Book Prisoners in Paradise

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  • Author : Sheila Ward
  • Publisher :
  • Release : 1995
  • ISBN : 9789990323207
  • Pages : 67 pages

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Book A Prisoner In Paradise

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  • Author : Owen Lee
  • Publisher : Booksurge Publishing
  • Release : 2012-03-13
  • ISBN : 9781419676642
  • Pages : 0 pages

Download or read A Prisoner In Paradise PDF, written by Owen Lee and published by Booksurge Publishing. This book was released on 2012-03-13 with total page 0 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The true adventures of a forbidden love affair in Zihuatanejo, Mexico! In 1968, Owen Lee retired from the team of Captain Jacques Yves Cosuteau to create a Nature Study Center in Zihuatanejo, Mexico and promote Captain Cousteau's ideas about living in harmony with Nature. After being picketed, jailed, shot at three times and 'taken for a ride' and deported, he ultimately prevailed. This is his true story!

Book The Prisoner of Paradise

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  • Author : Romesh Gunesekera
  • Publisher : A&C Black
  • Release : 2012-02-02
  • ISBN : 1408804263
  • Pages : 401 pages

Download or read The Prisoner of Paradise PDF, written by Romesh Gunesekera and published by A&C Black. This book was released on 2012-02-02 with total page 401 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: When Lucy Gladwellarrives in Mauritiusfrom Englandto live with her aunt and uncle in their grand plantation house, her mind is full of the poems of Keatsand tales of romance . She is nonetheless unprepared for thebeauty, fecundity and otherness of this island paradise between Africa and India, where she is to be waited onhand and foot by servants and free to let her thoughts drift on the sea breeze. If only they did not drift to such problematic subjects as therestrictions of colonial society, or the bigoted outbursts of her uncle, or thedisquieting attractions of Don Lambodar,a young translator from Ceylon, himself entangled in thoughts of iniquity anddesire and facing a decisionwhich could risk his precarious position. Under the surface there is growing unease. For it is 1825: Britain haswrested power from Franceand is shippingconvict labour across the Indian Ocean. Theage of slavery is coming to its messy end. Word is lapping against the shoresof the island - of revolts in Europe and the Americas, and of a charismatic newIndian leader who will shine the light of liberty. For Lucy, for Don, for everyone on the island, a devastating stormis coming... In this bold novel ofintimate passions and colliding destinies, Romesh Gunesekera weaves togetherthe story of two young lovers in search of freedom, and the eloquence of thebonded heart.

Book Forgotten Captives in Japanese Occupied Asia

Download or read Forgotten Captives in Japanese Occupied Asia PDF, written by Kevin Blackburn and published by Routledge. This book was released on 2007-12-14 with total page 327 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Experiences of captivity in Japanese-occupied Asia varied enormously. Some prisoners of war (POWs) were sent to work in Japan, others to toil on the ‘Death Railway’ between Burma and Thailand. Some camps had death rates below 1 per cent, others of over 20 per cent. While POWs were deployed far and wide as a captive labour force, civilian internees were generally detained locally. This book explores differences in how captivity was experienced between 1941 and 1945, and has been remembered since: differences due to geography and logistics, to policies and personalities, and marked by nationality, age, class, gender and combatant status. Part One has at least one chapter for each ‘National Memory’, Australian, British, Canadian, Dutch, Indian and American. Part Two moves on to forgotten captivities. It covers women, children, camp guards, internee experiences upon the end of the war, and local heroines who fought back. By juxtaposing such a wide variety of captivity experiences – differentiated both by category of captive and by approach - this book transcends place, to become a collection about captivity as a category. It will interest scholars working on the Asia-Pacific War, on captivities in general, and on the individual histories of the countries and groups covered.

Book Corn Shelling Time

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  • Author : Michael Duishka
  • Publisher : iUniverse
  • Release : 2016-07-14
  • ISBN : 1532001967
  • Pages : 532 pages

Download or read Corn Shelling Time PDF, written by Michael Duishka and published by iUniverse. This book was released on 2016-07-14 with total page 532 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Corn Shelling Time challenges the reader of this book to examine themselves and see if there could be a possibility they have overlooked a great truth about themselves that they might need to correct. This book will reveal to the reader great and mighty things which they knew not. This book will reveal to the reader the thoughts and intents of the heart, or spirit. This book will reveal how the Holy Spirit will show you things that will come to pass that the world cannot know, because the worldly people cannot see. The god of this world, (Satan), has blinded the minds of them which believe not. The gospel is hidden to them that are lost. This book will reveal to the reader how to heal the broken heart. If you are a victim of misogyny and shame, Corn Shelling Time will show you how to overcome all the shame and guiltiness. If you are in, or ever have been in prison, or convicted of a felony, you would do yourself a favor to read this book. Do not ever contemplate suicide. Your life does not belong to you. Christ Jesus bought you and paid the price for your release from Satan. Read this book!

Book Civilian Prisoners of the Japanese in the Philippine Islands

Download or read Civilian Prisoners of the Japanese in the Philippine Islands PDF, written by and published by Turner Publishing Company. This book was released on 2002 with total page 124 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt:

Book Angels of the Underground

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  • Author : Theresa Kaminski
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Release : 2016
  • ISBN : 019992824X
  • Pages : 529 pages

Download or read Angels of the Underground PDF, written by Theresa Kaminski and published by Oxford University Press. This book was released on 2016 with total page 529 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: When the Japanese began their brutal occupation of the Philippines in early 1942, 76,000 ill and starving Filipinos and many Americans were left to defend Bataan, Manila, and surrounding islands. During the three violent years of occupation that followed, Allied sympathizers smuggled suppliesand information to guerilla fighters and prisoner camps around the country. Theresa Kaminski's Angels of the Underground tells the story of two such members of this lesser-known resistance movement - American women known only as Miss U and High Pockets. Incredibly adept at skirting occupationauthorities to support the Allied effort, the very nature of their clandestine wartime work meant that the truth behind their dangerous activities had to be obscured as long as the Japanese occupied the Philippines. Were their identities revealed, they would be arrested, tortured, and executed.Throughout the war, Miss U and High Pockets remained hidden behind a veil of deceit and subterfuge.Angels of the Underground offers the compelling tale of two ordinary American women propelled by extraordinary circumstances into acts of heroism. Married to servicemen, Peggy Utinsky and Claire Phillips, the women behind Miss U and High Pockets, hoped that their clandestine efforts would reunitethem with their husbands. Both men died at the hands of the Japanese, but Utinsky and Phillips stayed on through the occupation, working in hospitals, moving supplies, and building their networks. Utinsky narrowly survived a month of torture at Fort Santiago, then joined John Boone's guerilla bandand became a brevet second lieutenant before returning to the Red Cross until the end of the war. Phillips barely escaped execution in 1943, and was sentenced to hard labor in a prison camp, where she remained until February 1945.Angels of the Underground illuminates the complex political dimensions of the occupied Philippines and its importance to the war effort in the Pacific. Kaminski's narrative sheds light on the Japanese-occupied city of Manila; the Bataan Death March and subsequent incarceration of American militaryprisoners in camps O'Donnell and Cabanatuan under horrific conditions; and the formation of guerrilla units in the mountains of Luzon.Angels of the Underground makes a significant contribution to the work on women's wartime experiences. Through the lens of Utinksy and Phillips, who never wavered in their belief that it was their duty as patriotic American women to aid the Allied cause, Kaminksi highlights how women have alwaysbeen active participants in war, whether or not they wear a military uniform. An impressive work of scholarship grounded in archival research and personal interviews, this is also a stunning story of courage and heroism in wartime.

Book Prisoners in Paradise

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  • Author : Kathryn Braund
  • Publisher :
  • Release : 2013-10-14
  • ISBN : 9780972058568
  • Pages : 460 pages

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Book Controlling Sex in Captivity

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  • Author : Matthias Reiss
  • Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing
  • Release : 2018-06-14
  • ISBN : 1350060623
  • Pages : 240 pages

Download or read Controlling Sex in Captivity PDF, written by Matthias Reiss and published by Bloomsbury Publishing. This book was released on 2018-06-14 with total page 240 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Controlling Sex in Captivity is the first book to examine the nature, extent and impact of the sexual activities of Axis prisoners of war in the United States during the Second World War. Historians have so far interpreted the interactions between captors and captives in America as the beginning of the post-war friendship between the United States, Germany and Italy. Matthias Reiss argues that this paradigm is too simplistic. Widespread fraternisation also led to sexual relationships which created significant negative publicity, and some Axis POWs got caught up in the U.S. Army's new campaign against homosexuals. By focusing on the fight against fraternisation and same-sex activities, this study treads new ground. It stresses that contact between captors and captives was often loaded with conflict and influenced by perceptions of gender and race. It highlights the transnational impact of fraternisation and argues that the prisoners' sojourn in the United States also influenced American society by fuelling a growing concern about social disintegration and sexual deviancy, which eventually triggered a conservative backlash after the war.

Book Britain s Empire

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  • Author : Richard Gott
  • Publisher : Verso Books
  • Release : 2011-10-01
  • ISBN : 184467892X
  • Pages : 576 pages

Download or read Britain s Empire PDF, written by Richard Gott and published by Verso Books. This book was released on 2011-10-01 with total page 576 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This revelatory new history punctures the still widely held belief that the British Empire was an enlightened and civilizing enterprise of great benefit to its subject peoples. Instead, Britain’s Empire reveals a history of systemic repression and almost continual violence, showing how British rule was imposed as a military operation and maintained as a military dictatorship. For colonized peoples, the experience was a horrific one—of slavery, famine, battle and extermination. Yet, as Richard Gott illustrates, the empire’s oppressed peoples did not go gently into that good night. Wherever Britain tried to plant its flag, there was resistance. From Ireland to India, from the American colonies to Australia, Gott chronicles the backlash. He shows, too, how Britain provided a blueprint for the genocides of twentieth-century Europe, and argues that its past leaders must rank alongside the dictators of the twentieth century as the perpetrators of crimes against humanity on an infamous scale. In tracing this history of resistance, all but lost to modern memory, Richard Gott recovers these forgotten peoples and puts them where they deserve to be: at the heart of the story of Britain’s empire.

Book Britain s Empire  Resistance  Repression and Revolt

Download or read Britain s Empire Resistance Repression and Revolt PDF, written by Richard Gott and published by Verso Books. This book was released on 2011-11-07 with total page 578 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: No Marketing Blurb

Book Prisoners in Paradise

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  • Author : Wal Watkins
  • Publisher :
  • Release : 1968
  • ISBN : 9780726000003
  • Pages : 205 pages

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Book Bermuda

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  • Author : Brent Fortenberry
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release : 2017-12-02
  • ISBN : 1351192698
  • Pages : 235 pages

Download or read Bermuda PDF, written by Brent Fortenberry and published by Routledge. This book was released on 2017-12-02 with total page 235 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: "This special issue ofPost-Medieval Archaeology, guest edited by Brent Fortenberry (Boston University) and Marley Brown III (The College of William and Mary), celebrates archaeology in Bermuda on the eve of the island's 400th anniversary. The volume presents the diverse nature of contemporary archaeological research on Bermuda, drawing together a wide array of scholars from the disciplines of archaeology, history, material culture studies, heritage and architectural history. The volume seeks to bring about a greater awareness of the island's archaeology and to explore its place within the historic and contemporary Atlantic world."

Book On the Road Home  an American Story

Download or read On the Road Home an American Story PDF, written by John Russell Frank and published by iUniverse. This book was released on 2009-12-29 with total page 360 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The year was 1898 and army private Patrick Henry Frank was in New Orleans awaiting transport to Cuba to fight in the Spanish-American War. A change in orders and Private Frank was instead going to the Philippines. Admiral Dewey had stunningly defeated the Spanish navy at Manila Bay, but President McKinley wanted boots on the ground. Patrick Henry Frank's country was seeking its manifest destiny further west than America had ever moved. Through a riveting narrative history, author John Russell Frank chronicles the events of his family's half-century on America's frontier in the Philippineswar, adventure, colonialism, the heartbreaking deaths of family members, businesses ravaged by WW II, and internment in brutal Japanese prison camps. It is an epic story about his familys triumph and tragedy in a strange land, a story of how they came to absorb and become a part of another culture. The narrative flows from a substantial amount of intimate archival material: historically rich letters, war diaries, photographs, memoirs, and oral and video histories from the familys experiences in the Philippines. He shares a way of life and a time-period unknown or forgotten by the present generationpivotal years of America's past. In the process, the author discovers his own roots.

Book The Crucible

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  • Author : Yay Panlilio
  • Publisher : Rutgers University Press
  • Release : 2009-10-08
  • ISBN : 9780813548203
  • Pages : 352 pages

Download or read The Crucible PDF, written by Yay Panlilio and published by Rutgers University Press. This book was released on 2009-10-08 with total page 352 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: On December 8, 1941, as the Pacific War reached the Philippines, Yay Panlilio, a Filipina-Irish American, faced a question with no easy answer: How could she contribute to the war? In this 1950 memoir, The Crucible: An Autobiography by Colonel Yay, Filipina American Guerrilla, Panlilio narrates her experience as a journalist, triple agent, leader in the Philippine resistance against the Japanese, and lover of the guerrilla general Marcos V. Augustin. From the war-torn streets of Japanese-occupied Manila, to battlegrounds in the countryside, and the rural farmlands of central California, Panlilio blends wry commentary, rigorous journalistic detail, and popular romance. Weaving together appearances by Douglas MacArthur and Carlos Romulo with dangerous espionage networks, this work provides an insightful perspective on the war. The Crucible invites readers to see new intersections in Filipina/o, Asian American, and American literature studies, and Denise Cruz's introduction imparts key biographical, historical, and cultural contexts to that purpose.

Book The Encyclopedia of Popular Music

Download or read The Encyclopedia of Popular Music PDF, written by Colin Larkin and published by Omnibus Press. This book was released on 2011-05-27 with total page 1600 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This text presents a comprehensive and up-to-date reference work on popular music, from the early 20th century to the present day.

Book Sticking It to the Man

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  • Author : Iain McIntyre
  • Publisher : PM Press
  • Release : 2019-11-15
  • ISBN : 1629636665
  • Pages : 336 pages

Download or read Sticking It to the Man PDF, written by Iain McIntyre and published by PM Press. This book was released on 2019-11-15 with total page 336 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: From civil rights and Black Power to the New Left and gay liberation, the 1960s and 1970s saw a host of movements shake the status quo. The impact of feminism, anticolonial struggles, wildcat industrial strikes, and antiwar agitation were all felt globally. With social strictures and political structures challenged at every level, pulp and popular fiction could hardly remain unaffected. Feminist, gay, lesbian, Black and other previously marginalised authors broke into crime, thrillers, erotica, and other paperback genres previously dominated by conservative, straight, white males. For their part, pulp hacks struck back with bizarre takes on the revolutionary times, creating fiction that echoed the Nixonian backlash and the coming conservatism of Thatcherism and Reaganism. Sticking It to the Man tracks the ways in which the changing politics and culture of the 1950s, ’60s, and ’70s were reflected in pulp and popular fiction in the United States, the UK, and Australia. Featuring more than three hundred full-color covers, the book includes in-depth author interviews, illustrated biographies, articles, and reviews from more than two dozen popular culture critics and scholars. Among the works explored, celebrated, and analysed are books by street-level hustlers turned best-selling black writers Iceberg Slim, Nathan Heard, and Donald Goines; crime heavyweights Chester Himes, Ernest Tidyman and Brian Garfield; Yippies Anita Hoffman and Ed Sanders; best-selling authors such as Alice Walker, Patricia Nell Warren, and Rita Mae Brown; and myriad lesser-known novelists ripe for rediscovery. Contributors include: Gary Phillips, Woody Haut, Emory Holmes II, Michael Bronski, David Whish-Wilson, Susie Thomas, Bill Osgerby, Kinohi Nishikawa, Jenny Pausacker, Linda S. Watts, Scott Adlerberg, Maitland McDonagh, Devin McKinney, Andrew Nette, Danae Bosler, Michael A. Gonzales, Iain McIntyre, Nicolas Tredell, Brian Coffey, Molly Grattan, Brian Greene, Eric Beaumont, Bill Mohr, J. Kingston Pierce, Steve Aldous, David James Foster, and Alley Hector.