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I Who Did Not Die

Author : Zahed Haftlang
ISBN : 9781682450123
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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Khorramshahr, Iran, May 1982—It was the bloodiest battle of one of the most brutal wars of the twentieth century, and Najah, a twenty-nine-year-old wounded Iraqi conscript, was face to face with a thirteen-year-old Iranian child soldier who was ordered to kill him. Instead, the boy committed an astonishing act of mercy. It was an act that decades later would save his own life. This is a remarkable story. It is gut-wrenching, essential, and astonishing. It’s a war story. A love story. A page-turner of vast moral dimensions. An eloquent and haunting act of witness to horrors beyond grimmest fiction, and a thing of towering beauty. More importantly, it is a story that must be told, and a richly textured view into an overlooked conflict and misunderstood region. This is the great untold story of the children and young men whose lives were sacrificed at the whim of vicious dictators and pointless, barbaric wars. Little has been written of the Iran-Iraq war, which was among the most brutal conflicts of the twentieth century, one fought with chemical weapons, ballistic missiles, and cadres of child soldiers. The numbers involved are staggering: —All told, it claimed 700,000 lives—200,000 Iraqis, and 500,000 Iranians. —Young men of military service age—eighteen and above in Iraq, fifteen and above in Iran—died in the greatest numbers. —80,000 Iranian child soldiers were killed, mostly between the ages of sixteen and seventeen. —The two countries spent a combined 1.1 trillion dollars fighting the war. Rarely does this kind of reportage succeed so power- fully as literature. More rarely still does such searingly brilliant literature—fit to stand beside Remarque, Hemingway, and O’Brien—emerge from behind “enemy” lines. But Zahed, a child, and Najah, a young restaurateur, are rare men—not just survivors, but masterful, wondrously gifted storytellers. Written with award-winning journalist Meredith May, this is literature of a very high order, set down with passion, urgency, and consummate skill. This story is an affirmation that, in the end, it is our humanity that transcends politics and borders and saves us all.
Category: Biography & Autobiography

Those Who Did Not Die

Author : Ranjana Padhi
ISBN : 9788132111108
Genre : Social Science
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Even as they produce food for society and its people, lives dependent on agriculture are barely able to make ends meet. The cost of food production far outweighs the returns; the peasantry is falling prey to indebtedness, both institutionalized and non- institutionalized. It is facing the severest of challenges, with even dalit landless labourers becoming victims of indebtedness and succumbing to suicide, Based on a study done in eight districts of the Malwa region of the Punjab, this book uses quantitative data along with field work, narratives and interviews with peasant unions. Over136 families have been interviewed where women as wives and mothers of the deceased speak of the aftermath of the suicide. The book outlines the distress borne by the family, including women, the children and the elderly in the aftermath of peasant suicides. By doing so, it interrogates the split between public and private; production and social reproduction; work and family. It highlights the determining character of capitalist-intensive agriculture in today's crisis times by focusing on women's reality and renewed hardships in a caste, class and patriarchal society.
Category: Social Science

Icarus Did Not Die

Author : Nigel Pearce
ISBN : 9781847479785
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DescriptionThis is a collection of short stories, poems and essays which chart a journey through the counter-culture, regular hospitalizations, psychosis, depression and addictions. But not only my own, it includes essays on others who had a similar voyage e.g. Beat poet: Elise Cowen who died age 29 unpublished and is now recognized as a major poet in that genre and on the beliefs which both created conflict with the system but also had the capacity to sustain throughout. About the AuthorHe was born in 1959. Home was troubled and he run away to London age 13, lived in the 'counter-culture' in various well organized squats. Became ill after about 9 months and was placed in the Care of the local council. Then fostered to a radical academic couple, although that didn't survive long and he went back underground; eventually being arrested in Guildford. The magistrate slapped statuary 'Care Order' on him saying 'He was in need of care and protection.' At 14 he went to live in Hollymoor Hospital in Birmingham; this would be age 14-16.He was fairly frequently restrained and given injections of chlorpromazine. Upon discharge he lived for a short time in the 'Birmingham Settlement', but became ill and was moved to a specialist manic-depressive unit where he first had ECT, age 16. Care Order was revoked at 17 but substance abuse continued with regularly admissions to Central Hospital with psychotic episodes and would sometimes go into semi-catatonia. A 20 he was diagnosed with schizophrenia. Some of the admissions were for periods of around a year. At the age 25 had specialist help with substance abuse problems and he has been 'clean' 24 years and 'dry 13 years'. In 1984 he was hearing a lot of voices and seeing things, spent a year in Central Hospital, two years in a Pre-discharge Unit in the community and then eight years in 'group homes', but he now lives in his own flat with 'Support Workers' visiting twice a week and a nurse once every two weeks. He sees a psychiatrist every three months. His body became toxic with medication in 2003 and was seriously ill physically, but is now on newer meds and is much better. He has a B.A (Hons) from the Open University and a 'Certificate in English Studies' at Warwick University, does a little job in a bookshop once a week and runs a small magazine that he produces every two months. He is now 49 and unfortunately has Hep C. He experienced three episodes of fairly minor abuse when a teenager and during the whole period their have been some nurses etc who have made his life difficult because of a firmly held leftist ideological perspective.

I Did Not Die

Author : Margaret Majos
ISBN : 9781607916994
Genre : Religion
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"I Did Not Die" expresses the importance of trusting God in the transforming of your mind. This personal book takes you on the life-long journey of a shattered girl who grew up to be a courageous woman. Majos challenges humanity to reach its full potential, to risk in faith in order to succeed and to share the anguish and victory with others because there is a better tomorrow. I Did Not Die will encourage and inspire. Margaret Majos was born in Poland on January 9th, 1967. She graduated High School in 1985 and then traveled to the country of her dreams, the United States of America. Margaret experienced sickness, imprisonment and innumerable obstacles. After a spiritual experience, she furthered her education and graduated from Kingsway Theological Seminary with a Bachelor's degree in Pastoral Theology. Her recent book Dance In His Glory was printed in 2007. Majos resides in Illinois. She is married with two wonderful teenagers. Majos is a strong advocate for victims of post-partum depression like herself.
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Johnny The Gecko Did Not Die In Vain

Author : Ellen Topness
ISBN : 9781468907667
Genre : Body, Mind & Spirit
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Life can be hard; struggles and pain cause us to grieve, question and sometimes even wallow. Author Ellen Topness addresses these issues and her personal attempts at overcoming the tendency to become stuck in these dark places. Her essays are honest, vulnerable, gently self-deprecating, and often humorous. The book reminds readers they are not alone in their questions, inadequacies, and doubts. Ultimately, it inspires and encourages the reader to perseverance and faith for the journey that is life.
Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

I Shall Live And Not Die And Declare The Works Of The Lord And Praying With Purpose

Author : Brenda Stanford Southerland
ISBN : 9780759634558
Genre : Religion
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The book I Shall Live and Not Die and Declare The Works of The Lord is written to glorify God, the Father of Mercies, the God of all comfort; the Son, Jesus Christ our High Priest; and the Holy Spirit who is our Comforter. This book is a testimony of how the Lord Jesus, my High Priest, delivered me from death when the enemy (Satan) attacked my body with sickness and disease. I was impressed by the Holy Spirit to use the Book of Psalms to express God's goodness and mercy toward me in my deliverance from the bonds of death. Since God is no respecter of persons, His goodness and mercy will do the same for you. Throughout the testimony, I will use the Psalms as regular dialogue as I give an account of my healing. It is my belief as you read this testimony which glorifies the resurrected Lord Jesus Christ, if you have any sickness or disease in your body, you will be healed; because you will be reading the anointed Word of the Living God, which is Truth, . . . "And you shall know the Truth and it will set you free." Praying with Purpose: Guidelines, divine instructions, inspired by the Holy Spirit for the development of systematic method for daily prayer that will inspire one to commune and fellowship more with the Father through prayers that are simple, scriptural, and Christ centered.
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I Shall Not Die

Author : Hart N. Hasten
ISBN : 9652293024
Genre : History
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He came penniless to the United States after surviving the Holocaust Hart Hasten rose to the top levels of finance and industry. He became an integral part of his community at large, not only giving of his wealth but also his time and knowledge. He supported the Indiana University, United Jewish Communities, and many more, and founded The Hasten Hebrew Academy of Indianapolis. He has been living in Indianapolis, Indiana since 1964, and visits Israel several times per year. Two of his three children, and their families, live in Israel. The book I Shall Not Die! is the personal memoir of Holocaust survivor, Hart N. Hasten. Looking back from the perspective of age seventy, the author presents an amazing account of escape and rescue from Nazi occupied Poland and his formative years in the DP camps of Europe. The saga continues as Hasten arrives in America and achieves extraordinary success in business and attains a position of international leadership in Jewish affairs. The book's central core is an intimate account of Hasten s twenty-five year friendship with revered Israeli political leader and Prime Minister, Menachem Begin. Hasten serves up a fascinating series of personal portraits, anecdotes and insights culled from his close relationships with Israeli and Jewish luminaries including Ariel Sharon, Elie Wiesel and Benjamin Netanyahu. Through it all, Hasten articulates the driving force and commitment to Jewish strength and independence that have defined him as a world recognized leader, as a serious and observant Jew and as a man."
Category: History

I Shall Not Die

Author : James Belich
ISBN : 9781877242496
Genre : Maori (New Zealand people)
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Titokowaru straddled the Maori and European worlds of the 1860s, and used every device to save the Taranaki people from European invasion. When peaceful negotiation failed, he embarked on a military campaign against government forces.--From back cover.
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I Shall Not Die

Author : Billy Neal Moore
ISBN : 1452035709
Genre : Law
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The powerful memoirs of Billy Neal Moore detailing his being on deathwatch with only seventy-two hours to live, makes this a breathtaking saga of one mans journey deep behind the veil of execution protocol. This dramatic and compelling human account of how the same man embodied the worst and best mankind has to offer; is a testament to the redemptive power of God touching the human soul as the grace of forgiveness is granted to one man, giving him his live back again so that he can help others to experience the same forgiveness. This book is timely and a needed social commentary on the nature of crime. The criminal justice system and capital punishment yet it is a testament to the glory and power of Gods love today as it spreads through each one of us, regardless of our imperfections and our past mistakes. It is proof that each human being is capable of being redeemed.
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The Dead Do Not Die

Author : Sven Lindqvist
ISBN : 9781620970034
Genre : Political Science
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Sven Lindqvist is one of our most original writers on race, colonialism, and genocide, and his signature approach—uniting travelogues with powerful acts of historical excavation—renders his books devastating and unforgettable. Now, for the first time, Lindqvist’s most beloved works are available in one beautiful and affordable volume with a new introduction by Adam Hochschild. The Dead Do Not Die includes the full unabridged text of "Exterminate All the Brutes", called "a book of stunning range and near genius" by David Levering Lewis. In this work, Lindqvist uses Joseph Conrad's Heart of Darkness as a point of departure for a haunting tour through the colonial past, retracing the steps of Europeans in Africa from the late eighteenth century onward and thus exposing the roots of genocide via his own journey through the Saharan desert. The full text of Terra Nullius is also included, for which Lindqvist traveled 7,000 miles through Australia in search of the lands the British had claimed as their own because it was inhabited by "lower races," the native Aborigines—nearly nine-tenths of whom were annihilated by whites. The shocking story of how "no man’s land" became the province of the white man was called "the most original work on Australia and its treatment of Aboriginals I have ever read . . . marvelous" by Phillip Knightley, author of Australia.
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