The Hostage Child

The Hostage Child

Second , we cannot adequately thank the protective parents of the hostage children whose plight gave rise to this effort . For every mother named in this book , a thousand other protective parents sacrificed their own welfare and braved ...

Author: Leora N. Rosen

Publisher: Indiana University Press

ISBN: 0253116066

Category: Current Events

Page: 240

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"This cogently-argued book is a timely contribution to the general literature on child sexual abuse." -- British Journal of Social Work "[The authors] have gathered information on 206 cases and focus on five representative examples that illustrate what they see as an increasing anti-mother bias in the courts. These five cases of the failure to safeguard children are... effective... Whatever may have happened in the past, the authors make a well-researched, convincing... case that the pendulum has now swung the other way. Now many lawyers, child advocates, psychologists and judges accept a 'crazy mother' or 'vindictive ex-' syndrome, thus allowing real perpetrators to continue abuse with no supervision.... In these cases, judges acquiesce to a paternalistic myth of the American family and in so doing, ignore the reality of American children." -- Publishers Weekly (starred review) "A needed assessment of a terrible problem." -- Booklist "... provocative... " -- Library Journal "Recommended." -- Choice "Without anger, or hysteria, Rosen and Etlin document the interlocking, complex ways in which our antiquated system fails incested children and those who struggle to protect them. Just as important, they propose an innovative solution. This is 'must' reading for anyone interested in the problem of child sexual abuse." -- Elizabeth Morgan, M.D., Ph.D. It is comfortable to believe that incest and child sexual abuse need not concern us because we have institutions set up to deal with these problems. This book disallows that comfort and shows that the system has failed, and worse -- that it has generated a dangerous atmosphere of denial and cover-up. While Rosen and Etlin expose a system whose breakdown is shocking and fundamental, at the same time they present a proposal for relief for the children who are now trapped -- like hostages -- in this social war.
Categories: Current Events

The Hostage Rescuer

The Hostage Rescuer

with many of the 250 or so children abducted every year taken abroad. The increase in marriage break-ups and the ease with which people can travel overseas, however, means no country is immune. If visiting rights are abused and the ...

Author: Darren John Franklin

Publisher: Pen and Sword True Crime

ISBN: 9781526761552

Category: True Crime

Page: 224

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This is the thrilling true story of the recovery of an abducted child against the odds.Two close encounters with death convince the author, Darren, that his career in the sometimes murky world of global private security is not the healthiest. Meanwhile Scottish nurse Diane is on a life-changing route of her own after a Shirley Valentine-style romance on a Greek holiday island. While she moves to Australia to marry her Greek lover and to start a family, Darren escapes a contract on his life and teams up with a former British special forces operative to get into the business of rescuing abducted children. Darren's and Diane's paths cross when Diane's marriage breaks down, her ex abducts their four-year-old son Theo back to the Greek islands and, when all attempts to get her son back via the courts have failed, Darren's company is called in to carry out a daring snatch raid. As Diane waits anxiously in the wings, Darren and his small team must contend with hostile locals, double-crossing police and dubious legal contacts to conduct surveillance on their target, formulate a plan and grab the boy before making their hazardous escape. They can trust no-one. A whole island community is ranged against them, they have their suspicions about their own lawyer and the charity go-between who completes their team is actively leaking details of their plans, putting the entire mission, and possibly their lives, in danger. Set against an all-too-real epidemic of parental abductions, and a background of frequent failed recovery attempts, the action swings from Britain to South America to Australia, to the USA and the Greek Islands on a roller-coaster of drama and emotion from start to finish.
Categories: True Crime

Lone Wolf and Cub Volume 10 Hostage Child

Lone Wolf and Cub Volume 10  Hostage Child


Author: Kazuo Koike

Publisher: Dark Horse Comics

ISBN: 9781621150756

Category: Comics & Graphic Novels

Page: 320

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The six paths and four lives are split asunder, as Itto Ogami and Daigoro become separated in one of this series' most powerful stories to date! The Lone Wolf's arch-enemy, Yagyu Retsudo, pursues Ogami to retrieve the secret letter stolen from him, only to watch dozens of his men fall victim to the Lone Wolf's hungry sword! But Yagyu drives father and son apart as they tumble down a cliff and must survive on their own! Little Daigoro must begin his honorable search for his father. But with Yagyu's henchmen hunting high and low for the Lone Wolf and his cub, the net drags closer and the danger wraps tighter, but the blood flows ever freely... This volume contains the following stories: The Yagyu Letter The Tears of Daigoro The Fisherwoman's Love Drifting Shadows Straw Boy
Categories: Comics & Graphic Novels

The Toff And The Kidnapped Child

The Toff And The Kidnapped Child

... the Stolen Tresses (1958) Terror for the Toff (The Toff on the Farm) (1958) Double for the Toff (1959) The Toff and the Runaway Bride (1959) A Rocket for the Toff (1960) The Toff and the Kidnapped (The Kidnapped Child) (1960) Follow ...

Author: John Creasey

Publisher: House of Stratus

ISBN: 9780755134298

Category: Fiction

Page: 188

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When Richard Rollison, alias the Toff, decides to investigate the disappearance of Eve Kane's husband he has no idea of what he is likely to uncover. Then, the daughter is kidnapped and a chilling message received with a lock of hair. Should Eve pay - she thinks she should - but have the kidnappers underestimated the Toff?
Categories: Fiction

The Father s Story of Charley Ross the Kidnapped Child Containing a Full Account of the Abduction of C B Ross Etc With an Introduction by C P Krauth

The Father s Story of Charley Ross  the Kidnapped Child  Containing a Full     Account of the Abduction of C  B  Ross  Etc   With an Introduction by C  P  Krauth

The excitement in the neighborhood where this child was discovered was very great ; persons went many miles to see him , when it became known that he was supposed to be the missing child , thus showing the interest which is felt for the ...

Author: Christian Kunkel Ross


ISBN: BL:A0026114368


Page: 456

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Hostage Nation

Hostage Nation

eessful book to date, and glad that the country's consciousness had finally returned to the kidnapped victims. ... accused him of using the touching story of the hostage child to sway the government into talks with the “terrorists.

Author: Victoria Bruce

Publisher: Knopf

ISBN: 9780307593580

Category: History

Page: 320

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A blistering journalistic exposé: an account of government negligence, corporate malfeasance, familial struggle, drugs, politics, murder, and a daring rescue operation in the Colombian jungle. On July 2, 2008, when three American private contractors and Colombian presidential candidate Ingrid Betancourt were rescued after being held for more than five years by the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC), the world was captivated by their personal narratives. But between the headlines a major story was lost: Who exactly are the FARC? How had a drug-funded revolutionary army managed to hold so many hostages for so long? Had our costly War on Drugs failed completely? Hostage Nation answers these questions by exploring the complex and corrupt political and socioeconomic situations that enabled the FARC to gain unprecedented strength, influence, and impunity. It takes us behind the news stories to profile a young revolutionary in the making, an elite Colombian banker-turned-guerrilla and the hard-driven American federal prosecutor determined to convict him on American soil, and a former FBI boss who worked tirelessly to end the hostage crisis while the U.S. government disregarded his most important tool—negotiation. With unprecedented access to the FARC’s hidden camps, exceptional research, and lucid and keen insight, the authors have produced a revelatory work of current history.
Categories: History

Bullets Bombs and Fast Talk

Bullets  Bombs and Fast Talk

This concept developed out of a four-day hostage incident in Stockholm, Sweden, in 1973 in which several hostages were held in a ... Any movement or activity has to be requested of the hostage taker, and the hostage becomes childlike, ...

Author: James Botting

Publisher: Potomac Books, Inc.

ISBN: 9781597976565

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 241

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From the Publisher: A desperate gunman holds a planeload of innocent passengers hostage. A heavily armed cult leader refuses to leave his compound, threatening mass suicide by a hundred of his brainwashed followers. A neo-Nazi militant in a cabin hideout keeps federal agents at bay with gunfire. A baby disappears; his only trace is an ominous ransom call to his parents. Prisoners riot, threatening the lives of prison officers and hundreds of other inmates. How do you react? What do you do? What do you say? Your words, your actions can save lives-or lose them. James Botting faced these challenges and daily pressures during a fascinating and demanding twenty-five-year career as an FBI hostage negotiator. He found himself involved-sometimes peripherally, more often personally-in many of the FBI's most famous events since the 1970s. From Ruby Ridge to Waco, Patty Hearst to Rodney King, and Wounded Knee to TWA 847, Botting was there and on the spot. Along the way hostage negotiation techniques evolved, changing from play-it-by-ear and shoot-from-the-hip to a carefully choreographed psychological game of life and death. Botting was involved every step of the way. In Bullets, Bombs, and Fast Talk: Twenty-five Years of FBI War Stories, Botting vividly describes these events and more as only a participant can. He reviews the successes and the times the FBI fell short. He chillingly recounts a number of times when death seemed inevitable, only to come through unscathed. Botting pulls no punches with this gritty, detailed, and often humorous insider's account of life at the end of a gun as an FBI hostage negotiator.
Categories: Biography & Autobiography

Lost in Care The True Story of a Forgotten Child

Lost in Care   The True Story of a Forgotten Child

'Branny,' the boy in the next cell shouted back. I had never heard of him. 'What jail did you come from? ... I was up Glenochil,' I shouted back 'Were you one of the hostage takers?' Branny asked. 'No,' I said, 'but this mob's saying I ...

Author: Jimmy Holland

Publisher: Kings Road Publishing

ISBN: 9781786065230

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 300

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Jimmy Holland was born into a family suffering at the hands of their drunk and abusive father. At the age of just two weeks, he was placed into care. The beginning of a life lived in a constantly changing environment of homes, authorities and institutions began. Let down and frequently abused, it wasn't long before Jimmy strayed onto the wrong side of the tracks. Before long, the mould for a problem child was set. He quickly turned from substance abuse to drug use and, in turn, to crime - his only means of an escape. An inevitable lifetime of crime faced him and he soon became associated with the ringleaders of an infamous gang responsible for prison riots and hostage taking. A heart-felt, shocking and despairing insight into life as a state-raised boy, Lost in Care is the heart-rending tale of a man who has lost his childhood and also lost his way.
Categories: Biography & Autobiography

Legislation on Foreign Relations Through

Legislation on Foreign Relations Through

( a ) ( 1 ) Under regulations prescribed by the President , the head of an agency shall pay ( by advancement or reimbursement ) a spouse or child of an American hostage for expenses incurred for subsistence , tuition , fees , supplies ...

Author: United States


ISBN: WISC:89037346269

Category: United States


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Categories: United States

Hostage At Crystal Manor

Hostage At Crystal Manor

Thanks to his work, according to Director Egan via a video conference, a kidnapped child had been found and not a hostage had been harmed. In his debriefing, Nick was determined that the agency understand it had been Dakota Cameron who ...

Author: Heather Graham

Publisher: Harlequin

ISBN: 9781488076374

Category: Fiction


View: 699

Plunge back into heart-pounding drama with this thrilling romantic suspense from New York Times bestselling author Heather Graham. Trust the enemy? Desperate to escape her kidnappers, Kody Cameron can turn to only one man…and he’s holding a gun. Outnumbered and trapped in the deadly Everglades, she has little recourse, but something in this captor’s eyes makes her believe she can trust him. Does she dare to take the risk? Undercover agent Nick Connolly has met Kody before and knows she might very well blow his cover. Though determined to maintain his facade, he can’t let Kody die. He won’t. And his decision to change his own rules of law and order are about to make all hell break loose. First published as Law and Disorder in 2017.
Categories: Fiction