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

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

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Between two worlds : escape from tyranny : growing up in the shadow of Saddam
Title
Between two worlds
Title remainder
escape from tyranny : growing up in the shadow of Saddam
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Zainab Salbi and Laurie Becklund
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eng
Summary
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 where he watched their every move. As a palace insider, Zainab offers a singular glimpse of what it is like to come of age under a dictator and provides an intimate portrait of the man she was taught to call "uncle." She watched as Saddam pitted friends, spouses and even children against each other to compete for his approval. She was sent to donate her mother's jewelry to one of the world's richest men, 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 Zainab to America for an arranged marriage, to spare her from Saddam's growing affections, but the marriage intended to save her turned out to be another world of tyranny and abuse.Despite extraordinary psychological challenges, Zainab started over. She forged a new identity as founder and president of Women for Women International, a nonprofit organization for female victims of war, dedicated to providing women of war and civil unrest with the resources to become self-sufficient citizens and promote peace. Zainab has traveled and promoted her organization widely, speaking out on behalf of oppressed women around the world, but until now has never told this very personal tale.In BETWEEN TWO WORLDS Zainab Salbi reveals the tyrant through the eyes of a child, a secretly rebellious teenager, an abused wife, and ultimately a professional woman coming to terms with the horror of secrets her mother revealed only on her deathbed. Through her ability to come to terms with the child she used to be and dangerous world in which she managed to survive, BETWEEN TWO WORLDS emerges as a story of heroism like no other
Summary
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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technical information on music
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autobiography
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189355
Cataloging source
Midwest
Dewey number
921
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not applicable
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not applicable
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no index present
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non fiction
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other
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Read by Josephine Bailey
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True
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adult
http://bibfra.me/vocab/lite/titleRemainder
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, (electronic resource)
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https://www.hoopladigital.com/title/10756176
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unknown
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digital storage
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unknown
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MWT10756176
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Unabridged.
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1 online resource (1 audio file (10hr., 30 min.))
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unknown
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  • online
  • electronic
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Digital content provided by hoopla
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9781400121809
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(sound recording : hoopla Audio Book)
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unknown
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digital.
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MWT10756176
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unknown
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access
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sound
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digital recording
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  • other
  • remote
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other
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10756176
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Mode of access: World Wide Web
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Label
Between two worlds : escape from tyranny : growing up in the shadow of Saddam, Zainab Salbi and Laurie Becklund, (electronic resource)
Link
https://www.hoopladigital.com/title/10756176
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Capture and storage technique
digital storage
Color
not applicable
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
Control code
MWT10756176
Dimensions
  • not applicable
  • unknown
Edition
Unabridged.
Extent
1 online resource (1 audio file (10hr., 30 min.))
File format
unknown
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Groove width / pitch
not applicable
Isbn
9781400121809
Isbn Type
(sound recording : hoopla Audio Book)
Kind of cutting
not applicable
Kind of disc cylinder or tape
not applicable
Kind of material
unknown
Level of compression
unknown
Other physical details
digital.
Publisher number
MWT10756176
Quality assurance targets
unknown
Reformatting quality
access
Sound
sound
Special playback characteristics
digital recording
Specific material designation
  • other
  • remote
Speed
other
Stock number
10756176
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web
Tape configuration
not applicable
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not applicable

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