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26%OFFRobert S. Boynton - The Invitation-Only Zone: The True Story of North Korea's Abduction Project - 9781782398523 - V9781782398523
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The Invitation-Only Zone: The True Story of North Korea's Abduction Project

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Description for The Invitation-Only Zone: The True Story of North Korea's Abduction Project Paperback. The extraordinary, true story of the North Korean abduction of Japanese citizens, kept for decades in 'invitation only zones', and indoctrinated by Kim Jong Il's secret police. Num Pages: 288 pages, Black-and-white photographs integrated throughout text. BIC Classification: 1FPKN; 3JJPL; 3JJPN; HBJF; HBLW3. Category: (G) General (US: Trade). Dimension: 133 x 268 x 24. Weight in Grams: 270.
During the 1970s and early 80s, dozens - perhaps hundreds - of Japanese civilians were kidnapped by North Korean commandos and forced to live in 'Invitation Only Zones', high-security detention-centres masked as exclusive areas, on the outskirts of Pyongyang. The objective? To brainwash the abductees with the regime's ideology, and train them to spy on the state's behalf. But the project faltered; when indoctrination failed, the captives were forced to teach North Korean operatives how to pass as Japanese, to help them infiltrate hostile neighbouring nations. For years, the Japanese and North ... Read more

Product Details

Publisher
ATLANTIC BOOKS
Format
Paperback
Publication date
2001
Condition
New
Number of Pages
288
Place of Publication
London, United Kingdom
ISBN
9781782398523
SKU
V9781782398523
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About Robert S. Boynton
Robert S. Boynton is the director of NYU's magazine journalism program and is the editor of The New New Journalism. His journalism has appeared in The New Yorker, Harper's, The Atlantic Monthly, The New York Times Magazine, The New York Times Book Review, and many others.

Reviews for The Invitation-Only Zone: The True Story of North Korea's Abduction Project
In assessing the fallout, both political and personal, Boynton is at his most acute.
The Independent
With poignant and lucid prose, Robert Boynton dignifies the lives of the victims of North Korea's state-sponsored abductions of Japanese citizens during the 1970s and 80s. Confronting complications and contradictions on all sides, it reveals a web of powerful forces and gives ... Read more

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