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The Book Escape from Camp 14
The Author Blaine Harden
The Publisher Penguin
Release Date2012-03-29
Genre History
Pages 256
ISBN 9781101561263
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: With a New Foreword The heartwrenching New York Times bestseller about the only known person born inside a North Korean prison camp to have escaped. Blaine Harden's latest book, King of Spies, will be available from Viking in Fall 2017. North Korea’s political prison camps have existed twice as long as Stalin’s Soviet gulags and twelve times as long as the Nazi concentration camps. No one born and raised in these camps is known to have escaped. No one, that is, except Shin Dong-hyuk. In Escape From Camp 14, Blaine Harden unlocks the secrets of the world’s most repressive totalitarian state through the story of Shin’s shocking imprisonment and his astounding getaway. Shin knew nothing of civilized existence—he saw his mother as a competitor for food, guards raised him to be a snitch, and he witnessed the execution of his mother and brother. The late “Dear Leader” Kim Jong Il was recognized throughout the world, but his country remains sealed as his third son and chosen heir, Kim Jong Eun, consolidates power. Few foreigners are allowed in, and few North Koreans are able to leave. North Korea is hungry, bankrupt, and armed with nuclear weapons. It is also a human rights catastrophe. Between 150,000 and 200,000 people work as slaves in its political prison camps. These camps are clearly visible in satellite photographs, yet North Korea’s government denies they exist. Harden’s harrowing narrative exposes this hidden dystopia, focusing on an extraordinary young man who came of age inside the highest security prison in the highest security state. Escape from Camp 14 offers an unequalled inside account of one of the world’s darkest nations. It is a tale of endurance and courage, survival and hope.


The Book What I Wish I Had Known
The Author Marcella Purnama
The Publisher Kepustakaan Populer Gramedia
Release Date2017-06-05
Genre Business & Economics
Pages 208
ISBN 9786024243579
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: I’ve lived my whole life following people and taking their choices as mine. I will dream a new dream, a dream that’s totally my own, and I will work hard to get it. Ever since her acceptance letter to study abroad arrived at her inbox, nothing in Marcella Purnama’s life has gone according to plan. Instead of choosing Science, like her two older sisters did before her, she steered path to study Arts—a degree so alien to both her families and friends. But as she traveled thousands miles away, struggled with English, had her first byline and went back home to apply for her first job, Marcella realized that plans are meant to be changed. Full of relatable tales of horrific group work, falling in love, first job interview and quarter-life crisis, this illuminating account follows how a young adult grapples with life’s small and big questions, and the lessons learned along the way.


The Book Korean Cool
The Author Euny Hong
The Publisher Bentang Pustaka
Release Date2016-02-29
Genre Social Science
Pages 304
ISBN 9786022911050
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: Ekonomi Korea Selatan dibangun dari bongkahan kekacauan dan sisa penjajahan yang tak kunjung henti. Sampai pada suatu titik, istilah unik yang mereka sebut han berhasil menjadi bahan bakar yang membuat mereka melesat menjadi negara maju dengan budaya populer yang mendunia. Semuanya dicapai hanya dalam hitungan tahun. Buku ini memberimu pemahaman tentang apa yang sebenarnya terjadi di negeri ginseng. Disajikan oleh jurnalis jempolan asli Korea dengan gaya yang menggelitik, unik, dilengkapi dengan infomasi yang bisa dipertanggungjawabkan. "Sangat menggelitik .... Hong dengan sempurna menempatkan diri untuk memahami karakter orang Korea yang rumit sambil tetap menjaga jarak dan sinisme untuk mengevaluasinya." - Helen Brown, The Telegraph (UK) "Kombinasi esai pribadi sekaligus karya jurnalistik observasional yang lucu, cerdas, sering kali bertentangan dan tajam, yang membuat buku ini unik."- Clayton Moore, Kirkus Reviews "Berwawasan ... cerita tentang han yang dimiliki Korea terhadap Jepang merupakan penjelasan terbaik dan paling ringkas yang pernah saya baca."- Bloomberg Businessweek [Mizan, Bentang Pustaka, Korea, Jepang, Budaya, Memoar, Bangsa, Indonesia]


The Book Escape from Camp 14
The Author Mezar Batu
The Publisher
Release Date101-01-01
Genre
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Language English, Spanish, And French
The Book Good Wives
The Author Louisa May Alcott
The Publisher Serambi Ilmu Semesta
Release Date2010-04-01
Genre Fiction
Pages 534
ISBN 9789790242067
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: Bagaimana kelanjutan cerita March bersaudari Meg, Jo, Beth, dan Amy setelah LITTLE WOMEN? Meg kini telah menikah. Sebagai istri, dia banyak belajar, kadang-kadang dengan hati nelangsa bahwa kehidupan berkeluarga tidak selalu mudah dan menyenangkan. Namun, dia selalu berhasil mengambil hikmah dengan bantuan suami yang dihormatinya. Mereka pun dikaruniai anak kembar. " Novel ini merupakan kelanjutan cerita dari novel Little Women. Dalam GOOD WIVES, Louisa May Alcott masih mempertahankan cerita sederhana seputar kehidupan keluarga, tapi tentu saja tetap kaya makna dengan riak konflik yang semakin beragam dan humor segar. Diterbitkan oleh penerbit Serambi Ilmu Semesta" (Serambi Group)


The Book Miracle in the Andes
The Author Nando Parrado
The Publisher Bentang Pustaka
Release Date2007-05-01
Genre
Pages 378
ISBN 9792439293
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: Miracle in the Andes mengisahkan perjuangan tim rugby Uruguay dalam mempertahankan diri di bekunya Pegunungan Andes. Nando Parrado dan timnya tengah melakukan perjalanan untuk pertandingan persahabatan di Argentina. Akibat cuaca buruk, pesawat carteran yang mereka tumpangi jatuh di tengah Andes. Dari 45 penumpang, hanya 32 yang masih hidup akibat jatuhnya Fairchild. Semakin lama, akibat luka serius dan longsoran salju, korban bertambah banyak hingga tinggal 16 survivors saja. Semangat mereka menjadi setipis udara Andes ketika mendengar dari radio Fairchild bahwa pencarian telah dihentikan. Dalam memoar ini, Nando menunjukkan bahwa besarnya cinta dan kegigihan dapat membuat miracle is achievable. [Mizan, C Publishing, Novel, Indonesia]


The Book Eleven Minutes Sebelas Menit
The Author Paulo Coelho
The Publisher Gramedia Pustaka Utama
Release Date2014-01-10
Genre Fiction
Pages 360
ISBN 9789792298444
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: """Demikianlah anggapan Maria, gadis Brazil yang sejak remaja begitu yakin tak akan pernah menemukan cinta sejati dalam hidupnya. Seseorang yang ditemuinya secara kebetulan di Rio de Janeiro berjanji akan menjadikannya aktris terkenal di Swiss, namun janji itu ternyata kosong belaka. Kenyataannya, dia mesti menjual diri untuk bertahan hidup, dan dengan sepenuh kesadaran dia memilih untuk menjalani profesi sebagai pelacur. Pekerjaan ini semakin menjauhkannya dari cinta sejati. Namun ketika seorang pelukis muda memasuki hidupnya, tameng-tameng emosional Maria pun diuji. Dia mesti memilih antara terus menjalani kehidupan gelap itu, atau mempertaruhkan segalanya demi menemukan """"cahaya di dalam dirinya"""". Mampukah dia beralih dari sekadar penyatuan fisik ke penyatuan dua pikiran atau bahkan dua jiwa––ke suatu tempat di mana seks merupakan sesuatu yang sakral? Dalam novel yang sungguh berbeda ini, Paulo Coelho menantang segala prasangka kita, membuka pikiran kita, dan membuat kita benar-benar terperangah."""


The Book A Tale Dark and Grimm
The Author Adam Gidwitz
The Publisher Serambi Ilmu Semesta
Release Date2011-01-01
Genre Comics & Graphic Novels
Pages 244
ISBN
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: Sebelum kau membaca buku ini, kuperingatkan: cerita ini bukan untuk anak-anak. Penyihir dengan mantra keji, pemburu berdarah dingin, serta tukang roti yang memanggang anak-anak, mengintip di halaman-halamannya. Namun, jika kau berani, ikuti petualangan Hansel dan Gretel memasuki dunia penuh sihir, teror, dan sepercik kelakar yang berkilauan seperti kerikil putih di sepanjang jalannya. Masuklah. Mungkin menakutkan, dan jelas-jelas penuh darah. Tetapi, tak seperti dongeng-dongeng yang kauketahui, yang ini sungguhan. Dan kau tahu, dahulu kala, dongeng itu keren. " Buku ini merupakan sekumpulan dongeng-dongeng yang di kemas menjadi sebuah novel yang unik oleh penulisnya, cocok untuk bacaan ringan para remaja masa kini. Diterbitkan oleh penerbit Serambi Ilmu Semesta" (Serambi Group)


The Book Policing Literary Theory
The Author
The Publisher BRILL
Release Date2018-02-05
Genre Literary Criticism
Pages 220
ISBN 9789004358515
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: Policing Literary Theory is an exploration of the complex relationship between literature/literary theory and police/policing.


The Book Sundays at Eight
The Author Brian Lamb
The Publisher Hachette UK
Release Date2014-04-29
Genre Language Arts & Disciplines
Pages 496
ISBN 9781610393492
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: For the last 25 years, Sunday nights at 8pm on C-SPAN has been appointment television for many Americans. During that time, host Brian Lamb has invited people to his Capitol Hill studio for hour-long conversations about contemporary society and history. In today's soundbite culture that hour remains one of television's last vestiges of in-depth, civil conversation. First came C-SPAN's Booknotes in 1989, which by the time it ended in December 2004, was the longest-running author-interview program in American broadcast history. Many of the most notable nonfiction authors of its era were featured over the course of 800 episodes, and the conversations became a defining hour for the network and for nonfiction writers. In January 2005, C-SPAN embarked on a new chapter with the launch of Q and A. Again one hour of uninterrupted conversation but the focus was expanded to include documentary film makers, entrepreneurs, social workers, political leaders and just about anyone with a story to tell. To mark this anniversary Lamb and his team at C-SPAN have assembled Sundays at Eight, a collection of the best unpublished interviews and stories from the last 25 years. Featured in this collection are historians like David McCullough, Ron Chernow and Robert Caro, reporters including April Witt, John Burns and Michael Weisskopf, and numerous others, including Christopher Hitchens, Brit Hume and Kenneth Feinberg. In a March 2001 Booknotes interview 60 Minutes creator Don Hewitt described the show's success this way: “All you have to do is tell me a story.” This collection attests to the success of that principle, which has guided Lamb for decades. And his guests have not disappointed, from the dramatic escape of a lifelong resident of a North Korean prison camp, to the heavy price paid by one successful West Virginia businessman when he won 314 million in the lottery, or the heroic stories of recovery from the most horrific injuries in modern-day warfare. Told in the series' signature conversational manner, these stories come to life again on the page. Sundays at Eight is not merely a token for fans of C-SPAN's interview programs, but a collection of significant stories that have helped us understand the world for a quarter-century.


The Book The Great Leader and the Fighter Pilot
The Author Blaine Harden
The Publisher Pan Macmillan
Release Date2015-03-26
Genre Biography & Autobiography
Pages
ISBN 9781447253358
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: A non-fiction thriller by international bestselling author Blaine Harden (Escape from Camp 14) that explores the world's most repressive state through the intertwined lives of two North Koreans, one infamous, one obscure: Kim Il Sung, the former North Korean leader and No Kum Sok, once the state's youngest jet fighter pilot. Shortly before the Korean War ended, No Kum Sok met Kim Il Sung, who congratulated him for his flying skill and his courage. A few months later, No Kum Sok stole a Soviet-made MiG-15 and flew it to a US airfield in South Korea. Beginning with the arbitrary division of Korea in 1945 and ending two months after the shaky armistice that halted combat in the Korean War, The Great Leader & the Fighter Pilot is an ambitious and gripping book which digs deeply into the character of the Kim family dictatorship. At once an irresistible adventure story and an authoritative guide to the notorious state, it explains why North Korea remains so isolated, why it created and maintains a vast gulag of concentration camps, and why it is still so angry at the western world.


The Book Building Bridges
The Author David Alton
The Publisher Lion Books
Release Date2013-05-17
Genre Political Science
Pages 240
ISBN 9780745957685
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: For sixty years North Korea has had neither war nor peace; simply an Armistice signed in 1953 – this lack of resolution has perpetuated instability, fear, and a risk of further tragedy. Behind the backdrop is the ever present danger of a major conflict. Lord Alton suggests that there is a better way to relate to the pariah state. There are many issues to be addressed; including serious concerns over the grave, systematic and widespread violation of human rights, including reported executions, torture, violations of religious freedom and humanitarian concerns. Lord Alton argues that through patient but firm engagement, this situation is capable of resolution. Distinguishing between an antipathy towards a decaying political ideology and a love of the dignified and courageous Korean people must remain the central concern –we must encourage the tiny shoots of hope and above all build bridges through constructive, critical engagement.


The Book The Patriot Threat
The Author Steve Berry
The Publisher Minotaur Books
Release Date2015-03-31
Genre Fiction
Pages 400
ISBN 9781466862609
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: Steve Berry's New York Times bestseller, The Patriot Threat, finds Cotton Malone racing to stop a rogue ex-KGB agent plotting revenge against the United States. The 16th Amendment to the Constitution is why Americans pay income taxes. But what if there were problems associated with that amendment? Secrets that call into question decades of tax collecting? In fact, there is a surprising truth to this hidden possibility. Cotton Malone, once a member of an elite intelligence division within the Justice Department known as the Magellan Billet, is now retired and owns an old bookshop in Denmark. But when his former-boss, Stephanie Nelle, asks him to track a rogue North Korean who may have acquired some top secret Treasury Department files—the kind that could bring the United States to its knees—Malone is vaulted into a harrowing twenty-four hour chase that begins on the canals in Venice and ends in the remote highlands of Croatia. With appearances by Franklin Roosevelt, Andrew Mellon, a curious painting that still hangs in the National Gallery of Art, and some eye-opening revelations from the $1 bill, this riveting, non-stop adventure is trademark Steve Berry—90% historical fact, 10% exciting speculation—a provocative thriller posing a dangerous question: What if the Federal income tax is illegal?


The Book Seven Habits of Highly Effective People
The Author Stephen R Covey
The Publisher Zenofa
Release Date2008-04-01
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Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: Dalam 7 Habits, ia mempromosikan inspirasinya yang disebut “etika karakter” yang berdasarkan prinsip dan tata cara memimpin serta mengabaikan prinsip “etika kepribadian” yang memberikan sinyal kepalsuan dan ambiguitas. Karakter adalah gabungan dari kebiasaan-kebiasaan kita. Kebiasaan sulit berubah, tetapi bisa dirubah dengan komitmen yang sungguh-sungguh. Kebiasaan (habits) yang baik adalah persinggungan antara pengetahuan (knowlegde), keahlian (skill) dan keinginan (desire).


The Book The Obama Doctrine
The Author Colin Dueck
The Publisher Oxford University Press
Release Date2015-04-01
Genre Political Science
Pages 256
ISBN 9780190202644
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: By mid-2015, the Obama presidency will be entering its final stages, and the race among the successors in both parties will be well underway. And while experts have already formed a provisional understanding of the Obama administration's foreign policy goals, the shape of the "Obama Doctrine" is finally coming into full view. It has been consistently cautious since Obama was inaugurated in 2009, but recent events in the Middle East, Eastern Europe, and the Far East have led an increasingly large number of foreign policy experts to conclude that caution has transformed into weakness. In The Obama Doctrine, Colin Dueck analyzes and explains what the Obama Doctrine in foreign policy actually is, and maps out the competing visions on offer from the Republican Party. Dueck, a leading scholar of US foreign policy, contends it is now becoming clear that Obama's policy of international retrenchment is in large part a function of his emphasis on achieving domestic policy goals. There have been some successes in the approach, but there have also been costs. For instance, much of the world no longer trusts the US to exert its will in international politics, and America's adversaries overseas have asserted themselves with increasing frequency. The Republican Party will target these perceived weaknesses in the 2016 presidential campaign and develop competing counter-doctrines in the process. Dueck explains that within the Republican Party, there are two basic impulses vying with each other: neo-isolationism and forceful internationalism. Dueck subdivides each impulse into the specific agenda of the various factions within the party: Tea Party nationalism, neoconservatism, conservative internationalism, and neo-isolationism. He favors a realistic but forceful US internationalism, and sees the willingness to disengage from the world by some elements of the party as dangerous. After dissecting the various strands, he articulates an agenda of forward-leaning American realism--that is, a policy in which the US engages with the world and is willing to use threats of force for realist ends. The Obama Doctrine not only provides a sharp appraisal of foreign policy in the Obama era; it lays out an alternative approach to marshaling American power that will help shape the foreign policy debate in the run-up to the 2016 elections.


The Book The Siege
The Author Cathy Scott-clark
The Publisher Penguin
Release Date2013-10-29
Genre Political Science
Pages 352
ISBN 9781101613245
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: Winner of the CWA Nonfiction Dagger Award, the definitive account of the 2008 terrorist attacks in Mumbai Mumbai, 2008. On the night of November 26, Lashkar-e-Toiba terrorists attacked targets throughout the city, including the Taj Mahal Palace Hotel, one of the world’s most exclusive luxury hotels. For sixty-eight hours, hundreds were held hostage as shots rang out and an enormous fire raged. When the smoke cleared, thirty-one people were dead and many more had been injured. Only the courageous actions of staff and guests—including Mallika Jagad, Bob Nichols, and Taj general manager Binny Kang—prevented a much higher death toll. With a deep understanding of the region and its politics and a narrative flair reminiscent of Midnight in Peking, journalists Cathy Scott-Clark and Adrian Levy vividly unfold the tragic events in a real-life thriller filled with suspense, tragedy, history, and heroism.


The Book The Ethics of Captivity
The Author Lori Gruen
The Publisher Oxford University Press
Release Date2014-05-01
Genre Philosophy
Pages 304
ISBN 9780199978021
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: In the United States roughly 2 million people are incarcerated; billions of animals are held captive (and then killed) in the food industry every year; hundreds of thousands of animals are kept in laboratories; thousands are in zoos and aquaria; millions of "pets" are captive in our homes. Surprisingly, despite the rich ethical questions it raises, very little philosophical attention has been paid to questions raised by captivity. Though conditions of captivity vary widely for humans and for other animals, there are common ethical themes that imprisonment raises, including the value of liberty, the nature of autonomy, the meaning of dignity, and the impact of routine confinement on physical and psychological well-being. This volume brings together scholars, scientists, and sanctuary workers to address in fifteen new essays the ethical issues captivity raises. Section One contains chapters written by those with expert knowledge about particular conditions of captivity and includes discussion of how captivity is experienced by dogs, whales and dolphins, elephants, chimpanzees, rabbits, formerly farmed animals, and human prisoners. Section Two contains chapters by philosophers and social theorists that reflect on the social, political, and ethical issues raised by captivity, including discussions about confinement, domestication, captive breeding for conservation, the work of moral repair, dignity and an ethics of sight, and the role that coercion plays.


The Book The Husband S Secret Rahasia Sang Suami
The Author Liane Moriarty
The Publisher Gramedia Pustaka Utama
Release Date2016-07-12
Genre Fiction
Pages 496
ISBN 9786020330204
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: Sebuah novel yang membuat kita berpikir tentang sejauh mana kita mengenal pasangan hidup dan diri sendiri... Bayangkan suamimu menulis sepucuk surat kepadamu yang baru boleh dibuka setelah kematiannya. Bayangkan juga bahwa surat itu berisi rahasia terdalam dan tergelap yang dapat menghancurkan bukan hanya kehidupan keluargamu, tapi juga kehidupan orang lain. Kemudian bayangkan, kau tak sengaja menemukan surat itu ketika suamimu masih hidup... Cecilia Fitzpatrick harus memilih apakah ia akan memuaskan rasa penasarannya atau melupakan keberadaan surat tersebut sama sekali. Namun, rasa penasaran itu sangat kuat. Dan berbahaya. Tidak percaya? Tanya saja kepada Pandora.


The Book Mitologi Nordik Norse Mythology
The Author Neil Gaiman
The Publisher Gramedia Pustaka Utama
Release Date2017-08-21
Genre Juvenile Fiction
Pages 326
ISBN 9786020367781
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: 16 cerita tentang awal mula penciptaan dunia hingga terjadinya Ragnarok Thor dan Loki menjadi pemeran utama dalam sebagian besar cerita. Thor, dewa petir yang perkasa dan berjenggot merah. Thor baik hati, tapi tidak terlalu cerdas. Senjata andalannya adalah palu godam bernama Mjollnir. Thor sayang sekali pada palunya. Palu itu selalu ditaruh di dekatnya apabila Thor tidur. Palu itu pernah hilang dicuri, dan untuk memperolehnya kembali, Thor terpaksa menyamar menjadi perempuan, dengan bantuan Loki. Loki putra Laufey. Loki sangat tampan, lucu dan pandai bicara, tetapi juga sangat licik. Di mana ada Loki, pasti ada masalah. Dia sahabat sekaligus pengkhianat Thor. Gara-gara Loki, salah satu kambing Thor menjadi pincang. Gara-gara Loki, Sif istri Thor menjadi botak. Dan banyak hal menjengkelkan lain yang dilakukan Loki. Namun tindakannya yang paling jahat adalah membuat Balder tewas. Maka Loki pun ditangkap dan diikat, sampai Ragnarok mengakhiri semuanya.


The Book Kisah Pi Life Of Pi
The Author Yann Martel
The Publisher Gramedia Pustaka Utama
Release Date2017-07-10
Genre Fiction
Pages 447
ISBN 9789792289008
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: Pada tanggal 21 Juni 1977, kapal barang Tsimtsum berlayar dari Madras menuju Canada. Pada bulan Juli, kapal itu tenggelam di Samudra Pasifik. Hanya satu sekoci berhasil diturunkan, membawa penumpang seekor hyena, seekor zebra yang kakinya patah, seekor orang-utan betina, seekor harimau Royal Bengal seberat 225 kg, dan Pi––anak lelaki India berusia 16 tahun. Selama lebih dari tujuh bulan sekoci itu terombang-ambing di Samudra Pasifik yang biru dan ganas. Di samudra inilah sebagian Kisah Pi berlangsung. Kisah yang luar biasa, penuh keajaiban, dan seperti ucapan salah satu tokoh di dalamnya, kisah ini akan membuat orang percaya pada Tuhan