The Reluctant Communist: My Desertion, Court-Martial, and Forty-Year Imprisonment in North Korea

The Reluctant Communist: My Desertion, Court-Martial, and Forty-Year Imprisonment in North Korea

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In January of 1965, twenty-four-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 back to the States and a short jail sentence. Instead he found himself in another sort of prison, where for forty years he suffered under one of the most brutal and repressive regimes the world has known. This fast-paced, harrowing tale, told plainly and simply by Jenkins (with journalist Jim Frederick), 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.

PRODUCT DETAILS :
ISBN : 9780520259997
BY (AUTHOR) Frederick, Jim, BY (AUTHOR) Jenkins, Charles Robert
PUBLISHER : University of California Press PUBLICATION DATE : April 03, 2009
COUNTRY OF PUBLICATION : United States IMPRINT : University of California Press
LANGUAGE : English AGE : General
PRODUCT FORM : Paperback / softback
DIMENSION : 210 mm x 140 mm
WEIGHT : 272 g

PRODUCT CATEGORY :
Biography, Literature & Literary studies
History & Archaeology
Society & Social Sciences

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DESCRIPTION :
In January of 1965, twenty-four-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 back to the States and a short jail sentence. Instead he found himself in another sort of prison, where for forty years he suffered under one of the most brutal and repressive regimes the world has known. This fast-paced, harrowing tale, told plainly and simply by Jenkins (with journalist Jim Frederick), 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.

PRODUCT DETAILS :
ISBN : 9780520259997
BY (AUTHOR) Frederick, Jim, BY (AUTHOR) Jenkins, Charles Robert
PUBLISHER : University of California Press PUBLICATION DATE : April 03, 2009
COUNTRY OF PUBLICATION : United States IMPRINT : University of California Press
LANGUAGE : English AGE : General
PRODUCT FORM : Paperback / softback
DIMENSION : 210 mm x 140 mm
WEIGHT : 272 g

PRODUCT CATEGORY :
Biography, Literature & Literary studies
History & Archaeology
Society & Social Sciences

* This is a fixed price item. Promo codes, coupons, special online offers and promotions, VIP or member's discount cannot be used in conjunction with this item.