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Forced to Kill

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Forced to Kill - Andrew Peterson Summary

Trained Marine sniper Nathan McBride is no stranger to sacrifice. Fourteen years ago, he paid a heavy price in service to his country when he was tortured to the brink of death by Nicaraguan interrogator Montez de Oca. When the FBI uncovers a mutilated corpse from a remote Utah lake, McBride must face the ugly truth that Montez de Oca is back in action and will continue to kill unless McBride can stop him.

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Forced to Kill - Drac Von Stoller Summary

Jack Stone always dreamed about fitting in with the crowd, and being the most popular guy in school that girls would drool over when he walked down the halls. Jack was really smart when it came to his studies, but was frowned upon by other classmates because he only had to put little effort in making an A in class. Jack was also the guy to go to when it came to computers. He was definitely what you would call a nerd, but Jack didn't care what other classmates thought about him, he just wanted to be popular. Jack's life was about to change when he seen how everyone in the school hovered around Mark Edwards the school's most popular guy that would snap his fingers and the girls would come running. Everyday Jack would come up to Mark and ask if he could hang out with him so he could be popular with the girls, but Mark just ignored him or told him to buzz off. Then Mark finally had all he could take with Jack pestering him on a daily basis. Mark said, "Come here!" and Jack came up to him with excitement on his face thinking Mark would entertain the thought of them becoming best friends, but that wasn't going to happen. Jack could barely get any words out of his mouth when Mark grabbed him with both hands on the collar of his shirt, and spit in his face, and threw him to the floor, and said "If you bother me one more time, you'll wish you were never born. Got it! Now get lost and leave me alone you stupid little twerp." Jack got off the floor and said "You'll pay for this!"

When Victims Become Killers

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When Victims Become Killers - Mahmood Mamdani Summary

"Rejecting easy explanations of the genocide as a mysterious evil force that was bizarrely unleashed, one of Africa's best-known intellectuals situates the tragedy in its proper context. He coaxes to the surface the historical, geographical, and political forces that made it possible for so many Hutu to turn so brutally on their neighbors. He finds answers in the nature of political identities generated during colonialism, in the failures of the nationalist revolution to transcend these identities, and in regional demographic and political currents that reach well beyond Rwanda. In so doing, Mahmood Mamdani broadens understanding of citizenship and political identity in postcolonial Africa." "Mamdani's analysis provides a foundation for future studies of the massacre. His answers point a way out of crisis: a direction for reforming political identity in central Africa and preventing future tragedies."--Résumé de l'éditeur.

Harper Lee's To Kill a Mockingbird

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Harper Lee's To Kill a Mockingbird - Mei Chin Summary

Harper Lee's Pulitzer Prize-winning story of a black man on trial for rape in the 1930s Alabama is one of the most poignant works on the destructive effects of racism.

Trained to Kill

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Trained to Kill - Theodore Nadelson Summary

A distinguished psychiatrist confronts the dark side of the human mind as he explores the simultaneous lure of violence and the effects of war on soldiers, discussing how the concept of war shapes boys' lives from an early age, what happens when killing becomes a job, the effects of the thrill of combat on life post wartime, women's experiences in the military, and other key topics.

Crises in Sudan and Northern Uganda

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Crises in Sudan and Northern Uganda - United States,United States. Congress. House. Committee on International Relations. Subcommittee on Africa Summary

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Forced To Serve Collection 1, Books 1-3

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Forced To Serve Collection 1, Books 1-3 - Donna McDonald Summary

Space is definitely the final frontier, but it has never been this sexy or fun! Join the crew of the Liberator in this collection of space adventures as the rescue ship carries out its missions for the Peace Alliance. Follow their adventures for guaranteed action, laughs, and fun in this science fiction and fantasy romance series. The Liberator travels to new star systems to rescue high profile officials. Sometimes they even manage to save one. Now you can follow all the action and romance of Captain Liam Synar and his rescue crew without switching files on your ereader. THE DAEMON OF SYNAR Book 1 begins the epic adventure. Being the captain of the Liberator for many years, Liam Synar is familiar with fixing mistakes. But he's not sure how to fix the worst one he’s made concerning his official mate. Merging Ania with Malachi, the Synar family’s daemon had been a desperate act to save her life after she'd all but died saving his. Since Ania being dead is not an option in his reality, how could saving her be wrong? Not telling her what he did? Okay, that definitely wasn’t the smartest decision he’s ever made. Leaving her and the Daemon of Synar behind on her planet had been for the good of all. Or so he's been telling himself over and over for the last two years they've been separated. THE DAEMON MASTER’S WIFE Book 2 continues the epic adventure. Ambassador Ania Looren was content with how she had lived her very long life. If given the choice, she would have chosen death over becoming the Daemon of Synar’s physical host. But compelled to save her life, her questionable mate, Captain Liam Synar, made the decision for her. Now she is fighting her own inner darkness as well the dark alien spirit she carries inside her. Liam wants her to love him again, but how can she? She’s still struggling to forgive what he’s done. THE SIREN’S CALL Book 3 continues the epic adventure with an unofficial mission of rescuing one of their own. Commander Gwen Jet’s Siren mate and his mother have been abducted by slave traders. Finally accepting that Dorian Zade is her mate, she is willing to do what it takes to get them back, even going undercover as a slave. But when she and Ania are both captured, the situation goes from bad to worse. Gwen escapes only to find a drugged, angry, and very dangerous Zade who doesn’t remember her. The energy cord from answering the Siren’s call may be the only weapon Gwen can use to save them all.

Shattered Lives

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Shattered Lives - Binaifer Nowrojee,Human Rights Watch, Women's Rights Project Staff,Human Rights Watch/Africa,Human Rights Watch (Organization),Human Rights Watch. Women's Rights Project,Federation Internationale des Ligues des Droits de,Fédération internationale des droits de l'homme,Des Ligues des droits de L'Homme Summary

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Survivors of Slavery

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Survivors of Slavery - Laura T. Murphy Summary

Slavery is not a crime confined to the far reaches of history. It is an injustice that continues to entrap twenty-seven million people across the globe. Laura Murphy offers close to forty survivor narratives from Cambodia, Ghana, Lebanon, Macedonia, Mexico, Russia, Thailand, Ukraine, and the United States, detailing the horrors of a system that forces people to work without pay and against their will, under the threat of violence, with little or no means of escape. Representing a variety of circumstances in diverse contexts, these survivors are the Frederick Douglasses, Sojourner Truths, and Olaudah Equianos of our time, testifying to the widespread existence of a human rights tragedy and the urgent need to address it. Through storytelling and firsthand testimony, this anthology shapes a twenty-first-century narrative that many believe died with the end of slavery in the Americas. Organized around such issues as the need for work, the punishment of defiance, and the move toward activism, the collection isolates the causes, mechanisms, and responses to slavery that allow the phenomenon to endure. Enhancing scholarship in women's studies, sociology, criminology, law, social work, and literary studies, the text establishes a common trajectory of vulnerability, enslavement, captivity, escape, and recovery, creating an invaluable resource for activists, scholars, legislators, and service providers.

The Captured

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The Captured - Scott Zesch Summary

On New Year's Day in 1870, ten-year-old Adolph Korn was kidnapped by an Apache raiding party. Traded to Comaches, he thrived in the rough, nomadic existence, quickly becoming one of the tribe's fiercest warriors. Forcibly returned to his parents after three years, Korn never adjusted to life in white society. He spent his last years in a cave, all but forgotten by his family. That is, until Scott Zesch stumbled over his own great-great-great uncle's grave. Determined to understand how such a "good boy" could have become Indianized so completely, Zesch travels across the west, digging through archives, speaking with Comanche elders, and tracking eight other child captives from the region with hauntingly similar experiences. With a historians rigor and a novelists eye, Zesch's The Captured paints a vivid portrait of life on the Texas frontier, offering a rare account of captivity. "A carefully written, well-researched contribution to Western history -- and to a promising new genre: the anthropology of the stolen." - Kirkus Reviews

Reaching Children in War

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Reaching Children in War - Cole P. Dodge,Magne Raundalen Summary

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Human Trafficking

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Human Trafficking - Joyce Hart Summary

Discusses what human trafficking is, its causes, its effects, who is working to stop human trafficking, and how the reader can help stop human traffickng.

Escape the Hezbollah

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Escape the Hezbollah - Pola Muzyka Summary

A young man struggles to guard and sustain his love for God, his fiance, and his family when faced with the brutality of Sharia law. Escape the Hezbollah is a glorious story of how love can endure through the most cruel, hostile, and depraved environment imaginable. Friends begin to go missing and rumors surface. Some of Joseph's friends are never heard from again. Joseph becomes entrapped in the mystery of his friends' disappearances when, one day after work, he and his friend, Fareed, are forcibly thrown into the backseat of a black Nissan and abducted. The two young men are forced to join a ruthless militia. This military, formed by the IRG to protect Lebanon from invasion by the Israelis, contradicts its credence. Joseph witnesses the most horrific sins that man can inflict upon another human being and he wants out. He thinks his Maker has abandoned him and he questions God's very existence, ultimately doubting his own faith. After grueling years of enduring this military life, escape, and concealment, a way opens up for him to safely flee the country and eventually return to the U.S.

Well of Sins

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Well of Sins - Richard King,Bonnie King Summary

BOOK DESCRIPTION All civilizations have a story or myth of an Armageddon, a great war where good and evil will clash, fighting for the fate of the Universe. Some say good will triumph, others say not. In the time of Troy, three god-forged items were crafted. None of the gods who made these artifacts knew of the vital role each will play in that battle until history has molded them to its own needs. From Troy through Moses and to the Emperors of Rome, these items have been influenced by the sins and virtues of those who held them, and in return they have influenced their holders. From one hand to another they have been passed, through the generations. Only centuries after their making will their final purpose be known. No one truly knows when Armageddon is supposed to begin, but many believe it is right around the corner. They may very well be right. A time approaches where these artifacts will be sought; whether for good or evil remains to be seen. But to understand what these items are, it must be told how they came to be. It all started in Troy, with a little girl who loved a particular god very much.

Situação mundial da infância 2005: infância ameaçada

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Situação mundial da infância 2005: infância ameaçada - Carol Bellamy Summary

The 2005 edition of UNICEFs annual report examines the key issues which threaten the welfare of children around the world, using the concept of childhood as the state and condition of a childs life. The Convention of the Rights of the Child, adopted in 1989, offers a new definition of childhood based on human rights; yet for hundred of millions of children the promise of childhood is threatened by poverty, armed conflict and HIV/AIDS threaten their survival and development. The report examines these three major threats in detail, and offers a comprehensive agenda of action to combat them. It concludes by calling on all stakeholders, including governments, donors, international agencies and communities to reaffirm and recommit to their moral and legal responsibilities to children.

Forced to Love

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Forced to Love - Sky Alexander Summary

The Fires of Love & Hate" is a sweeping historical saga of a woman who is given advantages in life through circumstances beyond her control, how she deals with them and how she lives her life. Hattie Morran is from a poor family in Missouri. She gains the love and affection of an older woman, Rebecca Garland, who wants Hattie to marry her son, Abner. Rebecca is planning to leave all her wealth to Hattie, bypassing both her son and husband. This of course leads to deception and betrayal, something to be expected when lives are turned upside down. The difficulties that Hattie goes through show how determined she can be and that she must continue on no matter what happens. According to the author, this story is loosely based on his family history. My take: This is a good story for those who like romances based on some truth, a bit of history and some legends, a book filled with rich settings and culture that is very character-driven. By Pam Brewer Idaho Statesman "My fortune, my dear, is mine to do with as I please. It is not Jess's money nor is it Abner's, and it would please me immensely to give everything to you. I can only imagine the pleasure it will bring me to see my fortune in the hands of a beautiful and intelligent young woman like yourself." "But Mrs. Garland . . . ," Hattie tried to protest. "Now, you listen to me, Miss Hattie. There are a few things we need to get straight, right now. From now on you're going to have to call me either Mother or Rebecca, but not Mrs. Garland. And from this moment, Hattie, it's going to be you and me. .. against them. We'll play this 'man's game' with Jess and Abner, and by all that is holy, we'll win! When you marry Abner and become my daughter-in-law, there isn't a court in the land in which they could challenge what I've done and win." "But what about their anger?" Hattie asked. "Jess and Abner will be furious." "Furious doesn't even begin to describe how they're going to react. Even though I probably shouldn't, I am going to set them up with handsome allowances. What can they do? I'm of sound mind. So, Miss Hattie, when you marry Abner, I will give you nine-tenths of my fortune, and the remainder will be yours at my death."

The Angel and the Devil by my Side

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The Angel and the Devil by my Side - Nicole France Summary

Abby Mathers was an average teenage girl until she began seeing demons that nobody else could see. Her average life becomes very complicated and even the people closest to her believe she has lost her mind. Cruel antagonistic demons pay her unnecessary visits with the intent to harm her because of a serious case of mistaken identity. No matter how she tries to convince them she is not who they are looking for they keep coming back. In her search for answers Abby fi nds that she has to change in order to save herself and everyone around her. Institutionalised in a high security facility Abby must come to terms with her past, the supernatural, and prejudice while she plans her escape. With no allies she must fi nd a way to survive when both life and death ask too much of her. Confronted with angels, demons, and her tragic past, Abby discovers more about herself and her place in the battle between heaven and hell.

My Godawful Life

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My Godawful Life - Sunny McCreary,Michael Kelly Summary

Kept in a bird-coop by his parents, Sunny McCreary endured a childhood of neglect, abuse and being bullied by pigeons, only to find it was all downhill from there. In the course of the most painful life ever, he survived tragedy and maiming, a savage convent school education, being pimped out in pink-satin hot pants, a degrading addiction to helium, and having a baboon’s arse grafted onto his face. Then things got really bad. More horrible than A Child Called It, more heartrending than Ugly, more repulsive than the Alastair Campbell diaries, My Godawful Life is the misery memoir to end all misery memoirs and the feel-bad book of the year. "At last, a book to satirise the endless parade of misery memoirs. I seized upon this like manna from Heaven ... A glorious overload of dysfunction." Sue Baker, Publishing News

The Color of Grace

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The Color of Grace - Bethany Haley Williams Summary

A middle-class woman in rural America and war-affected children in Africa find common ground in their journeys from brokenness to redemption. Author and psychologist Bethany Haley Williams shares how her own emotional healing led her into treacherous war zones, where she provides care to former child soldiers and young girls used as sex slaves. Faced with her own battle with shame and a rocky journey toward healing, Bethany founded Exile International, a nonprofit that implements art/expressive therapy and long-term, rehabilitative care to restore and empower war-affected children—including children rescued from Joseph Kony’s LRA (Lord’s Resistance Army). One of those rescued young men, Solomon, was abducted at the age of ten after being forced to watch LRA soldiers maim and murder his father and grandfather. His younger siblings were left behind, and his mother was instructed to “raise them well…for one day we’ll return to take them too.” Solomon is one of hundreds of thousands of boys and girls who have had their innocence stolen and are forced to do the unthinkable on a daily basis. But their horrific experiences are just the beginning. The real story is what happens after. Once these children learn to face their pasts, they are given hope for a future and a vision for changing the fabric of their countries by becoming leaders for peace and advocates of the power of forgiveness.

THE STRANGER’S TOUCH

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THE STRANGER’S TOUCH - DONALD E. MACKAY Summary

This book has been called short story, fiction, literature. The stories cover a wide range of genres. It contains a bit of soft, science fiction, easy philosophy, and several intense love stories. If the question should come up in conversation as to why one should not tempt the Creator this story, "The Stranger's Touch", will offer a very good reason why you should avoid that action like the black plague. This love story, "A Desert Blooms", proves love can bloom anywhere, even in the middle of a war zone. This next story is about an engagement ring, found on a country road, and it opens a story about one man who died in war and one man who lived and the woman who lost the ring. The two men were on the same bomber that was shot down over France. Another story offers the horror for a man who was convicted of murder, and sent to prison for life; he's innocent, but he cannot prove it, and he decides to escape. A reporter tells this story, with a good deal of empathy. It was a heart rending tale of sorrow and frustration. The Creator moves in all these stories.

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