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4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00 (883 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Zainab Salbi, Josephine Bailey Narrator: Josephine Bailey Publisher: Tantor Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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Zainab Salbi was eleven years old when her father was chosen to be Saddam Hussein’s personal pilot and her family’s life was grafted onto his. Her mother, the beautiful Alia, taught her daughter the skills she needed to survive. A plastic smile. Saying yes. Burying in boxes in her mind the horrors she glimpsed around her. “Learn to erase your memories,” she instructed. “He can read eyes.”

In this richly visual memoir, Salbi describes tyranny as she saw it—through the eyes of a privileged child, a rebellious teenager, a violated wife, and ultimately a public figure fighting to overcome the skill that once kept her alive: silence.

Between Two Worlds is a riveting quest for truth that deepens our understanding of the universal themes of power, fear, sexual subjugation, and the question one generation asks the one before it: How could you have let this happen to us?

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  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Shabnam | 2/19/2014

    " One of the best and most inspiring stories I've ever read. A great storyteller tells her bitter sweet voyage through her very interesting life. DO READ! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Lataun | 2/14/2014

    " This sheds light on how Hussein rose to power and why he persecuted the Shia tribe. I think he was just an insecure man who grew up poor and felt inferior. I enjoyed reading about her triumphs as a women and overcoming her own insecurities and trials. I am truly grateful to live in America and feel blessed to have been born into this country. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Shauna | 2/10/2014

    " Great read. Interesting to see Huseian from the eye's of somone close to him. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Charles | 2/6/2014

    " This was a very interesting book. I found it interesting to hear about how Saddam Hussein interacted with his closest confidants. The book certainly makes you think and feel grateful for blessings of living in the U.S. There were a couple of parts that I wouldn't want a teenager to read because they are fairly explicit. "

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