The reluctant communist: my desertion, court-martial, and forty-year imprisonment in North Korea / Charles Robert Jenkins ; with Jim Frederick

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In January of 1965, twenty-four-year-old U.S. Army sergeant Charles Robert Jenkins abandoned his post in South Korea, walked across the DMZ, and surrendered to communist North Korean soldiers standing sentry along the world's most heavily militarized border. He believed his action would get him back to the States and a short jail sentence. Instead he found himself in another sort of prison, where for forty years he suffered under one of the most brutal and repressive regimes the world has known. This fast-paced, harrowing tale, told plainly and simply by Jenkins (with journalist Jim Frederick), takes the reader behind the North Korean curtain and reveals the inner workings of its isolated society while offering a powerful testament to the human spirit.
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subject_facet Korea (North) -- Social life and customs
table_of_contents Super Jenkins -- In the army, and across the DMZ -- Housemates -- Cooks, cadets, and wives -- Soga-san -- Friends and strangers -- Domestic life -- Hitomi's escape -- My escape -- Homecomings.
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title The reluctant communist : my desertion, court-martial, and forty-year imprisonment in North Korea / Charles Robert Jenkins ; with Jim Frederick
title_display The reluctant communist : my desertion, court-martial, and forty-year imprisonment in North Korea / Charles Robert Jenkins ; with Jim Frederick
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title_short The reluctant communist :
title_sort reluctant communist my desertion, court-martial, and forty-year imprisonment in north korea charles robert jenkins with jim frederick
title_sub my desertion, court-martial, and forty-year imprisonment in North Korea / Charles Robert Jenkins ; with Jim Frederick