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

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

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Between two worlds : escape from tyranny : growing up in the shadow of Saddam
Title
Between two worlds
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escape from tyranny : growing up in the shadow of Saddam
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Zainab Salbi and Laurie Becklund
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Language
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. As a palace insider, she offers a glimpse of life under a dictator and provides an intimate portrait of the man she was taught to call "uncle". She was 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 her to America for an arranged marriage, to spare her from Saddam's affection, but the marriage turned out to be another world of tyranny and abuse. Despite extraordinary challenges, she started over as a champion of female victims of war, dedicating her life to speaking out on behalf of oppressed women around the world. But until now, she has never told her personal tale.--From publisher description
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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Biography type
autobiography
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189355
Cataloging source
OCO
Credits note
Zainab Salbi and Laurie Becklund
Dewey number
B
Index
no index present
LC call number
  • HQ1735.Z75
  • DS79.66.S25
LC item number
  • S25 2005
  • A3 2005
Literary form
non fiction
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True
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adult
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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
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Control code
2499289
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
295 p.
Isbn
9781592401567
Lccn
2006276819
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocm61747925
  • (OCoLC)61747925
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Between two worlds : escape from tyranny : growing up in the shadow of Saddam, Zainab Salbi and Laurie Becklund
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Publication
Control code
2499289
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
295 p.
Isbn
9781592401567
Lccn
2006276819
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocm61747925
  • (OCoLC)61747925

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