15 best books of 2012 – nonfiction

Here are the Monitor's picks for the 15 best nonfiction books of 2012.

5. 'Escape from Camp 14: One Man’s Remarkable Odyssey from North Korea to Freedom in the West,' by Blaine Harden


This true story of life in a North Korean prison camp may be one of the most disturbing and eye-opening books that you will ever read. (Check out our review here.)

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