Escape from North Korea: A Nonfiction Account of Savage Battles and Political Intrigues of the Forgotten War


The incredible true saga of the quintessence of survival: in vivid detail, the ongoing near-death encounters during the author's 14-day escape following capture, from North Korean forces.
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The incredible true saga of the quintessence of survival: in vivid detail, the ongoing near-death encounters during the author's 14-day escape following capture, from North Korean forces.
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  • ISBN-13: 9781412072441
  • Publisher: Trafford Publishing
  • Publication date: 4/17/2006
  • Pages: 468
  • Product dimensions: 5.98 (w) x 9.02 (h) x 1.04 (d)

Meet the Author

Paul G. Petredis, born and raised in Los Angeles, enlisted in the army at age 17 and was assigned to the post-war occupation of Okinawa. He scribed his true-life account as a teenage soldier during the Korean War.

Following his honorable discharge from the army, he embarked on a career as a law enforcement officer in the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department, serving 15 years in the Patrol Division. Concurrently he attended school and subsequently earned a Master's Degree in Public Administration from Pepperdine University in 1972. He began work on a Doctorate Degree, and ceased his formal education in 1982 when he retired from law enforcement as a lieutenant.

Only after the passage of over one half century was he able to confront those horrific nightmares and subsequently record them.

The author resides on Fox Island, Washington, and he may be contacted at
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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 25, 2007

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    My father told me to read this book because it was pretty good. After reading it all I can say is `amazing.¿ ¿Pretty good¿ is the understatement of the year. I could not put this book down. What a compelling true tale of the horrors of war and a man¿s incredible struggle to survive in the face of impossible odds. This book should be mandatory reading for every member of our armed forces. The author takes us on his incredible journey as a teenage American soldier trapped deep in enemy territory. If ever there was a story that should be put on the big screen, this is it.

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