Hilary Weston Writers' Trust Prize for Nonfiction — Shortlisted On April 5, 1999, Serbian police found a truck half-submerged in the Danube River. When they looked inside, they found it filled with human bodies. Following orders, they hid the truck and its contents. Two weeks later, on the other side of Serbia, the same thing happened. The full picture would only emerge years later, when the International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia investigated and prosecuted the chief architects of the ethnic cleansing of Kosovo. These cases, which formally came to a close in 2014, exposed a secret campaign to hide terrible crimes by transporting and concealing the bodies of the dead. In Tell It to the World, Eliott Behar, a former war crimes prosecutor, tells the true story of what unfolded. He examines the causes and consequences of mass violence, identifying a powerful and disturbing connection between the justice we seek and the injustices we commit.
A young prosecutor struggles to understand the magnitude of the genocide in Kosovo and the failings of the international justice system. The story of many remarkable men, women, and children who travelled thousands of miles in order to tell the world what happened to their loved ones.
An illustrated collection of traditional tales from Europe, Asia, Africa, and the Americas. Includes brief notes for storytellers.
People will do whatever they can to bully you into doing what they want you to do, including exclude you from others you know, tell your most trusted secret, lie, and even spread rumors from one person to another, all in an effort to hurt you. We are all familiar with the milkman characters from decades back. He came to your door with fresh bottles of cold milk, but that wasn’t all that he carried with him. His day consisted of going from house to house, with a wealth of secrets, rumors, and lies he picked up during his daily rounds. He was just like people you know who go around and talk behind your back, all to make you look bad and feel humiliated, by saying, “The milkman said you did...” You may be asking, “What did I do to deserve this?” The answer is, nothing. You did nothing to deserve this treatment. Some folks are just not happy, so they use a tactic called “relational aggression” to gain control over others. If you are not sure who these folks are around you every day, this book will help you to identify who and where they are in your life, and how to stop them by using positive tactics. Don’t Tell the Milkman If You Don’t Want Him to Tell the World is a book that focuses on rumors, secrets, lies, and gossip spread by people you know, and don’t know, in aggressive and non-aggressive manners. I, just like you, have had my fair share of dealings with the milkman.
The Comic-Con phenomenon—and what it means for your business The annual trade show Comic-Con International isn’t just fun and games. According to award-winning business author and futurist Rob Salkowitz it’s a “massive focus group and marketing megaphone” for Hollywood—and in Comic-Con and the Business of Pop Culture, he examines the business of popular culture through the lens of Comic-Con. Salkowitz offers an entertaining and substantive look at the show, providing a close look at the comic-book and videogame industries’ expanding influence on marketing, merchandising, and the entertainment industry. Rob Salkowitz is founder and Principle Consultant for the communications firm MediaPlant, LLC.
A multicultural collection of traditional tales contributed by experienced storytellers, with tips for telling the stories.
In 1981 a beautiful lady appeared to six young people in the village of Medjugorje in what is now Bosnia-Herzegovina. She said, “I have come to tell the world that God exists. He is the fullness of life, and to enjoy this fullness and peace, you must return to God.” She told them that She was the Blessed Virgin Mary, the “Queen of Peace.” She has continued to appear since 1981 to give messages of peace, love and joy. She is confiding ten secrets to each visionary and promises to leave a visible sign at the place of the apparitions in Medjugorje. This time of grace is for conversion and deepening of faith. After the visible sign, those living will have little time for conversion. Many books have been written about Medjugorje, but this one, and Volume I and Volume II of this series, are different. They include not only information about Medjugorje and talks and interviews with the visionaries, but also heartfelt testimonies of people who have been healed and changed through Medjugorje, and advice, written from the heart by ordinary people, on how to live the messages. This book will truly touch your heart and lift your spirits.
Action! Excitement! Transmedia! Step inside Comic-Con to discover the cultural trends that will shape our world “I’ve been in comics so long I sometimes think I invented ’em! But I just read Rob Salkowitz’s terrific new book and, y’know what? Even I learned new stuff! If you’re a comic book nut like me, miss it at your own risk!” —Stan Lee, Legendary Comic Creator and Publisher “Salkowitz tells it pretty much like it is: the good, the bad, and the ugly of the commercialization of one of America’s greatest art forms, as well as the indefatigable artistry of its creators. He is at once informative, insightful, sobering, and inspiring.” —Douglas Rushkoff, pop culture analyst and author of Program or Be Programmed: Ten Commands for a Digital Age “If you care at all about comics, this is an essential read (and if you don’t, Salkowitz just might win you over). But it’s also grab-worthy for anyone interested in the fascinating, conflicted, unfolding future of digital publishing and transmedia entertainment.” —Booklist (Starred Review) “What began more than four decades ago as an intimate gathering of comic book creators, fans and legends has become a packed entertainment event. Although it doesn’t have the same ring to it, Comic-Con could more appropriately be called the Transmedia Pop Culture Con where buzz for a year’s worth of projects is created, prolonged or squelched. Yet, despite the awareness that the con is a giant marketplace where producers sell directly to customers, there has been shockingly little analysis of the business of the event before Rob Salkowitz’s new book, “Comic-Con and the Business of Pop Culture.” —CNN Geekout “The true gift in Rob’s book is how very hard it becomes for you to decide, whether you’re a business reader reading a pop culture book, or a comics fan reading a business book.” —PopMatters “The book explores the business aspects of the show and how it is a microcosm of the growing transmedia aspects of both comic books and their connection to things such as film, TV, and video games. All the while, acting as a travelogue by a long-time fan of comics and Comic-Con.” —Technorati “Salkowitz’s first hand observation makes us feel like we are walking the convention floor with him. In some chapters you sense his thrill as he meets a few of his fan favorites. Comic-Con and the Business of Pop Culture should be a great book for comic book fans, moviegoers, pop culture followers, and marketing gurus.” —Trashwire Welcome to Comic-Con: where the future of pop culture comes to life Every summer, more than 130,000 comic fans, gamers, cosplay enthusiasts, and nerds of all stripes descend on San Diego to mingle with the top entertainment celebrities and creative industry professionals in an unprecedented celebration of popular culture in all its forms. From humble beginnings, Comic-Con has mutated into an electrifying, exhausting galaxy of movies, TV, video games, art, fashion, toys, merchandise, and buzz. It’s where the future of entertainment unspools in real time, and everyone wants to be there. In Comic-Con and the Business of Pop Culture, author Rob Salkowitz, a recognized expert in digital media and the global digital generation (and unabashed comics enthusiast), explores how the humble art form of comics ended up at the center of the 21st-century media universe. From Comic-Con’s massive exhibit hall and panels to its exclusive parties and business suites, Salkowitz peels back the layers to show how comics culture is influencing communications, entertainment, digital technology, marketing, education, and storytelling. What can the world’s most approachable and adaptable art form tell us about the importance of individual talent and personal engagement in the era of the new global audience, the iPad, and the quarter-billion-dollar summer blockbuster? Here are some of the issues Salkowitz explores: How do you succeed in the transmedia maelstrom? Comics have hopscotched across the media landscape for decades. What can we learn from their successes and failures as we careen toward a converged digital future? Have comics cracked the digital code? Everyone is scrambling to deal with the business disruptions of digital distribution. Does the recent success of comics on tablets demonstrate a new model for other industries, or do dangers lie ahead? What’s next for “peak geek”? Will the ascendant nerd culture of the early 2010s keep its new audience engaged or burn out from overexposure? Comic-Con and the Business of Pop Culture combines the insights business leaders need with the details fans crave about the future ofthe world’s most dynamic industry. Even if you can’t be in San Diego in July, this book brings the excitement into focus . . . no costumes required!
In Tell the World You're a Wildflower, Jennifer Horne luminously brings to life the criss-crossing experiences of Southern women in twenty-four contemporary short stories.
Have you ever had the feeling there was something you had to do? Something that starts being on your mind just about every day and soon after every minute of the day? This is how I felt for months. "Something", "Someone" wanted me to write and Tell the World. "It/He/They" showed me very clearly what to do ("Tell the World"). Left at a loss about what I was to "tell", I just started writing hoping things would become clearer soon. This is my story. The story of a Muslim raised girl growing up in France in humility and surrounded by family love, until faith crashed against emotions and unleashed an unexpected reaction to my life desires. Everything happens for a reason though and the chain of events that followed (and brought me to the United States) made me the person I am today. My book shares with the world what I faced and attempts to contrast the faith I thought I knew with what Salvation brought to my life. My confusion and uncertainty lead to a quest for truth and answers I never imagined.
A perfect text to get you started down the podcasting road, The Best Solution for the Novice Podcaster... Get This Book. If you're interested in starting your own podcast and want to learn the smallest of details without being or feeling bogged down with a lot of information, this book is for you. This book takes you pretty much step-by-step from how to obtain third-party podcasts to learn how others do it, to downloading tools and Web sites of interest. It provides detailed information on the types of equipment you need, from a simple mic plugged into your computer to mixers and other hardware you may wish to have, and how to use them effectively for your podcast. It goes into great depth on how to record your podcast effectively, and how to edit and improve your sound quality, all the while warning you on the little pitfalls that can make your podcast difficult to listen to. It also explains how to get your podcast on the Net, from registering your own domain and finding hosting (or using services such as Blogger) or using an existing provider, as well as how to set up the extremely important RSS feed and get distribution like through iTunes. You are even given advice on how to make money as a podcaster. The material makes this an excellent, insightful book that will aid the novice into making well-produced podcasts. This book covers a subject that can be a bit intimidating and makes it extremely approachable. It doesn't target the techno-geek who understands all the technology. Instead, it assumes that the reader is someone who is reasonably intelligent, just getting started in (or interested in) podcasting, and needs assistance to get up and running. It covers the more popular tools and techniques currently on the market. Because of that, you get to avoid the dead-ends that are so common when you get started with a new toy. You will be impressed with the span of coverage given to the subject. Everything from "what is a podcast" to "how to do preproduction" to "how to do postproduction". Everything you absolutely need to know to start down that path is in here. Very good book, clear information, and great writing, Highly recommended if podcasting is on your radar screen.
"Scandal, conspiracy, cover-up, discriminatory practices, deceit, injustice, immorality, degradation, turpitude, distrust, lack of integrity, should these words be synonymous with any public school district? Well they are!" This message was sent to ABC reporter John Stossel and The Houston Chronicle in 2005 out of desperation. The author takes you on an emotional rollercoaster ride from her legal battles with Corpus Christi ISD and EEOC to a somber visit at Michael Jackson's childhood home in Gary, Indiana.
This book helps young children understand the meaning of a key Bible verse or passage and puts it into the context of their own lives. Includes rhyming text and the New Living Translation.
Leah Kaufman was nine years old when the Romanian Jews were driven on a death march to Transnistria, a frigid area with hardly any food, shelter, or human decency. Somehow, she lived - and lived with her Judaism intact! As a young orphan, all alone, she kept Pesach and Yom Kippur, and remained faithful to her parents faith in Hashem and love of Judaism. She retained her humanity after a series of harrowing experiences and miraculaous rescues that would have destroyed a less resourceful, less pure person. When the War was over, the memories of her past lay dormant inside her for fifty years, while she put together a new life in Canada and raised a fine Jewish family. But then she remembered her legacy, her mother's constant charge to her during the last weeks of her life: Leah, you must live! You must remember! You must tell the world! She has been telling it ever since. She speaks for those who are forever silenced.