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A Blessing over Ashes: The Remarkable Odyssey of My Unlikely Brother (2000)
From a writer of insight, wit, and compassion
comes the remarkable story of a boy from the
killing fields of Cambodia who irrevocably
changed the life of an American family.
A Blessing Over Ashes
In clear vivid prose, Adam Fifield recaptures the snowy night when he, at
the age of eleven, along with his mother, father, and younger brother,
waited to welcome fifteen-year-old Soeuth into the family. The boy shuffled
in, short and scrawny, a baseball cap shading his downcast eyes. He spoke
not a word, yet a silent terror hovered around him.
The author describes the events of the months that followed: Soeuth's
wariness and detachment; his fear of being seized in the night by his
parents' ghosts; Adam's discovery of his new brother's amazing physical
skills, like catching fish with his bare hands; and Soeuth's eventual and
painful emergence from years of darkness. As Soeuth gradually adjusts to
rural middle-class America, a world fantastically foreign from the horrors
of his homeland, a bond is formed with his new brothers that would
permanently affect them all.
In his senior year of high school, Soeuth leaves home, lured by an
anesthetic world of drugs and alcohol. Over the next few years, the brothers
drift apart, distracted by college, jobs, girlfriends. Then Soeuth finds out
that the members of his Cambodian family -- whom, for fourteen years, he has
presumed to be dead-are alive. The discovery is the beginning of a new
journey -- one that reunites Soeuth with his long-lost brothers, sisters,
and parents...and with his American brother Adam.
Rudy!: An Investigative Biography of Rudolph Giuliani (2000) by Wayne
assisted by Adam Fifield
Rudy Guiliani. New York City's Mayor. America's
Number One Cop. A municipal superhero who needs no phone booth. A
politician of astonishing complexity whose full story has never been told.
Guiliani has assumed mythic proportions, the can-do emblem of the new
urban politics. He has been heralded as the ultimate turn-around artist -
projecting himself as the reformer who single-handedly salvaged a
crime-ridden and blighted New York. From his days in the Eighties as the
Michael Milken-busting U.S. Attorney of Manhattan to his current purge of
hundreds of thousands from his city's welfare rolls, Giuliani has targeted
rich and poor with the same relentless certitude.
This investigative biography starts with the college kid who confided his
presidential dream to his girlfriend and practiced future campaign
speeches in front of her at home. It analyzes his substantial impact as
U.S. Attorney, badly wounding the Mafia, ransacking the white collared
halls of Wall Street and forever changing the face of New York politics.
It looks at his celebrated crime reduction and other achievements through
a new lens, highlighting the single-mindedness that has made Giuliani one
of America's most important and controversial figures.
With two marriages as troubled and secretive as his family history,
Giuliani is on every New Yorker's therapeutic couch, stirring feelings as
intense as the ones that visibly boil inside of him. Though he has become
a national legend, his re-election total in 1997 was the lowest in
Wayne Barrett, co-author of the bestselling City for Sale, draws on twenty
years of reporting on Giuliani to bring us the most comprehensive and
newsbreaking biography of a man of giant contradictions and unpredictable
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