Nothing to Envy

Written By Barbara Demick
Nothing to Envy
  • Publsiher : Granta
  • Release : 10 June 2010
  • ISBN : 1847083374
  • Pages : 336 pages
  • Rating : 4/5 from 21 reviews
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Read or download book entitled Nothing to Envy written by Barbara Demick which was release on 10 June 2010, this book published by Granta. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle Format. Book excerpt: 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.

Nothing to Envy

Nothing to Envy
  • Author : Barbara Demick
  • Publisher : Granta
  • Release Date : 2010-06-10
  • Total pages : 336
  • ISBN : 1847083374
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Summary : 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 ...

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Summary of Barbara Demick   s Nothing to Envy by Swift Reads
  • Author : Swift Reads
  • Publisher : Swift Reads
  • Release Date : 2019-06-28
  • Total pages : 38
  • ISBN : 1847083374
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Summary : 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....

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Nothing to Envy  Ordinary Lives in North Korea
  • Author : Barbara Demick
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2015
  • Total pages : 212
  • ISBN : 1847083374
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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....

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
  • Total pages : 32
  • ISBN : 1847083374
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Summary : 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 : HarperCollins Australia
  • Release Date : 2013-05-01
  • Total pages : 240
  • ISBN : 1847083374
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Summary : 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 ...

Nothing to Envy

Nothing to Envy
  • Author : Barbara Demick
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2010
  • Total pages : 314
  • ISBN : 1847083374
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Summary : 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 ...

Nothing to Envy

Nothing to Envy
  • Author : Barbara Dernick
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2010
  • Total pages : 212
  • ISBN : 1847083374
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Summary : 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....

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Eat the Buddha
  • Author : Barbara Demick
  • Publisher : Random House
  • Release Date : 2020-07-28
  • Total pages : 352
  • ISBN : 1847083374
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Summary : A gripping portrait of modern Tibet told through the lives of its people, from the bestselling author of Nothing to Envy “A brilliantly reported and eye-opening work of narrative nonfiction.”—The New York Times Book Review NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY Parul Sehgal, The New ...

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  • Author : Barbara Demick
  • Publisher : Random House
  • Release Date : 2012-04-17
  • Total pages : 272
  • ISBN : 1847083374
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Summary : Logavina Street was a microcosm of Sarajevo, a six-block-long history lesson. For four centuries, it existed as a quiet residential area in a charming city long known for its ethnic and religious tolerance. On this street of 240 families, Muslims and Christians, Serbs and Croats lived easily together, unified by their ...

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  • Author : Blaine Harden
  • Publisher : Pan Macmillan
  • Release Date : 2012-03-29
  • Total pages : 256
  • ISBN : 1847083374
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Summary : Now with a new foreword by the author. Shin Dong-hyuk was born in the early 1980s inside Camp 14, one of five sprawling political prisons in the mountains of North Korea. Located about 55 miles north of Pyongyang, the labour camp is a 'complete control district,' a no-exit prison where the ...

A Kim Jong Il Production

A Kim Jong Il Production
  • Author : Paul Fischer
  • Publisher : Penguin UK
  • Release Date : 2015-02-03
  • Total pages : 400
  • ISBN : 1847083374
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Summary : A Kim Jong-Il Production by Paul Fischer - love, films and kidnapping in North Korea, the world's wildest regime Before becoming the world's most notorious dictator, Kim Jong-Il ran North Korea's film industry. He directed every film made in the country but knew they were nothing compared to Hollywood. Then ...

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  • Author : Scott Rank
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release Date : 2020-05-12
  • Total pages : 320
  • ISBN : 1847083374
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Summary : Few mixtures are as toxic as absolute power and insanity. When nothing stands between a leader's delusional whims and seeing them carried out, all sorts of bizarre outcomes are possible. This book will look at the lives of the nine most mentally unbalanced figures in history. Some suffered from genetic ...

Besieged

Besieged
  • Author : Barbara Demick
  • Publisher : Granta Books
  • Release Date : 2012-04-05
  • Total pages : 240
  • ISBN : 1847083374
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Summary : For four centuries, Logavina Street was a quiet residential road in a city known for its ethnic tolerance and cosmopolitan charm. Muslims, Christians, Serbs and Croats lived easily together, sharing an identity as Bosnians. Then the war tore their lives apart. Often without heat, water, food or electricity, they evaded ...

A Second Spanish Reader

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  • Author : Stanley Appelbaum
  • Publisher : Courier Corporation
  • Release Date : 2012-07-12
  • Total pages : 256
  • ISBN : 1847083374
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Summary : 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

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  • Author : Michael J. Seth
  • Publisher : Rowman & Littlefield Publishers
  • Release Date : 2019-11-20
  • Total pages : 616
  • ISBN : 1847083374
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Summary : 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 ...