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SLCLs Westfall Series Presents Blaine Harden, author of Escape From Camp 14(March 22, 2013)
St. Louis, MO (PRWEB) March 22, 2013
The St. Louis County Library Foundations Buzz Westfall Favorite Author Series is pleased to present journalist and bestselling author Blaine Harden for a discussion and signing of his book Escape From Camp 14: One Mans Remarkable Odyssey from North Korea to Freedom in the West. The event will take place at Library Headquarters (1640 S. Lindbergh Blvd.) on Friday, April 5, at 7:00 p.m.
The program is free and open to the public. Books will be available for purchase at the event from Barnes & Noble.
The event will be an on-stage interview with KTRSs McGraw Milhaven. The program is co-sponsored by the International Institute of St. Louis.
In Escape from Camp 14, journalist Blaine Harden tells the shocking story of Shin Dong-hyunk, the only known person born in a North Korean no-exit camp to have escaped and survived. This powerful book unlocks the worlds most repressive, totalitarian state through Shins astonishing story of endurance, courage and survival.
Although the world pays little attention, North Koreas political prison camps, which hold between 150,000 and 200,000 prisoners are clearly visible in satellite photographs, have existed twice as long as Stalins Soviet gulags and 12 times as long as the Nazi concentration camps. Shin, who was expected to work and die anonymously in a camp the North Korean government says does not exist, escaped when he was 23-years-old. Through this harrowing narrative of Shins life and remarkable escape, Harden offers an unbelievable inside account of one of the worlds darkest nations.
Blaine Harden is a contributor to The Economist, reporter for Frontline on PBS and has formerly served as The Washington Posts bureau chief in East Asia, Eastern Europe, and Africa. He is the author o Africa: Dispatches from a Fragile Continent and A River Lost: The Life and Death of the Columbia.
The program with Blaine Harden is a St. Louis County Library Buzz Westfall Favorite Author Series presentation. The Westfall series features authors of politics, current issues, history, and sports. The series is co-sponsored by Jack Dubinsky and Sons; McMahon Berger; Sachs Properties; Brown Smith Wallace LLC; Royal Banks of Missouri; St. Louis Business Journal; Midwest Library Service; The Booksource; Ivey-Selkirk Auctioneers; S.M. Wilson & Co.; Arthur J. Gallagher and Co.; and Stifel, Nicolaus.
Program sites are accessible. Upon two weeks notice, accommodations will be made
for persons with disabilities. Contact St. Louis County Library by phone 314-994-3300 or visit http://www.slcl.org.
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