Father of Lions: the Story of Mosul Zoo

Father of Lions: the Story of Mosul Zoo

Author: Louise Callaghan

Publisher: Apollo

ISBN: 1789540771

Category: Animal rescue

Page: 432

View: 845

This is a story of human decency in the midst of barbarism - how the zookeeper of Mosul Zoo saved the animals during the Isis rule of the city between 2014 and 2017.

Father of Lions

Father of Lions

Author: Louise Callaghan

Publisher: Head of Zeus Ltd

ISBN: 9781789540789

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 400

View: 455

'This is an unexpectedly funny and moving book. You might not expect to laugh when reading about ISIS-held Mosul, but through the story of a man who loves both lions and life, Louise Callaghan shows how humour and defiance can counter cruelty, and why both humans and animals crave freedom' Lindsey Hilsum, International Editor, Channel 4 News and author of In Extremis: the life of war correspondent Marie Colvin. Between 2014 and 2017, the 'Islamic State' ruled the city of Mosul, in northern Iraq, killing 'traitors', destroying books and oppressing women. But miraculously, in a park on the eastern edge of the Tigris, a zoo was kept open. Father of Lions is the story of Mosul Zoo. It survived under the stern hand of Abu Laith, the zookeeper, a man with an interesting past and a lifelong animal lover. His real name was Imad, but for as long as he could remember everyone had called him by his nickname, Abu Laith – 'Father of Lions'. And the lions and bears survived not only two years of Isis occupation, but starvation and bombardment by liberating forces. As the animals began to starve, Abu Laith and his family and helpers went hungry to keep them alive. They risked their lives to pick through bins for leftovers in Isis-occupied neighbourhoods. In a final heroic effort, the surviving animals were smuggled out of Iraq in a daring rescue operation. This is a story of human decency in the midst of barbarism.

Into the Lion's Den

Into the Lion's Den

Author: Tionne Rogers

Publisher: Lulu.com

ISBN: 9781470982935

Category:

Page: 478

View: 564

What would have happened if Constantin Repin had seduced Guntram first? Could a naïve young man be happy with a Russian ganster? Could Konrad von Lintorff, the Head of a misterious secret organization allow his greatest enemy to live in bliss? A parallel universe to the novel "The Substitute". Reprint.NC 18

The Lion's Daughter

The Lion's Daughter

Author: Loretta Chase

Publisher: NYLA

ISBN: 9781617508554

Category: Fiction

Page: 380

View: 252

"Live the romance. Read Loretta Chase" –Christina DoddNew York Times bestselling, award-winning author Loretta Chase’s first full length Regency Historical Romance!Gorgeous, stubborn Esme Brentmor, daughter of a disgraced lord, is used to a wild, dangerous life among the tribes of Albania, to whom her father is the legendary, controversial Red Lion whose death she's courageously vowed to avenge –even if it leads to her own. Instead, her quest finds her rescued by the most unlikely (and very reluctant) hero!Lazy and spoiled, Lord Varian St. George has gambled away his heritage and lives on his considerable looks, charm and wits. All he wants is the good life, and instead, he finds himself in rough country, with a tempestuous whirlwind of a female who's as savage as he's civilized. How did this termagant become his responsibility? And how can he escape?! Yet as he and Esme plunge headlong into even more peril, he may surprise even his own jaded self and become the man that Esme (foolishly) believes he is!

Father of Lions

Father of Lions

Author: Louise Callaghan

Publisher: Forge Books

ISBN: 1250248957

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 416

View: 292

Father of Lions is the powerful true story of the evacuation of the Mosul Zoo, featuring Abu Laith the zookeeper, Simba the lion cub, Lula the bear, and countless others, faithfully depicted by acclaimed, award-winning journalist Louise Callaghan in her trade publishing debut. Combining a true-to-life narrative of humanity in the wake of war with the heartstring-tugging account of rescued animals, Father of Lions will appeal to audiences of bestsellers like The Zookeeper’s Wife and The Bookseller of Kabul as well as fans of true animal stories such as A Streetcat Named Bob, Marley and Me, and Finding Atticus. “An unexpectedly funny and moving book. ... Through the story of a man who loves both lions and life, Louise Callaghan shows how humour and defiance can counter cruelty, and why both humans and animals crave freedom.” -- Lindsey Hilsum, International Editor, Channel 4 News and author of In Extremis: the life of war correspondent Marie Colvin.

LION OF IRESHOM

LION OF IRESHOM

Author: Sultanah AD

Publisher: Sultanah AD

ISBN:

Category: Fiction

Page: 50

View: 659

In ancient times, in the north, where rivers flew from paradise, a great war erupted. In the south, and in the unparalleled city, hearts had been trembling in a hot spring whirlpool. And between them, there were wishes lost in the valley of a thousand villages. There, breaths were stopped, tears were shed, sacrifices were offered, then the smiles were drawn. In the north, where the civilization of Mesopotamia was raised, our first story events begin

Think Level 4 Student's Book

Think Level 4 Student's Book

Author: Herbert Puchta

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781107573284

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 129

View: 356

Challenge and inspire your teenage learners to think beyond language. Think is a vibrant course designed to engage teenage learners and make them think. As well as building students' language skills, it offers a holistic approach to learning: developing their thinking skills, encouraging them to reflect on values and building their self-confidence. Topics are chosen to appeal to and challenge teenagers, firing their imagination and ensuring effective learning. Exam-style exercises and tips help students prepare for Cambridge English Key, Preliminary, First and Advanced. Informed by the Cambridge English Corpus, the course reflects real language usage and 'Get it right' sections help students avoid common mistakes.

NLT Study Bible Large Print

NLT Study Bible Large Print

Author: Tyndale

Publisher: Tyndale House Publishers, Inc.

ISBN: 9781496445445

Category: Bibles

Page: 2409

View: 251

Make Your Study Personal and Your Devotions Serious. You study the Bible to connect with God's heart. The NLT Study Bible gives you the tools you need to enter the world of the Bible so you can do just that. Including over 25,000 study notes plus profiles, charts, maps, timelines, book and section introductions, and approximately 300 theme notes, the NLT Study Bible will make your study personal and your devotions serious. This new large print edition features a generous 10-point font. The New Living Translation breathes life into even the most difficult-to-understand Bible passages, changing lives as the words speak directly to their hearts.