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Nothing to Envy Product Detail:

  • Publisher : Granta
  • Release : 10 June 2010
  • ISBN : 9781847083371
  • Page : 336 pages
  • Rating : 4.5/5 from 103 voters

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WINNER OF THE BBC SAMUEL JOHNSON PRIZE FOR NON-FICTION 2010 A spectacularly revealing and harrowing portrait of ordinary lives in the world's least ordinary country, North Korea 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, spies study your expression to check your sincerity. After the death of the country's great leader Kim Il Sung in 1994, famine descended, and Nothing to Envy - winner of the 2010 BBC Samuel Johnson Prize for Non-Fiction - weaves together the stories of adversity and resilience of six residents of Chongin, North Korea's third-largest city. From extensive interviews and with tenacious investigative work, Barbara Demick has recreated the concerns, culture and lifestyles of North Korean citizens in a gripping narrative, and vividly reconstructed the inner workings of this extraordinary and secretive country.

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Nothing to Envy

Nothing to Envy
  • Author : Barbara Demick
  • Publisher : Granta
  • Release Date : 2010-06-10
  • ISBN : 9781847083371
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WINNER OF THE BBC SAMUEL JOHNSON PRIZE FOR NON-FICTION 2010 A spectacularly revealing and harrowing portrait of ordinary lives in the world's least ordinary country, North Korea 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, spies study your expression to check your sincerity. After the death of the country's great leader Kim Il Sung in 1994, famine descended, and

Summary of Barbara Demick's Nothing to Envy

Summary of Barbara Demick's Nothing to Envy
  • Author : Everest Media
  • Publisher : Everest Media LLC
  • Release Date : 2022-03-05T22:59:00Z
  • ISBN : 9781669350835
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Please note: This is a companion version & not the original book. Sample Book Insights: #1 North Korea is a country that has fallen out of the developed world. The country is covered in darkness, which is something that teenagers love. #2 In the late 1990s, North Koreans would meet in the dark to escape the prying eyes of the authorities. The girl would lead her boyfriend to a hot-spring resort outside of town, where the grounds were poorly maintained but the trees

Summary of Barbara Demick’s Nothing to Envy by Swift Reads

Summary of Barbara Demick’s Nothing to Envy by Swift Reads
  • Author : Swift Reads
  • Publisher : Swift Reads
  • Release Date : 2019-06-28
  • ISBN : 0987654321XXX
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Barbara Demick’s Nothing to Envy (2009) traces the lives of six North Korean defectors from Chongjin, a city in northeastern North Korea in North Hamgyong Province. The narrative examines their daily lives and occupations… Purchase this in-depth summary to learn more.

Nothing to Envy: Ordinary Lives in North Korea

Nothing to Envy: Ordinary Lives in North Korea
  • Author : Barbara Demick
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2015
  • ISBN : OCLC:1019939246
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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.

Summary of Barbara Demick's Nothing to Envy by Swift Reads

Summary of Barbara Demick's Nothing to Envy by Swift Reads
  • Author : Swift Reads
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2019-03
  • ISBN : 1798481162
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Barbara Demick's Nothing to Envy (2009) traces the lives of six North Korean defectors from Chongjin, a city in northeastern North Korea in North Hamgyong Province. The narrative examines their daily lives and occupations...Purchase this in-depth summary to learn more.

Nothing to Envy

Nothing to Envy
  • Author : Barbara Demick
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2010
  • ISBN : 0732286611
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North Korea, run by a mad dictator, is cut off from the rest of the world, unknown and unknowable. But North Korea is also a place where ordinary people live, dream and learn to survive. Demick draws a powerful portrait of a bizzare society and the very real lives it affects.

History's 9 Most Insane Rulers

History's 9 Most Insane Rulers
  • Author : Scott Rank
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release Date : 2020-05-12
  • ISBN : 9781684510252
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Madness and Power. Can the insane rule? Can insanity be a leadership quality? Scott Rank says yes (well, sometimes) in this fascinating look at nine of history’s most notorious rulers, from the Roman emperor Caligula to the North Korean Communist dictator Kim Jong-il. Rank paints intimate portraits of these deeply flawed but powerful men, examining the role that madness played in their lives, the repercussions of their madness on history, and what their madness can tell us about the

Nothing to Envy

Nothing to Envy
  • Author : Barbara Demick
  • Publisher : HarperCollins Australia
  • Release Date : 2013-05-01
  • ISBN : 9781460700341
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WINNER OF THE 2010 SAMUEL JOHNSON PRIZE FOR NON-FICTION What if the world imagined by George Orwell in Nineteen Eighty-four was real? What if everything around you was black and white except for the red letters on propaganda signs? Where spies like Orwell's thought Police studied your facial expressions during political rallies to make sure you were sincere in your expressions and your thoughts? If you couldn't turn the dials of your radio away from the government station?In fact, there

Nothing to Envy

Nothing to Envy
  • Author : Barbara Dernick
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2010
  • ISBN : OCLC:726743333
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This book follows the lives of six North Koreans over fifteen years. This chaotic period, saw the rise to power of Kim Jong Il and the devastation of a famine that killed one-fifth of the population. It illustrates what it is like to live under a totalitarian regime.

A Second Spanish Reader

A Second Spanish Reader
  • Author : Stanley Appelbaum
  • Publisher : Courier Corporation
  • Release Date : 2012-07-12
  • ISBN : 9780486121772
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Geared toward advanced beginners, these highlights from poetry, plays, and stories by noted Spanish-language writers include works by Gabriela Mistral, Pedro Calderón de la Barca, and Lope de Vega.

A Concise History of Korea

A Concise History of Korea
  • Author : Michael J. Seth
  • Publisher : Rowman & Littlefield Publishers
  • Release Date : 2019-11-20
  • ISBN : 9781538128992
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Now in a fully revised and updated edition including new primary sources and illustrations, this comprehensive book surveys Korean history from Neolithic times to the present. Michael J. Seth explores the origins and development of Korean society, politics, and still little-known cultural heritage from their inception to the two Korean states of today. Telling the remarkable story of the origins and evolution of a society that borrowed and adopted from abroad, Seth describes how various tribal peoples in the peninsula

North Korea

North Korea
  • Author : Michael J. Seth
  • Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing
  • Release Date : 2018-02-22
  • ISBN : 9781352002195
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In this key textbook, Michael J. Seth offers an excellent synthesis of existing scholarship, including a thorough examination of contemporary sources. Seth masterfully traces how North Korea gradually transformed itself from a Soviet-style socialist state to an ultra-nationalist, dynastic one, illuminating this journey with an engaging understanding of the political, ideological, economic and social forces at play. Throughout, Seth adds a rich dimension by placing North Korean history into broader global perspective and considering the implications for the future of

Inside North Korea

Inside North Korea
  • Author : Mark Edward Harris
  • Publisher : Chronicle Books
  • Release Date : 2007-03-08
  • ISBN : 9780811857512
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An award-winning photographer furnishes a rare, behind-the-scenes visual tour of the reclusive Asian nation, documenting life in North Korea, in the militarized DMZ dividing North and South Korea, and on South Korea's border with the north, along with extended captions and brief essays on the controversial country.

Vivian Grey

Vivian Grey
  • Author : Benjamin Disraeli
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 1859
  • ISBN : BSB:BSB10929657
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Vivian Grey

Vivian Grey
  • Author : Benjamin Disraeli
  • Publisher : Read Books Ltd
  • Release Date : 2015-02-18
  • ISBN : 9781473370579
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This antiquarian book contains Benjamin Disraeli’s 1826 novel, “Vivian Grey”. It is the story of a young man and his ruthless attempts to garner political power through manipulation and Machiavellian methods in early nineteenth-century England. The novel explores the political and social attitudes of the time in England, and analyses in detail the avenues of advancement in such a restrictive social structure. This book is highly recommended for fans of political fiction, and it is not to be missed by