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Author of Escape from Camp 14

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Mar
31
Blaine Harden: The Great Leader and the Fighter Pilot
Left Bank Books, Tuesday, March 31 at 7pm
Maryville University Auditorium

Left Bank Books and Maryville Talks Books present Blaine Harden, author of the bestseller Escape from Camp 14, for his new book, The Great Leader and the Fighter Pilot: The True Story of the Tyrant Who Created North Korea and the Young Lieutenant Who Stole His Way to Freedom.

The Great Leader and the Fighter Pilot tells the riveting story of how Kim Il Sung plunged his country into war against the US, while the youngest fighter pilot in his air force was playing a high-risk game of deception—and escape. Drawing on documents from Chinese and Russian archives, as well as from never before released U.S. intelligence files, Harden gives us a heart-pounding escape adventure and an entirely new way to understand the world's longest-lasting totalitarian state.

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Location: Street: Maryville University Auditorium Additional: 650 Maryville University Dr. City: Saint Louis, Province: Missouri Postal Code: 63141 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)… (more)
Mar
17
Blaine Harden - The Great Leader and the Fighter Pilot: The True Story of the Tyrant Who Created North Korea and The Young Lieutenant Who Stole
Politics and Prose, Tuesday, March 17 at 7pm
In his second foray into the shadowy world of North Korea, Harden, who told the gripping story of a political prisoner’s bid for freedom in Escape from Camp 14, examines Kim Il Sung’s rise to power in the dual context of the support of Mao and Stalin and the defiance of No Kum Sok, a young pilot who, in 1953, risked everything by stealing a Soviet MIG-15 and flying it to South Korea to hand over to the Americans. Harden will be in conversation with Kenneth H. Rowe, formerly a lieutenant of the North Korean Air Force, known as No Kum Sok before he defected. (Viking)

Street: 5015 Connecticut Ave NW City: Washington, Province: District Of Columbia Postal Code: 20008 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)
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Nov
11
Blaine Harden
Booknotes, Sunday, November 11, 1990
Blaine Harden discusses Africa: Dispatches from a Fragile Continent.

Blaine Harden spoke of his four year tenure as Washington Post sub-Saharan bureau chief, which is the basis for his book, Africa: Dispatches from a Fragile Continent. The book's format focuses on individual people and their life experiences in different African nations, including Zaire, Ghana, Kenya, Sudan and Nigeria. Mr. Harden described Africa as being "a painful part of the world for Westerners to come to grips with." He contended that Westerners "weep for it more out of pity than understanding." The book's purpose is to give the problems of Africa a human face that will bring Westerners a better understanding of what it means to be African. (timspalding)… (more)

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Blaine Harden is a report for PBS Frontline and a contibutor to The Economist, and has served as The Washington Post's bureau chief in East Asia, Eastern Europe, and Africa. He lives in Seattle, Washington. [adapted from Escape from Camp 14 (2012)]
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