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The Aquariums of Pyongyang

Ten Years in the North Korean Gulag

by Kang Chol-Hwan

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Published by Basic Books .
Written in English


Edition Notes

ContributionsYair Reiner (Translator)
The Physical Object
Number of Pages238
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL7593174M
ISBN 100465011047
ISBN 109780465011049
OCLC/WorldCa86076920


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