Wall of Silence

Wall of Silence
Author: Tracy Buchanan
Publsiher: Lake Union Publishing
Total Pages: 383
Release: 2020-04
ISBN 10: 9781542017091
ISBN 13: 1542017092
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Wall of Silence Book Review:

Her children have a deadly secret. Can she uncover it before the police do? Melissa Byatt's life in Forest Grove seems as perfect as can be: a doting husband, three loving children and a beautiful house in a close-knit community. But appearances can be deceiving. One evening, Melissa arrives home to the unimaginable: her husband lies stabbed on the kitchen floor, their children standing calmly around him...With horror, she realises that one of them is to blame. But which one? And why would they attack their own father? Her loyalties torn, in a split second she decides to protect her children at all costs--even if that means lying to the police. But when someone in the neighbourhood claims to know more than they should, Melissa discovers that some secrets are beyond her control... Can she find out the truth of what happened before the rumours spread? And can the family unite to escape the spotlight of scandal--or are none of them as innocent as Melissa insists?

Walls of Silence

Walls of Silence
Author: Philip Jolowicz
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 448
Release: 2002-06-04
ISBN 10: 0743436954
ISBN 13: 9780743436953
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Walls of Silence Book Review:

The hero of Philip Jolowicz's astonishing debut thriller is an everyman who believes he has everything but soon finds himself inexplicably plunged into a world of unspeakable moral corruption. A world where, for its victims, death is most likely the preferred option. In his office off Wall Street, Fin Border surveys his future with confidence. He's a young attorney bound for partnership in a British law firm set to merge with its immensely powerful American cousin in Rockefeller Center. His client list is the envy of his colleagues, his already burgeoning bank account is about to swell. And he truly believes he has consigned to the past the shame and disillusion surrounding the death of his once-revered father, a founding partner of the firm. But an invitation from JJ Carlson, Fin's client and best friend and one of Wall Street's most mercurial investment bankers, proves just how fragile Fin's existence really is. After five shocking minutes, Fin is staring at a scene of carnage on the FDR Drive, as well as the wreckage of his own life and career in New York. Fin's clients are abruptly torn from him, his money is siphoned and replaced by crippling debt, and the prospect of crushing litigation and a criminal record loom large. Fin's friendships and connections count for nothing. Only Carol Amen, senior in-house counsel with Jefferson Trust -- JJ's former employer -- seems to offer any chance of survival, professional or emotional. She has a deal for him, a salve for his pride and something that will get him out of the United States for a while. But Fin has been booked on a flight to the last place on earth he wants to visit. A crackling, character-driven business thriller, masterfully spun by a true-life legal titan of global finance, Walls of Silence follows a fast-rising lawyer through a treacherous international maze of preying power brokers and deadly conspiracies.

Breaking Down the Wall of Silence

Breaking Down the Wall of Silence
Author: Alice Miller
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 182
Release: 1992
ISBN 10: 9781853814730
ISBN 13: 1853814733
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Breaking Down the Wall of Silence Book Review:

Miller incorporates psychohistorical analyses of Hitler, Stalin, and Ceausescu to reveal the links between the horrors of their childhoods and the horrors they inflicted on the world. She pleads for an awareness of society's role in child abuse and for recognition of the victim.

Wall of Silence

Wall of Silence
Author: Rosemary Gibson,Janardan Prasad Singh
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 259
Release: 2003-06-01
ISBN 10: 1596981776
ISBN 13: 9781596981775
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Wall of Silence Book Review:

Medical mistakes occur with alarming frequency in this country. Nightly newscasts and daily newspapers tell of botched surgeries, mistaken patient identities, careless overdoses, and neglected diagnoses. You may have dismissed these stories as unfortunate mistakes, misunderstandings, or just isolated incidents with the occasional bad doctor. Wall of Silence reveals that these medical mistakes are not rare incidents with the occasional bad doctor. In fact, the real-life stories in this book show that medical mistakes are increasing in frequency—and worse, that the system is designed more to cover up these errors than prevent them.

Trafficked Young People

Trafficked Young People
Author: Jenny J. Pearce,Patricia Hynes,Silvie Bovarnick
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 190
Release: 2013-02-11
ISBN 10: 1135117268
ISBN 13: 9781135117269
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Trafficked Young People Book Review:

Human trafficking constitutes one of the most serious human rights violations of our time. However, many social work practitioners still have a poor and incomplete understanding of the experiences of children and young people who have been trafficked. In Trafficked Young People, the authors call for a more sophisticated, informed and better developed understanding of the range of issues facing trafficked young people. In the first work of its kind to combine an up-to-date overview of the current policy context with related theoretical concerns and practitioner experiences, Pearce, Hynes & Bovarnick demonstrate how the trafficking of children and young people should be regarded as a child protection, rather than an immigration concern. Drawing on focus group and interview research with 72 practitioners and covering the cases of 37 individuals, Trafficked Young People explores the way child care practitioners identify, understand and work with the problems faced by people who have been trafficked. The book looks at how practitioners interpret and use definitions of trafficking in their day to day work; at their experiences of exposing the needs of trafficked children and young people and at their efforts to find appropriate resources to meet these needs. Trafficked Young People will be of interest to practitioners working in support housing and social work, along with solicitors and sociologists, particularly those working within discourses of child agency, self determination and victimhood. With its emphasis on the legal and policy framework, and integrated throughout with case histories, practitioner interviews and recommendations for best practice, Trafficked Young People is essential reading for anyone working within a Social Policy Development context.

A Book of Silence

A Book of Silence
Author: Sara Maitland
Publsiher: Granta Books
Total Pages: 311
Release: 2009
ISBN 10: 1847081517
ISBN 13: 9781847081513
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Book of Silence Book Review:

After a noisy upbringing as one of six children, and adulthood as a vocal feminist and mother, Sara Maitland began to crave silence. Over the past five years, she has spent periods of silence in the Sinai Desert and the Australian bush and on the Isle of Skye. She interweaves these experiences with the history of silence told through fairy tale and myth, Western and Eastern religious traditions, the Enlightenment and psychoanalysis, up to the ambivalence towards silence in contemporary society. Maitland has built a hermitage on an isolated Scottish moor, and the book culminates powerfully with her experiences of silence in this new home.

The Blue Wall of Silence

The Blue Wall of Silence
Author: Vicky Conway
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 217
Release: 2010
ISBN 10: 9780716530312
ISBN 13: 0716530317
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Blue Wall of Silence Book Review:

Framing two men for a murder that never occurred. Orchestrating fake IRA bomb 'finds' either side of the border. Planting guns and drugs. False arrests, abuse of detainees and securing false confessions. These were the institutionalised activities in the Donegal division of Síochána that were the subject of a landmark tribunal conducted by Justice Morris. In October 2008, after six years, the Morris Tribunal completed its work. Its findings catalogued corruption, negligence, misconduct and 'a blue wall of silence' in an Garda Síochána, on an unprecedented scale. The reports also highlight the inadequacies of existing accountability systems that were reformed substantially mid-way through the work of the Tribunal, by the Garda Síochána Act 2005. The findings and recommendations of the Tribunal are particularly striking in a country where public confidence in the police has historically been exceptionally high, and criticisms of the police slow to be aired. The Blue Wall of Silence questions what contribution the Tribunal has made to the accountability of the Garda Síochána, asking not just whether it has held the Gardaí involved to account, but also what impact it has had on both the accountability apparatus and broader public and political attitudes towards an Garda Síochána. Has the Tribunal fundamentally altered perceptions of the Irish police or has its work been dismissed as a blip caused by a few rotten apples? Justice Morris warned that without substantial reform the activities documented could reoccur elsewhere in Ireland. Has a sufficient level of reform been achieved? In addressing these questions the book makes a substantial contribution to national and international debates on police accountability, raising within democratic societies the crucial relationships between official inquiries, policy reform and police governance.

Teaching English at Japanese Universities

Teaching English at Japanese Universities
Author: Paul Wadden,Chris Carl Hale
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 226
Release: 2018-10-26
ISBN 10: 1351377272
ISBN 13: 9781351377270
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Teaching English at Japanese Universities Book Review:

Written by leading English-language educators in Japan, this Handbook provides an in-depth guide for the new generation of teachers at Japanese universities. In clear, accessible prose, it offers practical and detailed advice on effective classroom pedagogy, student motivation, learning styles, classroom culture, national language policy, career opportunities, departmental politics, administrative mindset, and institutional identity. Its four sections—The setting, The courses, The classroom, and The workplace—examine issues faced by university language teachers as well as challenges confronted by the increasing number of scholars teaching English as a Medium of Instruction (EMI) and Content and Language Integrated Learning (CLIL) courses. Firmly grounded in contemporary teaching method and theory, the Handbook’s 23 chapters also acknowledge the influence of diverse movements such as World Englishes, global issues, gender, and positive psychology. Its three appendices contain information on organizations, books, journals, and websites particularly useful for Japanese university educators; explanation of types and rankings of schools; ways to learn more about individual institutions for job-hunting; and detailed information on the structure (and Japanese titles) of faculty and non-teaching staff at the typical university. This Handbook is an invaluable resource for anyone teaching, or aspiring to teach, at a Japanese university.

The Sound of Silence

The Sound of Silence
Author: Katrina Goldsaito
Publsiher: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
Total Pages: 40
Release: 2016-08-02
ISBN 10: 0316271292
ISBN 13: 9780316271295
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Sound of Silence Book Review:

"Do you have a favorite sound?" little Yoshio asks. The musician answers, "The most beautiful sound is the sound of ma, of silence." But Yoshio lives in Tokyo, Japan: a giant, noisy, busy city. He hears shoes squishing through puddles, trains whooshing, cars beeping, and families laughing. Tokyo is like a symphony hall! Where is silence? Join Yoshio on his journey through the hustle and bustle of the city to find the most beautiful sound of all.

The Fountains of Silence

The Fountains of Silence
Author: Ruta Sepetys
Publsiher: Penguin
Total Pages: 512
Release: 2019-10-01
ISBN 10: 0698174518
ISBN 13: 9780698174511
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Fountains of Silence Book Review:

From the #1 New York Times bestselling author of Salt to the Sea and Between Shades of Gray comes a gripping, extraordinary portrait of love, silence, and secrets under a Spanish dictatorship. Madrid, 1957. Under the fascist dictatorship of General Francisco Franco, Spain is hiding a dark secret. Meanwhile, tourists and foreign businessmen flood into Spain under the welcoming promise of sunshine and wine. Among them is eighteen-year-old Daniel Matheson, the son of an oil tycoon, who arrives in Madrid with his parents hoping to connect with the country of his mother's birth through the lens of his camera. Photography--and fate--introduce him to Ana, whose family's interweaving obstacles reveal the lingering grasp of the Spanish Civil War--as well as chilling definitions of fortune and fear. Daniel's photographs leave him with uncomfortable questions amidst shadows of danger. He is backed into a corner of difficult decisions to protect those he loves. Lives and hearts collide, revealing an incredibly dark side to the sunny Spanish city. Master storyteller Ruta Sepetys once again shines light into one of history's darkest corners in this epic, heart-wrenching novel about identity, unforgettable love, repercussions of war, and the hidden violence of silence--inspired by the true postwar struggles of Spain. Includes vintage media reports, oral history commentary, photos, and more. Praise for The Fountains of Silence "Spain under Francisco Franco is as dystopian a setting as Margaret Atwood’s Gilead in Ruta Sepetys’s suspenseful, romantic and timely new work of historical fiction . . . Like [Shakespeare's family romances], 'The Fountains of Silence' speaks truth to power, persuading future rulers to avoid repeating the crimes of the past." --The New York Times Book Review “Full of twists and revelations…an excellent story, and timely, too.” --The Wall Street Journal "A staggering tale of love, loss, and national shame." --Entertainment Weekly * "[Sepetys] tells a moving story made even more powerful by its placement in a lesser-known historical moment. Captivating, deft, and illuminating historical fiction." --Booklist, *STARRED REVIEW* * "This gripping, often haunting historical novel offers a memorable portrait of fascist Spain." --Publishers Weekly, *STARRED REVIEW* * "This richly woven historical fiction . . . will keep young adults as well as adults interested from the first page to the last." --SLC, *STARRED REVIEW* * "Riveting . . . An exemplary work of historical fiction." --The Horn Book, *STARRED REVIEW*

Namibia the Wall of Silence

Namibia  the Wall of Silence
Author: Siegfried Groth
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 206
Release: 1995
ISBN 10: 1928374650XXX
ISBN 13: STANFORD:36105070796532
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Namibia the Wall of Silence Book Review:

The authoe describes the fates of SWAPO members who were branded dissidents during the fight for Namibis independence: shattering accounts of torture and interrogation, sufferings and deaths in SWAPO camps and dungeons.

Code of Silence

Code of Silence
Author: Tim Shoemaker
Publsiher: Zonderkidz
Total Pages: 272
Release: 2012-03-20
ISBN 10: 0310726522
ISBN 13: 9780310726524
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Code of Silence Book Review:

Telling the Truth Could Get Them Killed. Remaining Silent Could Be Worse. When Cooper, Hiro, and Gordy witness a robbery that leaves a man in a coma, they find themselves tangled in a web of mystery and deceit that threatens their lives. After being seen by the criminals—who may also be cops—Cooper makes everyone promise never to reveal what they have seen. Telling the truth could kill them. But remaining silent means an innocent man takes the fall, and a friend never receives justice. Is there ever a time to lie? And what happens when the truth is dangerous? The three friends, trapped in a code of silence, must face the consequences of choosing right or wrong when both options have their price.

The Price of Silence

The Price of Silence
Author: William D. Cohan
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 688
Release: 2015-04-14
ISBN 10: 1451681801
ISBN 13: 9781451681802
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Price of Silence Book Review:

An authoritative account of the Duke lacrosse team rape case illuminates the ever-widening gap between America's rich and poor, and demonstrates how far the powerful will go to protect themselves.

Wall of Silence

Wall of Silence
Author: Gabrielle Goldsby
Publsiher: Bold Strokes Books Inc
Total Pages: 296
Release: 2007-09-01
ISBN 10: 1602823758
ISBN 13: 9781602823754
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Wall of Silence Book Review:

It should have been an average bust. Minimal trouble. Minimal backup.When police detective Foster Everett witnesses the unspeakable, average becomes deadly. A cover up ensues and Foster begins numbing herself with alcohol at a neighborhood bar. There she meets Riley Meideros, the one person strong enough to hear Foster's painful secret and not turn away. But like most secrets, Foster's refuse to stay hidden. And like even the most carefully built walls—walls that Riley effortlessly seems to breech—the barricades surrounding Foster soon begin to crumble. Fearing that she's put Riley in danger and fighting against the powerful attraction growing between them, Foster vows to uncover the truth. But someone is determined to keep the truth buried, even if it means silencing Foster and Riley permanently.

Blue Wall of Silence

Blue Wall of Silence
Author: Olivia N. Johnson
Publsiher: Universal-Publishers
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2010-04-26
ISBN 10: 1599423235
ISBN 13: 9781599423234
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Blue Wall of Silence Book Review:

Suicide has been declared an epidemic and rates of suicide increase within occupational subcultures experiencing increased levels of stress and trauma, such as law enforcement. Explored in the qualitative phenomenological study were the lived experiences of White, male law enforcement officers concerning perceptions of care by administrators and peers and the influence of mental health training in the incidence of officer suicide. The study population was chosen because of the resemblance to the segment of the general population deemed at-risk for suicide. Officers provided perceptions of care in dealing with difficult situations, police culture, police training, and police suicide. Interviews allowed officers to reveal perceptions and beliefs about the affects of training on perceptions of care and on the incidence of officer suicide. Officer interviews revealed five major themes and two minor themes. Major themes included stress, stress relief, trust/loyalty, training, and change. Minor themes included generational issues and organizational administration. The largest stressor for the study population included crimes and incidents against children. The results of the study can help further educate administrators and officers about the emotional dangers facing law enforcement officers and the importance of organizational administration in assisting officers in acknowledging and overcoming issues concerning mental health.

Days in the History of Silence

Days in the History of Silence
Author: Merethe Lindstrom
Publsiher: Other Press, LLC
Total Pages: 224
Release: 2013-08-27
ISBN 10: 1590515978
ISBN 13: 9781590515976
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Days in the History of Silence Book Review:

From the acclaimed Nordic Council Literature Prize winner, a story that reveals the devastating effects of mistaking silence for peace and feeling shame for inevitable circumstances Eva and Simon have spent most of their adult lives together. He is a physician and she is a teacher, and they have three grown daughters and a comfortable home. Yet what binds them together isn’t only affection and solidarity but also the painful facts of their respective histories, which they keep hidden even from their own children. But after the abrupt dismissal of their housekeeper and Simon’s increasing withdrawal into himself, the past can no longer be repressed. Lindstrøm has crafted a masterpiece about the grave mistakes we make when we misjudge the legacy of war, common prejudices, and our own strategies of survival.

Tangled Up in Blue

Tangled Up in Blue
Author: Rosa Brooks
Publsiher: Penguin
Total Pages: 384
Release: 2021-02-09
ISBN 10: 0525557865
ISBN 13: 9780525557869
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Tangled Up in Blue Book Review:

Named one of the best nonfiction books of the year by The Washington Post “Tangled Up in Blue is a wonderfully insightful book that provides a lens to critically analyze urban policing and a road map for how our most dispossessed citizens may better relate to those sworn to protect and serve.” —The Washington Post “Remarkable . . . Brooks has produced an engaging page-turner that also outlines many broadly applicable lessons and sensible policy reforms.” —Foreign Affairs Journalist and law professor Rosa Brooks goes beyond the "blue wall of silence" in this radical inside examination of American policing In her forties, with two children, a spouse, a dog, a mortgage, and a full-time job as a tenured law professor at Georgetown University, Rosa Brooks decided to become a cop. A liberal academic and journalist with an enduring interest in law's troubled relationship with violence, Brooks wanted the kind of insider experience that would help her understand how police officers make sense of their world—and whether that world can be changed. In 2015, against the advice of everyone she knew, she applied to become a sworn, armed reserve police officer with the Washington, DC, Metropolitan Police Department. Then as now, police violence was constantly in the news. The Black Lives Matter movement was gaining momentum, protests wracked America's cities, and each day brought more stories of cruel, corrupt cops, police violence, and the racial disparities that mar our criminal justice system. Lines were being drawn, and people were taking sides. But as Brooks made her way through the police academy and began work as a patrol officer in the poorest, most crime-ridden neighborhoods of the nation's capital, she found a reality far more complex than the headlines suggested. In Tangled Up in Blue, Brooks recounts her experiences inside the usually closed world of policing. From street shootings and domestic violence calls to the behind-the-scenes police work during Donald Trump's 2016 presidential inauguration, Brooks presents a revelatory account of what it's like inside the "blue wall of silence." She issues an urgent call for new laws and institutions, and argues that in a nation increasingly divided by race, class, ethnicity, geography, and ideology, a truly transformative approach to policing requires us to move beyond sound bites, slogans, and stereotypes. An explosive and groundbreaking investigation, Tangled Up in Blue complicates matters rather than simplifies them, and gives pause both to those who think police can do no wrong—and those who think they can do no right.

The Price of Silence

The Price of Silence
Author: Camilla Trinchieri
Publsiher: Soho Press
Total Pages: 275
Release: 2007
ISBN 10: 1569474583
ISBN 13: 9781569474587
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Price of Silence Book Review:

Emma takes An-ling, a young Chinese artist, under her wing, but finds herself on trial for the girl's murder, and as her trial progresses she finds things were not what they seemed and that even her husband and son have dark secrets.

Conspiracy of Silence

Conspiracy of Silence
Author: Martha Powers
Publsiher: Oceanview Publishing
Total Pages: 336
Release: 2008-11-01
ISBN 10: 1933515422
ISBN 13: 9781933515427
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Conspiracy of Silence Book Review:

USA Today best-selling author On a sunny day in July, Clare Prentice arrives in Grand Rapids, Minnesota. Although she is on assignment to interview the town's notoriously reclusive novelist Nate Hanssen, Clare is really in search of a different story-her story.Just months before, Clare was a bride-to-be, living in Chicago, and looking to the future.until the day she learned her entire life had been a lie.Not only was Clare adopted, but there is no record that she or her adoptive mother ever existed. The only clue is a class ring from Grand Rapids Senior High School. Unable to get on with her future until she reconciles her past, Clare breaks off her engagement.Unraveling the mystery is like trying to sculpt fog-until the first piece of the puzzle unexpectedly drops into place: Clare's birth mother, Lily Gundersen, was murdered in Grand Rapids.Lily's murder was one of the most talked-about events in the town's history, but no one is talking now. Clare doesn't know the whole story - and someone intends to keep it that way.

Second Generation Voices

Second Generation Voices
Author: Alan L. Berger,Naomi Berger
Publsiher: Syracuse University Press
Total Pages: 398
Release: 2001-06-01
ISBN 10: 9780815606819
ISBN 13: 0815606818
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Second Generation Voices Book Review:

An anthology in which people that the Holocaust touched second hand reflect on their relationships with their parents, society at large, and the events of the past.