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Politics & Social Sciences

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Released: 2012-09-18

Escape from North Korea: The Untold Story of Asia's Underground Railroad by Melanie Kirkpatrick


From the arena’s most repressive state comes rare just right news: the get away to freedom of a small choice of its folks. It is a crime to go away North Korea. But rising numbers of North Koreans dare to flee. They go first to neighboring China, which rejects them as criminals, then on to Southeast Asia or Mongolia, and finally to South Korea, the USA, and different free countries. They commute along a secret route often called the brand new underground railroad.

With a journalist’s snatch of events and a novelist’s ear for narrative, Melanie Kirkpatrick tells the story of the North Koreans’ quest for liberty. Vacationers on the brand new underground railroad embrace women certain to Chinese language men who purchased them as brides, defectors carrying state secrets, and POWs from the Korean Conflict held captive in the North for greater than half of a century. Their conductors are brokers who’re in it for the cash as well as Christians who are in it to serve God. The Christians see their mission because the liberation of North Korea one individual at a time.

Just as escaped slaves from the American South educated American citizens in regards to the evils of slavery, the North Korean fugitives are informing the arena concerning the secretive usa they fled. The New Underground Railroad describes how additionally they are sowing the seeds for exchange inside North Korea itself. When they attain sanctuary, the escapees channel information back to those they left in the back of. In doing so, they are serving to to open their data-starved place of birth, exposing their countrymen to liberal ideas, and laying the mental groundwork for the transformation of the totalitarian regime that keeps their fellow electorate in chains.

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Creator: Melanie Kirkpatric.. Publisher: Come across Books Binding: Kindle Version Language: English Pages: 373

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