Sharing Our Stories of Survival:Native Women Surviving Violence AltaMira Press
Sharing Our Stories of Survival: Native Women Surviving Violence:Native Women Surviving Violence Sarah Deer
Multiple personalities take over Sarah´s mind...only so they can protect her. Abducted by her father when she was three, Sarah found herself in a world of criminal neglect and unfathomable oppression as her father and stepmother perpetrated more and more horrible acts of verbal, mental and sexual abuse on the innocent girl. So continually terrified was Sarah that she began to form separate personalities so that she herself did not have to face the hideous reality of her day-to-day life. Only through the nightmare pictures that the other personalities sometimes presented to her while she slept did Sarah have any hint about the horrific abuse she was being subjected to. The personalities would block out time for Sarah and bear the horror of the experiences themselves so that their dear Sarah would not have to. Although the names in this unforgettable story have been changed from those in real life, the horrors that occurred are factual. This tale of the author´s early life - a life on the run, hungry, terrified, and molested - is a true and unnervingly gripping account of the extremes of neglect and mistreatment a child can undergo. Bitter Memories: A Memoir of Heartache and Survival is dedicated to all adult survivors of abuse and is written with the hope that exposing these horrors will help to prevent them from happening to others. Child abuse is a national epidemic. By sharing my story, I hope people will get involved when they see, or suspect, child abuse. Call the police! You could make a difference in a child´s life so he or she wouldn´t have to endure a life of pain. To the survivors of abuse, by telling my story it can give hope. They will learn they are not alone and there is healing on the other side of those feelings that try to destroy a life of happiness. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Roni Gallimore. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/007770/bk_acx0_007770_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
It’s December 1997, and a man-eating tiger is on the prowl outside a remote village in Russia’s Far East. The tiger isn’t just killing people, it’s annihilating them, and a team of men and their dogs must hunt it on foot through the forest in the brutal cold. As the trackers sift through the gruesome remains of the victims, they discover that these attacks aren’t random: the tiger is apparently engaged in a vendetta. Injured, starving, and extremely dangerous, the tiger must be found before it strikes again. As he re-creates these extraordinary events, John Vaillant gives us an unforgettable portrait of this spectacularly beautiful and mysterious region. We meet the native tribes who for centuries have worshipped and lived alongside tigers, even sharing their kills with them. We witness the arrival of Russian settlers in the 19th and early 20th centuries, soldiers and hunters who greatly diminished the tiger populations. And we come to know their descendants, who, crushed by poverty, have turned to poaching and further upset the natural balance of the region. This ancient, tenuous relationship between man and predator is at the very heart of this remarkable book. Throughout, we encounter surprising theories of how humans and tigers may have evolved to coexist, how we may have developed as scavengers rather than hunters, and how early Homo sapiens may have fit seamlessly into the tiger’s ecosystem. Above all, we come to understand the endangered Siberian tiger, a highly intelligent super-predator that can grow to 10 feet long, weigh more than 600 pounds, and range daily over vast territories of forest and mountain. Beautifully written and deeply informative, The Tiger circles around three main characters: Vladimir Markov, a poacher killed by the tiger; Yuri Trush, the lead tracker; and the tiger himself. It is an absolutely gripping tale of man and nature that leads inexorably to a final showdown in a clearing deep in ... 1. Language: English. Narrator: John Vaillant. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/rand/002360/bk_rand_002360_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Surviving in the wild takes a great deal of strength. Often faced with frozen tundra, sweltering deserts, humid jungles, perilous mountains and fast-flowing rivers, Megan Hine is no stranger to perilous conditions. Whilst leading expeditions and bushcraft survival courses, and in her work on television shows such as Bear Gryll´s Mission Survive and Running Wild, she has explored the corners of the globe in pursuit of adventure. Faced with the toughest of conditions - bad weather, lack of food and being in the presence of predators - is the ultimate test of character, and often the biggest challenge to overcome is in the head. In these situations the human brain is simultaneously the greatest asset and biggest liability. Not everyone is suited to the great outdoors, and when danger calls many aren´t as well equipped to survive; no amount of top-of-the-range kit will save you if you don´t have the right frame of mind. Here Megan Hine examines the human ability and instinct for survival, showing us how others have developed the attitudes and attributes to thrive in the most dangerous situations and how those same attitudes and attributes help them confront problems and obstacles at work and at home. Being chased through the jungle by armed opium farm guards, abseiling past bears and lighting fires with tampons - Megan has seen and done it all. In Mind of a Survivor, she takes you along for a series of life-and-death adventures and shows you what happens to people when they are pushed to their limits. Inspirational rather than instructional, Mind of a Survivor examines the human ability and instinct for survival, sharing the life tools that Megan uses and showing how they can as easily be applied to more domestic everyday life - from careers to relationships, from overcoming adversity to decision making. Filled with Megan´s own experiences, Mind of a Survivor is packed full of adventure and can help peo... 1. Language: English. Narrator: Megan Hine. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/hodd/001153/bk_hodd_001153_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
A complete three book EMP survival fiction boxed set for your end of the world enjoyment. After the post-apocalyptic classic books contained in The Prepper Trilogy told the thrilling dystopian tale of how our wayward survivors arrived at their lake refuge, the Prepper Road Saga picks up and finds them now trying to live a long-term existence in a post collapse grid down world. Hear about how they struggle to survive a harsh winter as their thoughts turn with dread toward the approaching Christmas holiday season. New people have joined the survival community and wild game has gotten very scarce now after over hunting has forced everyone to forage continuously further afield for sustenance. Instead of a season of joy and sharing to look forward to, a season of austerity and foreboding awaits our survivors. They must use all their prepper wits and survival hunting and trapping tricks and skills to just avoid starvation every day. Trying to retain some hope that things will get better gets harder for the refugees as they struggle to cope as fishing now has gotten worse and their resources grow more meager. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Duane Sharp. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/090316/bk_acx0_090316_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
There´s no one more blunt, more opinionated, or more outspoken than the average teen. Except, of course, Bill O´Reilly, veteran star journalist, anchor of the most watched cable news program on TV, New York Times best-selling author, husband, father of two, and former teacher. In his latest book, O´Reilly talks straight to the readers most likely to appreciate his direct style: teens. To be sure he´s addressing their most pressing concerns, he responds to actual letters from kids who tune in to his radio and TV shows regularly and collaborates with an award-winning former high school teacher and college professor Charles Flowers. If you´re a kid and you´re listening to this audio, consider sharing it with your parents, they´ll understand you better. If you´re a parent and you´re listening to this audio, definitely share it with your kids, you´ll sleep better. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Bill O´Reilly, Rick Adamson. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/harp/000856/bk_harp_000856_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
What started as a flu outbreak on a military base proves deadlier than Ebola and more contagious than the Spanish Flu. Sympatico Syndrome is unlike anything the world has ever seen. Victims´ behavior is changing to accommodate the rapid spread of the virus. Former Navy epidemiologist Cole Evans is well aware of the rare, infectious diseases the military studies. He also knows, first-hand, the government´s stance on sharing information with the public, so if the media has already learned about the disease, then it´s far too late to contain the outbreak. Cole´s only chance to save his family is to establish a safe haven. Isolated, hard to reach, and with enough space for his brother´s family as well, he has the perfect location - if only they can all reach it before they´re infected. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Scott Berrier. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/075636/bk_acx0_075636_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
As heard on The Sean Hannity Radio Show! Former US Navy SEAL and FBI Special Agent Jonathan T. Gilliam brings his unique professional perspective to teach you the art of awareness and attack avoidance by sharing unconventional warfare techniques and how to think like an attacker. Fight back, because we are sheep no more! This personal safety and security book comes armed to the teeth with empowering techniques so you can be your own expert at protecting your life. Weekly, there are major threats, mass killings, terrorist attacks and even weather-related disasters—the list goes on. And this increasingly dangerous world includes more violent and deadly threats that are specifically targeting everyday civilians. You. This is the definitive ´´safety bible” that links the leading expert on personal safety with civilians. For the first time, you can make educated predictions using the new key questions of ´´ Who, Why, Where, When, and How” from the attacker’s point of view. No one really expects violent situations to occur—but they do, and usually without advance warning or your control. End the guessing game of safety and security by following the techniques inside Sheep No More. Think like an attacker in order to build better defenses. Your life may depend on it. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Jonathan T. Gilliam. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/103861/bk_acx0_103861_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
This is the true story of Yasmeena, a bright and beautiful young Lebanese woman who was imprisoned in Kuwait during the first Gulf War. Yasmeena´s shocking journey is a tale of the madness of war, of the sexual brutality unleashed by chaos, and of one woman’s courage to stand in danger’s way to aid her fellow sufferers. This is an explicit, graphic, and honest book. It is for mature audiences only. Jean Sasson has spent her career sharing the personal stories of courageous Middle Eastern women. Princess: Life Behind the Veil in Saudi Arabia was an international bestseller. It has become a classic, taught in colleges and high schools and devoured by anyone who aspires to understand the Middle East. Yasmeena was quite literally an innocent abroad. She was a college educated, English-speaking flight attendant graced with an unusual amount of confidence and sophistication. She was also a virgin and a conservative Muslim daughter and sister. When Yasmeena´s flight out of Kuwait was delayed, it was because Saddam Hussein had just invaded Kuwait. Iraqi soldiers threw her into a woman´s prison where the guards committed ghastly sexual attacks and tortured the women in excruciating ways.After Yasmeena was brutalized by the captain of the prison, she thought she was the most unfortunate woman on earth. But that was before she befriended Lana, whose brutal rapist took glee in inflicting hurt. Yasmeena used her position as the captain´s favorite to protect her friend, though she also was forced into a wrenching decision. Yasmeena´s Choice reads like a thriller. As the Americans and other allies march into Kuwait and the Iraqis flee, Yasmeena escapes. Eventually she finds a safe harbor where Sasson interviews her and records every horrific element of her experience. Sasson has wanted to write this story for many years. But she knew that the sexual explicitness and violence would make the tale difficult to publish. A ... 1. Language: English. Narrator: Parisa Johnston. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/017192/bk_adbl_017192_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.