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Particitrousers of the revolutionary movement

Making the rounds on Twitter is this discovery by @KingRossco, from the UK Kindle edition of The Great Leader and the Fighter Pilot by Blaine Harden: There's clearly been an auto-replace in this book to remove Americanisms. Participants -> Particitrousers. — Your pal Rossco (@KingRossco) September 6, 2015 We can surmise that when the UK […]

When the Hermit Kingdom Turned Ugly

3 years agoNews : The Daily Beast

Blaine Harden recounts the fractured fairy tale origins of North Korea through the stories of the Stalinist tyrant Kim Il Sung and fighter pilot No Kum Sok who fled the kingdom.

A Primer on the Existence and Seeming Nuttiness of North Korea

“Nukes and human rights atrocities are bad for business.” The Great Leader and the Fighter Pilot author Blaine Harden on the inscrutable, ominous, and just plain strange Hermit Kingdom.

WorldViews: ‘The cruelest psychological experiment ever cooked up’: Author Adam Johnson on North Korea

4 years agoNews : BlogPost

Several books released in the past few years — notably Blaine Harden’s “Escape from Camp 14” and Barbara Demick’s “Nothing to Envy” — give a vivid, if partial, picture of repression and trauma in North Korea. But Adam Johnson’s Pulitzer...Show More Summary

Born inside a N. Korean prison camp, this man escaped — and survived

4 years agoNews : The Newsroom

Shin Dong-Hyuk is the only man born inside a North Korean prison camp who managed to escape. His story has been documented in a book by journalist Blaine Harden. Here the author gives Yahoo! News a picture of what life is like in notoriously secretive North Korea.

Escape From Camp 14 by Blaine Harden

Image Credit : Guardian I have just finished watching a movie called War Witch. This was nominated for the Oscars in the category of 'Best Foreign Language Film,' and well, it didn't win. It should have. Really, it was brilliant. Stark and yet somehow managing to bring a sense of happiness where none exists. Show More Summary

Pencil This In: Curator's Car Talk at the Petersen, Wine and Jazz with Pancho Sanchez, and a Sunset Photo Workshop

Bored? Looking for something to do tonight? Here's what we found going on around LA.: Pancho Sanchez plays Hollywood and Highland's Wine and Jazz night; authors Blaine Harden and Julian Tepper read from their books at Vroman's and Book Soup; and a digital photography / smartphone workshop. Read on for all the details. [ more › ]

Ripples from Pebble felt far from Alaska

5 years agoHobbies / Fishing : Moldy Chum

Blaine Harden's in depth story for the documentary series FRONTLINE. LINK (via: the guardian) The couple of pages of comments are also worth the read. Compare Harden's well written piece with this one from FOX "News."

Today’s Gulags

6 years agoNews : Truthdig

By Andrew Salmon North Korea’s most notorious political prison camp is Total Control Camp 14, into which Shin Dong-hyuk was born, narrowly survived and eventually fled. Former Washington Post reporter Blaine Harden recounts his story in “Escape From Camp 14.”

Forgotten victims

6 years agoNews : Banyan

WE DISCUSS North Korea's horrific network of gulags with Blaine Harden, author of a new book on the subject read more

One man's 'astonishing' escape from a North Korean death camp

6 years agoNews : Newsweek: World

"His first memory is an execution," begins a riveting excerpt from the new book Escape From Camp 14 about a young North Korean man born and raised in a work camp for political prisoners. The book, by journalist Blaine Harden, tells the...Show More Summary

Fabulous journalism

Blaine Harden's astonishing account of the life of Shin In Geun -- a man born into a North Korean prison camp, who has lived pretty much the worst life imaginable -- has received significantly less attention than the fact that This American Life has retracted its story about working conditions at Foxconn, which was based on Mike Daisey's monologue.

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