Most widely held works about John Follain
Most widely held works by John Follain
Zoya's story : an Afghan woman's struggle for freedom by Zoya ( Book )
13 editions published between 2002 and 2003 in English and held by 1,697 libraries worldwide
Zoya's Story is a young woman's searing account of her clandestine war of resistance against the Taliban and religious fanaticism at the risk of her own life. [This story shows] a powerful testament to the ongoing battle to claim human rights for the women of Afghanistan. Though she is only twenty-three, Zoya has witnessed and endured more tragedy and terror than most people do in a lifetime. Zoya grew up during the wars that ravaged Afghanistan and was robbed of her mother and father when they were murdered by Muslim fundamentalists. Devastated by so much death and destruction, she fled Kabul with her grandmother and started a new life in exile in Pakistan. She joined the Revolutionary Association of the Women of Afghanistan, which challenged the crushing edicts of the Taliban government, and she made dangerous journeys back to her homeland to help the women oppressed by a system that forced them to wear the stifling burqa, condoned public stoning or whipping if they ventured out without a male chaperon, and forbade them from working. Zoya is our guide, our witness to the horrors perpetrated by the Taliban and the Mujahideen "holy warriors" who had defeated the Russian occupiers. She helped to secretly film a public cutting of hands in a Kabul stadium and to organize covert literacy classes, as schooling-branded a "gateway to Hell"--Was forbidden to girls. At an Afghan refugee camp she heard tales of heartrending suffering and worked to provide a future for families who had lost everything. The spotlight focused on Afghanistan after the New York and Washington terrorist attacks highlights the conditions of repression and fear in which Afghan women live and makes Zoya's Story utterly compelling. This is a memoir that speaks louder than the images of devastation and outrage; it is a moving message of optimism as Zoya struggles to bring the plight of Afghan women to the world's attention.-Dust jacket.
Jackal : the complete story of the legendary terrorist, Carlos the Jackal by John Follain ( Book )
14 editions published between 1998 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 846 libraries worldwide
The definitive biography of a self-proclaimed "professional revolutionary", ladies' man, and cold-blooded killer. Setting his story against the larger political picture of the time, it exposes how the Soviet bloc and certain Arab regimes sponsored terrorist actions for their own ends during the cold war.
City of secrets : the truth behind the murders at the Vatican by John Follain ( Book )
6 editions published between 2003 and 2004 in English and held by 718 libraries worldwide
Examines the truth behind the murder of a Swiss Guard, his wife, and a young vice-corporal at the Vatican, revealing a world of corruption, hypocrisy, and injustice that reaches to the highest level of this mysterious autocracy.
The last godfathers : inside the Mafia's most infamous family by John Follain ( Book )
2 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and held by 586 libraries worldwide
Traces the rise and fall of the Sicilian Mafia's Corleone organization, from its humble origins to Cosa Nostra dominance, focusing on the lives of Luciano "The Professor" Leggio, Salvator "The Beast" Riina, and Bernardo "The Tractor" Provenzano.
Zoya's story [an Afghan woman's struggle for freedom by Zoya ( Recording )
15 editions published between 2002 and 2008 in 7 languages and held by 234 libraries worldwide
A young woman's searing account of her clandestine war of resistance against the Taliban and religious fanaticism at the risk of her own life.
The last godfathers : the rise and fall of the Mafia's most powerful family by John Follain ( Book )
4 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and held by 188 libraries worldwide
Zoya's story : an Afghan woman's battle for freedom by Zoya ( Book )
3 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 185 libraries worldwide
Mussolini's island the battle for Sicily 1943 by the people who were there by John Follain ( Book )
3 editions published between 2005 and 2006 in English and held by 156 libraries worldwide
A dishonoured society by John Follain ( Book )
4 editions published between 1995 and 1996 in English and held by 132 libraries worldwide
City of secrets : the startling truth behind the Vatican murders by John Follain ( Book )
4 editions published between 2004 and 2007 in English and held by 33 libraries worldwide
The end of innocence by John Follain ( Book )
1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 16 libraries worldwide
Mussolini's island by John Follain ( Book )
1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 14 libraries worldwide
Zoya : een Afghaanse vrouw in haar strijd voor vrijheid by Zoya ( Book )
1 edition published in 2002 in Dutch and held by 13 libraries worldwide
Persoonlijk relaas van een Afghaanse vrouw die actief aan het ondergrondse verzet tegen de Taliban deelnam.
De laatste godfathers : de opkomst en ondergang van de Corleones: de machtigste maffiafamilie van Italië by John Follain. ( Book )
1 edition published in 2008 in Dutch and held by 11 libraries worldwide
Carlos de jakhals by John Follain ( Book )
1 edition published in 1999 in Dutch and held by 9 libraries worldwide
Het levensverhaal van Ilich Ramirex Sanches alias Carlos een beruchte terrorist.
Die letzten Paten Aufstieg und Fall der Corleones by John Follain ( Book )
2 editions published in 2009 in German and held by 8 libraries worldwide
Last godfathers by John Follain ( Book )
3 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in 3 languages and held by 7 libraries worldwide
Las huellas de la subida y la caída de la organización Corleone de la mafia siciliana, desde sus humildes orígenes a la Cosa Nostra dominio, centrándose en la vida de Luciano "El Profesor" Leggio, Salvador "La Bestia" Riina y Bernardo "El Tractor" Provenzano.
Les parrains de Corleone : naissance et déclin d'une famille de la mafia by John Follain ( Book )
1 edition published in 2010 in French and held by 6 libraries worldwide
Mussolini's island : the battle for Sicily 1943 by the people who were there / John Follain by John Follain ( Book )
in English and held by 5 libraries worldwide
City of secrets : the startling truth behind the murders the Vatican murders by John Follain ( Book )
2 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 4 libraries worldwide
"On the night of Monday, May 4, 1998, in Vatican territory, the bodies of the commander of the Swiss Guard, his wife, and a young lance corporal were found in the barracks of the picturesque force historically entrusted with protecting the pope. It was the worst bloodbath to take place in more than a century in the heart of the supreme authority of the world's one billion Roman Catholics. Four hours later, the Vatican announced that the lance corporal, twenty-three-year-old Cedric Tornay, had shot the couple, then committed suicide in "a fit of madness" brought on by frustration with the unit's discipline - a conclusion it reaffirmed after a nine-month internal inquiry."
Afghanistan Afghanistan--Kabul Biography Carlos,--the Jackal Case studies Estermann, Alois Follain, John Gay men--Sexual behavior History Islamic fundamentalism Italy--Perugia Italy--Sicily Mafia Military campaigns Murder--Investigation Muslim women Muslim women--Social conditions Muslim women--Social life and customs Opus Dei (Society) Organized crime Organized crime--Economic aspects Personal narratives Police murders Provenzano, Bernardo,--1933- Revolutionary Association of the Women of Afghanistan Riina, Salvatore Social aspects Social history Sound recordings Soviet Occupation of Afghanistan (1979-1989) Taliban Terrorism Terrorists Tornay, Cédric Trials, litigation, etc. Vatican City Vatican City.--Guardia svizzera pontificia Venezuela Women Women college students--Crimes against Women in Islam Women--Political activity Women--Social conditions World War (1939-1945) Young women Zoya