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PROHIBIDO SER CIUDADANO: MEMORIAS (SEGUNDA EDICIÃ?N) (Spanish Edition)

by PABLO PARELLADA REDONDO

Pablo Parellada aboga por la vigencia literaria de la autobiografía. No es un género fácil, puesto que el autor debe forzar la apertura de su corazón y de su mente frente al lector. La obra de Parellada cultiva una narración desde la honradez y la sencillez, y rezuma ansiedad por transmitir algunas verdades en las que su vida está enraizada.
A partir del año 1976, la sociedad española inició un proceso de transformación que ya venía construyéndose desde los años sesenta. El fin de la tiranía permitió que las minorías reclamasen su espacio en la vida del país. En el caso de los homosexuales, el camino no fue fácil. Las leyes franquistas, como sucede todavía en más de setenta países del mundo, castigaban con saña la homosexualidad. Cuando Pablo Parellada conoció a Terenci Moix, los chistes de mariquitas eran una fuente de hilaridad aceptada y repetida hasta el hartazgo; y algunas familias burguesas, como la suya, se avergonzaban, con términos más o menos explícitos, de sus hijos, nietos, sobrinos y primos poco dados a la heterosexualidad. Parellada describe sus enfrentamientos y sus valientes combates por reivindicar el papel social de los que no se identifican con los roles mayoritarios establecidos desde hace tantos y tantos siglos. Rodríguez Zapatero impulsó una reforma del Código Civil que solo se consiguió con empeños y denuedos como los del autor del libro que aquí se glosa.
En realidad, y pese a quien pese, Parellada ha sido un adelantado a su tiempo, un heterodoxo español como los que protagonizan la inigualable obra de Marcelino Menéndez y Pelayo. Cuando mentes privilegiadas del periodismo y de las letras hispánicas fomentaban con sus disparates el consumo de tabaco sin cortapisas, el joven Parellada ya entendió que la salud de todos no podía someterse a la ponzoña derramada por unos pocos. Cuando la Comunidad de Madrid organizaba premios para concedérselos a sí misma, Parellada llevó aquella vergüenza al Defensor del Pueblo y consiguió que este apoyara sus postulados. Cuando alguna empresa de primera línea todavía no había entendido que la heterosexualidad no agota las orientaciones sexuales, Pablo Parellada no duda en complicarse la vida para exigir respeto a la ley.
Las páginas de Parellada cumplen con el pacto que forma parte de cualquier autobiografía digna de tal nombre. El autor se dirige al lector para contar algo verdadero, para narrar su verdad, dejando que cada cual obtenga sus conclusiones. Bernal Díaz del Castillo, humilde peón de las huestes de Hernán Cortés, contó los hechos de la conquista de Nueva España con tanta veracidad, a veces con tanta crudeza, que todavía hoy su libro conmueve al lector de Europa y de América.
Leyendo los comportamientos y las posiciones éticas de los personajes que se citan en la narración de Parellada, muchos jóvenes pensarán que algunos episodios son una interpretación exagerada de hechos que en realidad fueron mucho más moderados. Cuando una sociedad avanza, mejora y progresa, las gentes de bien tienen una sensación de perpetuidad, parece que aquello viene de siempre y será para siempre.
Oscar Wilde sufrió prisión y hasta trabajos forzados por su homosexualidad. Había salidas fáciles y eficaces para evitar la pena, pero él no se rindió, no salió discretamente del Reino Unido para evitar la aplicación de un castigo cargado de odio y sinrazón. �l sabía que su sacrificio, transcurrido el tiempo, germinaría como el grano de centeno bien regado y abonado. Parellada, afortunadamente, no ha sufrido una cárcel injusta, pero ha conocido el sinsabor del desprecio y la discriminación, y no solo por desvelar su homosexualidad sino desde mucho antes, por manifestar un sentido crítico desde una personalidad especial con unas capacidades intelectuales bastante alejadas de la media. Ante el abuso, ha rechazado la comodidad que otorga el anonimato y ha actuado con los mejores resortes de lo viril, dando un ejemplo de lucha para que la razón y la libertad acaben triunfando algún día.



Thru The Underpass: Underground Boston And The 60s Revolution

by Galen Rossop

“Thru The Underpass – Underground Boston And The 60s Revolution” takes us from the folk music and the blues performed at the Unicorn Coffee House and the Catacombs to the light show and acid music experiences found at the Boston Tea Party and the Psychedelic Supermarket. The decade moved us from an acoustic Bob Dylan to an electric Jimi Hendrix. We became aware of pot and then LSD, free love, mysticism, FM radio, and cosmic happenings. We met Andy Warhol, Peter Max, and Twiggy, while wearing and sharing the latest Pop fashions. We communicated with each other through our music and art while experimenting with a fresh outlook and a new society. There were hippies, politicians, cops, and squatters on Boston Common. There were those peaceful and carefree Sunday afternoon concerts at Summerthing in Harvard Square. These are those funny and not-so-funny rock n’ roll moments sprinkled with real life hocus-pocus and sleight-of-hand. Then there was the rise of Richard Milhous Nixon, the assignations of Martin Luther King and Bobby Kennedy, the burning subway stations, the attack on the draft-resisters at the Old South Church, the Equal Rights Equal Pay March, and an unending war called Vietnam.



â??Golden State Killerâ?? Cop Joseph James DeAngelo Arrested After 40 Years – GEDMatch DNA, I’ll Be Gone in the Dark Book Was Right About East-Area Rapist â??Original Night Stalkerâ??: True Crime Essays

by Seneca Calabasas

â??Golden State Killer’ Cop Joseph James DeAngelo Arrested After 40 Years: I’ll Be Gone in the Dark Book Was Right About East-Area Rapist â??Original Night Stalker’ – GEDMatch DNA

True Crime Essays

The so-called â??Golden State Killer’ has been found and arrested after 40 years – and to the shock of many, 72-year-old Joseph James DeAngelo was a former cop. It turns out that I’ll Be Gone in the Dark: One Woman’s Obsessive Search for the Golden State Killer Kindle Edition – a book penned by Michelle McNamara, Gillian Flynn and Patton Oswalt was correct.
DeAngelo allegedly terrorized Californians 40 years ago, dubbing him the “Golden State Killer,” after a minimum of one dozen were killed and dozens of women were raped. Now on Wednesday, April 25, Joseph has been charged with capital murder. The Golden State Killer’s crimes were notorious, and DeAngelo was at the center of a case that had gone unsolved for decades. Joseph’s alleged crimes spanned from the 1970s to the 1980s, but ended as mysteriously as they began.
Folks gave up hope that the case would ever be solved. However, author Michelle McNamara’s true crime tale delved deeply into the case of a sick and demented mind before her death. DeAngelo was described as a violent predator who was responsible for at least 50 sexual assaults that took place in Northern California. Then Joseph took his crimes south, where he committed murders.

Michelle was obsessed with finding out more about the psychopath who was DeAngelo, whom she gave “The Golden State Killer” moniker. Michelle thoroughly researched reports from authorities, spoke with Joseph’s victims, and immersed herself as a true crime journalist in online forums about DeAngelo.

From an 18-year-old to a 30-year-old, Joseph committed crimes that pegged him as an athletic white man who was able to leap over lofty fences. However, because DeAngelo chose to wear masks, it was at first difficult for his victims to identify him outside of his scary whisper of a voice, spoken through clenched teeth.

Joseph often chose couples in the suburbs of California to attack, as they slept for the night, while waking them with the bright light of a flashlight.

The Capture of Joseph DeAngelo

DeAngelo was arrested in outside of Sacramento – in Citrus Heights, California – after discarded DNA technology narrowed him down from hundreds of suspects. However, “good old-fashioned police work” is being credited with the former police officer’s capture. Authorities believed that the Golden State Killer could have been a cop, as DeAngelo was when the sexual attacks started. The DNA evidence clearly linked Joseph to the crimes. DeAngelo was a name that wasn’t on the lips of authorities recently until the previous week before his arrest.

Joseph James DeAngelo. (Sacramento County Sheriff’s Department)
DeAngelo appeared in his booking photo in a stained white T-shirt, partially bald, with spots on his face – looking every bit of his age. Thus far, Joseph faces eight counts of murder and without bail. DeAngelo’s crimes are believed to have spanned in three separate sections, with the first crime spade happening in Visalia, California, in the mid-1970s. That’s when DeAngelo is believed to have started breaking into homes – giving him the nickname “Visalia Ransacker” in the beginning. Then in 1976, in Northern California, sexual assaults were added to the home break-ins, which gave DeAngelo the nicknames “East Area Rapist” and the “Original Night Stalker.”
Joseph is believed to have committed heinous assaults that featured women being raped in the presence of those who loved them, who were tied up. Finally, a series of killings in Southern California houses in the 1980s ultimately gave DeAngelo the “Golden State Killer” moniker. By 2001, DNA technology was advanced enough that it provided cops with proof that all of the crimes were perpetrated by the same man. Joseph’s victims were as young as 13 years of age, up to 41 years of age.



THE ZODIAC KILLER.

by PAT DWYER

THE ZODIAC KILLER.



à®?ாந்தி யார்? – Gandhi Yaar? (Tamil Edition)

by Ve Swaminatha Sharma வ�. �ாமிநாத �ர்மா

à®?à®°à®?்à®?à¯?னில் à®?ிறந்த முறà¯?யில் நà®?ந்துவந்த â??à®?à¯?தி’ பத்திரிà®?à¯?யின் à®?à®?ிரியர் à®?ர்மாà®?ி, தமிழனின் à®?ிந்தனà¯?யà¯?à®?் à®?ிளரும் பல தலà¯?யà®?்à®?à®?்à®?ளà¯? à®?தில் à®?ழுதி வந்தார்à®?ள். à®?வà¯?à®?ளில் à®?ன்றுதான் à®?ந்த நà¯?ல். நிறà¯?ந்த பà®?ிப்பும், à®?ழ்ந்த à®?ிந்தனà¯?யும் à®?ள்ளவர் à®?ர்மாà®?ி. à®?ந்தப் பà¯?ருள் à®?ுறித்தும், à®?ந்தத் தலà¯?வரà¯?ப் பற்றியும் தாமà¯? à®?ிந்தித்து, தம் à®?à¯?ந்த à®?பிப்பிராயத்தà¯?யà¯? திà®?மாய் வà¯?ளியிà®?ும் தà¯?ரர்.



Jack the Ripper – Newspapers From Hull Volume 1 (JTR – Newspapers From Hull)

by MIke Covell

Take an in-depth look at the Autumn of Terror.

In 1888, Kingston upon Hull was a port not unlike London. It had visitors via rail and sea, an overstretched police force, and a group of newspapers that had offices and correspondents in London. When the Whitechapel Murders began the Hull press, who had 24 hours to London based correspondents, began to cover the stories.

Here, presented for the first time, are a series of newspaper articles covered by the Hull press in 1888. Articles from the numerous available of the period, many of which haven’t seen publication for 125+ years.

Coupled with primary historical sources, official files and genealogical snippets, this book presents a detailed picture of the Autumn of Terror.



Jezebel Redeemed: A Memoir

by Tandy Mackal

Tandy was a woman who loved men. A few too many men, to her own detriment.

Tandy sees her past life as that of a Jezebelâ??full of wickedness, a life spent defying God, and denying Him control of her life for too many years.

Jezebel Redeemed is a memoir, a confession of those wrong deeds. Like most writers, Tandy wants to be heard and understood through her earnestly made confession, one she prays will help many others who are living life on their own terms.



Coming Out Of The Dark: A memoir of DID, self-acceptance, and healing

by Pat Suzie Tennent

A powerful memoir of ongoing recovery from catastrophic abuse. Pat’s book details her life with trauma-induced Dissociative Identity Disorder, and the incredible love which is helping her to heal from her past.
As a child, Pat was subject to horrendous abuse by those who should have protected her. As a powerful defence against this, her mind split into differing personalities, which served to shield her from her worst memories. As her life has progressed, Pat has worked with great courage to heal from past traumas, and develop communication between her personalities. Along the way, her own fortitude and the love of some wonderful women have been integral to her healing process.
This is not the story of how a child was abused – it is the story of how an adult can come to terms with a past literally too dreadful to contemplate, and how love and compassion can work recovery miracles.



Da Vinci: மறு�்�ப்ப�்� மாமனிதர் (Tamil Edition)

by Julbiharahamed K

1911 ம் �ண்�ு பாரிஸிலுள்ள ல�வர் �ரு�்�ா�்�ிய�த்தில் �ரு �வியம் திரு�்�ு ப�னது. �ந்த �ாணாமல் ப�ன �வியத்த� மா�்�ியிருந்த ��த்த� �ாணவ� ம�்�ளின் ���்�ம் �ல�ம�தியது. �ந்த �வியத்தின் ப�யர� ��றினால் ந��்�ள் �வரின் ப�யர� ��றிவி�ுவ�ர்�ள்.
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�வர் பல துற��ளில் வல்லவரா� �ருந்த ப�தும், �வரின் பல முயற்�ி�ள� யாரும் மதி�்�வ�யில்ல�. �வர் வாழ்�்��யில் �றுதி�்�ாலம் வர� �ரு நில�யான ��ம் �ி���்�ாமல் ��ி�்��ண்�� �ருந்தார். �வரின் �ண்�ுபி�ுப்பு�ள், முயற்�ி�ளு�்�ு ஏற்ப�்� மறுப்பின� ம�யமா� வ�த்து �ந்த புத்த�ம் �ம��ிறது.



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