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Nothing to Envy: Ordinary Lives in North Korea
Barbara Demick

Spiegel & Grau, 2010

A National Book Award finalist and National Book Critics Circle finalist, Barbara Demick’s Nothing to Envy is a remarkable view into North Korea, as seen through the lives of six ordinary citizens   Award-winning journalist Barbara Demick follows the lives of six North Korean citizens over fifteen years—a chaotic period that saw the death of Kim Il-sung, the rise to power of his son Kim Jong-il, and a devastating famine that killed ...


God's Smuggler
John Sherrill, Elizabeth Sherrill

Dutton Adult, 1967

As a boy he dreamed of being a spy undercover behind enemy lines. As a man he found himself undercover for God. Brother Andrew was his name and for decades his life story, recounted in God's Smuggler, has awed and inspired millions. The bestseller tells of the young Dutch factory worker's incredible efforts to transport Bibles across closed borders--and the miraculous ways in which God provided for him every step of the way. Revell and Chosen ...


No Paved Road To Freedom - A Dramatic and Inspiring Story of Human Struggle Against Overwhelming Odds - ...

Soaring Reader Press, 2011

No Paved Road To Freedom is a gripping and emotional story that humanizes the impact of communist occupation in Romania after World War II. It is relevant, it inspires, and it reminds us that freedom is precious. Based on a true story, it documents the loss of freedom, and the extraordinary courage of Cornel Dolana and his family as they pay an incredible price for resisting communism. Cornel makes up his mind to escape the oppression and uses ...


Man Is Wolf to Man: Surviving the Gulag
Janusz Bardach, Kathleen Gleeson

University of California Press, 1999

FROM THE BOOK :"The pit I was ordered to dig had the precise dimensions of a casket. The NKVD officer carefully designed it. He measured my size with a stick, made lines on the forest floor, and told me to dig. He wanted to make sure I'd fit well inside." In 1941 Janusz Bardach's death sentence was commuted to ten years' hard labor and he was sent to Kolyma—the harshest, coldest, and most deadly prison in Joseph Stalin's labor camp ...


The Collected Poems of Langston Hughes (Vintage Classics)
Langston Hughes

Vintage, 1995

"The ultimate book for both the dabbler and serious scholar--. [Hughes] is sumptuous and sharp, playful and sparse, grounded in an earthy music--. This book is a glorious revelation."--Boston Globe Spanning five decades and comprising 868 poems (nearly 300 of which have never before appeared in book form), this magnificent volume is the definitive sampling of a writer who has been called the poet laureate of African America--and perhaps our ...


Against All Hope: A Memoir of Life in Castro's Gulag

Encounter Books, 2000

Arrested in 1960 for being philosophically and religiously opposed to communism, Armando Valladares was interned at Cuba’s infamous Isla de Pinos Prison (from whose barred windows he watched the failure of the Bay of Pigs invasion). His life in Castro’s gulag was a hell of violence and disease, putrid food and squalid living conditions, forced labor and solitary confinement, and hazardous escape attempts. Valladares survived by prayer and ...


East of Mecca
Sheila Flaherty

CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform, 2013

This moving and unforgettable debut novel East of Mecca tells a timely, harrowing, and heartbreaking story of love and betrayal, the transcendent power of friendship, and the ultimate price of oppression. Driven by financial desperation, Sarah and Max Hayes are seduced by promises of a glamorous expatriate lifestyle in Saudi Arabia. Sarah surrenders her career when Max accepts a prestigious job with Ocmara Oil Company and they relocate their ...


Prayer Passport to Crush Oppression
Dr. D. K. Olukoya

Mountain of Fire & Miracles Ministries, 2013

Prayer Passport is a compendium of rare and powerful prayer points. It has been divinely designed to turn tragedy to triumph, sickness to health, failure to success, powerlessness to uncommon strengths as well as problems to testimonies. Prayer Passport addresses the root of complex problems and provides total solutions to recurrent attacks from the kingdom of darkness. This is a unique spiritual warfare manual. This book will lead you into a ...


Fear No Evil

PublicAffairs, 1998

Temperamentally and intellectually, Natan Sharansky is a man very much like many of us—which makes this account of his arrest on political grounds, his trial, and ten years' imprisonment in the Orwellian universe of the Soviet gulag particularly vivid and resonant. Since Fear No Evil was originally published in 1988, the Soviet government that imprisoned Sharansky has collapsed. Sharansky has become an important national leader in ...


The Prayer of the Oppressed w/ CD
Imam Muhammad bin Nasir al-Dar'i, Hamza Yusuf Hanson

Sandala, 2012

Comes with a Audio CD The Power of this prayer of Imam Muhammad al-DarÏ lies in its simplicity, its purity, and its sincere supplication. It is essentially a plea to God that our transgressions be overlooked, that divine mercy be bestowed upon us, that social justice be restored in spite of us, that wrongs be righted, and that righteousness reign once again in our lands, so that the destitute may no longer be in need, the young may be educated, ...


Towards Collective Liberation: Anti-Racist Organizing, Feminist Praxis, and Movement Building Strategy
Chris Crass

PM Press, 2013

Organized into four sections, this collection of essays is geared toward activists engaging with the dynamic questions of how to create and support effective movements for visionary systemic change. These essays and interviews present powerful lessons for transformative organizing. It offers a firsthand look at the challenges and the opportunities of antiracist work in white communities, feminist work with men, and bringing women of color ...


Shantung Compound

HarperOne, 2012

This vivid diary of life in a Japanese internment camp during World War II examines the moral challenges encountered in conditions of confinement and deprivation.


Flying Tigers Over Cambodia: An American Pilots Memoir of the 1975 Phnom Penh Airlift
Larry Partridge

McFarland & Company, 2000

At the end of World War II, a number of former American military pilots formed the "Flying Tiger Line, " which soon became the worlds leading airfreight company. Its motto of "Anything, anytime, anywhere" was especially applicable in its humanitarian projects. In 1975, the Flying Tigers took part in relief efforts for Cambodians surrounded by Khmer Rouge forces. The "Ricelift" exposed the Tiger pilots to enormous risk. Though they were ...


Deliverance from Darkness: The Essential Guide to Defeating Demonic Strongholds and Oppression

Chosen Books, 2010

An esteemed teacher and former pastor, James W. Goll is one of the leading prophetic voices of our time. Now, for the first time, he offers his wisdom and insight in one accessible manual on the challenging topic of deliverance. Among the subjects he covers are: tools and practical help for overcoming the demonic how to handle the raging battle of temptation techniques to keep yourself refreshed during the fight characteristics of demonic ...


To Destroy You Is No Loss
Joan D. Criddle

Anchor, 1989


Burden of Freedom
Myles Munroe

Charisma House, 2000

The Burden Of Freedom explains that too many people use past oppression to remain mired in hatred and irresponsibility today. The spirit of oppression has specific telltale effects on individuals, communities, and nations. These are identified by Myles Munroe as a hatred for work, laziness, fear, low self-esteem, selfishness, lack of creativity, low initiative, and distrust of those in authority. To break free from these self-replicating cycles ...


Stay Alive, My Son

Cornell University Press, 2013

On April 17, 1975, the Khmer Rouge entered Phnom Penh to open a new and appalling chapter in the story of the twentieth century. On that day, Pin Yathay was a qualified engineer in the Ministry of Public Works. Successful and highly educated, he had been critical of the corrupt Lon Nol regime and hoped that the Khmer Rouge would be the patriotic saviors of Cambodia. In Stay Alive, My Son , Pin Yathay provides an unforgettable testament of the ...


Watermelon Fields: A Story About Communist Tyranny

BookBaby, 2013

Eric’s affluent family life was equally divided between his French education in the city of Craiova, and his summer activity in the village of Melonburg. But his future became vulnerable when Romania joined the Axis Forces under Hitler’s command and participated in the invasion of the Soviet Union. The menfolk were marched to the Eastern Front, leaving behind women and children to take care of the watermelon harvest. Then the ...


Mr. China's Son: A Villager's Life

Westview Press, 2002

He Liyi belongs to one of China's minorities, the Bai, and he lives in a remote area of northwestern Yunnan Province. In 1979, his wife sold her fattest pig to buy him a shortwave radio. He spent every spare moment listening to the BBC and VOA in order to improve the English he had learned at college between 1950 and 1953. For "further practice," he decided to write down his life story in English. Humorous and unfiltered by translation, his ...


Martin & Malcolm & America: A Dream or a Nightmare
James H. Cone

Orbis Books, 1992

Reexamines the ideology of the two most prominent leaders of the civil rights movement of the 1960s.



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