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The Hundred Year Walk

Author : Dawn Anahid MacKeen
ISBN : 9780544582927
Genre : History
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A Finalist for the Dayton Literary Peace Prize A New York Post Must-Read “Part family heirloom, part history lesson, The Hundred-Year Walk is an emotionally poignant work, powerfully imagined and expertly crafted.”—Aline Ohanesian, author of Orhan’s Inheritance “This book reminds us that the way we treat strangers can ripple out in ways we will never know . . . MacKeen’s excavation of the past reveals both uncomfortable and uplifting lessons about our present.”—Ari Shapiro, NPR Growing up, Dawn MacKeen heard from her mother how her grandfather Stepan miraculously escaped from the Turks during the Armenian genocide of 1915, when more than one million people—half the Armenian population—were killed. In The Hundred-Year Walk MacKeen alternates between Stepan’s courageous account, drawn from his long-lost journals, and her own story as she attempts to retrace his steps, setting out alone to Turkey and Syria, shadowing her resourceful, resilient grandfather across a landscape still rife with tension. Dawn uses his journals to guide her to the places he was imperiled and imprisoned and the desert he crossed with only half a bottle of water. Their shared story is a testament to family, to home, and to the power of the human spirit to transcend the barriers of religion, ethnicity, and even time itself. “I am in awe of what Dawn MacKeen has done here . . . Her sentences sing. Her research shines. Her readers will be rapt—and a lot smarter by the end.”—Meghan Daum, author of The Unspeakable: And Other Subjects of Discussion “Harrowing.”—Us Weekly

The Odyssey Of An Armenian Revolutionary Couple

Author : Vahak D. Sarkis
ISBN : 9781450094429
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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A historical biography of the author's father, Minas Dersarkissian, and mother, Aghavni Dersarkissian, who survived the Armenian genocide. Minas fought the enemy on the battlefield and Aghavni waged her war as a community activist to preserve Armenian identity.

Ottoman Odyssey

Author : Alev Scott
ISBN : 9781784293703
Genre : History
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**SHORTLISTED FOR THE STANFORD DOLMAN TRAVEL BOOK OF THE YEAR** Alev Scott's odyssey began when she looked beyond Turkey's borders for contemporary traces of the Ottoman Empire. Their 800-year rule ended a century ago - and yet, travelling through twelve countries from Kosovo to Greece to Palestine, she uncovers a legacy that's vital and relevant; where medieval ethnic diversity meets 21st century nationalism, and displaced people seek new identities. It's a story of surprises. An acolyte of Erdogan in Christian-majority Serbia confirms the wide-reaching appeal of his authoritarian leadership. A Druze warlord explains the secretive religious faction in the heart of the Middle East. The palimpsest-like streets of Jerusalem's Old Town hint at the Ottoman co-existence of Muslims and Jews. And in Turkish Cyprus Alev Scott rediscovers a childhood home. In every community, history is present as a dynamic force. Faced by questions of exile, diaspora and collective memory, Alev Scott searches for answers from the cafes of Beirut to the refugee camps of Lesbos. She uncovers in Erdogan's nouveau-Ottoman Turkey a version of the nostalgic utopias sold to disillusioned voters in Europe and the U.S. And yet - as she relates with compassion, insight and humour - diversity is the enduring, endangered heart of this fascinating region.

Politically Homeless

Author : Mary Terzian
ISBN : 9781504913102
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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Multicultural/Social Science, Women//Travel In this Memoir, Terzian’s aspirations to attend college meet parents’ refusal, flaring her yearnings even more. Consequently she quits her home in Cairo to work with the United Nations (UN) World Health Organization in Alexandria. Five years later she accepts a UN assignment in Congo, where civil war is rampant. She endures the rigors of expatriation, meanwhile saving funds for her college tuition. She also travels to eighteen countries across three continents for vacation and to visit her scattered family: cousin in Holland, brother in Armenia, and new relatives there, descendants of survivors from the Armenian genocide during World War I. While she is still in Yerevan, Comrade Khrushchev is overthrown. She manages to slip out of the Soviet Union safely and visit several countries in Africa on her way back to Congo. She returns to Leopoldville on board a plane commandeered by mercenaries! Her struggles continue. Tertian’s “Politically Homeless. . .” publication in 2015 has so far caught the attention of three entities: - Women of Distinction Magazine is looking forward to featuring you and your article. It will now be noted “Recipient of the 2016 Excellence Award ....” - The Honors Department of The International Women's Leadership Association (IWLA) selected Mary Terzian for her outstanding leadership skills, commitment to her profession and contributions her community. - Continental Who'sWho has awarded a plaque to Mary Terzian as "Pinnacle Professional Member" inducted into Continental's Who's Who circle. Additional information about the book and the author can be found online at Amazon.com, and other digital stores as well as at www.maryterzian.com; Authorsden.com/maryterzian; Whittierwriters. wordpress.com/author/MaryTerzian. She is active on Facebook and Linked-in.

The Michigan Journal

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ISBN : UOM:39076005110296
Genre : Dearborn (Mich.)
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The Armenian Genocide

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ISBN : STANFORD:36105039015719
Genre : Armenian massacres, 1915-1923
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The Pall Mall Budget

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ISBN : CORNELL:31924069724809
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Congressional Record

Author : United States. Congress
ISBN : MINN:31951D037697057
Genre : Law
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The Congressional Record is the official record of the proceedings and debates of the United States Congress. It is published daily when Congress is in session. The Congressional Record began publication in 1873. Debates for sessions prior to 1873 are recorded in The Debates and Proceedings in the Congress of the United States (1789-1824), the Register of Debates in Congress (1824-1837), and the Congressional Globe (1833-1873)

Landscape Architecture Magazine

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ISBN : UVA:X002070603
Genre : Landscape architecture
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Antiquarian Bookman

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ISBN : MINN:319510007132673
Genre : Antiquarian booksellers
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