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A Victim of the Aurora

By Thomas Keneally
  • ISBN Code: : 150403807X
  • Publisher : Open Road Media
  • Pages : 222
  • Category : Fiction
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An Edwardian murder mystery set on the unforgiving Antarctic tundra . . . Captain Sir Eugene Stewart chose the gentlemen to join his great 1910 expedition to the South Pole with great precision, each man selected for his skills to survive the Antarctic winter. Reflecting sixty years later, Sir Anthony Piers, an oil painter and watercolorist chosen to capture the long midnight lights of the South Pole, finally reveals the truth of the New British South Polar Expedition and the murder committed on their journey. Who among the expedition would kill Victor Henneker, an unlikeable and mischievous journalist only six months into the trek? Telling of complete isolation, absolute darkness, unrelenting wind, and slowly-approaching starvation, Sir Anthony Piers confronts the demons and truths of this hellish expedition after sixty years of silence.

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Looking back, I cannot believe I allowed myself to be taken in, manipulated and mentally abused for 5 years by a man who never once told me he loved me. How could an intelligent, well educated, mature woman with so much going for herself become a victim of a Sexual Predator? Even now, I can't answer that question. Those in the field of medicine, those who study the mind, may be able to help me answer that question. For now, I just pray that it doesn't happen to you. Don't let a handsome face and a few compliments cause you to lose everything in your life that is important. I had everything I needed and I almost lost it all. There are so many lonely women out here. There are predators around every corner waiting for the opportunity to give you a compliment, get into your head, steal your heart, rape your body and rob you blind. It happened to me and it could happen to you. How many times have we heard and read stories of women in abusive relationships continuing to stay with the abuser or leaving and going back time and time again. I would often ask myself how in the world could a woman go through that kind of abuse and not walk away. Now that I have been in their shoes, I will never judge them again. Something happens to you when you love someone. Something breaks down in you and you can't see your way out. Your self esteem becomes so damaged you become crippled. The most important thing we can ever do for ourselves in this life is to love God and to love ourselves first and foremost. If we do not know how to love ourselves, we will never know how to truly love someone else.

Tearing the Silence

By Ursula Hegi
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  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Book Code : 9781439144138
  • Total of Pages : 304
  • Category : Social Science
  • Members : 107
  • Pdf File: tearing-the-silence.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Ursula Hegi grew up in Germany and moved to the United States at age eighteen. As she grew older and raised a family, questions about her roots and her native land haunted her until, at last, she felt compelled to write about them. Tearing the Silence brings together her interviews with dozens of German-born Americans, and their confrontations with the taboo of the Holocaust.

What Becomes a Legend Most

By Philip Gefter
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  • Publisher : HarperCollins
  • Book Code : 0062442759
  • Total of Pages : 672
  • Category : Biography & Autobiography
  • Members : 650
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“Wise and ebullient.” – Dwight Garner, The New York Times The first definitive biography of Richard Avedon, a monumental photographer of the twentieth century, from award-winning photography critic Philip Gefter. In his acclaimed portraits, Richard Avedon captured the iconic figures of the twentieth century in his starkly bold, intimately minimal, and forensic visual style. Concurrently, his work for Harper's Bazaar and Vogue transformed the ideals of women's fashion, femininity, and culture to become the defining look of an era. Yet despite his driving ambition to gain respect in the art world, during his lifetime he was condescendingly dismissed as a "celebrity photographer." What Becomes a Legend Most is the first definitive biography of this luminary—an intensely driven man who endured personal and professional prejudice, struggled with deep insecurities, and mounted an existential lifelong battle to be recognized as an artist. Philip Gefter builds on archival research and exclusive interviews with those closest to Avedon to chronicle his story, beginning with Avedon’s coming-of-age in New York between the world wars, when cultural prejudices forced him to make decisions that shaped the course of his life. Compounding his private battles, Avedon fought to be taken seriously in a medium that itself struggled to be respected within the art world. Gefter reveals how the 1950s and 1960s informed Avedon’s life and work as much as he informed the period. He counted as close friends a profoundly influential group of artists—Leonard Bernstein, Truman Capote, James Baldwin, Harold Brodkey, Renata Adler, Sidney Lumet, and Mike Nichols—who shaped the cultural life of the American twentieth century. It wasn't until Avedon's fashion work was exhibited at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in the late 1970s that he became a household name. Balancing glamour with the gravitas of an artist's genuine reach for worldly achievement—and not a little gossip—plus sixteen pages of photographs, What Becomes a Legend Most is an intimate window into Avedon's fascinating world. Dramatic, visionary, and remarkable, it pays tribute to Avedon's role in the history of photography and fashion—and his legacy as one of the most consequential artists of his time.

A Victim Community

By Nicola O’Leary
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  • Publisher : Springer Nature
  • Book Code : 3030876799
  • Total of Pages : 211
  • Category : Social Science
  • Members : 999
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Book Short Summary:

Although historically ignored, crime victims are now very firmly on the map. For politicians, newspapers, the media and the public at large, criminal injury and loss are a source of constant concern and anxiety. Criminologists and media analysts have studied much of this concern in recent years but what has not been investigated is how communities experience high profile crimes and the media intrusion that inevitably follows. This book seeks to address this gap by exploring how the communities of Soham and Dunblane, that witnessed high profile crimes, lived with the tragic events at the time and the attention of the world’s media afterwards. Based on a two-year qualitative study of these communities, this book looks beneath the surface of the relationships, dilemmas and unexpected triumphs of communities struggling to come to terms with the most harrowing of events, within the glare of the media spotlight. Combining empirical observations with media analysis and social theory, this book offers something new to the criminological audience: the concept of the victim community.

What Works for Crime Victims

By Alline Pedra Jorge
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  • Publisher : Editora Dialética
  • Book Code : 6558777258
  • Total of Pages : 308
  • Category : True Crime
  • Members : 135
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After the Second World War, the role of the victim in criminal conflict became an object of interest for academics. But it was only in the 1960s that the importance of providing protection and assistance to crime victims was highlighted in particular by the victims' movement, which inaugurated a new era of criminal justice in systems throughout the world. Moving beyond just the role of controlling crime and punishing the offender, the criminal justice system also began to contribute to the victims' rehabilitation and to help the victim to move on from the event psychologically and emotionally. Although some criminological research was conducted on this topic, the effect that the criminal justice system and victim support services have on the well-being of crime victims is still uncertain. The current study sought to understand the healing process of victims of crime, the potential consequences of their participation on the criminal justice system, and the support of victim centers. Moreover, it aimed to find out whether the existence of a Victim Support Act would change the treatment that the victim receives in the criminal justice system. Thus this research was conducted based in two countries – Switzerland and Brazil – where the outcome of the victims' movement on the criminal justice system was different, as was the participation of the victim in the criminal justice system and the government's provision of support. In order to conduct this research the qualitative method was employed, which is the most efficient to gather sensitive information. Interviews with crime victims were the main source of information. Hearing observation and document research were used as complementary sources. The results of this research show that victims who have contact with the criminal justice system and victim services are not more likely to recover than those who had no contact. This is to say, the support offered has no major effects; the influence of the criminal justice system and the victim support services in the emotional well-being of crime victims is rather neutral. However, considering that the sample is not representative, findings are not expected to be generalized. Instead, findings may give insight to practitioners or to future criminal justice policy makers, suggesting what may work to improve the emotional well-being of crime victims, as well as suggesting further studies.

Moral Crusades in an Age of Mistrust

By F. Furedi
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  • Publisher : Springer
  • Book Code : 1137338024
  • Total of Pages : 108
  • Category : Social Science
  • Members : 187
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The epidemic of scandals unleashed by the Savile Scandal highlights the precarious status of relations of trust. The rapid escalation of this crisis offers insights into the relationship between anxieties about childhood and the wider moral order. This book explains why western society has become so uncomfortable with the exercise of authority.

Supporting victims of hate crime

By Chahal, Kusminder
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  • Publisher : Policy Press
  • Book Code : 1447329740
  • Total of Pages : 156
  • Category : Social Science
  • Members : 496
  • Pdf File: supporting-victims-of-hate-crime.pdf

Book Short Summary:

This practical guide provides user-friendly, concise, expert and up-to-date guidance for both new and experienced hate crime caseworkers and advocates (whether professional or volunteers). Filling a gap in the growing debates and research literature on hate crime, it takes as its starting point a values-based casework practice that provides assistance, support and leads to the empowerment of victims of hate crimes. With core casework standards and guidance on how to respond from a person-centred approach to the victim’s perspective, it also provides an overview of current legislation in relation to prosecuting hate crimes and the current EU Directive on victim support. Full of relevant, up-to-date evidence based research and policy, it will enable practitioners to be confident and knowledgeable in supporting victims of hate crime.

Note Book of an English Opium-Eater

By Thomas De Quincey
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  • Publisher : DigiCat
  • Book Code : N.a
  • Total of Pages : 260
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 806
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Book Short Summary:

DigiCat Publishing presents to you this special edition of "Note Book of an English Opium-Eater" by Thomas De Quincey. DigiCat Publishing considers every written word to be a legacy of humankind. Every DigiCat book has been carefully reproduced for republishing in a new modern format. The books are available in print, as well as ebooks. DigiCat hopes you will treat this work with the acknowledgment and passion it deserves as a classic of world literature.