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Return To The Land Of My Fathers

Author : Kenneth Lundstrom
ISBN : 9781618973474
Genre : Fiction
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Return to the Land of My Fathers is an inspiring novel that takes readers from pre-World War II Finland to modern day America. Ilmari grew up as a fisherman at a lake in Karelia, in Eastern Finland and bordering Russia. There he had a happy life with his growing family until World War II changed everything. His family was forcefully evacuated with 422,000 other Karelians. Ilmari's son, Aleksi, was taken as a prisoner of war and spent several hard years at a labor camp in Siberia, before serving the Soviet intelligence, and then becoming a gold medal candidate in shooting at the Olympic Games in Helsinki. Aleksi's goal was to defect during the Olympics, which resulted in incredible adventures throughout Finland, including meeting his future wife. Ilmari started a new career as a painter. Through his art, he expressed the longing for the Land of His Fathers, his beloved Karelia. He became a renowned artist, later finding inspiration also in the beautiful seashore landscape on Long Island. Aleksi became a literature professor and he reflects on the evacuation process from Karelia, comparing it to the ongoing Israeli-Palestinian conflict.At the age of ninety-five, Ilmari has the possibility to return to the Land of His Fathers with his grown-up children and grandchildren. He reflects on the Return to the Land of My Fathers. Was it an illusion or for real? Author Bio: Kenneth Lundstrom is a molecular biologist working in the area of cancer therapy. Originally from Helsinki, Finland, he now resides near Lausanne, Switzerland. He has previously published Taxi Trips to Remember or Forget, a travel memoir, and is now writing his next book. http: //sbpra.com/KennethLundstro

Land Of My Fathers

Author : Vamba Sherif
ISBN : 9781908446541
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The proud Republic of Liberia was founded in the 19th century with the triumphant return of the freed slaves from America to Africa. Once back ‘home’, however, these AmericoLiberians had to integrate with the resident tribes – who did not want or welcome them. Against a background of French and British colonialists busily carving up Mother Africa, while local tribes were still unashamedly trading in slaves . . . the vulnerable newcomers felt trapped and out of place. Where men should have stood shoulder to shoulder, they turned on each other instead. THE LAND OF MY FATHERS plunges us into this world. But in the midst of turmoil, there is friendship. Edward Richard, a man born into slavery and a preacher by profession, is convinced that the future of Liberia lies in bringing peace amongst the tribes. His mission takes him to the far north, where he meets an extraordinary man, Halay. Edward’s new and dearest friend is ready to sacrifice his own life to protect his country; for the Liberians believe that with Halay’s death, no war will ever threaten their land. A century later, this belief is crushed when war engulfs the land, bearing away with it the descendants of both Edward and Halay.

Land Of My Fathers

Author : Gwynfor Evans
ISBN : 0862432650
Genre : Social Science
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A comprehensive, illustrated history of Wales which became an immediate best-seller when it was first published. It has proved to be a classic, reads like a political thriller, and was written by one of the greatest Welshmen of the 20th century!

A Pilgrimage To The Land Of My Fathers

Author : Moses Margoliouth
ISBN : 1150647892
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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1850. Excerpt: ... LETTER XXIV. TO THE RIGHT HON. VISCOUNT PALMERSTON, G.C.B. Tunis, Nov. 1847. My Lord, Allow me to express my sense of gratitude to your Lordship for your kindly furnishing me with the letters of introduction for my present travels, for which the Earl of Clarendon kindly applied in my behalf. Owing to a mistake in the address, I did not receive them till the latter end of last week. I purpose staying here for some time, as I am anxious to make myself thoroughly well acquainted with the present state of this wretched regency, as regards its civil, political, literary, and religious condition. I was very much pleased to find here an organized, though small, Protestant congregation, under the auspices of the Established Church of Scotland. The Rev. Nathan Davis, an ordained missionary of that Church, is the officiating minister. Divine service is at present performed in a room belonging to the mission; but I understand that the Assembly of the Church of Scotland are about to erect here an edifice to be set apart as a Christian place of worship; a step which will reflect a great degree of credit on the zeal of that Church. Though the Protestants are but few in number in this city--between forty and fifty--they still felt the great want of a Sunday service; and, up to the arrival of Mr. Davis, they were totally destitute of any Christian instruction, a circumstance which proved a triumphant taunt in the mouths of the French Roman Catholics against British Protestants. It is gratifying, therefore, that the former can no longer reproach the latter with neglect of their religious duties. The temporary chapel is well filled; all the Protestants, with the exception of the British Consul-General--who is at present residing in his country-house, twelve miles distant f...

The Land Of My Fathers

Author : Robert Laxalt
ISBN : 9780874173956
Genre : Travel
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In 1960, renowned Nevada writer Robert Laxalt moved himself and his family to a small Basque village in the French Pyrenees. The son of Basque emigrants, Laxalt wanted to learn as much as he could about the ancient and mysterious people from which he was descended and about the country from which his parents came. Thanks to his Basque surname and a wide network of family connections, Laxalt was able to penetrate the traditional reserve of the Basques in a way that outsiders rarely can. In the process, he gained rare insight into the nature of the Basques and the isolated, beautiful mountain world where they have lived for uncounted centuries. Based on Laxalt’s personal journals of this and a later sojourn in 1965, The Land of My Fathers is a moving record of a people and their homeland. Through Laxalt’s perceptive eyes and his wife Joyce’s photographs, we observe the Basques’ market days and festivals, join their dove hunts and harvests, share their humor and history, their deep sense of nationalism, their abiding pride in their culture and their homes, and discover the profound sources of the Basques’ strength and their endurance as a people. Photography by Joyce Laxalt.

Land Of My Fathers

Author : Alexander Cordell
ISBN : 9781473603899
Genre : Fiction
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Set against the background of the Chartist rebellion, LAND OF MY FATHERS is a heartfelt evocation of the greatest iron town in the world, Merthyr, and of the people who made it so: foundry-owners and workers, immigrants, fortune-hunters, idealists, prostitutes and wastrels. It is also the story of one man, Taliesin Roberts, robust, determined, passionate - and of a three-sided love that will never die.

Apropos Of Africa

Author : Martin Kilson
ISBN : 9781136253096
Genre : History
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First published in 1969

Meditations On The Glory Of Christ

Author : J. Craig Chaffin
ISBN : 9781490824956
Genre : Religion
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Meditations on the Glory of Christ is the beginning volume in a new series. Each day, you will read a Scripture passage, and then the author will lead you through a devotion concerning Christ's glory found in that passage. Following this path, you will have read Genesis through 2 Chronicles in a year, savoring the wonder of Christ. So grab your Bible and this book, and seek His glory!

American Scenery Or Land Lake And River Illustrations Of Transatlantic Nature From Drawings By W H Bartlett

Author : Nathaniel Parker Willis
ISBN : OXFORD:600041395
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Oratorio Of Joseph His Brethren

Author : Etienne Nicolas Méhul
ISBN : HARVARD:32044040631483
Genre : Operas
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