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Harden, Blaine

Overview
Works: 40 works in 240 publications in 19 languages and 8,363 library holdings
Genres: Biography  Biographies  History  Chronologies 
Roles: Author, Author of introduction, Narrator
Classifications: HV9815.6, B
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Most widely held works about Blaine Harden
 
Most widely held works by Blaine Harden
Escape from Camp 14 : one man's remarkable odyssey from North Korea to freedom in the West by Blaine Harden( Book )

88 editions published between 2012 and 2017 in 19 languages and held by 3,336 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Twenty-six years ago, Shin Dong-hyuk was born inside Camp 14, one of five sprawling political prisons in the mountains of North Korea. This is the gripping, terrifying story of his escape from this no-exit prison-- to freedom in South Korea
The great leader and the fighter pilot : the true story of the tyrant who created North Korea and the young lieutenant who stole his way to freedom by Blaine Harden( Book )

10 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 1,297 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"From the bestselling author of Escape from Camp 14, the murderous rise of North Korea's founding dictator and the fighter pilot who faked him out In The Great Leader and the Fighter Pilot, New York Times bestselling author Blaine Harden tells the riveting story of how Kim Il Sung grabbed power and plunged his country into war against the United States while the youngest fighter pilot in his air force was playing a high-risk game of deception--and escape. As Kim ascended from Soviet puppet to godlike ruler, No Kum Sok noisily pretended to love his Great Leader. That is, until he swiped a Soviet MiG-15 and delivered it to the Americans, not knowing they were offering a $100,000 bounty for the warplane (the equivalent of nearly one million dollars today). The theft--just weeks after the Korean War ended in July 1953--electrified the world and incited Kim's bloody vengeance. During the Korean War the United States brutally carpet bombed the North, killing hundreds of thousands of civilians and giving the Kim dynasty, as Harden reveals, the fact-based narrative it would use to this day to sell paranoia and hatred of Americans. Drawing on documents from Chinese and Russian archives about the role of Mao and Stalin in Kim's shadowy rise, as well as from never-before-released U.S. intelligence and interrogation files, Harden gives us a heart-pounding escape adventure and an entirely new way to understand the world's longest-lasting totalitarian state"--
Africa : dispatches from a fragile continent by Blaine Harden( Book )

24 editions published between 1990 and 1993 in English and held by 1,045 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Harden chronicles the "world's messiest experiment in cultural and political change." Beautifully written vignettes describe the challenges of today's Africa
A river lost : the life and death of the Columbia by Blaine Harden( Book )

12 editions published between 1945 and 2012 in English and held by 909 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This is a book about how well-intentioned Americans dammed up the Columbia, "Great River of the West," fulfilling dreams of cheap electricity and gardens flourishing in the desert. It is also a narrative of exploitation: of Native Americans, of endangered salmon, of nuclear waste, and of a river - once wild - tamed to puddled remains. Harden's story is a journey of rediscovery. His home town, Moses Lake, Washington, once bone dry, could not have existed without gargantuan irrigation schemes. His father, a Depression migrant trained as a welder, helped build dams - including Grand Coulee - and later worked at the secret Hanford plutonium plant. Now he and his neighbors, who had thought of themselves as patriots, stood accused of killing the river. As Blaine Harden traveled the thousand miles of the Columbia - by barge, by car, and sometimes on foot - his own past seemed both foreign and familiar. He met rugged individualists (albeit with government subsidies), fervent environmentalists, and Native Americans reduced to consuming canned salmon. He also encountered a newly ascendant political force whose more subtle agenda was to preserve and conserve for its own pleasure and recreation
King of spies : the dark reign of America's spymaster in Korea by Blaine Harden( Book )

18 editions published between 2017 and 2018 in English and held by 784 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The New York Times bestselling author of Escape from Camp 14 returns with the untold story of one of the most powerful spies in American history, shedding new light on the U.S. role in the Korean War, and its legacy In 1946, master sergeant Donald Nichols was stationed on the sleepy island of Guam when he caught the eye of recruiters from the Army's Counter Intelligence Corps. After just three months' training, he was sent to Korea, then a backwater largely beneath the radar of MacArthur's Pacific Command. Though he lacked the education and pedigree of most spies, Nichols quickly metamorphosed from army mechanic to black ops phenomenon. He insinuated himself into the affections of South Korea's first president, Syngman Rhee, and became a key player in the American war effort, warning months in advance about the North Korean invasion, breaking enemy codes, and identifying most of the bombing targets used throughout the war. But Nichols's accomplishments had a dark side: he ran his own base and played by his own rules. He recruited agents from refugee camps and prisons, sending many to their deaths on reckless missions. And his proximity to Rhee meant that he witnessed - and did nothing to stop - the slaughter of thousands of South Korean civilians in anticommunist purges"--
Escape from Camp 14 : one man's remarkable odyssey from North Korea to freedom in the west by Blaine Harden( )

18 editions published between 2012 and 2015 in English and held by 650 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Blaine Harden tells the story of Shin Dong-hyuk and, through the lens of Shin's life, unlocks the secrets of the world's most repressive totalitarian state. Through Harden's harrowing narrative of Shin's life and remarkable escape, he offers an unequaled inside account of one of the world's darkest nations and a riveting tale of endurance, courage, and survival
De Grote Leider en de straaljagerpiloot : de spectaculaire ontsnapping van een jonge Noord-Koreaan aan dictator Kim Il-sung by Blaine Harden( Book )

14 editions published between 2015 and 2016 in 6 languages and held by 140 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

BIOGRAPHY: HISTORICAL, POLITICAL & MILITARY. Blaine Harden, "New York Times" bestselling author of"Escape From Camp 14," tells the riveting story of Kim Il Sung s rise to power and the young North Korean fighter pilot who dared to defy him In the aftermath of World War II, Kim Il Sung plunged North Korea into war against the United States while the youngest fighter pilot in his air force was playing a high-risk game of deception and escape. As Kim ascended from Soviet puppet to godlike ruler, No Kum Sok pretended to love his Great Leader. That is, until he swiped a Soviet MiG-15 and delivered it to the Americans, not knowing they were offering a $100,000 bounty for the warplane (the equivalent of nearly one million dollars today). The theft just weeks after the Korean War ended in July 1953 electrified the world and incited Kim s bloody vengeance
The great leader and the fighter pilot: the true story of the tyrant who created North Korea and the young lieutenant who stole his way to freedom by Blaine Harden( )

1 edition published in 2015 in English and held by 46 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From the bestselling author of Escape from Camp 14, the murderous rise of North Korea's founding dictator and the fighter pilot who faked him outIn The Great Leader and the Fighter Pilot, New York Times bestselling author Blaine Harden tells the riveting story of how Kim Il Sung grabbed power and plunged his country into war against the United States while the youngest fighter pilot in his air force was playing a high-risk game of deception--and escape. As Kim ascended from Soviet puppet to godlike ruler, No Kum Sok noisily pretended to love his Great Leader. That is, until he swiped a Soviet MiG-15 and delivered it to the Americans, not knowing they were offering a $100,000 bounty for the warplane (the equivalent of nearly one million dollars today). The theft--just weeks after the Korean War ended in July 1953--electrified the world and incited Kim's bloody vengeance.During the Korean War the United States brutally carpet bombed the North, killing hundreds of thousands of civilians and giving the Kim dynasty, as Harden reveals, the fact-based narrative it would use to this day to sell paranoia and hatred of Americans.Drawing on documents from Chinese and Russian archives about the role of Mao and Stalin in Kim's shadowy rise, as well as from neverbefore- released U.S. intelligence and interrogation files, Harden gives us a heart-pounding escape adventure and an entirely new way to understand the world's longest-lasting totalitarian state
KING OF SPIES by Blaine Harden( Book )

9 editions published between 2017 and 2018 in English and held by 39 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The untold story of one of the most powerful spies in American history sheds new light on the U.S. role in the Korean War"--
One man's remarkable odyssey from North Korea to freedom in the West by Blaine Harden( Book )

1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 29 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

26 years ago, Shin Dong-hyuk was born inside Camp 14, one of five sprawling political prisons in the mountains of North Korea. Located about 55 miles north of Pyongyang, the labour camp is a 'complete control district, ' a no-exit prison where the only sentence is life. This book is a biography of his life there - and his escape
King of spies : the dark reign of America's spymaster in Korea by Blaine Harden( )

2 editions published in 2017 in English and held by 26 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From the New York Times bestselling author of Escape from Camp 14, the shocking, gripping account of the most powerful American spy you've never heard of, whose role at the center of the Korean War--which gave rise to the North Korean regime--is essential to understanding the most intractable foreign policy conflict of our time. In 1946, master sergeant Donald Nichols was repairing jeeps on the sleepy island of Guam when he caught the eye of recruiters from the army's Counter Intelligence Corps. After just three months' training, he was sent to Korea, then a backwater beneath the radar of MacArthur's Pacific Command. Though he lacked the pedigree of most U.S. spies--Nichols was a 7th grade dropout--he quickly metamorphosed from army mechanic to black ops phenomenon. He insinuated himself into the affections of America's chosen puppet in South Korea, President Syngman Rhee, and became a pivotal player in the Korean War, warning months in advance about the North Korean invasion, breaking enemy codes, and identifying most of the targets destroyed by American bombs in North Korea. But Nichols's triumphs had a dark side. Immersed in a world of torture and beheadings, he became a spymaster with his own secret base, his own covert army, and his own rules. He recruited agents from refugee camps and prisons, sending many to their deaths on reckless missions. His closeness to Rhee meant that he witnessed--and did nothing to stop or even report--the slaughter of tens of thousands of South Korean civilians in anticommunist purges. Nichols's clandestine reign lasted for an astounding eleven years. In this riveting book, Blaine Harden traces Nichols's unlikely rise and tragic ruin, from his birth in an operatically dysfunctional family in New Jersey to his sordid postwar decline, which began when the U.S. military sacked him in Korea, sent him to an air force psych ward in Florida, and subjected him--against his will--to months of electroshock therapy. But King of Spies is not just the story of one American spy: with napalmed villages and severed heads, high-level lies and long-running cover-ups, it reminds us that the darkest sins of the Vietnam War--and many other conflicts that followed--were first committed in Korea
Evasión del campo 14 : del infierno de un campo de concentración en Corea del Norte a la libertad by Blaine Harden( )

2 editions published in 2014 in Spanish and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Hace veintinueve años, Shin Dong-hyuk nació en el Campo 14, uno de los cinco centros de reclusión para presos políticos situado en las montañas de Corea del Norte. Localizado a unos 90 kilómetros al norte de Pyongyang, este campo de trabajo es un "distrito de control absoluto", una prisión sin salida donde la única sentencia es la cadena perpetua. Nadie nacido en el Campo 14, o en cualquiera de los otros campos norcoreanos, ha logrado escapar. Nadie excepto Shin. Esta es su historia.Evasión del Campo 14es un bestseller internacional traducido a 28 idiomas. El testimonio de Shin y este libro fueron claves en la comisión de investigación de la ONU que concluyó que Corea del Norte ha cometido crímenes contra la humanidad
Più forte di Ebola : diario dall'epidemia in Uganda by Elio Croce( Book )

3 editions published between 2001 and 2003 in Italian and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Flukten fra leir 14 en beretning fra Nord-Korea by Blaine Harden( Book )

3 editions published between 2012 and 2014 in Norwegian and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Nord-Korea har mellom 150 000 og 200 000 politiske fanger. Veldig få som er født og oppvokst i disse leirene har greid å flykte. Men det gjorde Shin Dong-hyuk. I denne boken forteller journalisten Blaine Harden historien om hans fangenskap og forbløffende flukt. Gjennom beretningen får vi et innblikk i de hemmelige fengslene i verdens mest totalitære stat. Shin visste ingenting om det sivile livet utenfor murene. Han betraktet sin mor som en motstander i kampen om maten, vaktene oppdro ham til å bli en tyster og han var vitne til henrettelsen av sin egen familie
Africa inventing itself by Blaine Harden( Book )

1 edition published in 1990 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Alaska gold( Visual )

1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Bristol Bay in southwest Alaska is home to the last great wild sockeye salmon fishery, and to mineral deposits estimated to be worth nearly $500 billion. Native American groups have been at the forefront of efforts to prevent damage to the environment in the Alaskan Peninsula from extraction-based industries. FRONTLINE probes the fault lines of a growing battle between those who depend on this extraordinary fishery for a living, the mining companies pushing to extract the minerals and the political framework that will ultimately decide the outcome
Flugten fra Camp 14 én mands utrolige rejse fra Nordkorea til friheden i Vesten by Blaine Harden( Recording )

5 editions published in 2013 in Danish and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Midnight, Jesus & me : misfit memoirs of a full Gospel, rock & roll late night suicide crisis psychotherapist by Jamie Blaine( )

1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This provocative, inspirational, and heartbreaking collection of true-life tales from megachurch counseling centers, drug rehabs, and graveyard shifts on the crisis-response team explores the toughest and darkest times of people's lives. J.M. Blaine-a semiagnostic, evangelical absurdist, existential Christian, and licensed psychiatrist-writes with deep concern for the depressed, the discouraged, and the disillusioned in this gritty, ragged memoir of his time spent guiding those through messy lives. The personal insights, parables, and often unbelievable stories offer a street-level vision of
Den store leder og jagerpiloten historien om tyrannen, som skabte Nordkorea, og den unge soldat, der slap væk by Blaine Harden( Recording )

2 editions published in 2016 in Danish and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

On course for on-call by M. J Quint( Book )

2 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This package contains a variety of power point presentations and workshop plans to provide the foundation to a respiratory training programme
 
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Blaine Harden American writer

Blaine Harden Amerikaans journalist

Blaine Harden amerikanischer Journalist und Schriftsteller

Blaine Harden écrivain américain

Blaine Harden escritor estadounidense

Harden, B.

Hārdens, Bleins 1952-

הרדן, בליין 1952-

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