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The Resource Between two worlds : escape from tyranny : growing up in the shadow of Saddam, Zainab Salbi and Laurie Becklund

Between two worlds : escape from tyranny : growing up in the shadow of Saddam, Zainab Salbi and Laurie Becklund

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Between two worlds : escape from tyranny : growing up in the shadow of Saddam
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Between two worlds
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escape from tyranny : growing up in the shadow of Saddam
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Zainab Salbi and Laurie Becklund
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eng
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Zainab Salbi was eleven years old when her father was chosen to serve as Saddam Hussein's personal pilot, her family often forced to spend weekends with Saddam. As a palace insider, she offers a glimpse of life under a dictator and provides an intimate portrait of the man she was taught to call "uncle". She was asked to erase her memory as she heard of crimes she was not supposed to hear of, and witnessed her mother hiding her tears lest it upset Saddam. Her mother eventually sent her to America for an arranged marriage, to spare her from Saddam's affection, but the marriage turned out to be another world of tyranny and abuse. Despite extraordinary challenges, she started over as a champion of female victims of war, dedicating her life to speaking out on behalf of oppressed women around the world. But until now, she has never told her personal tale.--From publisher description
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The daughter of Saddam Hussein's personal pilot describes her experiences of growing up as a palace insider, recounting how Hussein forced those closest to him to compete for his approval, her escape from Iraq through an abusive arranged marriage, and her efforts at the head of a non-profit organization to benefit oppressed women and female war victims
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autobiography
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189355
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OCO
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921
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no index present
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non fiction
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True
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adult
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escape from tyranny : growing up in the shadow of Saddam
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Between two worlds : escape from tyranny : growing up in the shadow of Saddam, Zainab Salbi and Laurie Becklund
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volume
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text
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22 cm
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295 pages
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9781592401567
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unmediated
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rdamedia
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9781592401567
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Between two worlds : escape from tyranny : growing up in the shadow of Saddam, Zainab Salbi and Laurie Becklund
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
295 pages
Isbn
9781592401567
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other control number
9781592401567
System control number
  • ocm61747925
  • LBr

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