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The reluctant communist : my desertion, court-martial, and forty-year imprisonment in North Korea

Autor Charles Robert Jenkins; Jim Frederick
Vydavatel: Berkeley : University of California Press, ©2008.
Vydání/formát:   book_printbook : Biography : State or province government publication : EnglishZobrazit všechny vydání a formáty
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In January of 1965, 24-year-old U.S. Army sergeant Charles Robert Jenkins abandoned his post in South Korea, walked across the DMZ, and surrendered to communist North Korean soldiers standing sentry along the world's most heavily militarized border. He believed his action would get him swapped in a prisoner exchange, sent back to the States and a short jail sentence. Instead he found himself in another sort of  Přečíst více...
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Žánr/forma: Biography
Osoba: Charles Robert Jenkins; Charles Robert Jenkins; Charles Robert Jenkins
Typ materiálu: Biography, Government publication, State or province government publication, Internetový zdroj
Typ dokumentu: Book, Internet Resource
Všichni autoři/tvůrci: Charles Robert Jenkins; Jim Frederick
ISBN: 9780520253339 0520253337 9780520259997 0520259998
OCLC číslo: 163708627
Poznámky: "Japanese edition, To Tell the Truth (Kokuhaku, or Confession), was published by Kadokawa Shoten"--ECIP Dataview.
Popis: xxxvi, 192 pages, [8] pages of plates : illustrations ; 22 cm
Obsahy: Super Jenkins --
In the army, and across the DMZ --
Housemates --
Cooks, cadets, and wives --
Soga-san --
Friends and strangers --
Domestic life --
Hitomi's escape --
My escape --
Homecomings.
Odpovědnost: Charles Robert Jenkins ; with Jim Frederick.
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Perhaps defecting to North Korea was a bad idea.

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Even as you shake your head at the sheer idiocy of defecting to North Korea, to which Jenkins fully admits, there are moments to cheer for him as the underdog of the story.  When he's assigned to teach English classes...
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