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Escape from North Korea

the untold story of Asia"s underground railroad

by Melanie Kirkpatrick

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  • 27 Currently reading

Published by Encounter Books in New York .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Illegal aliens,
  • Church work with refugees,
  • Government policy,
  • Repatriation,
  • Missionaries,
  • Refugees,
  • Emigration and immigration

  • Edition Notes

    Statementby Melanie Kirkpatrick
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsHV640.5.K67 K63 2012
    The Physical Object
    FormatHardcover
    Paginationxi, 350 p.
    Number of Pages362
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL25238456M
    ISBN 101594036330
    ISBN 109781594036330, 9781594036460
    LC Control Number2012007386


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