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10 Years Of Freedom

Author : Natascha Kampusch
ISBN : 9783950442618
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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In late October 2006, one of the most spectacular kidnapping cases of the younger past had come to end, when Natascha Kampusch freed herself after being held captive in a hidden cellar (near Vienna, Austria) for more than eight years. Media companies from all over the world came to cover her life story, which has taken quite some twists since then. The result: two autobiographies, a feature film, several documentaries and hundreds of interviews – all within a decade. "10 Years of Freedom" offers us an insight into the impact such a nightmarish captivity has on a young woman's life. It tells the story of a naive victim, that had to learn to cope with the real world after being locked away for her whole youth. The author spans a wide range of themes from her first days in freedom and the turbulent times after gaining it again to a never-ending trauma, which she will have to deal with for the rest of her life. Natascha declares that she wasn't prepared to be a public figure after all, but was suddenly confronted with a heavy and controversial media coverage (including speculations by reporters regarding Stockholm syndrome and roleplaying, along with being labelled "cellar girl" and "sex slave"). Also, wild conspiracy theories gained popularity, resulting in several trials and review boards (including police and FBI investigations). Despite everything, she found certain ways to reconnect with her family and even founded/initiated several charity projects (e.g. the creation of a children's ward in Sri Lanka or the support of PETA, an organisation for animal rights). "Your book is remarkable. 10 Years of Freedom, I urge everyone to read it." - Piers Morgan, ITV "It's a very powerful read." - Huw Edwards, BBC "Very brave." - Emma Barnett, BBC
Category: Biography & Autobiography

We The People

Author :
ISBN : STANFORD:36105114013191
Genre : Democracy
File Size : 28.23 MB
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Category: Democracy

Back To The Future

Author : M. Laar
ISBN : IND:30000096464213
Genre : Europe, Central
File Size : 22.48 MB
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Category: Europe, Central

Valvular Heart Disease A Companion To Braunwald S Heart Disease E Book

Author : Catherine M. Otto
ISBN : 9781437721478
Genre : Medical
File Size : 64.94 MB
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Valvular Heart Disease is now an even better source for all your questions on dysfunctions or abnormalities of the heart’s four valves. In the third edition, Catherine Otto is joined by Robert Bonow and a team of expert contributors to bring you the latest developments in imaging and treatment. The full-color images and illustrations reflect the cutting-edge imaging and diagnostic modalities—Doppler echo and MR—that are so important for diagnosing aortic valve defects. Superb diagrams, an increased focus on imaging and case-based presentation, and new chapters—on Cardiac MR and CT imaging for valvular heart disease; Genetic, molecular and cellular mechanisms of valvular disease; Bicuspid aortic valve disease; and Ischemic mitral regurgitation—further enhance this valuable reference. Presents comprehensive coverage of valvular heart disease to provide you with a complete reference and one-stop shop for this specialty in cardiac medicine. Provides complete guidance on how and why to surgically treat valve patients for a reliable manual on managing difficult cases. Features chapters on pediatric and pregnant patients so you know what considerations to take into account when treating these special populations. Introduces Robert Bonow as an editor, who joins Catherine Otto and the team of expert authors to provide you with guidance from leaders in the field. Features new chapters—Genetic, molecular and cellular mechanisms of valvular disease; Bicuspid aortic valve disease; and Ischemic mitral regurgitation—for the latest in cutting-edge research and clinical data. Reflects the latest in imaging modalities in the new section on cardiac MR and CT imaging for valvular heart disease to provide you with a full understand of the tools for the most accurate diagnosis. Presents detailed illustrations and images in full color to better showcase valve anatomy and dysfunction, as well as important techniques and surgical procedures. Includes a summary of the new ACC/AHA valvular heart disease guidelines in each chapter to keep you up to date on the latest best practices throughout the field.
Category: Medical

10 Years Of The Caine Prize For African Writing

Author : The Caine Prize for African Writing
ISBN : 9781906523800
Genre : Literary Collections
File Size : 84.55 MB
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Celebrating ten years of the leading literary prize for African fiction (dubbed "The African Booker"), 10 Years of the Caine Prize brings together the ten winning stories along with a story each from the four African winners of the Booker Prize: Chinua Achebe, J.M. Coetzee, Nadine Gordimer, and Ben Okri. The ten winners: Leila Aboulela for The Museum Helon Habila for Love Poems Binyavanga Wainaina for Discovering Home Yvonne Adhiambo Owuor for Weight of Whispers Brian Chikwava for Seventh Street Alchemy S.A. Afolabi for Monday Morning Mary Watson for Jungfrau Monica Arac de Nyeko for Jambula Tree Henrietta Rose-Innes for Poison (The tenth winner is to be announced and published in the New Internationalist in July 2009.)
Category: Literary Collections

Pressing For Freedom 20 Years Of World Press Freedom Day

Author : William Horsley
ISBN : 9789230011628
Genre : Business & Economics
File Size : 32.95 MB
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The origins of World Press Freedom Day arise from a declaration signed by a group of African journalists who gathered at a UNESCO seminar on "Promoting an Independent and Pluralistic African Media" that was held in Windhoek, Namibia from 29 April to 3 May 1991. Subsequently, painstaking lobbying led to the proclamation of 3 May as an international day on press freedom by the United Nations General Assembly in 1993. This publication aims to commemorate the 20th anniversary of World Press Freedom Day by illuminating the trajectory of this important international event from its origins, following the historic Windhoek Declaration, to the present day. Issues of media freedom, safety of journalists, impunity, gender in the media, pluralism, independence and access to information, as well as the role of the Internet and other 21st century media developments are also covered.
Category: Business & Economics

Prostate Cancer

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ISBN : 9781617050671
Genre : Medical
File Size : 87.27 MB
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This issue of Radiation Medicine Rounds examines the latest advances in the use of radiation medicine in treatment of prostate cancer Prostate cancer is the most common cancer in males and radiation therapy is a major tool in the management of the disease. This issue of Radiation Medicine Rounds includes reviews of all major recent advances in treatment of favorable, intermediate and high-risk prostate cancer as well as newer modalities such as brachytherapy, stereotactic body radiation therapy, and proton beam radiotherapy. Articles also review current knowledge in the areas of new biomarkers, risk stratification, and risk stratification. This issue of RMR will provide the practitioner with a full current overview of the present best practices and recent research in management of this complex and challenging disease. Radiation Medicine Rounds features: In-depth, up-to-date expert reviews and analysis of major new developments in all areas of Radiation Medicine Each issue edited by an authority in that subject area Each issue focused on a single major topic in Radiation Medicine, providing coverage of advances in radiation science, radiation medicine technology, radiation medicine practice, and assessment of recent quality and outcome studies
Category: Medical