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Wurmbrand, Richard.

Summary: "This classic story of amazing faith in shocking circumstances has been updated for a new generation. Its message remains urgent and relevant: thousands of Christians are still persecuted and tortured around the world today, suffering solely for their belief in Jesus Christ. Richard Wurmbrand endured months of solitary confinement, years of periodic physical torture, constant suffering from...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Hodder & Stoughton 2005

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 272 WUR

Summary: This documentary describes the torture and brainwashing that occured at a prison in Petesti, Romania during the communist period. Using interviews with survivors and graphic paintings the persecution of Romanians is documented.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Wild Canary Sights and Sound 2007

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1 available in Documentary DVDs, Call number: DVD DOC BEY

Harding, Andrew.

Summary: "In The Mayor of Mogadishu, one of the BBC's most experienced foreign correspondents, Andrew Harding, reveals the tumultuous life of Mohamoud 'Tarzan' Nur--an impoverished nomad who was abandoned in a state orphanage in newly independent Somalia, and became a street brawler and activist. When the country collapsed into civil war and anarchy, Tarzan and his young family became part of an exodus,...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: St. Martin's Press 2016

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 NUR, MOHAMUD HAR

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1 available in Adult, Call number: B NUR HARDING

Slahi, Mohamedou Ould.

Summary: "This is the first and only diary written by a still-imprisoned Guantánamo detainee. Since 2002, Mohamedou Slahi has been imprisoned at the detainee camp at Guantánamo Bay, Cuba. In all these years, the United States has never charged him with a crime. Although he was ordered released by a federal judge, the U.S. government fought that decision, and there is no sign that the United States plans...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Little, Brown and Company 2015

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 365 SLA

Bascomb, Neal

Summary: "The story of a group of Allied POWs in WWI who dared to escape from Germany's most notorious prison camp, Holzminden."--Provided by publisher.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Arthur A. Levine Books 2018

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1 available in Young Adult Collection, Call number: YA 940.4 BAS

Bailey, Catherine

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: 2019

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Rezaian, Jason

Summary: In July 2014, Washington Post Tehran bureau chief Jason Rezaian was arrested by Iranian police, accused of spying for America. The charges were absurd. Rezaian's reporting was a mix of human interest stories and political analysis. He had even served as a guide for Anthony Bourdain's Parts Unknown. Initially, Rezaian thought the whole thing was a terrible misunderstanding, but soon realized...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Ecco, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers 2019

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1 available in Adult, Call number: B REZAIAN REZ

Sebastian, Mihail

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Ivan R. Dee 2000

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 940.5381 SEB

Lindhout, Amanda.

Summary: "The spectacularly dramatic memoir of a woman whose curiosity about the world led her from rural Canada to imperiled and dangerous countries on every continent, and then into fifteen months of harrowing captivity in Somalia--a story of courage, resilience, and extraordinary grace.At the age of eighteen, Amanda Lindhout moved from her hardscrabble Alberta hometown to the big city--Calgary--and...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: 2013

Copies Available at Kingsley

1 available in Adult, Call number: 070.92 LIN

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 LINDHOUT, AMANDA LIN

Moore, Stephen L.

Summary: In late 1944, the Allies invaded the Japanese-held Philippines, and soon the end of the Pacific War was within reach. But for the last 150 American prisoners of war still held on the island of Palawan, there would be no salvation. After years of slave labor, starvation, disease, and torture, their worst fears were about to be realized. On December 14, with machine guns trained on them, they...

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: 2016

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1 available in Compact Disc Audio Book, Call number: CD FIC MOO

Summary: The program traces how decisions made in Washington, D.C. in the immediate aftermath of September 11th led to a robust interrogation policy that laid the groundwork for prisoner abuse in Afghanistan, Guantanamo Bay, and Iraq. The program provides the context for understanding how the rules were confused, how lines of authority were blurred, and what happens when the authorization of "coercive...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: PBS Video 2005

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1 available in E-TV DVDs, Call number: DVD E-TV TOR

Summary: Growing up in post-WWII Germany, the son of a Nazi slain during the war, Dieter Dengler dreamed about becoming a pilot. At age 18 he emigrated to the United States and worked odd jobs until he was accepted into the Navy and began pilot training. He was sent to Vietnam around 1966 and on his first mission was shot down and taken prisoner. There, the Vietcong tortured him until Dengler engineered...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Werner Herzog Filmproduktion 2001

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1 available in Documentary DVDs, Call number: DVD DOC LIT

Handy, Edward A.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Hyperion 2004

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 940.54 HAN

Dando-Collins, Stephen

Summary: "Oflag 64, a World War II prisoner of war (POW) camp based in Schubin, Poland, was speculated to be one of the only POW camps set up exclusively for U.S. Army ground component officers. About 150 American officers lived in the camp in 1943, and by 1945, that number had expanded to 1,500. When the German commandant Colonel Fritz Schneider received orders to march all of his prisoners to west...

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: Recorded Books 2017

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1 available in Compact Disc Audio Book, Call number: CD 940.54 DAN

Ramati, Alexander

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: F. Watts 1986

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Eastland, Sam, (Paul Watkins)

Summary: Recalled out of exile in Siberia on condition that he solve the mystery of the Romanov family murders, Pekkala, once the Tsar's most trusted ally, is partnered with the brother who betrayed him before discovering a dark secret that he realizes should stay hidden.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Bantam Books 2010

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC EAS

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1 available in Adult, Call number: Fiction Eastland 2010

O'Malley, Padraig.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Viking 2007

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 968.0609 OMA

Summary: Director Raouf blends the testimony of a group of Iranians with historical footage and original artwork to honour political activists from Iran.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: National Film Board of Canada 2002

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1 available in Documentary DVDs, Call number: DVD DOC TRE

Hillenbrand, Laura

Summary: In this captivating new young adult edition, the story of a man's breathtaking odyssey and the courage, cunning, and fortitude he found to endure and overcome. This gripping narrative will introduce a new generation to one of history's most thrilling survival epics.--

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: 2014

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1 available in Compact Disc Audio Book, Call number: CD 921 ZAMPERINI, LOUIS HIL

Bahari, Maziar.

Summary: A former prisoner in one of Iran's most notorious prisons offers a moving memoir of how thoughts of his family got him through the days of torture, in a book that also sheds light on Iran's history.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Random House 2011

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 BAHARI, MAZIAR BAH

Tobien, Karl

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Waterbrook Press 2006

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1 available in Adult, Call number: 921 Werner

Carlin, John

Summary: Carlin provides a revealing look at the persuasive genius of Nelson Mandela. In a bold attempt to transcend old hatreds and unite a hopelessly polarized nation, President Mandela lays the groundwork for a miraculous metamorphosis during the 1995 Rugby World Cup at Cape Town.

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: Recorded Books 2008

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1 available in Compact Disc Audio Book, Call number: CD 796.333 CAR

Herling-Grudzinski, Gustaw

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Arbor House 1986

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 940.5472 HER

Summary: This clandestine documentary, shot partially on an iPhone and smuggled into France on a usb drive hidden in a cake for a last-minute submission to Cannes, depicts the day-to-day life of acclaimed director Jafar Panahi (Offside, The Circle) during his house arrest in his Tehran apartment. While appealing his 2010 sentence (six years in prison and a 20-year ban from filmmaking, interviews or...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2012

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1 available in Foreign DVDs, Call number: DVD FOREIGN THI