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Private Event with Blaine Harden, author of "Escape from Camp 14"

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Private Event with Blaine Harden, author of "Escape from Camp 14"

Time: June 21, 2012 from 7pm to 9pm
Location: Pera Mediterranean Brasserie
Street: 54 Thompson Street
City/Town: New York, NY
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Latest Activity: Jun 15, 2012

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Please join us on Thursday, June 21st at 7pm for an exclusive event with author Blaine Harden as he discusses his new book,Escape from Camp 14.   Tickets can be purchased here.

Thursday, June 21, 2012 at 7:00pm
Pera Mediterranean Brasserie
54 Thompson Street
New York CityNY10012

7pm: Introduction of LiNK NY Network and Author, Blaine Harden
7:15pm: Author's talk // Q&A 
8pm: Meet the author, book signing, and general networking

Escape from Camp 14
North Korea is isolated and hungry, bankrupt and belligerent. It is also armed with nuclear weapons. Between 150,000 and 200,000 people are being held in its political prison camps, which have existed twice as long as Stalin's Soviet gulags and twelve times as long as the Nazi concentration camps. Very few born and raised in these camps have escaped. But Shin Dong-hyuk did.

In Escape from Camp 14, acclaimed journalist Blaine Harden tells the story of Shin Dong-hyuk and through the lens of Shin's life unlocks the secrets of the world's most repressive totalitarian state. 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 own family. Through Harden's harrowing narrative of Shin's life and remarkable escape, he offers an unequaled inside account of one of the world's darkest nations and a riveting tale of endurance, courage, and survival.

Excerpts from the book featured in The Guardian

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