The Reluctant Communist by Charles Robert Jenkins audiobook

The Reluctant Communist: My Desertion, Court-Martial, and Forty-Year Imprisonment in North Korea

By Charles Robert Jenkins , with Jim Frederick
Read by John McLain

Tantor Audio 9780520253339
7.02 Hours Unabridged
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In January of 1965, twenty-four-year-old U.S. Army sergeant Charles Robert Jenkins abandoned his post in South Korea, walked across the DMZ, and surrendered to communist North Korean soldiers standing sentry along the world's most heavily militarized border. He believed his action would get him back to the States and a short jail sentence. Instead he found himself in another sort of prison, where for forty years he suffered under one of the most brutal and repressive regimes the world has known. This fast-paced, harrowing tale, told plainly and simply by Jenkins (with journalist Jim Frederick), takes the listener behind the North Korean curtain and reveals the inner workings of its isolated society while offering a powerful testament to the human spirit.

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In January of 1965, twenty-four-year-old U.S. Army sergeant Charles Robert Jenkins abandoned his post in South Korea, walked across the DMZ, and surrendered to communist North Korean soldiers standing sentry along the world's most heavily militarized border. He believed his action would get him back to the States and a short jail sentence. Instead he found himself in another sort of prison, where for forty years he suffered under one of the most brutal and repressive regimes the world has known. This fast-paced, harrowing tale, told plainly and simply by Jenkins (with journalist Jim Frederick), takes the listener behind the North Korean curtain and reveals the inner workings of its isolated society while offering a powerful testament to the human spirit.

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Author Bio: Charles Robert Jenkins

Author Bio: Charles Robert Jenkins

Charles Robert Jenkins (1940-2017) was a United States Army soldier who lived in North Korea from 1965 to 2004.

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Available Formats : CD
Category: Nonfiction/Biography
Runtime: 7.02
Audience: Adult
Language: English