early 1980s inside Camp 14, one of five sprawling political prisons in the mountains of North Korea. Located about 55 miles north of Pyongyang, the labour camp is a 'complete control district,' a no-exit prison where the only sentence is life. No one born in Camp 14 or in any North Korean political prison camp has escaped. No one except Shin. This is his story. A gripping, terrifying memoir with a searing sense of place, ESCAPE FROM CAMP 14 will unlock, through Shin, a dark and secret nation, taking readers to a place they have never before been allowed to go. 'This is a story unlike any other' Barbara Demick, author of Nothing to Envy: Ordinary Lives in North Korea A major documentary film.

✏Book Title : Study Guide Escape from Camp 14 by Blaine Harden SuperSummary
✏Author : SuperSummary
✏Publisher :
✏Release Date : 2019-03-30
✏Pages : 73
✏ISBN : 1092181733
✏Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

✏Study Guide Escape from Camp 14 by Blaine Harden SuperSummary Book Summary : SuperSummary, a modern alternative to SparkNotes and CliffsNotes, offers high-quality study guides for challenging works of literature. This 73-page guide for "Escape from Camp 14" by Blaine Harden includes detailed chapter summaries and analysis covering 23 chapters, as well as several more in-depth sections of expert-written literary analysis. Featured content includes commentary on major characters, 25 important quotes, essay topics, and key themes like Political Corruption and Social Class and Bloodline.

📒Sundays At Eight ✍ Brian Lamb

✏Book Title : Sundays at Eight
✏Author : Brian Lamb
✏Publisher : Hachette UK
✏Release Date : 2014-04-29
✏Pages : 496
✏ISBN : 9781610393492
✏Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

✏Sundays at Eight Book Summary : For the last 25 years, Sunday nights at 8pm on C-SPAN has been appointment television for many Americans. During that time, host Brian Lamb has invited people to his Capitol Hill studio for hour-long conversations about contemporary society and history. In today's soundbite culture that hour remains one of television's last vestiges of in-depth, civil conversation. First came C-SPAN's Booknotes in 1989, which by the time it ended in December 2004, was the longest-running author-interview program in American broadcast history. Many of the most notable nonfiction authors of its era were featured over the course of 800 episodes, and the conversations became a defining hour for the network and for nonfiction writers. In January 2005, C-SPAN embarked on a new chapter with the launch of Q and A. Again one hour of uninterrupted conversation but the focus was expanded to include documentary film makers, entrepreneurs, social workers, political leaders and just about anyone with a story to tell. To mark this anniversary Lamb and his team at C-SPAN have assembled Sundays at Eight, a collection of the best unpublished interviews and stories from the last 25 years. Featured in this collection are historians like David McCullough, Ron Chernow and Robert Caro, reporters including April Witt, John Burns and Michael Weisskopf, and numerous others, including Christopher Hitchens, Brit Hume and Kenneth Feinberg. In a March 2001 Booknotes interview 60 Minutes creator Don Hewitt described the show's success this way: “All you have to do is tell me a story.” This collection attests to the success of that principle, which has guided Lamb for decades. And his guests have not disappointed, from the dramatic escape of a lifelong resident of a North Korean prison camp, to the heavy price paid by one successful West Virginia businessman when he won 314 million in the lottery, or the heroic stories of recovery from the most horrific injuries in modern-day warfare. Told in the series' signature conversational manner, these stories come to life again on the page. Sundays at Eight is not merely a token for fans of C-SPAN's interview programs, but a collection of significant stories that have helped us understand the world for a quarter-century.

📒Building Bridges ✍ David Alton

✏Book Title : Building Bridges
✏Author : David Alton
✏Publisher : Lion Books
✏Release Date : 2013-05-17
✏Pages : 240
✏ISBN : 9780745957685
✏Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

✏Building Bridges Book Summary : For sixty years North Korea has had neither war nor peace; simply an Armistice signed in 1953 – this lack of resolution has perpetuated instability, fear, and a risk of further tragedy. Behind the backdrop is the ever present danger of a major conflict. Lord Alton suggests that there is a better way to relate to the pariah state. There are many issues to be addressed; including serious concerns over the grave, systematic and widespread violation of human rights, including reported executions, torture, violations of religious freedom and humanitarian concerns. Lord Alton argues that through patient but firm engagement, this situation is capable of resolution. Distinguishing between an antipathy towards a decaying political ideology and a love of the dignified and courageous Korean people must remain the central concern –we must encourage the tiny shoots of hope and above all build bridges through constructive, critical engagement.

✏Book Title : The Great Leader and the Fighter Pilot
✏Author : Blaine Harden
✏Publisher : Pan Macmillan
✏Release Date : 2015-03-26
✏Pages :
✏ISBN : 9781447253358
✏Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

✏The Great Leader and the Fighter Pilot Book Summary : A non-fiction thriller by international bestselling author Blaine Harden (Escape from Camp 14) that explores the world's most repressive state through the intertwined lives of two North Koreans, one infamous, one obscure: Kim Il Sung, the former North Korean leader and No Kum Sok, once the state's youngest jet fighter pilot. Shortly before the Korean War ended, No Kum Sok met Kim Il Sung, who congratulated him for his flying skill and his courage. A few months later, No Kum Sok stole a Soviet-made MiG-15 and flew it to a US airfield in South Korea. Beginning with the arbitrary division of Korea in 1945 and ending two months after the shaky armistice that halted combat in the Korean War, The Great Leader & the Fighter Pilot is an ambitious and gripping book which digs deeply into the character of the Kim family dictatorship. At once an irresistible adventure story and an authoritative guide to the notorious state, it explains why North Korea remains so isolated, why it created and maintains a vast gulag of concentration camps, and why it is still so angry at the western world.

📒Life Or Death ✍ Larry Verstraete

✏Book Title : Life or Death
✏Author : Larry Verstraete
✏Publisher : Scholastic Canada
✏Release Date : 2014-02-01
✏Pages : 160
✏ISBN : 9781443133128
✏Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

✏Life or Death Book Summary : More than 30 riveting - and true! - survival stories from Larry Verstraete, the master of adventure non-fiction. A slave in mid-1800s North Carolina squeezes into a 2' x 3' box and has friends mail him to Philadelphia . . . and freedom. A doctor injects 8000 Polish Jews with a substance that makes it appear they have typhus, getting them sent into quarantine instead of to death camps. Apollo 13 astronauts use duct tape, a hose, and other spare parts to fix failed machinery and bring their spacecraft safely home. Following the popularity of the award-winning At the Edge: Daring Acts in Desperate Times, winner of the Silver Birch Award for nonfiction, this new collection from Larry Verstraete features over 30 incredible true stories of survivors who found creative ways to beat impossible odds.

📒The Patriot Threat ✍ Steve Berry

✏Book Title : The Patriot Threat
✏Author : Steve Berry
✏Publisher : Minotaur Books
✏Release Date : 2015-03-31
✏Pages : 400
✏ISBN : 9781466862609
✏Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

✏The Patriot Threat Book Summary : Steve Berry's New York Times bestseller, The Patriot Threat, finds Cotton Malone racing to stop a rogue ex-KGB agent plotting revenge against the United States. The 16th Amendment to the Constitution is why Americans pay income taxes. But what if there were problems associated with that amendment? Secrets that call into question decades of tax collecting? In fact, there is a surprising truth to this hidden possibility. Cotton Malone, once a member of an elite intelligence division within the Justice Department known as the Magellan Billet, is now retired and owns an old bookshop in Denmark. But when his former-boss, Stephanie Nelle, asks him to track a rogue North Korean who may have acquired some top secret Treasury Department files—the kind that could bring the United States to its knees—Malone is vaulted into a harrowing twenty-four hour chase that begins on the canals in Venice and ends in the remote highlands of Croatia. With appearances by Franklin Roosevelt, Andrew Mellon, a curious painting that still hangs in the National Gallery of Art, and some eye-opening revelations from the $1 bill, this riveting, non-stop adventure is trademark Steve Berry—90% historical fact, 10% exciting speculation—a provocative thriller posing a dangerous question: What if the Federal income tax is illegal?

📒The Obama Doctrine ✍ Colin Dueck

✏Book Title : The Obama Doctrine
✏Author : Colin Dueck
✏Publisher : Oxford University Press
✏Release Date : 2015-04-01
✏Pages : 256
✏ISBN : 9780190202644
✏Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

✏The Obama Doctrine Book Summary : By mid-2015, the Obama presidency will be entering its final stages, and the race among the successors in both parties will be well underway. And while experts have already formed a provisional understanding of the Obama administration's foreign policy goals, the shape of the "Obama Doctrine" is finally coming into full view. It has been consistently cautious since Obama was inaugurated in 2009, but recent events in the Middle East, Eastern Europe, and the Far East have led an increasingly large number of foreign policy experts to conclude that caution has transformed into weakness. In The Obama Doctrine, Colin Dueck analyzes and explains what the Obama Doctrine in foreign policy actually is, and maps out the competing visions on offer from the Republican Party. Dueck, a leading scholar of US foreign policy, contends it is now becoming clear that Obama's policy of international retrenchment is in large part a function of his emphasis on achieving domestic policy goals. There have been some successes in the approach, but there have also been costs. For instance, much of the world no longer trusts the US to exert its will in international politics, and America's adversaries overseas have asserted themselves with increasing frequency. The Republican Party will target these perceived weaknesses in the 2016 presidential campaign and develop competing counter-doctrines in the process. Dueck explains that within the Republican Party, there are two basic impulses vying with each other: neo-isolationism and forceful internationalism. Dueck subdivides each impulse into the specific agenda of the various factions within the party: Tea Party nationalism, neoconservatism, conservative internationalism, and neo-isolationism. He favors a realistic but forceful US internationalism, and sees the willingness to disengage from the world by some elements of the party as dangerous. After dissecting the various strands, he articulates an agenda of forward-leaning American realism--that is, a policy in which the US engages with the world and is willing to use threats of force for realist ends. The Obama Doctrine not only provides a sharp appraisal of foreign policy in the Obama era; it lays out an alternative approach to marshaling American power that will help shape the foreign policy debate in the run-up to the 2016 elections.

📒King Of Spies ✍ Blaine Harden

✏Book Title : King of Spies
✏Author : Blaine Harden
✏Publisher : Mantle
✏Release Date : 2017-10-10
✏Pages : 304
✏ISBN : 9781760556495
✏Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

✏King of Spies Book Summary : In King of Spies, prize-winning journalist and bestselling author of Escape From Camp 14, Blaine Harden, reveals one of the most astonishing -- and previously untold -- spy stories of the twentieth century. Donald Nichols was "a one man war", according to his US Air Force commanding general. He won the Distinguished Service Cross, along with a chest full of medals for valor and initiative in the Korean War. His commanders described Nichols as the bravest, most resourceful and effective spymaster of that forgotten war. But there is far more to Donald Nichols' story than first meets the eye . . . Based on long-classified government records, unsealed court records, and interviews in Korea and the U.S., King of Spies tells the story of the reign of an intelligence commander who lost touch with morality, legality, and even sanity, if military psychiatrists are to be believed. Donald Nichols was America's Kurtz. A seventh-grade dropout, he created his own black-ops empire, commanding a small army of hand-selected spies, deploying his own makeshift navy, and ruling over it as a clandestine king, with absolute power over life and death. He claimed a "legal license to murder"-and inhabited a world of mass executions and beheadings, as previously unpublished photographs in the book document. Finally, after 11 years, the U.S. military decided to end Nichols's reign. He was secretly sacked and forced to endure months of electroshock in a military hospital in Florida. Nichols told relatives the American government was trying to destroy his memory. King of Spies looks to answer the question of how an uneducated, non-trained, non-experienced man could end up as the number-one US spymaster in South Korea and why his US commanders let him get away with it for so long . . . PRAISE FOR KING OF SPIES "A good yarn and a timely one" Washington Post "An engrossing hidden history of wartime espionage, with elements of derring-do and moral barbarity....Fascinating." Kirkus Review

📒The Siege ✍ Cathy Scott-clark

✏Book Title : The Siege
✏Author : Cathy Scott-clark
✏Publisher : Penguin
✏Release Date : 2013-10-29
✏Pages : 352
✏ISBN : 9781101613245
✏Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

✏The Siege Book Summary : Winner of the CWA Nonfiction Dagger Award, the definitive account of the 2008 terrorist attacks in Mumbai Mumbai, 2008. On the night of November 26, Lashkar-e-Toiba terrorists attacked targets throughout the city, including the Taj Mahal Palace Hotel, one of the world’s most exclusive luxury hotels. For sixty-eight hours, hundreds were held hostage as shots rang out and an enormous fire raged. When the smoke cleared, thirty-one people were dead and many more had been injured. Only the courageous actions of staff and guests—including Mallika Jagad, Bob Nichols, and Taj general manager Binny Kang—prevented a much higher death toll. With a deep understanding of the region and its politics and a narrative flair reminiscent of Midnight in Peking, journalists Cathy Scott-Clark and Adrian Levy vividly unfold the tragic events in a real-life thriller filled with suspense, tragedy, history, and heroism.