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10 books about North Korea

Pick up one of these featured titles on North Korea in May 2021.

There are hundreds of books published on North Korea. To save you time trying to find your next read, we pull together 10 of the most popular titles with updated prices for delivery to your door.

Escape from Camp 14: One Man's Remarkable Odyssey from North Korea to Freedom in the West by Blaine Harden

Category: Asia

This book was published 8 years ago by Penguin Books and takes approximately 8.5 hours to read.

In Order to Live: A North Korean Girl's Journey to Freedom by Yeonmi Park

Category: Asia

This book was published 5 years ago by Penguin Books and takes approximately 9.6 hours to read.

A River in Darkness: One Man's Escape from North Korea by Masaji Ishikawa

Category: Authors

This book was published 3 years ago by Amazon Crossing and takes approximately 5.7 hours to read.

Dear Leader: My Escape from North Korea by Jang Jin-sung

Category: Authors

This book was published 6 years ago by 37 Ink and takes approximately 12.3 hours to read.

Nothing to Envy: Ordinary Lives in North Korea by Barbara Demick

Category: China

This book was published 11 years ago by Random House and takes approximately 11.2 hours to read.

North Korea Confidential: Private Markets, Fashion Trends, Prison Camps, Dissenters and Defectors by Daniel Tudor

Category: Cultural & Regional

This book was published 6 years ago by Tuttle Publishing and takes approximately 7.5 hours to read.

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The Girl with Seven Names: A North Korean Defector’s Story by Hyeonseo Lee

Category: Cultural & Regional

This book was published 6 years ago by William Collins and takes approximately 10.7 hours to read.

The 2020 Commission Report on the North Korean Nuclear Attacks Against the United States: A Speculative Novel by Jeffrey Lewis

Category: Political

This book was published 3 years ago by Mariner Books and takes approximately 10.1 hours to read.

Friend: A Novel from North Korea (Weatherhead Books on Asia) by Nam-nyong Paek

Category: Asian

This book was published last year by Columbia University Press and takes approximately 8.0 hours to read.

The Persian Gamble: A Marcus Ryker Series Political and Military Action Thriller: (Book 2) by Joel C. Rosenberg

Category: Mystery & Suspense

This book was published 2 years ago by Tyndale House Publishers, Inc. and takes approximately 14.9 hours to read.

We estimate total reading time by multiplying a book's page count by an average reading speed of 2 minutes per page. Summaries sourced from Google Books.

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