Eating with the Enemy

How I Waged Peace with North Korea from My BBQ Shack in Hackensack
Author(s): Robert Egan, Kurt Pitzer
Original Publish Date: Oct 25, 2011
eAudio - unabridged
Audio (12.60 hours)
Product Number: Z100020637
Released: Oct 25, 2011
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781611745641
Narrator/s: Traber Burns
Publisher: Highbridge Company
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Robert Egan could have been a roofing contractor, like his father. Instead, he opened a barbecue restaurant. His interest in the search for Vietnam-era POWs led to an introduction to North Korean officials desperate to improve relations with the United States. So Egan turned his restaurant into Camp David, with pork ribs. During tumultuous years that saw the death of Kim Il Sung, the rise of Kim Jong Il, the Bush "Axis of Evil," and North Korea's successful test of a nuclear weapon, Egan advised North Korea's deputy ambassador to the United Nations, informed for the FBI, vexed the White House, and nearly rescued a captured U.S. Navy vessel. Based on true events, this fast-paced tale shows how far one citizen can go in working for peace.


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Eating with the Enemy
Product Number: BX00103709
Product Number:Z100020637
Product Number:DD1126

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Author(s): Robert Egan, Kurt Pitzer
Narrator(s): Traber Burns
Product Number DD1126
Released: Jul 13, 2011
Business Term: Purchase
Publisher: Highbridge Company
ISBN: #9781611745634
Author(s): Robert Egan, Kurt Pitzer
Product Number EB00096011
Released: Oct 28, 2013
Business Term: 2 Year
ISBN: #9781429923682

Professional reviews

"Here's a rare conceit for a book: You own a barbecue restaurant in New Jersey, but through various means you are able to establish a relationship with the North Korean government, which allows you to play a role in international diplomacy. It's a great story, and it's well written. Narrator Traber Burns has a down-home style that sounds like he's sitting on his porch telling us this unique personal story. Burns's voice is somewhat scratchy, and he tends to swallow some words because he reads too fast, but because he's narrating a regular guy's story, it works, for the most part. He varies his voice for some characters but generally plays it straight. R.I.G. (c) AudioFile 2011, Portland, Maine"

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