Without You, There Is No Us

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Without You, There Is No Us

Without You, There Is No Us

Undercover Among the Sons of North Korea's Elite

  • Author: Suki Kim
  • Publisher: Crown
  • ISBN: 0307720675
  • Category: History
  • Page: 304
  • View: 8718
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A haunting account of teaching English to the sons of North Korea's ruling class during the last six months of Kim Jong-il's reign Every day, three times a day, the students march in two straight lines, singing praises to Kim Jong-il and North Korea: Without you, there is no motherland. Without you, there is no us. It is a chilling scene, but gradually Suki Kim, too, learns the tune and, without noticing, begins to hum it. It is 2011, and all universities in North Korea have been shut down for an entire year, the students sent to construction fields—except for the 270 students at the all-male Pyongyang University of Science and Technology (PUST), a walled compound where portraits of Kim Il-sung and Kim Jong-il look on impassively from the walls of every room, and where Suki has gone undercover as a missionary and a teacher. Over the next six months, she will eat three meals a day with her young charges and struggle to teach them English, all under the watchful eye of the regime. Life at PUST is lonely and claustrophobic, especially for Suki, whose letters are read by censors and who must hide her notes and photographs not only from her minders but from her colleagues—evangelical Christian missionaries who don't know or choose to ignore that Suki doesn't share their faith. As the weeks pass, she is mystified by how easily her students lie, unnerved by their obedience to the regime. At the same time, they offer Suki tantalizing glimpses of their private selves—their boyish enthusiasm, their eagerness to please, the flashes of curiosity that have not yet been extinguished. She in turn begins to hint at the existence of a world beyond their own—at such exotic activities as surfing the Internet or traveling freely and, more dangerously, at electoral democracy and other ideas forbidden in a country where defectors risk torture and execution. But when Kim Jong-il dies, and the boys she has come to love appear devastated, she wonders whether the gulf between her world and theirs can ever be bridged. Without You, There Is No Us offers a moving and incalculably rare glimpse of life in the world's most unknowable country, and at the privileged young men she calls "soldiers and slaves."

Summary of Without You, There Is No Us

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Summary of Without You, There Is No Us

Summary of Without You, There Is No Us

By Suki Kim | Includes Analysis

  • Author: Instaread Summaries
  • Publisher: Idreambooks
  • ISBN: 9781945272790
  • Category: Biography & Autobiography
  • Page: 28
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Without You, There Is No Us by Suki Kim- A 15-minute Summary & Analysis

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Without You, There Is No Us by Suki Kim- A 15-minute Summary & Analysis

Without You, There Is No Us by Suki Kim- A 15-minute Summary & Analysis

My Time with the Sons of North Korea's Elite

  • Author: Instaread
  • Publisher: Instaread Summaries
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: History
  • Page: N.A
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PLEASE NOTE: This is a summary and analysis of the book and NOT the original book. Without You, There Is No Us by Suki Kim- A 15-minute Summary & AnalysisInside this Instaread: • Summary of entire book • Introduction to the important people in the book • Analysis of the themes, important people and author style Preview of this Instaread:Summary: Without You, There Is No Us is a memoir by Suki Kim. In her book, Suki portrays what it was like for a Korean American to teach English to the sons of the North Korean elite during the last few months of the life of Kim Jong-il. Suki Kim was born in South Korea, but she moved with her family to the United States when she was thirteen years old. When her homeland was divided into North and South Korea, with members of her family on both sides of the line, Suki wondered what life was like for the people who remained behind. She went to North Korea to learn more about what had become of her country, and to write a book based on her experiences there. Suki first went to Pyongyang in 2008 to cover a concert of the New York Philharmonic. It was on this visit that…

Clear Web Services Ten Natural Steps To Making Sure Your Website Is Optimised For A Search Engine

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Clear Web Services Ten Natural Steps To Making Sure Your Website Is Optimised For A Search Engine

Clear Web Services Ten Natural Steps To Making Sure Your Website Is Optimised For A Search Engine

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  • Publisher: Clear Web Services Ltd
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Clear Web Services SEO And Optimisation Guide

Clear Web Services SEO And Optimisation Guide

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Baking By Hand

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Baking By Hand

Baking By Hand

Make the Best Artisanal Breads and Pastries Better Without a Mixer

  • Author: Andy King,Jackie King
  • Publisher: Page Street Publishing
  • ISBN: 1624140017
  • Category: Cooking
  • Page: 240
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Make the Best Bread at Home with Just Your Hands Nothing beats the intoxicating smell of freshly baked bread. But what if you could create those beautiful artisan loaves in the most traditional way possible: with just your own two hands? Baking by Hand shows you how to do just that. Keep your mixer in the closet as Andy and Jackie King teach you long-forgotten methods that are the hallmarks of their exceptional bakery. They'll take you through all of the steps of making amazing bread, from developing your own sourdough culture, to mixing by hand, traditional shaping techniques and straight on to the final bake. Most importantly, you'll learn the Four-Fold technique-the key to making the kind of bread at home that will simply be top tier in any setting. In this book, Andy and Jackie feature their stand out bakery recipes, including favorites such as their North Shore Sourdough, a perfectly crusted and open-crumbed Ciabatta, and their earthy, healthy and wonderful Multigrain loaf. And that's only half the story. The Kings also offer up techniques and recipes for their much-loved pastries like Concord Grape Pies and Rhubarb-Ginger Tarts, combining seasonality, locality and a passion for fresh ingredients. And they're all ready for you to make-without a mixer. A&J King Artisan Bakers is located in Salem, Massachusetts, and was named one of America's 50 Best Bakeries by The Daily Meal.

Meltdown

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Meltdown

Meltdown

The Inside Story of the North Korean Nuclear Crisis

  • Author: Mike Chinoy
  • Publisher: St. Martin's Press
  • ISBN: 9781429930239
  • Category: History
  • Page: 432
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When George W. Bush took office in 2001, North Korea's nuclear program was frozen and Kim Jong Il had signaled he was ready to negotiate. Today, North Korea possesses as many as ten nuclear warheads, and possibly the means to provide nuclear material to rogue states or terrorist groups. How did this happen? Drawing on more than two hundred interviews with key players in Washington, Seoul, Tokyo, and Beijing, including Colin Powell, John Bolton, and ex–Korean president Kim Dae-jung, as well as insights gained during fourteen trips to Pyongyang, Mike Chinoy takes readers behind the scenes of secret diplomatic meetings, disputed intelligence reports, and Washington turf battles as well as inside the mysterious world of North Korea. Meltdown provides a wealth of new material about a previously opaque series of events that eventually led the Bush administration to abandon confrontation and pursue negotiations, and explains how the diplomatic process collapsed and produced the crisis the Obama administration confronts today.

Traveling Through the Valley

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Traveling Through the Valley

Traveling Through the Valley

Short Stories from the Valley

  • Author: Maria Gallegos
  • Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
  • ISBN: 1469103346
  • Category: Religion
  • Page: 193
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The events that occur in this book are actual experiences that the author has encountered in her journey through life. The book addresses the pain and agony that some women face and the deliverance that God provides them. The experiences that Maria has endured has allowed her to minister to others that have gone through the same tragedies that she has. She is able to minister to others because she now has the knowledge that God is still with her in the midst of everything. With every good and bad experience God has become an even greater part of her life. He became her teacher, her Father, her best friend and her everything. In her own words she states, "He has become more to me than I could have ever imagined. He has been a father leading me from childhood to adulthood. He has taught me, through many tests and trials, all the things I know today. I thank Him that He is in control of every area of my life."

Without You There

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Without You There

Without You There

The Zen of Unity

  • Author: Paramananda Ishaya
  • Publisher: John Hunt Publishing
  • ISBN: 1782794808
  • Category: Body, Mind & Spirit
  • Page: 175
  • View: 758
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Without You There takes a look at the Zen of Unity and presents the author's unique perspective. By avoiding conceptual traps and, therefore, lessening the time it takes to live in full realization, Paramananda offers the reader a way to resonate with their own authority.

From Burden to Blessing

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From Burden to Blessing

From Burden to Blessing

Herein Lies the History of a Small Rural Church with Portable Biblical Principles that Propelled it from 65 to Over 700 Members

  • Author: C. B. Akins
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: 9780964898059
  • Category: African American Baptists
  • Page: 128
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