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Follain, John

Overview
Works: 49 works in 145 publications in 4 languages and 6,314 library holdings
Genres: History  Biography  Case studies  Trials, litigation, etc  Personal narratives 
Classifications: HQ1735.6.Z75, B
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Most widely held works by John Follain
Zoya's story : an Afghan woman's struggle for freedom by Zoya ( Book )
16 editions published between 2002 and 2003 in English and held by 1,831 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 )
7 editions published between 1998 and 2011 in English and held by 776 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
The last godfathers : inside the Mafia's most infamous family by John Follain ( Book )
3 editions published between 2008 and 2013 in English and held by 608 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
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 607 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 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 : 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 243 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Vendetta : the Mafia, Judge Facone, and the quest for justice by John Follain ( Book )
3 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 224 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
Mussolini's island the battle for Sicily 1943 by the people who were there by John Follain ( Book )
5 editions published between 2005 and 2006 in English and held by 192 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Death in Perugia by John Follain ( Book )
6 editions published between 2010 and 2012 in English and held by 189 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The definitive account of the killing of British student, Meredith Kercher, in Perugia - the shocking case that appalled the world
Jackal : the secret wars of Carlos the Jackal by John Follain ( Book )
5 editions published between 1998 and 1999 in English and held by 174 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Zoya's story : an Afghan woman's battle for freedom by Zoya ( Book )
4 editions published between 2002 and 2003 in English and held by 157 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This is the story of Zoya who escaped from Afghanistan but continued the struggle to bring to the world's attention the plight of Afghani women under the Taliban
Zoya's story [an Afghan woman's struggle for freedom] by Zoya ( Recording )
4 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 123 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 )
5 editions published between 1995 and 1996 in English and held by 117 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 71 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The end of innocence by John Follain ( Book )
1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 57 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 42 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 )
6 editions published between 2002 and 2005 in Italian and held by 29 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
City of secrets : the truth behind the murders at the Vatican by John Follain ( Book )
5 editions published between 2003 and 2004 in English and Undetermined and held by 26 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 young lance corporal were found
Zoya : een moedige Afghaanse vrouw vecht voor vrijheid by Zoya ( Book )
1 edition published in 2003 in Dutch and held by 21 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 )
4 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in 3 languages and held by 15 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
Carlos de jakhals by John Follain ( Book )
2 editions published in 1999 in Dutch and held by 15 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Het levensverhaal van Ilich Ramirex Sanches alias Carlos een beruchte terrorist
 
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Alternative Names
Folleĭn, Dzhon
Фоллейн, Джон
フォレイン, ジョン
Languages
English (82)
Italian (6)
Dutch (6)
German (2)
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