The Courage to Stand Alone
Letters from Prison and Other Writings
Hardcover ISBN: 0670872490
The letters of a Chinese dissident who has been imprisoned for nearly twenty years are published here, along with essays that he has written about his political beliefs and what China's economic and human rights reforms should be.
Freedom from Fear and Other Writings
Paperback ISBN: 0140253173
A new collection of writings by the 1991 Nobel Peace Prize winner includes her acceptance speech as delivered by her son during her six-year incarceration and numerous reminiscences on her role in politics and her fear for her people. Original.
My 544 Days in an Iranian Prison--Solitary Confinement, a Sham Trial, High-stakes Diplomacy, and the Extraordinary Efforts It Took to Get Me Out
Hardcover ISBN: 0062691570
The dramatic memoir of the journalist who was held hostage in a high-security prison in Tehran for eighteen months and whose release—which almost didn’t happen—became a part of the Iran nuclear deal In July 2014, Washington Post Tehran bureau chief Jason Rezaian was arrested by Iranian police, accused of spying for America. The charges were absurd. Rezaian’s reporting was a mix of human interest stories and political analysis. He had even served as a guide for Anthony Bourdain’s Parts Unknown. Initially, Rezaian thought the whole thing was a terrible misunderstanding, but soon realized that it was much more dire as it became an eighteen-month prison stint with impossibly high diplomatic stakes. While in prison, Rezaian had tireless advocates working on his behalf. His brother lobbied political heavyweights including John Kerry and Barack Obama and started a social media campaign—#FreeJason—while Jason’s wife navigated the red tape of the Iranian security apparatus, all while the courts used Rezaian as a bargaining chip in negotiations for the Iran nuclear deal. In Prisoner, Rezaian writes of his exhausting interrogations and farcical trial. He also reflects on his idyllic childhood in Northern California and his bond with his Iranian father, a rug merchant; how his teacher Christopher Hitchens inspired him to pursue journalism; and his life-changing decision to move to Tehran, where his career took off and he met his wife. Written with wit, humor, and grace, Prisoner brings to life a fascinating, maddening culture in all its complexity. “Jason paid a deep price in defense of journalism and his story proves that not everyone who defends freedom carries a gun, some carry a pen.” —John F. Kerry, 68th Secretary of State
Prisoner Without a Name, Cell Without a Number
Paperback ISBN: 0299182444
Timmerman, an Argentine-Jewish journalist and newspaper editor whose preoccupations were corruption and anti-Semitism, published the habeas corpus to the Argentine courts by the families of the disappeared and was jailed on April 15, 1977, after 20 civilians under army orders stormed his apartment. This is Timmerman's chronicle of 30 months of torture and jail time spent primarily in a tiny, wet cell. The Argentine junta, under international pressure, finally set him free by exiling him in Israel. This work first appeared in English translation in 1981. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
The Black Book of Communism
Crimes, Terror, Repression
Hardcover ISBN: 0674076087
The widespread devastation and social evils perpetrated by seven decades of communism are chronicled here, from the Stalin's atrocities to Ceausescu's destruction of Bucharest, from the killing fields of Cambodia to Ho Chi Mihn's Vietnam.
Circle of Love over Death
Testimonies of the Mothers of the Plaza De Mayo
Paperback ISBN: 1880684381
"Translation of moving volume (1990) narrating history of the Argentine mothers' resistance movement, as told by member Mellibovsky. Mothers' testimonies of their children's lives and disappearances are interwoven with group's story. Covers period from Dirty War to early Menem presidency. Translations colloquial and effective. Some notes; useful explanatory list of Argentine names and terms"--Handbook of Latin American Studies, v. 58.
How Pinochet And His Allies Brought Terrorism To Three Continents
Paperback ISBN: 1565849779
Traces the efforts of the Chile-led military alliance known as Operation Condor and its plot to carry out a series of abductions, tortures, and political assassinations throughout the 1970s, revealing the secret U.S. relationship with the dictators behind the organization. Reprint.
Days and Nights of Love and War
Paperback ISBN: 1583670238
"Days and Nights of Love and War is the personal testimony of one of Latin America's foremost contemporary writers. In this journal and history, Eduardo Galeano records the lives and struggles of the Latin American people, under two decades of violence and repression. Alternating between reportage and personal vignettes, Galeano pays tribute to the courage and determination of those who continued to believe in, and fight for, a more human existence."--BOOK JACKET.