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Follain, John

Overview
Works: 44 works in 155 publications in 7 languages and 5,950 library holdings
Genres: History  Biography  Trials, litigation, etc  Case studies  Personal narratives  True crime stories 
Roles: Author
Classifications: HQ1735.6.Z75, B
Publication Timeline
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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 )

17 editions published between 2002 and 2003 in English and held by 1,875 WorldCat member 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 )

17 editions published between 1998 and 2011 in English and Dutch and held by 832 WorldCat member 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
A death in Italy : the definitive account of the Amanda Knox case by John Follain( Book )

8 editions published between 2011 and 2013 in English and held by 646 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This is a recounting of the Meredith Kercher case, from her murder to the acquittal of Raffaele Sollecito and Amanda Knox. Shortly after 12:30 p.m. on November 2, 2007, Italian police were called to the Perugia home of twenty-one-year-old British student Meredith Kercher. They found her body on the floor under a beige quilt. Her throat had been cut. Based on four years of reporting and access to the complete case files, and hundreds of first hand interviews, this book takes readers on a journey behind the scenes of the investigation, as the author shares the drama of the trials and appeal hearings he lived through. Four days later, the prosecutor jailed Meredith's roommate, American student Amanda Knox, and Raffaele Sollecito, her Italian boyfriend. He also jailed Rudy Guede, an Ivory Coast drifter. Four years later Knox and Sollecito were acquitted amid chaotic scenes in front of the world's media. Including exclusive interviews with Meredith's friends and other key sources, this book reveals how the Italian dream turned into a nightmare
The last godfathers : inside the Mafia's most infamous family by John Follain( Book )

4 editions published between 2008 and 2013 in English and held by 585 WorldCat member 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
Vendetta : the Mafia, Judge Facone, and the quest for justice by John Follain( Book )

9 editions published between 2012 and 2014 in English and Italian and held by 252 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

On 23 May 1992 the Mafia assassinated its Number One Enemy, the legendary prosecutor Judge Falcone, with a motorway bomb that also killed his wife Francesca and three bodyguards. Fifty-seven days later, the Mafia killed Falcone's friend and colleague, Judge Paolo Borsellino, with a car bomb outside his mother's home that also killed five bodyguards. These two murders changed forever how Italy viewed the Mafia. this book tells the inside story of the assassination plots and the investigation that followed. Follain reveals Borsellino's desperate race against time to find out who killed his friend while knowing he was next on the list and reveals the daring undercover police mission which unmasked the killers. Based on new and exclusive interviews and the testimony of investigators, Mafia supergrasses, survivors, relatives and friends, this book recounts the events hour-by-hour, minute-by-minute as the Mafiosi plan and carry out the murders, and as the police hunt them down
Death in Perugia by John Follain( Book )

6 editions published between 2010 and 2012 in English and held by 217 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The definitive account of the killing of British student, Meredith Kercher, in Perugia - the shocking case that appalled the world
Mussolini's island : the battle for Sicily 1943 by the people who were there by John Follain( Book )

6 editions published between 2005 and 2007 in English and Czech and held by 174 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Sicilian Campaign as told by it's participants and civilians caught up in the drama of the invasion
Zoya's story [an Afghan woman's struggle for freedom] by Zoya( Recording )

6 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 104 WorldCat member 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
A dishonoured society by John Follain( Book )

6 editions published between 1995 and 1996 in English and Japanese and held by 101 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

De laatste godfathers : de opkomst en ondergang van de Corleones; de machtigste maffiafamilie van Italië by John Follain( Book )

2 editions published in 2008 in Dutch and held by 73 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The end of innocence by John Follain( Book )

1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 64 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Zoya : een Afghaanse vrouw in haar strijd voor vrijheid by Zoya( Book )

1 edition published in 2002 in Dutch and held by 39 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Persoonlijk relaas van een Afghaanse vrouw die actief aan het ondergrondse verzet tegen de Taliban deelnam
Zoya : la mia storia by Zoya( Book )

5 editions published between 2002 and 2005 in Italian and held by 30 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The rise and fall of the Mafia's most powerful family by John Follain( Book )

1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 16 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

THE LAST GODFATHERS charts the spectacular rise and fall of the richest and most powerful crime family in history: the Sicilian mafia's Corleonese clan
Mein Schicksal heisst Afghanistan by Zoya( Book )

5 editions published in 2002 in German and held by 13 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Zoya, 1978 in Kabul geboren, ist aktives Mitglied von RAWA, der afghanischen Frauenorganisation. Sie beschreibt ihren Kampf für die Freiheit
Zoya : een moedige Afghaanse vrouw vecht voor vrijheid by Zoya( Book )

1 edition published in 2003 in Dutch and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Persoonlijk relaas van een Afghaanse vrouw die actief aan het ondergrondse verzet tegen de Taliban deelnam
Die letzten Paten : Aufstieg und Fall der Corleones by John Follain( Book )

3 editions published in 2009 in German and Undetermined and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Follain erzählt die blutige Geschichte der 3 Paten des berüchtigten Mafia-Clans aus der Kleinstadt Corleone, die seit Jahrzehnten als die Mafia-Hochburg Siziliens gilt
Zoyas historie : en afghansk kvindes kamp for frihed by Zoya( Book )

4 editions published between 2003 and 2007 in Danish and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

L'isola di Mussolini : lo sbarco in Sicilia raccontato da otto testimoni inglesi, americani, italiani e tedeschi by John Follain( Book )

1 edition published in 2007 in Italian and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

City of secrets : the truth behind the murders at the Vatican by John Follain( Book )

6 editions published between 2003 and 2014 in English and Czech and held by 8 WorldCat member 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 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 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. But as John Follain's hard-hitting exposE shows, the official report was a travesty, a tissue of suppositions, contradictions, and omissions. Based on an exhaustive three-year investigation, City of Secrets reveals how the Vatican, the oldest and most secretive autocracy in the world, staged an elaborate plot to obstruct justice -- and hide the scandals it dared not confess
 
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Zoya's story : an Afghan woman's struggle for freedom
Alternative Names
Folleĭn, Dzhon

Фоллейн, Джон

フォレイン, ジョン

Languages
English (85)

Italian (10)

German (7)

Dutch (6)

Danish (4)

Czech (2)

Japanese (1)

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Jackal : the complete story of the legendary terrorist, Carlos the JackalThe last godfathers : inside the Mafia's most infamous familyDeath in PerugiaMussolini's island : the battle for Sicily 1943 by the people who were thereZoya's story [an Afghan woman's struggle for freedom]A dishonoured societyThe end of innocenceThe rise and fall of the Mafia's most powerful familyCity of secrets : the truth behind the murders at the Vatican