Prigioniera In Iran

Autore: Roxana Saberi
Editore: Newton Compton Editori
ISBN: 8854125288
Grandezza: 51,78 MB
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Una sconvolgente storia di abusi e diritti negati.L’odissea drammaticamente vera di una donna innocenteLa mattina del 31 gennaio 2009 quattro uomini fanno irruzione in casa di Roxana Saberi, brillante e coraggiosa giornalista americana di origini iraniane. La donna, in Iran per una serie di reportage e la stesura di un libro, viene arrestata con l’accusa di spionaggio. Per diversi giorni Roxana non può ricevere visite né fare telefonate ed è completamente tagliata fuori dal mondo. Dopo un processo lampo a porte chiuse, definito “vergognoso” dai giornali di tutto il mondo, la reporter viene condannata a otto anni di reclusione, da scontare nel carcere di massima sicurezza di Evin, a Teheran. Solo nel maggio 2009, in seguito alle numerose pressioni internazionali, in primo luogo di Amnesty International e di Human Rights Watch, la pena viene sospesa in appello. Oggi Roxana Saberi rompe il silenzio per descrivere al mondo la sua odissea e ripercorre con lucidità e coraggio i momenti dell’arresto, della prigionia, del processo e del rilascio, intrecciando i suoi ricordi alle storie dei prigionieri con i quali ha diviso quei terribili giorni: donne, studenti, attivisti, ricercatori e accademici perseguitati dal regime iraniano.«Il commovente ed efficace ritratto di una giovane donna innocente risucchiata nel vortice degli eventi politici, e una vivida testimonianza delle pesanti violazioni dei diritti umani in Iran.»Shirin Ebadi, premio Nobel per la Pace«Una storia agghiacciante, ricca di particolari accuratamente descritti e pervasa da un eroico candore; l’indimenticabile cronaca di una delle fin troppo frequenti negazioni dei diritti umani universali, della giustizia e della verità.»Booklist«Un intenso e coraggioso memoir che è anche un atto d’accusa contro la ciarlataneria e la mania di grandezza del governo iraniano e del suo entourage.»San Francisco Chronicle«Roxana Saberi riesce a trasmettere il terrore, lo smarrimento e la perdita di certezze che prova chi è vittima innocente di un sistema repressivo in cui i diritti umani non vengono tutelati.»Elise Auerbach, Amnesty InternationalRoxana Saberi32 anni, è una giornalista irano-americana nata in New Jersey e cresciuta in North Dakota. Dopo aver conseguito un master in giornalismo radiotelevisivo presso la Northwestern University e un master in relazioni internazionali presso l’università di Cambridge, ha collaborato con diverse emittenti radiotelevisive, tra cui BBC, abc Radio e Fox News, recandosi spesso in Oriente come inviata speciale. Ha vissuto e lavorato in Iran dal 2003 a maggio del 2009. Prigioniera in Iran è la storia vera dell’arresto, della detenzione in carcere e del processo che ha subito nel 2009. Il suo sito internet è www.roxanasaberi.com

Without A Glimmer Of Remorse

Autore: Pino Cacucci
Editore:
ISBN: 9781629631868
Grandezza: 44,73 MB
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A fascinating dramatized fiction of the life and times of Jules Bonnot, his "gang," and associates, the individualist anarchists of the time, including the young Victor Serge. An affectionate, past-paced, but historically accurate account of the life of the extraordinary Bonnot--worker, soldier, auto-mechanic, driver to Sir Arthur Conan Doyle--a man with a long cherished dream of absolute freedom, and the first bank-robber to use a getaway car; an anarchist who felt it his duty to lash out at bourgeois society, staking his all. A tragically romantic hero, Jules Bonnot emerges from these pages as a wounded dreamer who was to deeply affect the lives of so many other unforgettable characters. Beautifully illustrated by Flavio Constantini.

Between Two Worlds

Autore: Roxana Saberi
Editore: Harper Collins
ISBN: 0061987654
Grandezza: 73,99 MB
Formato: PDF, Mobi
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“Between Two Worlds is an extraordinary story of how an innocent young woman got caught up in the current of political events and met individuals whose stories vividly depict human rights violations in Iran.” — Shirin Ebadi, winner of the Nobel Peace Prize Between Two World is the harrowing chronicle of Iranian-American journalist Roxana Saberi’s imprisonment in Iran—as well as a penetrating look at Iran and its political tensions. Here for the first time is the full story of Saberi’s arrest and imprisonment, which drew international attention as a cause célèbre from Barack Obama, Hillary Clinton, and leaders across the globe.

An Iliad

Autore: Alessandro Baricco
Editore: Canongate Books
ISBN: 1847678505
Grandezza: 20,17 MB
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Alessandro Baricco re-creates the siege of Troy through the voices of 21 Homeric characters. Sacrificing none of Homer’s panoramic scope, Baricco forgoes Homer’s detachment and admits us to realms of subjective experience his predecessor never explored. From the return of Chryseis to the burial of Hector, we see through human eyes and feel with human hearts the unforgettable events first recounted more than 3,000 years ago events arranged not by the whims of the gods in this instance but by the dictates of human nature. With Andromache, Patroclus, Priam, and the rest, we are privy to the ghastly confusion of battle, the clamour of the princely councils, the intimacies of the bedchamber until finally only a blind poet is left to recount secondhand the awful fall of Ilium. Imbuing the stuff of legend with a startlingly new relevancy and humanity, Baricco gives us The Iliad as we have never known it. His transformative achievement is certain to delight and fascinate all the readers of Homer’s indispensable classic.

Centurion

Autore: Simon Scarrow
Editore: Gardners Books
ISBN: 9780755327775
Grandezza: 54,36 MB
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The bestselling new Roman army novel from the much-loved author In the first century AD the Roman Empire faces a new threat from its long-standing enemy Parthia. Parthia is vying with Rome for control of Palmyra, an officially neutral kingdom. Palmyra's royal household is on the brink of open revolt, and so a task force under the command of experienced soldiers Macro and Cato is dispatched to defend its king and guard its borders. When Parthia hears of the Roman army's presence, it starts amassing its troops for war. Macro's cohort must march against the enemy, deep into treacherous territory. If Palmyra is not to fall into the clutches of Parthia, they will have to defeat superior numbers in a desperate siege. The quest for a lasting peace has never been more challenging, nor more critical for the future of the Empire.

Les Onze Mille Verges Or The Amorous Adventures Of Prince Mony Vibescu

Autore: Guillaume Apollinaire
Editore: Peter Owen Limited
ISBN: 9780720611007
Grandezza: 73,72 MB
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The celebrated French Surrealist poet wrote this in 1907 for much-needed cash, For a clandestine erotica market. Pronounced by Picasso to be Apollinaire's masterpiece, It operates on a number of levels, From the comic and obscene to the satirical and

Robert Kirkman S The Walking Dead Invasion

Autore: Robert Kirkman
Editore: Macmillan
ISBN: 1466862734
Grandezza: 66,91 MB
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Out of the ashes of a devastated Woodbury, Georgia, two opposing camps of ragtag survivors develop – each one on a collision course with the other. Underground, in the labyrinth of ancient tunnels and mine shafts, Lilly Caul and her motley crew of senior citizens, misfits, and children struggle to build a new life. But a secret ambition still burns in Lilly's heart and soul. She wants her beloved town of Woodbury back from the plague of walkers, and now the only thing that stands in her way currently roams the wasted backwaters of Georgia... Way out in the hinterlands, amidst the rising tide of walkers that seem to be pushing in from all directions, the psychotic Reverend Jeremiah Garlitz rebuilds his army of followers with a diabolical secret weapon. He has designs on the destruction of Lilly and her crew – the very people who vanquished his cultish church – and now, for the first time, he has the means to bring a special brand of hell down upon the tunnel dwellers. The final confrontation between these two human factions unleashes an unthinkable weapon – forged from the monstrous hordes of undead, perfected by a madman, and soaked in the blood of innocents.

Devices Of Wonder

Autore: Barbara Maria Stafford
Editore: Getty Publications
ISBN: 9780892365906
Grandezza: 13,40 MB
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Exhibition held at the J. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles, 13 November 2001 to 3 February 2002.

Life An Unauthorized Biography Text Only

Autore: Richard Fortey
Editore: HarperCollins UK
ISBN: 000739764X
Grandezza: 71,62 MB
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This ebook edition does not include illustrations. A magisterial exploration of the natural history of the first four thousand million years of life on and in the earth, by one of Britain’s most dazzling science writers.

Clay

Autore: David Almond
Editore: Hachette UK
ISBN: 1444920944
Grandezza: 31,80 MB
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With fascination, Davie and his friend Geordie watch the arrival of a new boy, Stephen Rose, in their town. He seems to have come from nowhere, and when he arrives to live with his distant aunt, the local Crazy Mary, no one envies his new home. But perhaps he's the answer to Davie and Geordie's prayers - a secret weapon in their war against monstrous Mouldy and his gang. Intrigued, Davie and Geordie befriend Stephen. But they are heading innocently down a path that brings with it a monster of an entirely unexpected nature. Their encounter with the mysterious Stephen is as incredible as it is menacing, and as the true story of Stephen's past slowly emerges, Davie's life is changed for ever... A stunning novel from the author of the modern children's classic Skellig - winner of the Carnegie Medal and the Whitbread Children's Book Award. David Almond is also winner of the 2010 Hans Christian Andersen award.