North Korea Undercover

Inside the World's Most Secret State
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Author(s): John Sweeney
Genre: History
Original Publish Date: Jul 15, 2015
Product Number: EB00812969
Released: Mar 11, 2020
Business Term: 2 Year
ISBN: #9781605988030
Publisher: Pegasus Books
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North Korea is like no other tyranny on earth. Its citizens are told their home is the greatest nation on earth. Big Brother is always watching: It is Orwell's 1984 made reality.Award-winning BBC journalist John Sweeney is one of the few foreign journalists to have witnessed the devastating reality of life in the controversial and isolated nation of North Korea, having entered the country undercover, posing as a university professor with a group of students from the London School of Economics. Huge factories with no staff or electricity; hospitals with no patients; uniformed child soldiers; and the world-famous and eerily empty DMZ—the DeMilitarized Zone, where North Korea ends and South Korea begins—all framed by the relentless flow of regime propaganda from omnipresent loudspeakers. Free speech is an illusion: one word out of line and the gulag awaits. State spies are everywhere, ready to punish disloyalty and the slightest sign of discontent.Drawing on his own experiences and his extensive interviews with defectors and other key witnesses, Sweeney's North Korea Undercover pulls back the curtain, providing a rare insight into life there today, examining the country's troubled history and addressing important questions about its uncertain future.

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Author(s): John Sweeney
Narrator(s): Gildart Jackson
Product Number Z100091824
Released: Jul 15, 2015
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781504609401