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Follain, John

Overview
Works: 30 works in 158 publications in 13 languages and 6,267 library holdings
Genres: History  Biography  Trials, litigation, etc  Case studies  Personal narratives  True crime stories 
Roles: Author
Classifications: HQ1735.6.Z75, B
Publication Timeline
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Publications about John Follain
Publications by John Follain
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Most widely held works by John Follain
Zoya's story : an Afghan woman's struggle for freedom by Zoya( Book )
48 editions published between 2002 and 2009 in 9 languages and held by 2,029 libraries worldwide
Zoya's Story is a young woman's searing account of her clandestine war of resistance against the Taliban and religious fanaticism at the risk of her own life. [This story shows] a powerful testament to the ongoing battle to claim human rights for the women of Afghanistan. Though she is only twenty-three, Zoya has witnessed and endured more tragedy and terror than most people do in a lifetime. Zoya grew up during the wars that ravaged Afghanistan and was robbed of her mother and father when they were murdered by Muslim fundamentalists. Devastated by so much death and destruction, she fled Kabul with her grandmother and started a new life in exile in Pakistan. She joined the Revolutionary Association of the Women of Afghanistan, which challenged the crushing edicts of the Taliban government, and she made dangerous journeys back to her homeland to help the women oppressed by a system that forced them to wear the stifling burqa, condoned public stoning or whipping if they ventured out without a male chaperon, and forbade them from working. Zoya is our guide, our witness to the horrors perpetrated by the Taliban and the Mujahideen "holy warriors" who had defeated the Russian occupiers. She helped to secretly film a public cutting of hands in a Kabul stadium and to organize covert literacy classes, as schooling-branded a "gateway to Hell"--Was forbidden to girls. At an Afghan refugee camp she heard tales of heartrending suffering and worked to provide a future for families who had lost everything. The spotlight focused on Afghanistan after the New York and Washington terrorist attacks highlights the conditions of repression and fear in which Afghan women live and makes Zoya's Story utterly compelling. This is a memoir that speaks louder than the images of devastation and outrage; it is a moving message of optimism as Zoya struggles to bring the plight of Afghan women to the world's attention.-Dust jacket
The last godfathers : inside the Mafia's most infamous family by John Follain( Book )
8 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and held by 821 libraries worldwide
Traces the rise and fall of the Sicilian Mafia's Corleone organization, from its humble origins to Cosa Nostra dominance, focusing on the lives of Luciano "The Professor" Leggio, Salvator "The Beast" Riina, and Bernardo "The Tractor" Provenzano
Jackal : the complete story of the legendary terrorist, Carlos the Jackal by John Follain( Book )
8 editions published between 1998 and 2011 in English and held by 675 libraries worldwide
The definitive biography of a self-proclaimed "professional revolutionary", ladies' man, and cold-blooded killer. Setting his story against the larger political picture of the time, it exposes how the Soviet bloc and certain Arab regimes sponsored terrorist actions for their own ends during the cold war
A death in Italy : the definitive account of the Amanda Knox case by John Follain( Book )
10 editions published between 2011 and 2013 in English and held by 643 libraries worldwide
This is a recounting of the Meredith Kercher case, from her murder to the acquittal of Raffaele Sollecito and Amanda Knox. Shortly after 12:30 p.m. on November 2, 2007, Italian police were called to the Perugia home of twenty-one-year-old British student Meredith Kercher. They found her body on the floor under a beige quilt. Her throat had been cut. Based on four years of reporting and access to the complete case files, and hundreds of first hand interviews, this book takes readers on a journey behind the scenes of the investigation, as the author shares the drama of the trials and appeal hearings he lived through. Four days later, the prosecutor jailed Meredith's roommate, American student Amanda Knox, and Raffaele Sollecito, her Italian boyfriend. He also jailed Rudy Guede, an Ivory Coast drifter. Four years later Knox and Sollecito were acquitted amid chaotic scenes in front of the world's media. Including exclusive interviews with Meredith's friends and other key sources, this book reveals how the Italian dream turned into a nightmare
Vendetta : the Mafia, Judge Facone, and the quest for justice by John Follain( Book )
7 editions published between 2012 and 2014 in Italian and English and held by 252 libraries worldwide
On 23 May 1992 the Mafia assassinated its Number One Enemy, the legendary prosecutor Judge Falcone, with a motorway bomb that also killed his wife Francesca and three bodyguards. Fifty-seven days later, the Mafia killed Falcone's friend and colleague, Judge Paolo Borsellino, with a car bomb outside his mother's home that also killed five bodyguards. These two murders changed forever how Italy viewed the Mafia. this book tells the inside story of the assassination plots and the investigation that followed. Follain reveals Borsellino's desperate race against time to find out who killed his friend while knowing he was next on the list and reveals the daring undercover police mission which unmasked the killers. Based on new and exclusive interviews and the testimony of investigators, Mafia supergrasses, survivors, relatives and friends, this book recounts the events hour-by-hour, minute-by-minute as the Mafiosi plan and carry out the murders, and as the police hunt them down
Death in Perugia by John Follain( Book )
6 editions published between 2010 and 2012 in English and held by 217 libraries worldwide
The definitive account of the killing of British student, Meredith Kercher, in Perugia - the shocking case that appalled the world
Mussolini's island : the battle for Sicily 1943 by the people who were there by John Follain( Book )
7 editions published between 2005 and 2007 in English and Czech and held by 178 libraries worldwide
Jackal : the secret wars of Carlos the Jackal by John Follain( Book )
7 editions published between 1998 and 1999 in English and Dutch and held by 170 libraries worldwide
Het levensverhaal van Ilich Ramirex Sanches alias Carlos een beruchte terrorist
Zoya's story [an Afghan woman's struggle for freedom] by Zoya( Sound Recording )
6 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 113 libraries worldwide
A young woman's searing account of her clandestine war of resistance against the Taliban and religious fanaticism at the risk of her own life
A dishonoured society by John Follain( Book )
4 editions published between 1995 and 1996 in English and held by 106 libraries worldwide
De laatste godfathers : de opkomst en ondergang van de Corleones; de machtigste maffiafamilie van Italië by John Follain( Book )
10 editions published between 2008 and 2013 in 6 languages and held by 89 libraries worldwide
The Last Godfathers charts the spectacular rise and the fall of one of the richest and most powerful criminal organizations in history, the Sicilian mafia's Corleone clan. From humble origins in the town of Corleone, they manipulated the Cosa Nostra's code of honor'deceiving and bludgeoning to the summit of the secret brotherhood, purging rivals and launching terrorist campaigns which decimated anti-mafia judges, police and politicians. Journalist John Follian focuses on the three godfathers who headed the clan from the 1950s on. Luciano "The Professor" Leggio, Salvator "The Beast" Riina and Bernardo "The Tractor" Provenzano'who forged a vicious gang bent on the subversion of democracy. Cutting through the romantic aura of Hollywood films, The Last Godfathers portrays the true face of the Corleone mob, delving into the bloody facts behind the myth of the modern mafia
The end of innocence by John Follain( Book )
1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 64 libraries worldwide
The rise and fall of the Mafia's most powerful family by John Follain( Book )
1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 16 libraries worldwide
THE LAST GODFATHERS charts the spectacular rise and fall of the richest and most powerful crime family in history: the Sicilian mafia's Corleonese clan
City of secrets : the truth behind the murders at the Vatican by John Follain( Book )
7 editions published between 2003 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 9 libraries worldwide
On the night of Monday, May 4, 1998, in Vatican territory, the bodies of the commander of the Swiss Guard, his wife and young lance corporal were found
L'isola di Mussolini : lo sbarco in Sicilia raccontato da otto testimoni inglesi, americani, italiani e tedeschi by John Follain( Book )
1 edition published in 2007 in Italian and held by 8 libraries worldwide
Shakal : taǐnai︠a︡ voǐna Karlosa Shakala by John Follain( Book )
2 editions published in 2002 in Russian and held by 3 libraries worldwide
Gli ultimi boss : ascesa e caduta della più importante famiglia mafiosa by John Follain( Book )
2 editions published in 2011 in English and Italian and held by 3 libraries worldwide
Carlos a Sakál by John Follain( Book )
3 editions published in 2001 in Hungarian and held by 3 libraries worldwide
Subete wa mafia no na no moto ni ( Book )
1 edition published in 1996 in Japanese and held by 2 libraries worldwide
Šakal : tajné války Iljiče Ramíreze Sáncheze zvaného Carlos alias Šakal by John Follain( Book )
1 edition published in 2000 in Czech and held by 2 libraries worldwide
 
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Alternative Names
Folleĭn, Dzhon
Фоллейн, Джон
フォレイン, ジョン
Languages
English (90)
Italian (12)
German (7)
Polish (7)
Spanish (6)
Dutch (6)
Danish (4)
Czech (4)
Hungarian (3)
Russian (2)
Finnish (1)
Japanese (1)
Persian (1)
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