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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

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.

Ihya

Author : al-Ghazzali
ISBN : UOM:39015076525149
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Full Moon Over Noah S Ark

Author : Rick Antonson
ISBN : 9781510705678
Genre : Travel
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Acclaimed travel writer Rick Antonson sets his adventurous compass on Mount Ararat, exploring the region’s long history, religious mysteries, and complex politics. Mount Ararat is the most fabled mountain in the world. For millennia this massif in eastern Turkey has been rumored as the resting place of Noah’s Ark following the Great Flood. But it also plays a significant role in the longstanding conflict between Turkey and Armenia. Author Rick Antonson joined a five-member expedition to the mountain’s nearly 17,000-foot summit, trekking alongside a contingent of Armenians, for whom Mount Ararat is the stolen symbol of their country. Antonson weaves vivid historical anecdote with unexpected travel vignettes, whether tracing earlier mountaineering attempts on the peak, recounting the genocide of Armenians and its unresolved debate, or depicting the Kurds’ ambitions for their own nation’s borders, which some say should include Mount Ararat. What unfolds in Full Moon Over Noah’s Ark is one man’s odyssey, a tale told through many stories. Starting with the flooding of the Black Sea in 5600 BCE, through to the Epic of Gilgamesh and the contrasting narratives of the Great Flood known to followers of the Judaic, Christian and Islamic religions, Full Moon Over Noah’s Ark takes readers along with Antonson through the shadows and broad landscapes of Turkey, Iraq, Iran and Armenia, shedding light on a troubled but fascinating area of the world. Skyhorse Publishing, as well as our Arcade imprint, are proud to publish a broad range of books for readers interested in history--books about World War II, the Third Reich, Hitler and his henchmen, the JFK assassination, conspiracies, the American Civil War, the American Revolution, gladiators, Vikings, ancient Rome, medieval times, the old West, and much more. While not every title we publish becomes a New York Times bestseller or a national bestseller, we are committed to books on subjects that are sometimes overlooked and to authors whose work might not otherwise find a home.

A Magnificent Odyssey

Author : P. A. Murad
ISBN : 9781414032634
Genre : Fiction
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This book is a story about an Irish family living in County Antrim during the second half of the eighteenth century. They are ordinary people who love their God, love their country, love their family, love their neighbors and love the land. Andrew and Anthony Hamill are the youngest sons of a well-established Presbyterian farming family who lived in the Bushmills area of Antrim. They both choose not to take up the land and farm in the Hamill tradition. One goes to Belfast to learn the white trade'. The other follows his mother's religion and enters a Catholic seminary, but later abandons his calling and returns to Belfast to join his brother at Lally's Linen Mill. After a tragedy at the mill, Anthony gives up the white trade and returns to the land. He marries, takes a lease in Ballyclare and sets out to establish his homestead. Anthony and Margaret operate a successful farm, raise their family, create lasting friendships and strive to deal with the bloody conflicts in Ireland during the last decade of the eighteenth century.

Good Literature

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ISBN : UOM:39015082475305
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The Byzantine Monuments And Topography Of The Pontos

Author : Anthony Bryer
ISBN : WISC:89009180068
Genre : Electronic books
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The Academy And Literature

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The Armenian Genocide

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ISBN : STANFORD:36105039015719
Genre : Armenian massacres, 1915-1923
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The Academy

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ISBN : STANFORD:36105028011570
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The Pall Mall Budget

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The Athenaeum

Author : James Silk Buckingham
ISBN : UTEXAS:059171100822457
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The Athenaeum

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Sunday School Times

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The Michigan Journal

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Genre : Dearborn (Mich.)
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No Man S Lands

Author : Scott Huler
ISBN : STANFORD:36105130550341
Genre : History
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Details the author's efforts to retrace the footsteps of Odysseus from Troy to Ithaca as recorded in "The Odyssey," following the Greek hero on his journey around the Mediterranean to discover why this tale continues to resonate with Western readers.

The Video Source Book

Author : David J. WEINER
ISBN : 0787634115
Genre : Video recordings
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Ararat

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ISBN : UOM:39076000384805
Genre : Armenian literature
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Entering The Sacred Mountain

Author : David A. Cooper
ISBN : STANFORD:36105003426595
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The author describes his twenty-year spiritual quest exploring the inner teachings and esoteric practices of Buddhism, Judaism, and Islam

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