My Escape

  • Filename: my-escape.
  • ISBN: 9781590515440
  • Release Date: 2012-10-23
  • Number of pages: 352
  • Author: Benoite Groult
  • Publisher: Other Press, LLC

This witty autobiography captures the rich and varied life of a renowned French author and pioneering feminist, through the obstacles and movements in twentieth-century France. Born in 1920 in Paris, Benoite Groult obtained the right to vote only when she was twenty-five years old. She married four times, bore three children, underwent several illegal abortions, became a writer after she turned forty, and a feminist in her fifties. Groult chronicles her experiences and her intellectual developments through successive phases—as an obedient child, an awkward and bookish adolescent, and a submissive wife—until finally becoming a liberated novelist. Here, she recounts the childhood trips she spent with her family, Paris during the occupation, her marriages, motherhood, and her continuous fight for women’s rights. At ninety-one years old, she concludes that she has been, and still is, a happy woman—lucky to have captured her freedoms, one by one, paying for them, delighting in them, and loving them. Sexy, chatty, and full of shrewd insight, My Escape covers her years of struggle and success—as a daughter, lover, writer, wife, mother, and reluctant socialite—and draws a portrait of the role of French women in the twentieth century.

Dear Leader

  • Filename: dear-leader.
  • ISBN: 9781476766560
  • Release Date: 2015-01-27
  • Number of pages: 368
  • Author: Jang Jin-sung
  • Publisher: Simon and Schuster

"In this rare insider's view into contemporary North Korea, a high-ranking counterintelligence agent describes his life as a former poet laureate to Kim Jong-il and his breathtaking escape to freedom. "The General will now enter the room." Everyone turns to stone. Not moving my head, I direct my eyes to a point halfway up the archway where Kim Jong-il's face will soon appear... As North Korea's State Poet Laureate, Jang Jin-sung led a charmed life. With food provisions (even as the country suffered through its great famine), a travel pass, access to strictly censored information, and audiences with Kim Jong-il himself, his life in Pyongyang seemed safe and secure. But this privileged existence was about to be shattered. When a strictly forbidden magazine he lent to a friend goes missing, Jang Jin-sung must flee for his life. Never before has a member of the elite described the inner workings of this totalitarian state and its propaganda machine. An astonishing expose; told through the heart-stopping story of Jang Jin-sung's escape to South Korea, Dear Leader is a rare and unprecedented insight into the world's most secretive and repressive regime"--

My Escape from Slavery

  • Filename: my-escape-from-slavery.
  • ISBN: 1519348495
  • Release Date: 2015-11-16
  • Number of pages: 28
  • Author: Frederick Douglass
  • Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

Frederick Douglass (born Frederick Augustus Washington Bailey, c. February 1818 - February 20, 1895) was an African-American social reformer, abolitionist, orator, writer, and statesman. After escaping from slavery, he became a leader of the abolitionist movement, gaining note for his dazzling oratory and incisive antislavery writings. He stood as a living counter-example to slaveholders' arguments that slaves lacked the intellectual capacity to function as independent American citizens. Even many Northerners at the time found it hard to believe that such a great orator had once been a slave. Douglass wrote several autobiographies. He described his experiences as a slave in his 1845 autobiography, Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass, an American Slave, which became a bestseller and influential in supporting abolition, as did the second, My Bondage and My Freedom (1855). After the Civil War, Douglass remained an active campaigner against slavery and wrote his last autobiography, Life and Times of Frederick Douglass. First published in 1881 and revised in 1892, three years before his death, it covered events during and after the Civil War. Douglass also actively supported women's suffrage, and held several public offices. Without his approval, Douglass became the first African American nominated for Vice President of the United States as the running mate and Vice Presidential nominee of Victoria Woodhull, on the radical and visionary Equal Rights Party ticket. A firm believer in the equality of all peoples, whether black, female, Native American, or recent immigrant, Douglass famously said, "I would unite with anybody to do right and with nobody to do wrong." Douglass's best-known work is his first autobiography Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass, an American Slave, published in 1845. At the time, some skeptics questioned whether a black man could have produced such an eloquent piece of literature. The book received generally positive reviews and became an immediate bestseller. Within three years, it had been reprinted nine times, with 11,000 copies circulating in the United States. It was also translated into French and Dutch and published in Europe. Douglass published three versions of his autobiography during his lifetime (and revised the third of these), each time expanding on the previous one. The 1845 Narrative was his biggest seller, and probably allowed him to raise the funds to gain his legal freedom the following year, as discussed below. In 1855, Douglass published My Bondage and My Freedom. In 1881, after the Civil War, Douglass published Life and Times of Frederick Douglass, which he revised in 1892.

Narrative of My Escape from Slavery

  • Filename: narrative-of-my-escape-from-slavery.
  • ISBN: 9780486148687
  • Release Date: 2012-12-19
  • Number of pages: 64
  • Author: Moses Roper
  • Publisher: Courier Corporation

This 1838 autobiography recounts the experiences of a North Carolina slave who was sold or traded until his escape to New England. Roper's moving reminiscences offer a powerful account of life in bondage.

My Escape from Cuba

  • Filename: my-escape-from-cuba.
  • ISBN: 9781440127328
  • Release Date: 2009-04
  • Number of pages: 180
  • Author: Ozzie Sabina
  • Publisher: iUniverse

Cuban-born Ozzie Sabina often asks himself, What would life have been like if Fidel Castro had opened a law practice in Cuba instead of starting a revolution? There's no doubt Castro's reign in Cuba changed a lot of lives, including that of author Ozzie Sabina. He escaped the country with his thirteen-year-old brother, William, in 1962 with the help of the United States and Operation Pedro Pan a concerted effort that relocated more than 14,000 Cuban children. My Escape from Cuba is Sabina's story of growing up in Cuba and his subsequent move to the United States when he was only sixteen years old. This memoir encompasses much of Sabina's life: from growing up in a small town in Cuba, to his school days and his love of his close-knit family, to his first airplane trip to the United States, mastering the English language, and living with a new family in St. Petersburg, Florida. A compelling story that gives firsthand insight into what life was like in Cuba in the late 1950s and early 1960s; My Escape from Cuba shows the determination and courage of a young man making the most of his new life.

My Escape from Donington Hall

  • Filename: my-escape-from-donington-hall.
  • ISBN: 9781473827059
  • Release Date: 2015-03-31
  • Number of pages: 160
  • Author: Gunther Pluschow
  • Publisher: Pen and Sword

It was an escape from a PoW camp as daring and fraught with danger as any immortalised by Hollywood. Yet the story is less familiar than most – as it concerns the only German prisoner of war to escape from captivity in mainland Britain and make it home during either World War.??After being caught in Gibraltar during an earlier attempt to return to his homeland, Pluschow and other captured Germans were shipped to Plymouth and then on to the PoW camp at Donington Hall, where he arrived in May 1915.?On July 4 he and fellow prisoner Oskar Trefftz broke out by climbing over two 9ft barbed wire fences, before changing clothes and walking 15 miles to Derby where they caught a train to London.??By the next morning the men's escape was featured in the Daily Sketch newspaper with both names and descriptions of the pair. They went their separate ways but Trefftz was recaptured at Millwall Docks. Realising he had to alter his appearance, Pluschow removed his smart tie and handed his coat in at the cloakroom at Blackfriars station. The German then used scraped-up coal dust, boot polish and Vaseline to change his fair hair to greasy black and covered himself in soot to make him appear as a dock worker. Pluschow then stowed away on a Dutch steamer ship at Tilbury docks, talked his way past a policeman in Holland before travelling to Germany by train. Upon his return home he received a hero's welcome and was presented with the Iron Cross First Class.??This extraordinary story is told in Gunther's own words for the first time in English.

My Escape from the Captivity of Anxiety and Depression

  • Filename: my-escape-from-the-captivity-of-anxiety-and-depression.
  • ISBN: 9781462879618
  • Release Date: 2011-11-15
  • Number of pages: 236
  • Author: JB Dumás
  • Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

Had my health begun to deteriorate due to a physical condition, or were the effects of depression and anxiety taking a devastating toll on my life? Whatever the source of this bewildering predicament, my family and I were suffering from the perilous grip of a living hell. A darkness and unexplainable strangeness had managed to sew its way into my very being that unfortunately had affected everyone I loved, in a way that I wouldn’t wish upon my worst enemy. Each day, I fell deeper and deeper into a mysterious abyss of despair that I could not seem to escape; rather, I became captive within my own consciousness. It wasn’t until I finally surrendered to the truth that I was able to slowly liberate my mind, body and soul from the hopelessness and anguish I was experiencing, and gradually reacquaint myself to the “real” world. This is my story, something that happened to me. Realizing that there are countless others who are at present encountering situations similar to my own experiences, it is my desire to shed some light from the knowledge I obtained along my journey to recovery, in hope of possibly guiding another lost soul to discover his or her way home. - JB Dumás

My Escape

  • Filename: my-escape.
  • ISBN: 1540884333
  • Release Date: 2016-12-08
  • Number of pages: 150
  • Author: Original Jo's Original Jo's Journal
  • Publisher:

My Escape to the California ocean! This journal features a photograph on the cover which the artist has captured for you to enjoy. There's 150 lined pages for you to fill with your dreams, thoughts and everything else. Whether for your desk at home/work or on the go, this professionally designed 6" x 9" notebook provides the perfect platform for you to record your thoughts! DETAILS: 150 Lined Sheets Crisp White Pages with a Thick Cardstock Cover Simple, Stylish, Elegant Cover Art Dimensions: 6" x 9"

Girl at the End of the World

  • Filename: girl-at-the-end-of-the-world.
  • ISBN: 9780307731883
  • Release Date: 2014-03-18
  • Number of pages: 224
  • Author: Elizabeth Esther
  • Publisher: Convergent Books

I was raised in a homegrown, fundamentalist Christian group—which is just a shorthand way of saying I’m classically trained in apocalyptic stockpiling, street preaching, and the King James Version of the Bible. I know hundreds of obscure nineteenth-century hymns by heart and have such razor sharp “modesty vision” that I can spot a miniskirt a mile away. Verily, verily I say unto thee, none of these highly specialized skills ever got me a job, but at least I’m all set for the end of the world. Selah. A story of mind control, the Apocalypse, and modest attire. Elizabeth Esther grew up in love with Jesus but in fear of daily spankings (to “break her will”). Trained in her family-run church to confess sins real and imagined, she knew her parents loved her and God probably hated her. Not until she was grown and married did she find the courage to attempt the unthinkable. To leave. In her memoir, readers will recognize questions every believer faces: When is spiritual zeal a gift, and when is it a trap? What happens when a pastor holds unchecked sway over his followers? And how can we leave behind the harm inflicted in the name of God without losing God in the process? By turns hilarious and heartbreaking, Girl at the End of the World is a story of the lingering effects of spiritual abuse and the growing hope that God can still be good when His people fail. Includes reading group discussion guide and interview with the author From the Trade Paperback edition.

The Devil on the Doorstep

  • Filename: the-devil-on-the-doorstep.
  • ISBN: 9781471136696
  • Release Date: 2014-08-14
  • Number of pages: 272
  • Author: Annabelle Forest
  • Publisher: Simon and Schuster

Annabelle Forest was just seven years old when she was inducted into a twisted sex cult by her own mother. For the next few years she was brainwashed by the cult's leader, Colin Batley, who ran a harem of followers from his unassuming cul-de-sac in Kidwelly, Wales. Batley ruled the cult with an iron will, his twisted ideology based on Aleister Crowley's Book of the Law, which informed their day-to-day lives. From the age of 11, Annabelle was repeatedly raped by Batley, and threatened with going to hell if she angered 'the gods' by refusing Batley's sick demands. Annabelle's mother joined in the sessions and even filmed them. Annabelle lived a double life - a schoolgirl by day, a sex slave at night. It might have endured for years had she not fallen pregnant at 17 with Batley's baby. In February 2008 she gave birth to a daughter, Emily, who gave Annabelle a reason to live and hope. Now she knew she had to escape, especially after Batley forced her into prostitution when Emily was three months old. She contacted relatives through Facebook on a computer in the public library and found the courage to report Batley, her mother and the other cult members to the police. In 2011 her evidence helped convict 48-year-old Batley for life on 11 charges of rape and numerous other sexual offences.Annabelle's mother was also jailed, along with two others in a case that came to be known as the 'cul-de-sac cult'. But Annabelle's story was far from over - she had to adjust to a new life away from the rules and rituals of the cult. Today she lives a happy and settled life with Emily and her partner but the nightmares of her damaged past will haunt her forever. Child of Couragerefers to Annabelle herself but also her daughter, the child who gave her the chance to hope, the will to fight and the courage to live again.

My Escape from Siberia

  • Filename: my-escape-from-siberia.
  • ISBN: 129682666X
  • Release Date: 2015-08-12
  • Number of pages: 424
  • Author: Rufin Piotrowski
  • Publisher: Andesite Press

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A Thousand Miles to Freedom

  • Filename: a-thousand-miles-to-freedom.
  • ISBN: 9781466870888
  • Release Date: 2015-07-21
  • Number of pages: 240
  • Author: Eunsun Kim
  • Publisher: St. Martin's Press

Eunsun Kim was born in North Korea, one of the most secretive and oppressive countries in the modern world. As a child Eunsun loved her country...despite her school field trips to public executions, daily self-criticism sessions, and the increasing gnaw of hunger as the country-wide famine escalated. By the time she was eleven years old, Eunsun's father and grandparents had died of starvation, and Eunsun was in danger of the same. Finally, her mother decided to escape North Korea with Eunsun and her sister, not knowing that they were embarking on a journey that would take them nine long years to complete. Before finally reaching South Korea and freedom, Eunsun and her family would live homeless, fall into the hands of Chinese human traffickers, survive a North Korean labor camp, and cross the deserts of Mongolia on foot. Now, Eunsun is sharing her remarkable story to give voice to the tens of millions of North Koreans still suffering in silence. Told with grace and courage, her memoir is a riveting exposé of North Korea's totalitarian regime and, ultimately, a testament to the strength and resilience of the human spirit.

The Story Of My Escape

  • Filename: the-story-of-my-escape.
  • ISBN: 9781536586282
  • Release Date: 2017-02-10
  • Number of pages: 235
  • Author: Giacomo Casanova
  • Publisher: Pronoun

Europe’s greatest adventurer. Thrown into an escape-proof prison for a crime he probably committed. The question is, which crime? In 1755, the infamous Giacomo Casanova was locked up without trial in Venice’s notorious Leads prison. Over 15 months he battled disease, madness, boredom, grotesque gaolers, bad books and fellow prisoners, before attempting the most audacious and typically flamboyant escape in history. This is Casanova’s own account of the escape bid that made him a celebrity across Europe, full of his unique wit and philosophy, translated into English in full for the first time.

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