The Hermit Kingdom

A selection of books about North Korea – one of the most dangerous, poorest, and misunderstood nations on Earth.
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The true story of how one man spent ten years with his family in North Korean prison camp, for a crime his grandfather allegedly committed.
The Aquariums of Pyongyang, Chol-hwan Kang, Pierre Rigoulot
Chol-hwan Kang, Pierre Rigoulot
The Aquariums of Pyongyang
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Is the Kim dynasty really prepared to risk it all? Just how advanced is the nation's nuclear arsenal? This book looks at the known facts behind the headlines.
Nuclear North Korea, David C. Kang, Victor Cha
David C. Kang, Victor Cha
Nuclear North Korea
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Many try (and fail) to escape North Korea. Those that make it across to neighbouring China are seen as criminals, so many quickly move on to new lives in South Korea and the US. This book looks at the journeys of those that are brave enough to risk it all.
Escape from North Korea, Melanie Kirkpatrick
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The political background behind North Korea's animosity towards the US is deep-rooted. This book explains why.
North Korea, Bruce Cumings
Bruce Cumings
North Korea
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An intriguing insight into the reality of day-to-day life in the Hermit Kingdom from a Swiss entrepreneur who spent seven years working there.
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Over a million North Koreans died in the mid-90s as a result of widespread famine; something that still has ramifications today. Read this to discover what happened and why.
Famine in North Korea, Marcus Noland, Stephan Haggard
Marcus Noland, Stephan Haggard
Famine in North Korea
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An interesting experience at a Pyongyang flower show is just one of the many adventures Wee Chan has in this account of his travels in strange and dangerous lands.
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