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Erich Fromm

If humanity cannot live with the dangers and responsibilities inherent in freedom, it will probably turn to authoritarianism. This is the central idea of Escape from Freedom, a landmark work by one of the most distinguished thinkers of our time, and a book that is as timely now as when first published in 1941. Few books have thrown such light upon the forces that shape modern society or penetrated so deeply into the causes of authoritarian systems. If the rise of democracy set some people free, at the same time it gave birth to a society in which the individual feels alienated and dehumanized. Using the insights of psychoanalysis as probing agents, Fromm's work analyzes the illness of contemporary civilization as witnessed by its willingness to submit to totalitarian rule.

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Erich Fromm

Three fascinating examinations of the psychology of political power from the New York Times–bestselling author of The Art of Loving. Philosopher and social theorist Erich Fromm is renowned as “a psychologist of penetration and a writer of ability” (Chicago Tribune). In these three riveting works, Fromm sheds light on some of the most critical dilemmas facing humanity.  Escape from Freedom: Though freedom has been a prized value in Western culture for centuries, it is often accompanied by feelings of anxiety and powerlessness. Fromm’s compelling study demonstrates how these feelings of alienation can lead to a desire for conformity and authoritarianism, bringing invaluable insight into the rise of Nazism and fascism in Europe.  To Have or To Be?: Life in the modern age began when people no longer lived at the mercy of nature and instead took control of it. Fromm argues that through the process of modern materialism, the natural tendency of humankind moved away from practicing human abilities, and instead focused on possessing objects. Humankind therefore began using tools that replace our own powers to think, feel, and act independently. Fromm argues that positive change—both social and economic—will come from being, loving, and sharing.  The Anatomy of Human Destructiveness: This classic study makes a distinction between animal aggression and certain forms of destructiveness that can only be found in human beings. His case studies span zoo animals, necrophiliacs, and the psychobiographies of notorious figures such as Hitler and Stalin, offering a comprehensive exploration of the human impulse for violence.  This ebook features an illustrated biography of Erich Fromm including rare images and never-before-seen documents from the author’s estate.  

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Erich Fromm

If humanity cannot live with the dangers and responsibilities inherent in freedom, it will probably turn to authoritarianism. This is the central idea of Escape from Freedom, a landmark work by one of the most distinguished thinkers of our time, and a book that is as timely now as when first published in 1941. Few books have thrown such light upon the forces that shape modern society or penetrated so deeply into the causes of authoritarian systems. If the rise of democracy set some people free, at the same time it gave birth to a society in which the individual feels alienated and dehumanized. Using the insights of psychoanalysis as probing agents, Fromm's work analyzes the illness of contemporary civilization as witnessed by its willingness to submit to totalitarian rule.

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Radu "Rudy" Gherghel

Radu Olimpiu Gherghel was born in the city of Timisoara, Romania, in 1943 during a difficult time in his native country's history. Once a free and sovereign nation, Romania then found itself in the grips of a foe far stronger, more able to destroy the cou

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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 where he watched their every move. As a palace insider, Zainab offers a singular glimpse of what it is like to come of age under a dictator and provides an intimate portrait of the man she was taught to call "uncle." She watched as Saddam pitted friends, spouses and even children against each other to compete for his approval. She was sent to donate her mother's jewelry to one of the world's richest men, 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 Zainab to America for an arranged marriage, to spare her from Saddam's growing affections, but the marriage intended to save her turned out to be another world of tyranny and abuse. Despite extraordinary psychological challenges, Zainab started over. She forged a new identity as founder and president of Women for Women International, a nonprofit organization for female victims of war, dedicated to providing women of war and civil unrest with the resources to become self-sufficient citizens and promote peace. Zainab has traveled and promoted her organization widely, speaking out on behalf of oppressed women around the world, but until now has never told this very personal tale. In BETWEEN TWO WORLDS Zainab Salbi reveals the tyrant through the eyes of a child, a secretly rebellious teenager, an abused wife, and ultimately a professional woman coming to terms with the horror of secrets her mother revealed only on her deathbed. Through her ability to come to terms with the child she used to be and dangerous world in which she managed to survive, BETWEEN TWO WORLDS emerges as a story of heroism like no other.

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Deborah Strobin

On a visit to the Holocaust Museum in Washington DC, Deborah Strobin and her brother Ilie Wacs came face to face with their painful past as refugees in Shanghai's Jewish ghetto. There, hanging on the Museum's wall, they were shocked to discover photos of Deborah as a five-year-old posing for Japanese war propaganda.   During a brief period, 1938-1945, China was a haven to 18,000 Jewish refugees primarily from Nazi Germany and Nazi Austria.   While the rest of the civilized world deplored the persecution of the Jews, it kept its doors locked.   Shanghai was the only place on earth that accepted Jewish refugees without any restrictions. All that was needed was passage on a ship to China.   Shanghai, incredibly, was then occupied by the Japanese. Despite hardships and deprivations they imposed both on the Chinese and the Jews who fled Nazi persecution, they did not accede to the German demands to "solve the Jewish problem." Indeed, they were the only transplanted Jewish community to survive intact.   Unraveling a family's 12-year odyssey across continents and the chaos of war is the subject of a unique memoir by a sister and brother ten years apart entitled An Uncommon Journey--From Vienna to Shanghai to America A Brother and Sister Escape to Freedom During World War II . The book is written by Deborah Strobin, a San Francisco philanthropist and her older and only sibling, Ilie Wacs, a celebrated New York clothing designer and artist.   In the years since Deborah and Ilie discovered her image in the half-century-old photographs in the Holocaust Museum, the two have uncovered their memories in An Uncommon Journey--recollections of pre-war Vienna, how they lived, how they escaped to Italy and then how they boarded a ship with thousands of others bound for an unknown destination: China. The book pieces together their memories of living in the Shanghai ghetto, a story many WW II observers know little about.   Written from two perspectives, Ilie's story is that of a teenage boy, eager for adventure, ready to explore new worlds, conflicted between a sense of responsibility to his family and a determination to follow his own dreams. Deborah's story is one of a young girl raised by a beauty queen mother and independent-minded father whose determination to keep her innocent and protected collided every day with the harsh realities of being a poor Jewish refugee in the Shanghai ghetto.

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Nel Yomtov

Experience the incredible story of the brave men who tunneled to escape a German prisoner-of-war camp. Readers will learn about the planners, task leaders, and key players of the escape from Stalag Luft III.

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Nel Yomtov

Experience the incredible story of the brave men who tunnelled to escape a German prisoner-of-war camp. Readers will learn about the planners, task leaders and key players of the escape from Stalag Luft III.

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Zhang Boli

Who can forget the images, telecast worldwide, of brave Chinese students facing down tanks in Tiananmen Square as they took on their Communist government? After a two-week standoff in 1989, military forces suppressed the revolt, killing many students and issuing arrest warrants for top student leaders, including Zhang Boli. After two years as a fugitive, Zhang -- the only leader to elude capture -- knew that he must bid his beloved country, as well as his wife and baby daughter, farewell. Traveling across the frozen terrain of the former Soviet Union, where peasants rescued him, and through the deserted lands of China's precarious borders, Zhang had only his extraordinary will to propel him toward freedom. As told in Escape from China -- a work of great historical resonance -- his story will renew your faith in the human spirit.

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Frederick Douglass

This collection gathers together all of the works by Frederick Douglass in a single, convenient, high quality, and extremely low priced Kindle volume! Abolition Fanaticism In New York: A Flaming Abolition Speech Delivered By The Runaway Slave, Frederick DouglassLife And Times Of Frederick DouglassMy Bondage And My FreedomMy Escape From SlaveryNarrative Of The Life Of Frederick Douglass, An American SlaveReconstructionSelf-Made MenThe Color LineThe Future Of The Colored RaceThe Heroic SlaveWhat To The Slave Is The Fourth Of July?Writings And Speeches:What The Black Man WantsAn Appeal To Congress For Impartial SuffrageFrederick Douglass On Woman SuffrageTo Harriet Beecher StoweClaims Of Our Common CauseFarewell Speech To The British PeopleComments On Gerrit Smith's AddressChange Of Opinion AnnouncedColonizationTo Henry ClayHenry Clay And SlaveryThe Free Negro's Place Is In AmericaHorace Greeley And Colonization5th Of July SpeechThe Fugitive Slave LawThe End Of All Compromises With Slavery—now And ForeverThe Kansas-nebraska BillWest India EmancipationThe Chicago NominationsThe Late ElectionThe Union And How To Save ItSudden Revolution In Northern SentimentHow To End The WarCast Off The Mill-stoneThe Reasons For Our TroublesThe War And How To End ItWhat Shall Be Done With The Slaves If Emancipated?The President And His SpeechesEmancipation Proclaimed"men Of Color, To Arms!"Why Should A Colored Man Enlist?Our Work Is Not DoneOration In Memory Of Abraham LincolnThe Work Of The FutureWhat The Black Man WantsReply Of The Colored Delegation To The PresidentGive Us The Freedom Intended For UsA Call To WorkThe Word "White."

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Joseph V. Parenica

A disastrous trip to Russia, a pet camel, WWII and the many decisions, struggles and efforts needed to overcome the numerous adversities in my life in order to achieve my God given individual freedom; this is a life changing journey many have traveled and yet some have never heard.

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William Craft

Ellen Craft (c. 1826-c. 1897) was a slave in Macon, Georgia. Her mother was a slave and her father was her mother's owner. She married William Craft (c1826-1900) in 1846. In 1848, Ellen daringly decided to use her light skin to pass as white in order to travel by train and boat to the North, with William posing as her slave. In order to carry out this plan, Ellen also had to pass as male since a single white woman would not have been travelling alone with a male slave at this time. Although they encountered several close calls along the way, the plan worked. Eight days after they began in Georgia, William and Ellen arrived in Philadelphia on Christmas day, 1848. In 1850, William and Ellen went to England for fear that the Fugitive Slave Bill would end their freedom. Their narrative, Running a Thousand Miles for Freedom (1860), is one of the most compelling of the many fugitive slave narratives. The Crafts continued to make appearances abroad, and made a life there, including having four children. In 1868 they returned to the U. S. and eventually bought land in Georgia and opened an industrial school for young African Americans.

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William and Ellen Craft

This compelling narrative offers a firsthand account of a couple's remarkable flight from slavery in the antebellum South. William and Ellen Craft devised a daring plan in which the light-skinned wife disguised herself as a man and the husband posed as her servant. This brief memoir recounts their journey northward in 1848, when they made their way to Philadelphia and later settled in Boston, where they were active in abolitionist circles.Originally published in 1860, the Crafts' account of their escape was an immediate success. Their story offers fascinating insights into issues of race, gender, and class in nineteenth-century America.