Escape

  • Auteur: Carolyn Jessop
  • ISBN: 0241981182
  • Date de sortie: 2017-01-19
  • Collection: Penguin UK
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In the closed world of the Fundamentalist Church of Latter Day Saints, Carolyn Jessop was forced to obey her controlling husband's every demand. She had no money, no power and existed as one of six wives battling for her husband's attention. For seventeen years Carolyn suffered for the sake of her children. She tried to protect them as the cult's new leader, Warren Jeffs, started marrying girls off younger and younger. But when Carolyn discovered that her twelve-year-old daughter had spent three days at Jeffs' home, she knew she had to do everything in her power to take her children and flee. At 35 Carolyn escaped. This is her harrowing - and ultimately triumphant - story

The Great Escape

  • Auteur: Angus Deaton
  • ISBN: 1400847966
  • Date de sortie: 2013-09-22
  • Collection: Princeton University Press
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The world is a better place than it used to be. People are healthier, wealthier, and live longer. Yet the escapes from destitution by so many has left gaping inequalities between people and nations. In The Great Escape, Angus Deaton--one of the foremost experts on economic development and on poverty--tells the remarkable story of how, beginning 250 years ago, some parts of the world experienced sustained progress, opening up gaps and setting the stage for today's disproportionately unequal world. Deaton takes an in-depth look at the historical and ongoing patterns behind the health and wealth of nations, and addresses what needs to be done to help those left behind. Deaton describes vast innovations and wrenching setbacks: the successes of antibiotics, pest control, vaccinations, and clean water on the one hand, and disastrous famines and the HIV/AIDS epidemic on the other. He examines the United States, a nation that has prospered but is today experiencing slower growth and increasing inequality. He also considers how economic growth in India and China has improved the lives of more than a billion people. Deaton argues that international aid has been ineffective and even harmful. He suggests alternative efforts--including reforming incentives to drug companies and lifting trade restrictions--that will allow the developing world to bring about its own Great Escape. Demonstrating how changes in health and living standards have transformed our lives, The Great Escape is a powerful guide to addressing the well-being of all nations.

Escape from Camp 14

  • Auteur: Blaine Harden
  • ISBN: 1101561262
  • Date de sortie: 2012-03-29
  • Collection: Penguin
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With a New Foreword The heartwrenching New York Times bestseller about the only known person born inside a North Korean prison camp to have escaped North Korea’s political prison camps have existed twice as long as Stalin’s Soviet gulags and twelve times as long as the Nazi concentration camps. No one born and raised in these camps is known to have escaped. No one, that is, except Shin Dong-hyuk. In Escape From Camp 14, Blaine Harden unlocks the secrets of the world’s most repressive totalitarian state through the story of Shin’s shocking imprisonment and his astounding getaway. Shin knew nothing of civilized existence—he saw his mother as a competitor for food, guards raised him to be a snitch, and he witnessed the execution of his mother and brother. The late “Dear Leader” Kim Jong Il was recognized throughout the world, but his country remains sealed as his third son and chosen heir, Kim Jong Eun, consolidates power. Few foreigners are allowed in, and few North Koreans are able to leave. North Korea is hungry, bankrupt, and armed with nuclear weapons. It is also a human rights catastrophe. Between 150,000 and 200,000 people work as slaves in its political prison camps. These camps are clearly visible in satellite photographs, yet North Korea’s government denies they exist. Harden’s harrowing narrative exposes this hidden dystopia, focusing on an extraordinary young man who came of age inside the highest security prison in the highest security state. Escape from Camp 14 offers an unequalled inside account of one of the world’s darkest nations. It is a tale of endurance and courage, survival and hope. From the Trade Paperback edition.

On Escape

  • Auteur: Emmanuel Lévinas
  • ISBN: 9780804741408
  • Date de sortie: 2003
  • Collection: Stanford University Press
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First published in 1935, On Escape represents Emmanuel Levinas's first attempt to break with the ontological obsession of the Western tradition. In it, Levinas not only affirms the necessity of an escape from being, but also gives a meaning and a direction to it. Beginning with an analysis of need not as lack or some external limit to a self-sufficient being, but as a positive relation to our being, Levinas moves through a series of brilliant phenomenological analyses of such phenomena as pleasure, shame, and nausea in order to show a fundamental insufficiency in the human condition. In his critical introduction and annotation, Jacques Rolland places On Escape in its historical and intellectual context, and also within the context of Levinas's entire oeuvre, explaining Levinas's complicated relation to Heidegger, and underscoring the way Levinas's analysis of "being riveted," of the need for escape, is a meditation on the body.

Escape

  • Auteur: Laurie Read
  • ISBN: 1438924216
  • Date de sortie: 2008-10-01
  • Collection: AuthorHouse
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Based on a true story of a woman's struggle to escape the horrifying and degrading marriage to a police officer, who not only deceived her from the beginning, but also succeeded in his attempt to fool his family, fellow officers and would go on to "Serve and Protect.,."....Himself! You will be taken through the author's interview with her friend, that discusses the grueling details of her relationship with a man that she once thought was a dream come true. As her story unfolds, through suppressed tears and quivering voice, you will discover the terrible treatment and mental abuse that she had to endure for many years. As she takes us through the final chapters of her desolving marriage and reveals to us about the corruption and illegal practices that her husband was involved in, it comes as a great relief to know that she is now free from all of that. She is now on the road to recovery and a much happier person!As for what happened to him? Please grab a copy and read on!

Escape Attempts

  • Auteur: Stanley Cohen
  • ISBN: 9780415065009
  • Date de sortie: 1992
  • Collection: Psychology Press
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From sexual fantasies to holidays this marvellous book charts our escape attempts. In a series of dazzling commentaries the authors reveal the ordinary and extraordinary ways in which we seek to defy the despair of the breakfast table and the office But the book is much more than a first-rate cartography of everyday life. It crackles with important theoretical insights about how `normality' is managed. This fully revised edition contains a superb new introduction, `Life After Postmodernism', which exposes the conceits of the postmodernist adventure and which should be required reading for anyone interested in making sense of everyday life.

Escape

  • Auteur: John Reid
  • ISBN: 9781552661475
  • Date de sortie: 2004-01
  • Collection: Black Point, N.S. : Fernwood Pub.
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In 1917, thirteen-year-old Alexi meets Lev--the son of Leon Trotsky--in Amherst, Nova Scotia, and the two plan to help Trotsky escape from the wartime prison camp where he is being held.
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