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My Foreign Policy piece on the cruelty of Kim Jong Il and his son’s chance to stop it

The Cruelty of Kim Forced breeding, torture, starvation, rape, execution: This is what it’s like to be a political prisoner in North Korea.

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U.K. book jacket for Escape from Camp 14

Here’s the cover of the U.K. edition of “Escape from Camp 14,” which will be published by Mantle on March 29. Viking will publish on the same date in the United States. Publishers in Europe, Japan and Latin America will … Continue reading

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Publishers Weekly Q & A on writing Escape from Camp 14

Publishers Weekly talked to Blaine for the November 21, 2011, edition of the magazine. Here  

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Early Praise for Escape from Camp 14

“If you have a soul, you will be changed forever by Blaine Harden’s Escape from Camp 14. No longer will you describe North Korea with sweeping but impersonal adjectives – repressive, brutal, authoritarian. Now you will know a specific kind … Continue reading

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The first review is in: “reads like a dystopian thriller”

From Publisher’s Weekly Escape From Camp 14: One Man’s Remarkable Odyssey from North Korea to Freedom in the West Blaine Harden. Viking, $26.95 (205p) ISBN 978-0-670-02332-5 With a protagonist born into a life of backbreaking labor, cutthroat rivalries, and a … Continue reading

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