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Harden, Blaine

Summary: "The story of Kim Il Sung's rise to power, and the brave North Korean fighter pilot who escaped the prison state and delivered the first MiG-15 into American hands"--

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Center Point Large Print 2015

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1 available in Large Print, Call number: LP 951.9 HAR

Tudor, Daniel

Summary: Private Markets, Fashion Trends, Prison Camps, Dissenters and Defectors. North Korea is one of the most troubled societies on earth. The country's 24 million people live under a violent dictatorship led by a single family, which relentlessly pursues the development of nuclear arms, which periodically incites risky military clashes with the larger, richer, liberal South, and which forces each...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Tuttle Publishing 2015

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 951.93 TUD

Lee, Sungju.

Summary: "Every Falling Star, the first book to portray contemporary North Korea to a young audience, is the intense memoir of a North Korean boy named Sungju who is forced at age twelve to live on the streets and fend for himself. To survive, Sungju creates a gang and lives by thieving, fighting, begging, and stealing rides on cargo trains. Sungju richly re-creates his scabrous story, depicting what it...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Amulet Books 2016

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1 available in Young Adult Non-fiction, Call number: YA 921 LEE

Makos, Adam

Summary: "A young adult adaptation of the national bestseller that details the true story of two Navy pilots from divergent racial and economic backgrounds who forge a deep friendship during the Korean War as they face extraordinary circumstances." --Amazon.com

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Delacorte Press 2022

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1 available in Young Adult Non-fiction, Call number: YA 951.904 MAK

Kim, Eunsun

Summary: "Eunsun Kim was born in North Korea, one of the most secretive and oppressive countries in the modern world. As a child Eunsun loved her country--despite her school field trips to public executions, daily self-criticism sessions, and the increasing gnaw of hunger as the country-wide famine escalated ... Her mother decided to escape North Korea with Eunsun and her sister, not knowing that they...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: St. Martin's Press 2015

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 KIM, EUNSUN KIM

Kim, Eunsun

Summary: "Eunsun Kim was born in North Korea, one of the most secretive and oppressive countries in the modern world. As a child Eunsun loved her country--despite her school field trips to public executions, daily self-criticism sessions, and the increasing gnaw of hunger as the country-wide famine escalated ... Her mother decided to escape North Korea with Eunsun and her sister, not knowing that they...

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: Tantor Audio 2015

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1 available in Audiobook on MP3 CD, Call number: MP3CD 921 KIM, EUNSUN Kim

Summary: Following a strict routine, which involved several hours of daily workouts and gymnastic instruction, two young girls practice through exhaustion for the 2003 Mass Games, the world's largest choreographed performance. This spectacle, which takes place twice a day for 20 days, is a mass celebration of nationalism, athleticism and ideological unity.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Kino on Video 2006

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1 available in Documentary DVDs, Call number: DVD DOC STA

Kim, Suki

Summary: A haunting memoir of teaching English to the sons of North Korea's ruling class during the last six months of Kim Jong-il's reign

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Crown Publishers 2014

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 KIM, SUKI KIM

Demick, Barbara.

1 hold on 1 copy

Summary: Follows the lives of six North Koreans over fifteen years, a chaotic period that saw the rise to power of Kim Jong Il and the devastation of a famine that killed one-fifth of the population, illustrating what it means to live under the most repressive totalitarian regime today.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Spiegel & Grau 2010

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 951.93 DEM

Jeppesen, Travis

Summary: "In See You Again in Pyongyang, Travis Jeppesen, the first American to complete a university program in North Korea, culls from his experiences living, traveling, and studying in the country to create a multifaceted portrait of the country and its idiosyncratic capital city in the Kim Jong Un Era. Anchored by the experience of his five trips to North Korea and his interactions with citizens...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Hachette Books 2018

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 951.93 JEP

Foran, Racquel

Summary: Provides information about North Korea, with emphasis on its geography, culture, history, economy, and government.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: ABDO Publishing 2013

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1 available in Young Adult Non-fiction, Call number: YA 951.93 FOR

Harden, Blaine.

1 hold on 2 copies

Summary: Twenty-six years ago, Shin Dong-hyuk was born inside Camp 14, one of five sprawling political prisons in the mountains of North Korea. This is the gripping, terrifying story of his escape from this no-exit prison-- to freedom in South Korea.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Viking 2012

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 365 HAR

Copies Available at Peninsula

1 available in Adult, Call number: B SHIN HAR

Kang, Chol-hwan

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Basic Books 2005

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 951.93 KANG, CHOL-HWAN KAN

Lee, Chung Min

Summary: "North Korea is poised at the crossroads of history. Which direction will its leader take? The answer concerns the whole world. Throughout the world, oppressive regimes are being uprooted and replaced by budding democracies, but one exception remains: ThePeople's Republic of North Korea. The Kim family has clung to power for three generations by silencing dissidents, ruling with an iron fist,...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: All Points Books 2019

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 951.93 LEE

Ling, Laura

Summary: The never-before-told story of Laura Ling's capture by the North Koreans and the role her sister played in bringing about her rescue with the help of President Bill Clinton. A piercing look inside the world's most secretive nation as well as a moving tale of sisterhood and love.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: William Morrow 2010

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 920 LIN

Harden, Blaine.

Summary: Twenty-six years ago, Shin Dong-hyuk was born inside Camp 14, one of five sprawling political prisons in the mountains of North Korea. This is the gripping, terrifying story of his escape from this no-exit prison to freedom in South Korea.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Center Point Pub. 2012

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1 available in Large Print, Call number: LP 365.45 HAR

Park, Yeonmi.

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: Books on Tape 2015

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1 available in Compact Disc Audio Book, Call number: CD 921 PARK YEONMI PAR

Ishikawa, Masaji

Summary: Half-Korean, half-Japanese, Masaji Ishikawa has spent his whole life feeling like a man without a country. This feeling only deepened when his family moved from Japan to North Korea when Ishikawa was just thirteen years old, and unwittingly became members of the lowest social caste. His father, himself a Korean national, was lured to the new Communist country by promises of abundant work,...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: AmazonCrossing 2017

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Pandi

Summary: "The Accusation is a deeply moving and eye-opening work of fiction that paints a powerful portrait of life under the North Korean regime. Set during the period of Kim Il-sung and Kim Jong-il's leadership, the seven stories that make up The Accusation give voice to people living under this most bizarre and horrifying of dictatorships. The characters of these compelling stories come from a wide...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Grove Press 2017

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC BAN

Bond, Larry.

Summary: When, after years of tough negotiations, North Korea's Kim Jong Il suddenly agrees to surrender all of his nuclear weapons, a suspicious U.S. government sends the First Team in to stop a mysterious conspiracy plotting a full-scale nuclear attack.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Forge 2006

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC BON

French, Paul

Summary: North Korea: State of Paranoia, delivers a provocative and frightening account of a potentially explosive nuclear tripwire.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: 2014

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 951.93 FRE

Summary: "A rare, jaw-dropping glimpse of everyday life in the North Korean capital of Pyongyang: Zin-Mi is an adorable 8-year-old girl, who, as she prepares to join the prestigious Children's Union, participates in colorful, joyous patriotic school pageants, eats delicious evening meals at her family's well-appointed apartment, and is doted on by her attractive parents who work in model factories that...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2016

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1 available in Documentary DVDs, Call number: DVD DOC UND

Kim, Joseph

Summary: "A searing story of starvation and survival in North Korea, followed by a dramatic escape, rescue by activists and Christian missionaries, and success in the United States thanks to newfound faith and courage. Inside the hidden and mysterious world of North Korea, Joseph Kim lived a young boy's normal life until he was five. Then disaster struck: the first wave of the Great Famine, a long,...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt 2015

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 KIM, JOSEPH KIM

Copies Available at Peninsula

1 available in Adult, Call number: B KIM KIM

Gendry-Kim, Keum Suk

Summary: "Keum Suk Gendry-Kim was an adult when her mother revealed a family secret: she was separated from her sister during the Korean War. It's not an uncommon story--the peninsula was split down the 38th parallel, dividing one country into two. As many fled violence in the north, not everyone was able to make it south. Her mother's story inspired Gendry-Kim to begin interviewing her and other...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Drawn & Quarterly 2021

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1 available in Adult Graphic Novels, Call number: 741.5 GEN

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