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

Autore: Charles Robert Jenkins; Jim Frederick
Editore: Berkeley : University of California Press, ©2008.
Edizione/Formato:   book_printbook : Biography : State or province government publication : EnglishVedi tutte le edizioni e i formati
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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  Per saperne di più…
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Genere/forma: Biography
biografi
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Persona incaricata: Charles Robert Jenkins; Charles Robert Jenkins; Charles Robert Jenkins; Charles Robert Jenkins
Tipo materiale: Biography, Government publication, State or province government publication, Risorsa internet
Tipo documento: Book, Internet Resource
Tutti gli autori / Collaboratori: Charles Robert Jenkins; Jim Frederick
ISBN: 9780520253339 0520253337 9780520259997 0520259998
Numero OCLC: 163708627
Note: "Japanese edition, To Tell the Truth (Kokuhaku, or Confession), was published by Kadokawa Shoten"--ECIP Dataview.
Descrizione: xxxvi, 192 pages, [8] pages of plates : illustrations ; 22 cm
Contenuti: 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.
Responsabilità: Charles Robert Jenkins ; with Jim Frederick.
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Takes the reader behind the North Korean curtain and reveals the inner workings of its isolated society while offering a powerful testament to the human spirit.  Per saperne di più…

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Perhaps defecting to North Korea was a bad idea.

da ebooksgirl (Utenti WorldCat. Pubblicazioni 2012-12-16) Molto buono Link permanente

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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