Here is an ever-expanding cast of ghosts at Clinton Court, Hungry Lucy and her Revolutionary soldier, the Hanged Drummer and Quaker Lady of Harvard, the mystery of Henniker's Ocean-Born Mary House, pirates, skulduggery, and stolen gold.
Meet just a few of the animals and people who have been a part of SOAR, the Southport/Oak Island Animal Rescue. You'll meet Captain Jack, a dog that was shot and left to die before being rescued by one of our volunteers; Sadie, a dog found in horrible living conditions with a broken, use leg and covered by fire ants; and Saint, an unwanted dog who became a best friend and service dog to a paralyzed young man. You will also read about a tragedy that occurred when pit bulls gained access to our property and cattery. These stories will give you a glimpse of life, and death, inside a small country animal shelter.
L'héroïne de Facebook assassinée par Daech. Ce livre est une enquête inédite et foudroyante : l'histoire de Nissan Ibrahim, syrienne, musulmane et résistante dans une ville devenue " la capitale du diable ". C'est une histoire édifiante. Un journal digne de celui d'Anne Franck exhumé et raconté par Hala Kodmani. Nissan est devenue un symbole : celui d'une Antigone dans une Syrie déchirée, une boucherie à ciel ouvert. " La photo placée sur sa page Facebook montre une jeune femme élégamment maquillée. Elle porte un foulard noir sur un serre-tête doré, bracelets et bagues aux deux mains, tunique longue cintrée à la taille.
Le visage plein, pommettes hautes, sourire timide.
Elle était syrienne et habitait Rakka, la " capitale " de l'Etat islamique. Sur Facebook, elle racontait sa vie de rakkaouie sous la botte des djihadistes. Ils n'ont pas apprécié.
Début janvier (2016), ils ont annoncé qu'elle avait été " exécutée ".
Elle avait 30 ans. Alain Frachon (extrait d'un papier paru dans Le Monde, février 2016) Que signifie être une femme en Syrie entre 2011 et 2015 ? À quoi ressemble la vie au temps des décapitations, des tortures et des bombardements ? Ce livre est une enquête inédite et foudroyante : l'histoire de Nissan Ibrahim, syrienne, musulmane et résistante dans une ville devenue " la capitale du diable ". Née à Raqqa, professeur de philosophie, Nissan nous livre sur Facebook son journal de bord et son combat pendant 4 années de dictature meurtrière. Ses posts racontent la tragédie syrienne, la lutte d'un peuple contre deux machines de mort – le régime de Bachar Al-Assad et l'État islamique. Ce dernier n'a pas apprécié. En janvier 2016, Daech annonçait qu'elle avait été " exécutée ". Elle avait 30 ans. C'est une histoire édifiante. Un journal digne de celui d'Anne Franck exhumé et raconté par Hala Kodmani.
On y découvre une jeune femme stupéfiante, pleine d'humour, de peurs, de rêves et d'espoir pour son peuple et son pays. Nissan est devenue un symbole : celui d'une Antigone dans une Syrie déchirée, une boucherie à ciel ouvert. Hala Kodmani est une journaliste franco-syrienne, grand reporter pour Libération. Elle a gagné en 2013 le prix de L'Association de la presse diplomatique française (l'APDF) pour sa couverture de la situation en Syrie. Prix de L'Association de la presse diplomatique française (l'APDF) pour sa couverture de la situation en Syrie.
Women as Wartime Rapists reveals the stories of female perpetrators of sexual violence and their place in wartime conflict, legal policy, and the punishment of sexual violence. Very few women are wartime rapists. Very few women issue commands to commit sexual violence. Very few women play a role in making war plans that feature the intentional sexual violation of other women.
This book is about those very few women. More broadly, Laura Sjoberg asks, what do the actions and perceptions of female perpetrators of sexual violence reveal about our broader conceptions of war, violence, sexual assault, and gender? This book explores specific historical case studies, such as Nazi Germany, Serbia, the contemporary case of ISIS, and others, to understand how and why women participate in rape during war and conflict. Sjoberg examines the contrast between the visibility of female victims and the invisibility of female perpetrators, as well as the distinction between rape and genocidal rape, which is used as a weapon against a particular ethnic or national group. Further, she explores women's engagement with genocidal rape and how some orchestrated the ethnic cleansing of entire regions. A provocative approach to a sensationalized topic, Women as Wartime Rapists offers important insights into not only the topic of female perpetrators of wartime sexual violence, but to larger notions of gender and violence with crucial cultural, legal, and political implications.
In this second book in the 'Sally' series of Romance / Drama stories; Sally has returned to Scotland from her home in Wisconsin USA, to marry Robert - a handsome Forester from the beautiful location of Aviemore, in the Highlands of Scotland.. All does not begin well however, and after a horrific incident in Milwaukee, where she is the subject of a date-rape attempt by a work colleague, and bad news regarding Roberts mother and an accident at home; she finally arrives at Edinburgh to find that Agnes has taken a turn for the worst - and may not survive. Will all go well with Agnes; and will Sally's plans to get married in the summer be scuppered by events? Read on....
This is a rare chance to re-discover a contemporary account of a military conflict which took place a Century ago. "The Agony of Belgium", written in 1914 by Frank Fox, a war correspondent veteran of the Balkan Wars, precedes the trench warfare of the Great War. It recounts events that the modern European mind would probably wish to forget. The bravery and resilience of the relatively new and untested Belgian Army, following the rejection of the German Ultimatum by the King, deserves a wider audience. Throughout this account the courageous and noble qualities of King Albert in the dark days come to the fore. Whether at the Front as an active Commander-in-Chief; with his people during Zeppelin raids and artillery bombardments at Antwerp; declining refuge in France after the retreat from Ostend; or rallying his troops for rearguard actions his conduct was of the finest. For these first 4 months of WW1, Fox used a bicycle to travel extensively (up to 75 miles/day- including an escape from Brussels over the border to Holland) to the various fronts admiring the determination of "our" Army against insuperable odds, and lamenting the miseries heaped upon the populace. His account of the "frightfulness" of the events in Louvain against the civilian population- including women and children- and the sacking of cultural treasures was not at first believed by Officials in Antwerp. However his reporting of Zeppelin raids helped to arouse public opinion in the United States. Having been turned over as a spy by civilians to the French cavalry, he prevailed to produce a unique insight into the ebb and flow of the campaign. From reporting the use of civilians as human shields at Alost, to suffering the effects of the final bombardment of Antwerp from which he escaped by boat, and the turning of the tide after the battle of the Yser, Fox provides vivid descriptions of a terrible, and little known, conflict. "A harrowing account of the suffering that Belgium endured from the German invasion in 1914. Sir Frank Fox charts Belgium's heroic stand, and the personal courage of King Albert I that inspired his Army." LORD ASTOR of HEVER - British Defence Minister "As a Belgian citizen, who has lived in two of the martyr-towns, Leuven and Aarschot, I was stunned by this powerful account of the atrocities of war. Fox's reports undoubtedly contributed to the British support of our valiant King Albert I and his Army". Dr. LUDO SCHELLENS - Kasteel Schoonhoven, Aarschot