Adnan s Story

Adnan s Story
Author: Rabia Chaudry
Pages: 320
ISBN: 9781250087119
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Release: 2016-08-09
Editor: St. Martin's Press
Language: en

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Now a New York Times bestseller and a major docuseries The 2017 American Book Award Winner from the Before Columbus Foundation A Washington Post notable nonfiction book for 2016 A Goodreads Best of 2016 Nonfiction Finalist A Kobo Best Book of 2016 Includes an update from Rabia on Adnan's vacated murder conviction in summer 2016 Serial only told part of the story... In early 2000, Adnan Syed was convicted and sentenced to life plus thirty years for the murder of his ex-girlfriend Hae Min Lee, a high school senior in Baltimore, Maryland. Syed has maintained his innocence, and Rabia Chaudry, a family friend, has always believed him. By 2013, after almost all appeals had been exhausted, Rabia contacted Sarah Koenig, a producer at This American Life, in hopes of finding a journalist who could shed light on Adnan’s story. In 2014, Koenig's investigation turned into Serial, a Peabody Award-winning podcast with more than 500 million international listeners But Serial did not tell the whole story. In this compelling narrative, Rabia Chaudry presents new key evidence that she maintains dismantles the State's case: a potential new suspect, forensics indicating Hae was killed and kept somewhere for almost half a day, and documentation withheld by the State that destroys the cell phone evidence -- among many other points -- and she shows how fans of Serial joined a crowd-sourced investigation into a case riddled with errors and strange twists. Adnan's Story also shares Adnan’s life in prison, and weaves in his personal reflections, including never-before-seen letters. Chaudry, who is committed to exonerating Adnan, makes it clear that justice is yet to be achieved in this much examined case.

Adnan s Story

Adnan s Story
Author: Rabia Chaudry
Pages: 416
ISBN: 9781473535848
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Release: 2016-08-09
Editor: Random House
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

'The first letter I received after being arrested in 1999 was from Rabia. Since that time until now, she has believed in my innocence and been committed to my exoneration. . . . [T]here is no one better to help tell my story, and no one that I trust more to tell it, than Rabia.' Adnan Syed On February 28, 2000, Adnan Syed was convicted and sentenced to life plus thirty years for the murder of his ex-girlfriend Hae Min Lee, a high school senior in Baltimore, Maryland. From the moment of his arrest, Syed has consistently maintained his innocence. Rabia Chaudry, a family friend, always believed him and has never given up the hope that he might someday be released. By 2013, however, after almost all appeals had been exhausted, things looked bleak. That's when Rabia contacted Sarah Koenig, a producer at This American Life, in the hopes of finding a journalist who would bring greater attention to Adnan's story and might shed new light on the case. Koenig's investigation turned into Serial, an international phenomenon and Peabody Award-winning podcast. Adnan's Story will reexamine the investigation that led to Adnan Syed’s arrest, share his life in prison, cover new evidence and possibilities that have since come to light, and review the recent court successes - including a ruling by a Maryland judge to reopen Syed’s case. Woven with personal reflections from Adnan himself, including new never-before-seen letters he penned from prison, the story of his family, community, and public advocate Chaudry, the book offers new insight into the story that captivated the attention of millions as his legal team and investigatory team, along with countless others who have crowd-sourced an investigation like never before, seek to exonerate him and find out the truth of what really happened on that day in 1999. What has captivated the public about Adnan's story are the layers of contradictions, fascinating characters, cultural dissonance, and fog of ambiguity around what really happened to Hae Min Lee. But this is not just a personal story, it is a testament to a thoroughly broken system that convicts tens of thousands of innocent people, and how the power of the media and public can move rigid institutions to bring about justice.

Adnan s Story

Adnan s Story
Author: Rabia Chaudry
Pages: 416
ISBN: 9781250087102
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Release: 2016-08-09
Editor: Macmillan
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

"In early 2000, Adnan Syed was convicted and sentenced to life plus thirty years for the murder of his ex-girlfriend Hae Min Lee, a high school senior in Baltimore, Maryland. Syed has maintained his innocence, and Rabia Chaudry, a family friend, has always believed him ... In this ... narrative, ... Chaudry presents new key evidence that she maintains dismantles the State's case: a potential new suspect, forensics indicating Hae was killed and kept somewhere for almost half a day, and documentation withheld by the State that destroys the cell phone evidence"--Amazon.com.

Adnan s Story

Adnan s Story
Author: Rabia Chaudry
Pages: 304
ISBN: 1784753076
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Release: 2017-02-23
Editor: Arrow
Language: un

Explanation of the Book:

'The first letter I received after being arrested in 1999 was from Rabia. Since that time until now, she has believed in my innocence and been committed to my exoneration. . . . [T]here is no one better to help tell my story, and no one that I trust more to tell it, than Rabia.' Adnan Syed On February 28, 2000, Adnan Syed was convicted and sentenced to life plus thirty years for the murder of his ex-girlfriend Hae Min Lee, a high school senior in Baltimore, Maryland. From the moment of his arrest, Syed has consistently maintained his innocence. Rabia Chaudry, a family friend, always believed him and has never given up the hope that he might someday be released. By 2013, however, after almost all appeals had been exhausted, things looked bleak. That's when Rabia contacted Sarah Koenig, a producer at This American Life, in the hopes of finding a journalist who would bring greater attention to Adnan's story and might shed new light on the case. Koenig's investigation turned into Serial, an international phenomenon and Peabody Award-winning podcast. Adnan's Story will reexamine the investigation that led to Adnan Syedâe(tm)s arrest, share his life in prison, cover new evidence and possibilities that have since come to light, and review the recent court successes - including a ruling by a Maryland judge to reopen Syedâe(tm)s case. Woven with personal reflections from Adnan himself, including new never-before-seen letters he penned from prison, the story of his family, community, and public advocate Chaudry, the book offers new insight into the story that captivated the attention of millions as his legal team and investigatory team, along with countless others who have crowd-sourced an investigation like never before, seek to exonerate him and find out the truth of what really happened on that day in 1999. What has captivated the public about Adnan's story are the layers of contradictions, fascinating characters, cultural dissonance, and fog of ambiguity around what really happened to Hae Min Lee. But this is not just a personal story, it is a testament to a thoroughly broken system that convicts tens of thousands of innocent people, and how the power of the media and public can move rigid institutions to bring about justice.

Adnan Syed

Adnan Syed
Author: Roger Harrington
Pages: 97
ISBN: 1549852566
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Release: 2017-09-28
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

ADNAN SYED: The Truth Behind The Serial Case and the Murder of Hae Min LeeIn 2014, the story of a decade-old murder of a high school senior in Baltimore, Maryland became a sensation when the podcast Serial finally told the story of Hae Min Lee, a popular student at Woodlawn High School who was murdered in January 1999. The little-known story was finally able to receive the national attention it deserved. The story of the horrific murder of a young girl with a promising future captivated 100 million listeners and generated an interest in the case. This growing interest and public awareness resulted in a new trial and previously ignored evidence to be taken into account. At the center of the case is the young man proven guilty and tried for the murder of his ex-girlfriend, Adnan Syed. Syed has now spent over half is life in prison and possibly for nothing and has proclaimed his innocence the entire time. Like many cases, this one is surrounded in doubt, mistrial, unreliable stories, and unreliable evidence which sent a potentially innocent man to prison for almost twenty years.

There Has to Be a Knife

There Has to Be a Knife
Author: Adnan Khan
Pages: 329
ISBN: 9781551527864
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Release: 2019-11-12
Editor: arsenal pulp press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

In this blistering debut novel, author Adnan Khan investigates themes of race, class, masculinity and contemporary relationships. Omar Ali, twenty-seven-year-old line cook and petty criminal, gets a phone call from his ex-girlfriend’s father at work, informing Omar that Anna has committed suicide. Unable to process or articulate his grief, and suffering from insomnia, Omar embarks on a quest to obtain her suicide note from her elusive parents. As he unravels, Omar finds himself getting involved in break-ins, online terrorism, dealing with the police, and losing his best friend as he becomes less recognizable. There Has to Be a Knife examines expectations -- both intimate and political -- on brown men, exploring ideas of cultural identity and the tropes we use to represent them.

The Power of the Dog

The Power of the Dog
Author: Don Winslow
Pages: 539
ISBN: 9781400096930
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Release: 2006
Editor: Vintage Crime/Black Lizard
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

The seemingly disparate lives of a DEA agent, a drug lord, a call girl, a hit man, and a priest intertwine around a nexus of the drug trade involving the Latin American drug cartels, the American underworld, and the U.S. government, from the rise of the Mexican drug Federacion in the 1970s to the present day. Reprint. 17,500 first printing.

Master of the Eclipse

Master of the Eclipse
Author: Etel Adnan
Pages: 168
ISBN: UOM:39015078787879
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Release: 2009
Editor: Interlink Publishing Group Incorporated
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

What are poets for in these destitute times? Etel Adnan asks through Houmlet;lderlin's voice, and then answers in prose through her own. It is a prose of uncanny elegance and skepticism and conscience which voices what chokes us into silence, as it asks: what do we make of our tourists of war-professors, directors, journalists-and whom do we imagine for their subjects? How do we re-name, as if the facts call for us to be astonished, "the beings wearing bulletproof jackets," the masters playing the empathy card with their victims, the stateless living among the over-stated? Book jacket.

Reboot 3rd Edition

Reboot  3rd Edition
Author: Anonim
Pages: 248
ISBN: 9780978506025
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Release: 2013-01-31
Editor: Alchemy Technologies
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

For most of us, failure represents the stuff of nightmares. What will happen when there is no money in the bank account? Who will cover the bills? School fees and day care, insurance premiums, milk? When will they cutoff electricity, phone, natural gas and water? How bad is that eviction notice? Starting with this list of questions Jawwad weaves a tale that takes readers from New York to California in search of the deepest fear of a new entrepreneur - What if I fail?

Epstein

Epstein
Author: Dylan Howard,Melissa Cronin,James Robertson
Pages: 288
ISBN: 9781510758230
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Release: 2019-12-03
Editor: Simon and Schuster
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

This is—for the first time—the full and unedited story behind the sick life and mysterious death of Jeffrey Epstein that is being called one of the most significant scandals in American history He was the billionaire financier and close confidant of presidents, prime ministers, movie stars and British royalty, the mysterious self-made man who rose from blue-collar Brooklyn to the heights of luxury. But while he was flying around the world on his private jet and hosting lavish parties at his private island in the Caribbean, he also was secretly masterminding an international child sex ring—one that may have involved the richest and most influential men in the world. The conspiracy of corruption was an open secret for decades. And then this summer, it all came crashing down. After his arrest on sex trafficking charges in July, it seemed Epstein’s darkest secrets would finally see the light. But hopes for true justice were shattered on August 10 this year, when he was found dead in his cell at the Metropolitan Correctional Center, New York. The verdict: suicide. The timing: convenient, to say the least. Now, Epstein: Dead Men Tell No Tales delivers bombshell new revelations, uncovers how the man President Trump once described as a “terrific guy” abused hundreds of underage girls at his mansions in Palm Beach and Manhattan… all while entertaining the world’s most powerful men—including President Clinton, Prince Andrew, and Donald Trump himself. How much did they know about his perversions? And did they take part? How might they have helped him to continue his abuse, and to escape justice for it? What responsibility might they have for his sudden, shocking death? And is there a shocking spy and blackmail story at the heart of the scandal? The answers to these questions and more will be explored in Epstein: Dead Men Tell No Tales with groundbreaking new reporting, never-before-seen court files, and interviews with new witnesses and confidants. Combining the very best investigative reporting from investigative journalists Dylan Howard, Melissa Cronin and James Robertson—who have been covering the case for close to a decade—will send shockwaves through the highest levels of the establishment.

Lieutenant Adnan and The Last Regiment

Lieutenant Adnan and The Last Regiment
Author: Danny Jalil
Pages: 329
ISBN: 9789812298881
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Release: 2018-08-20
Editor: Asiapac Books Pte Ltd
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Lieutenant Adnan bin Saidi was a man who fought valiantly to defend Singapore during the Japanese invasion in February 1942. He, along with the rest of the Malay Regiment, battled the Japanese soldiers on Bukit Chandu. These great men were Singapore's last defence and fought bravely to the end, despite being captured, and even tortured. Narrated by the son of Lieutenant Adnan's son, Mokhtar, this comic book tells the story of Lieutenant Adnan's life - not only depicting the infamous Battle of Bukit Chandu, but also the events before the critical battle and its repercussions thereafter. Through this book, readers would gain a deeper insight into Lieutenant Adnan's admirable character, as they will be given a glimpse of who he was, beyond his role as a soldier: a husband and father.

Under the Coat

Under the Coat
Author: Adnan Farzat
Pages: 124
ISBN: 1532067739
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Release: 2019-02-06
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Among the lines of this novel the dilemma of immigrants , who are living between a lost homeland and a strange one, is highlighted. Here is a story of a woman who fell as a prey to a terrorist group consisted of her countrymen who preceded her to migration land. They turned her dream, for which she migrated, to a hell. A woman who was not saved by the love that someone tried to give her, even though he was suffering from a mental illness the writer called it "love phobia". This woman was hiding something under the coat she was wearing, that was the secret of her end.

The Gardener of Baghdad

The Gardener of Baghdad
Author: Ahmad Ardalan
Pages: 236
ISBN:
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Release: 2014-07-30
Editor: Ahmad Ardalan
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Two people, one city, different times; connected by a memoir. Can love exist in a city destined for decades of misery? Adnan leads a weary existence as a bookshop owner in modern-day, war-torn Baghdad, where bombings, corruption and assault are everyday occurrences and the struggle to survive has suffocated the joy out of life for most. But when he begins to clean out his bookshop of forty years to leave his city in search of somewhere safer, he comes across the story of Ali, the Gardener of Baghdad, Adnan rediscovers through a memoir handwritten by the gardener decades ago that beauty, love and hope can still exist, even in the darkest corners of the world.

The Richest Man in the World

The Richest Man in the World
Author: Ronald Kessler
Pages: 274
ISBN: 9781538762547
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Release: 2017-10-31
Editor: Hachette UK
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

New York Times bestselling author and award-winning reporter Ronald Kessler goes inside the infamously lavish life of billionaire Adnan Khashoggi, once the richest man in the world. He made more money than anyone in history. And he spent it at a dizzying clip of $330,000 a day, every day of the year. He was Adnan Mohamed Khashoggi, a Saudi Arabian middleman who started out with nothing and in twenty-five years parlayed his connections to the Saudi royal family and genius at dealing with people into a fortune of colossal proportions. Uncle to Dodi Al-Fayed, Princess Diana's once boyfriend before a fatal car crash and Jamal Khashoggi, the journalist allegedly murdered in Istanbul, Adnan Khashoggi's American Express bill often exceeded $1 million. When he felt like having spaghetti, he flew to Venice for dinner on one of his three commercial-size airplanes. One of his luxury yachts, the 282-foot Nabila, was considered the most opulent modern yacht afloat and was borrowed for a James Bond movie. He even sold Donald Trump one of his 285-foot luxury super yachts for $200 million, although it is now in the hands of Saudi Prince Al-Waleed bin Talal. This remarkable book is a rare glimpse into a life of opulence beyond most people's wildest imaginings--a compelling closeup of a complex and driven man who has explored the outer reaches of success, power, and all that money can buy.

The Sheik of Baghdad

The Sheik of Baghdad
Author: Adnan Al-Kaissy,Ross Bernstein
Pages: 224
ISBN: 1572437308
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Release: 2005
Editor: Triumph Books (IL)
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Popular wrestler Adnan Al-Kaissy describes his wrestling career in Iraq during the reign of his boyhood friend Saddam Hussein, his flight to the United States leaving $2 million in the bank, and his celebrity career in America under the names of "Chief Billy White Wolf," "The Sheik," and "General Adnan."

Sitt Marie Rose

Sitt Marie Rose
Author: Etel Adnan
Pages: 105
ISBN: UOM:39015019632630
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Release: 1989
Editor: Post Apollo Press
Language: en

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Thinner Than a Hair

Thinner Than a Hair
Author: Adnan Mahmutović
Pages: 152
ISBN: 1907090037
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Release: 2010
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Mahmutovic's writing is lucid and beautiful. Told in the first person voice of a young woman coming of age as her country falls into war and hatred, the deceptively simple narrative takes the reader on a journey across landscape, political boundaries, assumptions and emotions.

At the Feet of Mothers

At the Feet of Mothers
Author: ADNAN. MAHMUTOVIC
Pages: 329
ISBN: 1788640772
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Release: 1920-05-04
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

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The Innocent Man

The Innocent Man
Author: John Grisham
Pages: 448
ISBN: 0307576019
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Release: 2010-03-16
Editor: Dell
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • John Grisham’s first work of nonfiction: a true crime story that will terrify anyone who believes in the presumption of innocence. NOW A NETFLIX ORIGINAL DOCUMENTARY SERIES “Both an American tragedy and [Grisham’s] strongest legal thriller yet, all the more gripping because it happens to be true.”—Entertainment Weekly In the town of Ada, Oklahoma, Ron Williamson was going to be the next Mickey Mantle. But on his way to the Big Leagues, Ron stumbled, his dreams broken by drinking, drugs, and women. Then, on a winter night in 1982, not far from Ron’s home, a young cocktail waitress named Debra Sue Carter was savagely murdered. The investigation led nowhere. Until, on the flimsiest evidence, it led to Ron Williamson. The washed-up small-town hero was charged, tried, and sentenced to death—in a trial littered with lying witnesses and tainted evidence that would shatter a man’s already broken life, and let a true killer go free. Impeccably researched, grippingly told, filled with eleventh-hour drama, The Innocent Man reads like a page-turning legal thriller. It is a book no American can afford to miss. Praise for The Innocent Man “Grisham has crafted a legal thriller every bit as suspenseful and fast-paced as his bestselling fiction.”—The Boston Globe “A gritty, harrowing true-crime story.”—Time “A triumph.”—The Seattle Times BONUS: This edition includes an excerpt from John Grisham’s The Litigators.

In the Heart of the Heart of Another Country

In the Heart of the Heart of Another Country
Author: Etel Adnan
Pages: 116
ISBN: 0872864464
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Release: 2005-09
Editor: City Lights Books
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

A haunting exploration of identity, history, displacement, and war from an Arab American perspective