Reluctant Communist My Desertion, Court-Martial, and Forty-Year Imprisonment in North Korea

ISBN-10: 0520259998

ISBN-13: 9780520259997

Edition: N/A

Authors: Charles Robert Jenkins, 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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List price: $29.95
Publisher: University of California Press
Publication date: 3/25/2008
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 232
Size: 5.50" wide x 8.25" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.792
Language: English

Charles Robert Jenkinsis a former United States Army soldier who lived in North Korea from 1965 to 2004. He now lives in Japan.Jim FrederickwasTimemagazine's Tokyo bureau chief from 2002 to 2006 and is now aTimesenior editor stationed in London.

Jim Frederick was born in Lake Forest, Illinois on November 22, 1971. He received a B.A. in English literature from Columbia University and an M.B.A. from the Stern School of Business at New York University. He worked at Men's Journal and Working Woman magazine. He spent most of his career at Time Inc. as a reporter and editor for Money and Time magazines. He left company in 2013. He was the co-author, with Charles Robert Jenkins, of The Reluctant Communist: My Desertion, Court-Martial and Forty-Year Imprisonment in North Korea. He also wrote Black Hearts: One Platoon's Descent Into Madness in Iraq's Triangle of Death. He died of cardiac arrhythmia and arrest on July 31, 2014 at the age of 42.

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