Download A State of Fear: My 10 Years Inside Iran's Torture Jails by Reza Ghaffari PDF

By Reza Ghaffari

A in demand Iranian political prisoner tells his tale from the time of his arrest to his eventual break out a decade later

Dr. Reza Ghaffari used to be a professor on the collage of Tehran until eventually his 1981 arrest for suspicion of being a member of a banned socialist workforce. This account of his studies via 10 years of torture and as a witness to—and close to sufferer of—prison massacres bargains remarkable perception into the torturous therapy of political prisoners who oppose the Iranian regime. not anything written in English or in Persian has so comprehensively and movingly portrayed legal stipulations and the energy of these agony them—not in basic terms a listing of atrocities, it's also a story of triumph for integrity and the human spirit within the face of the maximum degradation. In 1999 the Iranian gurus got here trying to find Dr. Ghaffari in London and he was once moved to a "safe house" by means of MI6 the place he stayed for just about a yr. After September 11, the terrorist hazard point within the united kingdom was once raised and Dr. Ghaffari was once allowed again to his kinfolk with larger surveillance on his condominium. The years of torture have taken their toll on his future health yet he has refused to be intimidated and is as decided as ever that his tale may be informed. The fatwah imposed opposed to writer Salman Rushdie for writing The Satanic Verses scared many publishers into refusing to print this booklet, A country of worry, in English

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Download Run, Mummy, Run by Cathy Glass PDF

By Cathy Glass

From the writer of Sunday instances and big apple instances bestseller broken, the gripping tale of a girl stuck in a bad cycle of abuse - and the determined lengths she needs to visit, to flee. while Aisha spots an advert for a 'personal introductory provider for professionals' within the newspaper, she may well by no means have guessed it's going to bring about the sort of excellent marriage. yet you have to be cautious what you would like for...Mark is sorry the 1st time he hits Aisha. His tears make her all of the extra decided to be a greater spouse; to not permit herself down back. yet even if demanding Aisha attempts, she can't dwell as much as Mark's very unlikely expectancies - or break out his terrifying, violent mood. quickly she is trapped in a cycle of awful abuse and imprisonment. And with children to guard, Aisha needs to draw on what energy she has left to discover an get away. What follows is whatever so devastating it plunges Aisha into her darkest days but. Is the associated fee she needs to pay for freedom too excessive?

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Download Another Insane Devotion: On the Love of Cats and Persons by Peter Trachtenberg PDF

By Peter Trachtenberg

From “a real American Dostoevsky” (The Washington Post): a stunning, humorous, bittersweet exploration of the mysteries of courting, either human and animal.

When his favourite cat Biscuit is going lacking, Peter Trachtenberg units out to discover her. the adventure takes him seven hundred miles and lots of years into his past-- into the background of his relationships with cats and the historical past of his dating along with his spouse F., who may perhaps herself be at the verge of disappearing. What ensues is a piece that remembers trip narratives from The fabulous trip to W. G. Sebald’s The earrings of Saturn. Trachtenberg ponders the mysteries of pussycat intelligence (why do cats ranking worse on a few assessments than pigeons?), the origins in their domestication, their negative therapy through the heart a while. He additionally seems on the riddle of why any people loves whom we adore and the entire unexpected areas to which that devotion leads us.

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Download Jacqueline Bouvier Kennedy Onassis: The Untold Story by Barbara Leaming PDF

By Barbara Leaming

The untold tale of ways one woman's lifestyles was once replaced endlessly in an issue of seconds by way of a terrible trauma.

Barbara Leaming's outstanding and deeply delicate biography is the 1st ebook to record Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis' brutal, lonely and valiant thirty-one 12 months fight with post-traumatic pressure affliction (PTSD) that JFK's assassination.

Here is the lady as she hasn't ever been noticeable prior to. In heartrending element, we witness a fight that opened up every now and then sooner than our personal eyes, yet which we did not understand.

Leaming's biography additionally makes transparent the development of Jackie's lifestyles as a complete. We see how a lively younger woman's rejection of a predictable lifestyles led her to John F. Kennedy and the White apartment, how she sought to reconcile the conflicts of her marriage and the position she was once to play, and the way the trauma of her husband's homicide which left her soaked in his blood and brains led her to hunt a truly assorted form of lifestyles from the only she'd formerly sought.

A existence tale that has been scrutinized numerous occasions, obvious the following for the 1st time because the severe and demanding tale that it truly is. a narrative for our occasions at a second once we as a country desire greater than ever to appreciate the impression of trauma.

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Download Fifty Shades of Black by Arthur Black PDF

By Arthur Black

During this newest selection of attention-grabbing proof and fun stories, Black recounts his trip to Vietnam and Thailand, the place his “dirty" American funds is grew to become down and a therapeutic massage becomes a fish feeding frenzy. He turns his serious eye and warped humorous bone to a wide range of offbeat issues, together with the cafe-office tradition of unfastened wifi and complicated espresso concoctions, and the chance of examining too many kinky romance novels. but, excellent news is within the air too, with Black extolling how gum have been chanced on to be sturdy for children's enamel.

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Download Lobotomy: Surviving the Ramones by Dee Dee Ramone, Veronica Kofman PDF

By Dee Dee Ramone, Veronica Kofman

Lobotomy is a lurid and not likely temperance tract from the underbelly of rock 'n' roll. Taking readers on a wild rollercoaster trip from his loopy formative years in Berlin and Munich to his lonely methadone-soaked remain at an inexpensive resort in Earl's court docket and newfound peace at the directly and slender, Dee Dee Ramone catapults readers into the uncooked global of intercourse, habit, and two-minute songs. It isn't beautiful. With the speed of a Ramones music, Lobotomy rockets from nights at CBGB's to the breakup of the Ramones' chuffed kin with an unrelenting backbeat of hate and squalor: his female friend ODs; drug blood brother Johnny Thunders steals his ode to heroin, "Chinese Rock"; Sid Vicious shoots up utilizing rest room water; and a pistol-wielding Phil Spector holds the band hostage in Beverly Hills. hi there! Ho! Let's move!

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Download Africa, My Passion by Corinne Hofmann PDF

By Corinne Hofmann

In a wonderful own pilgrimage, Corinne Hofmann, writer of the worldwide bestseller The White Masai, delves into the slums of Nairobi to discover the heart-warming and heart-breaking tales of unforgettable humans and locations. Joined through her half-Kenyan daughter, Napirai, and touring Kenya jointly for the 1st time, they notice Napirai's roots and at last meet her father and half-siblings. Hofmann then treks 500 miles around the Namibian desolate tract to find the lives of the nomadic Himba humans.

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Download Elsewhere: A memoir by Richard Russo PDF

By Richard Russo

After 8 commanding works of fiction, the Pulitzer Prize winner now turns to memoir in a hilarious, relocating, and continuously impressive account of his lifestyles, his mom and dad, and the upstate long island city all of them struggled variously to escape.

Anyone conversant in Richard Russo's acclaimed novels will realize Gloversville as soon as recognized for generating that eponymous product and the rest made up of leather-based. this can be the place the writer grew up, the one son of an aspirant mom and a captivating, feckless father who have been born into this close-knit group. yet by the point of his early life within the Nineteen Fifties, prosperity was once inexorably being changed by means of poverty and sickness (often tannery-related), with all people slightly scraping through lower than a truly low horizon.

A international in different places used to be the dream his mom instilled in Rick, and strived for herself, and their next adventures and tribulations in attaining that goal—beautifully mentioned here—were to turn out lifelong, as might Gloversville's fearsome seize on them either. Fraught with the timeless dynamic of going domestic back, encompassing hopes and fears and the relentless tides of familial and person problems, this story is arresting, comedian, heartbreaking, and really attractive, a right away classic.

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Download This All Happened by Michael Winter PDF

By Michael Winter

The commodity a fiction author sells is his personal existence, his spirit. this is often very true in fiction that attracts from autobiography. In Michael Winter's journal-à-clef, This All occurred, we're uncovered to the kernel of fact that exists in on a daily basis. advised from the perspective of Gabriel English, the paintings opens home windows onto a richly textured, fast moving filmic compilation of day-by-day vignettes over one calendar 12 months (if Fellini have been a Newfoundlander...). Gabriel's supplies and activities early within the 12 months have their repercussions through the tip. Gabriel's ardour for Lydia Murphy leads him into paroxysms of jealousy—but he by no means abandons his shrewdly witty viewpoint at the vagaries of recent love. Concrete and delicately rendered, This All occurred depicts a man's descent from like to fury.

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Download Hero Found: The Greatest POW Escape of the Vietnam War by Bruce Henderson PDF

By Bruce Henderson

From the number one New York Times bestselling coauthor of And the ocean Will inform comes Hero Found: the magnificent yet real tale of Dieter Dengler, the single pilot to flee captivity from a POW camp within the Laotian jungle through the Vietnam struggle. This striking tale of conquer probably insurmountable odds has been filmed via Werner Herzog as either a documentary (Little Dieter must Fly) and a movie (Rescue Dawn, starring Christian Bale), and now gets its publication therapy from Bruce Henderson, who served with Dengler in Vietnam.

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