Nothing to Envy PDF ePub eBook

Books Info:

Nothing to Envy  free pdf Barbara Demick's Nothing to Envy follows the lives of six North Koreans over fifteen years-a chaotic period that saw the death of Kim Il-sung and the unchallenged rise to power of his son, Kim Jong-il, and the devastation of a far-ranging famine that killed one-fifth of the population. Taking us into a landscape never before seen, Demick brings to life what it means to be an average Korean citizen, living under the most repressive totalitarian regime today-an Orwellian world in which radio and television dials are welded to the one government station, a country that is by choice not connected to the Internet, a society in which outward displays of affection are punished, and a police state that rewards informants and where an offhanded remark can send a citizen to the gulag for life.Demick's subjects-a middle-aged party loyalist and her rebellious daughter, an idealistic female doctor, an orphan, and two young lovers-all hail from the same provincial city in the farthest-flung northern reaches of the country. One by one, we witness the moments of revelation, when each realizes that they have been betrayed by the Fatherland and that their suffering is not a global condition but is uniquely theirs.Nothing to Envy is the first book about North Korea to go deep inside the country, beyond the reach of government censors, and penetrate the mind-set of the average citizen. It is a groundbreaking and essential addition to the literature of totalitarianism.

About Barbara Demick

Barbara Demick is a foreign correspondent for the "Los Angeles Times" based in Beijing and the author of "Logavina Street: Life and Death in a Sarajevo Neighborhood." Karen White has been narrating and directing audiobooks for more than a dozen years and has well over one hundred books to her credit. Honored to be included among "AudioFile"'s Best Voices 2010 and 2011, she is also an Audie Award finalist and has earned multiple "AudioFile" Earphones Awards for narration and direction.

Details Book

Author : Barbara Demick
Publisher : Tantor Media, Inc
Data Published : 29 December 2009
ISBN : 1400109841
EAN : 9781400109845
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
Rating :

Reviews Nothing to Envy



17 Comments Add a comment




Related eBooks Download


  • Nothing to Envy free pdfNothing to Envy

    "Nothing to Envy" follows the lives of six North Koreans over 15 years--a chaotic period that saw the unchallenged rise to power of Kim Jong Il and the devastation of a famine that killed one-fifth of the population..


  • Nothing to Envy free pdfNothing to Envy

    Updated in 2014 with a new epilogue. North Korea is Orwell's 1984 made reality: it is the only country in the world not connected to the internet- Gone with the Wind is a dangerous. banned book- during political rallies..


  • Citizen Lobbyist free pdfCitizen Lobbyist

    A handbook for anyone who wants to learn about how to be active in local. state. and federal government. The Citizen Lobbyist shows how to have a voice in creating public policy. More citizen involvement is needed in our government processes to ensure the voices of the people are heard over the money of paid lobbyists..


  • The Catholic Citizen free pdfThe Catholic Citizen

    Excerpt from The Catholic Citizen I swear to support the Constitution of the United States. I pledge myself. as a citizen and Knight of Columbus. to enlighten myself fully on my duties as a citizen and to conscientiously perform such duties entirely in the interest of my country and regardless of personal consequences..


  • The Citizen Lobbyist free pdfThe Citizen Lobbyist

    A handbook for anyone who wants to learn about how to be active in local. state. and federal government. The Citizen Lobbyist shows how to have a voice in creating public policy..


  • Nothing to Envy  free pdfNothing to Envy

    . Barbara Demick's Nothing to Envy follows the lives of six North Koreans over fifteen years-a chaotic period that saw the death of Kim Il-sung and the unchallenged rise to power of his son, Kim Jong-