The Killing Of Karen Silkwood

Author: Richard Rashke
Publisher: Open Road Media
ISBN: 1497639298
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The Killing Of Karen Silkwood from the Author: Richard Rashke. On November 13, 1974, Karen Silkwood was driving on a deserted Oklahoma highway when her car crashed into a cement wall and she was killed. On the seat next to her were doctored quality-control negatives showing that her employer, Kerr-McGee, was manufacturing defective fuel rods filled with plutonium. She had recently discovered that more than forty pounds of plutonium were missing from the Kerr-McGee plant. Forty years later, her death is still steeped in mystery. Did she fall asleep before the accident, or did someone force her off the road? And what happened to the missing plutonium? The Killing of Karen Silkwood meticulously lays out the facts and encourages the readers to decide. Updated with the author’s chilling new introduction that discusses the similarities with Edward Snowden’s recent revelations, Silkwood’s story is as relevant today as it was forty years ago. For this updated edition, the author has added the latest information as to what happened to the various people involved in the Silkwood case and news of the lasting effects of this underreported piece of the history of the antinuclear movement.

The Whistleblower S Dilemma

Author: Richard Rashke
Publisher: Open Road Media
ISBN: 1504025318
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The Whistleblower S Dilemma from the Author: Richard Rashke. From the author of the internationally acclaimedThe Killing of Karen Silkwood, a fascinating exposé of whistleblowing in America that features the intertwining narratives of Edward Snowden and Karen Silkwood In June of 2013, Edward Snowden, a twenty-nine-year-old former CIA employee, leaked thousands of top secret National Security Agency (NSA) documents to journalist Glen Greenwald. Branded as a whistleblower, Snowden reignited a debate about private citizens who reveal government secrets that should be exposed but may endanger the lives of others. Like the late Karen Silkwood, whose death in a car accident while bringing incriminating evidence against her employer to a meeting with a New York Times reporter is still a mystery, Snowden was intent upon revealing the controversial practices of his employer, a government contractor. Rightly or wrongly, Snowden and Silkwood believed that their revelations would save lives. In his riveting, thought-provoking book, Richard Rashke weaves between the lives of these two controversial figures and creates a narrative context for a discussion of what constitutes a citizen’s duty to reveal or not to reveal.

Dear Esther

Author: Richard L. Rashke
Publisher:
ISBN: 9780967867908
Size: 71.69 MB
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Dear Esther from the Author: Richard L. Rashke.

Escape From Sobibor

Author: Richard Rashke
Publisher: Open Road Media
ISBN: 145328625X
Size: 35.52 MB
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Escape From Sobibor from the Author: Richard Rashke. This true story of a revolt at a Nazi death camp, newly updated, is “a memorable and moving saga, full of anger and anguish, a reminder never to forget” (San Francisco Chronicle). On October 14, 1943, six hundred Jews imprisoned in Sobibor, a secret Nazi death camp in eastern Poland, revolted. They killed a dozen SS officers and guards, trampled the barbed wire fences, and raced across an open field filled with anti-tank mines. Against all odds, more than three hundred made it safely into the woods. Fifty of those men and women managed to survive the rest of the war. In this edition of Escape from Sobibor, fully updated in 2012, Richard Rashke tells their stories, based on his interviews with eighteen of the survivors. It vividly describes the biggest prisoner escape of World War II. A story of unimaginable cruelty. A story of courage and a fierce desire to live and to tell the world what truly went on behind those barbed wire fences.

Stormy Genius

Author: Richard L. Rashke
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin
ISBN:
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Stormy Genius from the Author: Richard L. Rashke. The author recounts her visit to South Africa where she interviewed numerous young people, both black and white, to find out what growing up is like in a country torn apart by racial strife

Full Body Burden

Author: Kristen Iversen
Publisher: Random House
ISBN: 144810467X
Size: 69.56 MB
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Full Body Burden from the Author: Kristen Iversen. It is the early 1950s. Kristen Iversen is enjoying a carefree childhood surrounded by desert and mountains. But just a few miles down the road, the US government decides to build a secret nuclear weapons facility at Rocky Flats. Kirsten and her siblings jump streams, ride horses, live a happy outdoors life. But beneath this veneer her family is quietly falling apart. Her father drinks, her mother copes. And in a series of fires, accidents and other catastrophic leaks, Rocky Flats nuclear plant is spewing an invisible cocktail of the most dangerous substances on earth into this pristine landscape. The ground, the air and the water are all alive with radiation. The years that follow will bring protests, investigations, denials, cover-ups, threats and lies. And then, one after another, people start to fall ill.

Children S Letters To A Holocaust Survivor

Author: Richard Rashke
Publisher:
ISBN: 9780997288506
Size: 21.21 MB
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Children S Letters To A Holocaust Survivor from the Author: Richard Rashke. In October 1943, Esther Terner Raab and 300 other Jews Escaped from Sobibor, a Nazi death camp in eastern Poland. It was the biggest escape of WWII and the subject of Richard Rashke's book, ESCAPE FROM SOBIBOR.The book, and movie based on it, brought Esther many invitations to speak in public schools. Her moving story generated hundreds of letters from children expressing their love, concern and outrage. Those letters became the inspiration for the play DEAR ESTHER.

Ladies And Gentlemen Of The Jury

Author: Michael S Lief
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 0684867524
Size: 13.50 MB
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Ladies And Gentlemen Of The Jury from the Author: Michael S Lief. The closing arguments from ten noteworthy cases—“lawyers and nonlawyers will enjoy the passion and eloquence of these counselors; practitioners of law will find much to learn from them” (Los Angeles Times Book Review). Until now, only the twelve jurors who sat in judgment were able to appreciate these virtuoso performances, where weeks of testimony were boiled down and presented with flair, wit, and high drama. For five years the authors researched every archive, and readers can now lose themselves in the summations of America’s finest litigators. Clarence Darrow saves Leopold and Loeb from the gallows in the Roaring Twenties. Gerry Spence takes on the nuclear power industry for the death of Karen Silkwood in a modern-day David and Goliath struggle. Vincent Bugliosi squares off against the madness of Charles Manson and his murderous “family” in the aftermath of their bloody spree. Clara Foltz, the first woman to practice law in California, argues passionately to an all-male jury, defending her place in the courtroom. Bobby DeLaughter brings the killer of civil-rights leader Medgar Evers to justice after thirty years and two mistrials. Aubrey Daniel brings Lt. William Calley, Jr., to justice for the My Lai massacre. William Kunstler challenges the establishment after the 1968 Chicago riots in his defense of yippie leaders known as the Chicago Seven. Each closing argument is put into context by the authors, who provide historical background, a brief biography of each attorney, and commentary, pointing out the trial tactics used to great effect by the lawyers, all in accessible, reader-friendly language.

Met Her On The Mountain

Author: Mark I. Pinsky
Publisher: John F. Blair, Publisher
ISBN: 0895876116
Size: 65.31 MB
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Met Her On The Mountain from the Author: Mark I. Pinsky. Describes the investigation into the unsolved 1970 murder of anti-povery worker Nancy Morger in Madison County, N.C., offering theories on who committed the crime.

One Mile Under

Author: Andrew Gross
Publisher: HarperCollins UK
ISBN: 000748447X
Size: 63.60 MB
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One Mile Under from the Author: Andrew Gross. The heart-pounding new thriller from the co-author of five No. 1 James Patterson bestsellers including Judge and Jury and Lifeguard, and the Sunday Times bestsellers The Blue Zone and Reckless.