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A Journey Through the Yemen and Some General Remarks Upon that ...
by Walter Burton Harris

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English

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Publication Date

April 22, 2017

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"...Even to-day intense hatred exists between the followers of Sunni and Sheiya doctrines. No better example of this is to be found than the fact that when Russia was engaged in a war with Turkey that threatened to be a death-blow to Islam in Europe, not one sword was raised by the Sheiya-professing Mahammedans for her assistance...."<br /><br />A dashing socialite, swashbuckling adventurer, consummate traveler and industrious journalist, Walter Burton Harris (1866-1933) served as special correspondent to Morocco for The Times for four decades. In 1893, Harris published "A Journey Through the Yemen and Some General Remarks Upon that Country."<br /><br />"A Journey Through the Yemen" is a lively record of an adventurous expedition undertaken by Mr. Harris into the little known regions of South-Western Arabia. His account of the Yemen and his own adventures therein is full of life and actuality. A better written and more thoroughly interesting book of travel than this, one does not often meet with. The author takes us into a new land and discovers for us new and beautiful cities with a strange Oriental glamour and mystery. A book of travel of great freshness and interest, it breaks ground in one of the few regions of the earth where a little mystery and adventure still linger—a region also which is well worth closer study on political and historical grounds. <br /><br />Mr. Harris, in 1892, when the rebellion against Turkish authority was still convulsing the Yemen, effected a successful journey through that little-known region. Mr. Harris set out with the intention of learning more than had hitherto been known about the Yemen in general and its ancient capital, Sanaa, in particular. He was, however, prevented from carrying out his task by one of the periodical revolts of the Arabs against their Turkish masters. From his account of the Yemen rebellion we learn that though the Arabs of that province still retain a strong feeling of national independence, they are but little prepared to offer serious opposition to the high-handed Turk, who seems skilled in the art of crushing sedition. <br /><br />"A Journey Through the Yemen" is an exceedingly interesting volume of travel dealing with a country comparatively unknown to western readers. Starting from Aden, in order that ho might as far as possible esape the surveillance of the Turkish gentries, Mr. Harris made his way to Sanaa, and thence to the coast of the Red Sea at Hodaldah. The record of his journey and of his adventures, which in a country so unsettled could not but be exciting, makes very interesting and, particularly to those who are in any way concerned with the state of Turkish power and influence in Asia.<br /><br />Harris eloquently summed up his thoughts of his travels in Yemen, concluding:<br /><br />"A year has passed since I left the country, and yet its every detail is as clear to me as if it had all happened yesterday. As I lay down my pen I conjure up in my mind the desert rides under a myriad of brilliant stars; I feel upon my cheek the soft balmy southern breeze; I see again our little party hiding in the gullies, and creeping on by night over the terrible rough roads of the mountains. Once more, warned by an unknown friend, I escape by night from Beit Said; once more, but this time with a smile, I spend five days a prisoner in the conak of Sanaa. Once more I pass through the great valleys and descend to the desert, and I shudder over the remembrance of nights and days of fever—a fever that clung to me for months. Yet my recollections of the country are ones that I shall always treasure; and in spite of dangers and sickness, in spite of long marches and days in prison, the Yemen will always be for me, at least, Arabia Felix."
Lustreise ins Morgenland (Titus Tobler) (Literarische Gedanken Ed...
by Titus Tobler

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German

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Publication Date

April 23, 2017

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Literarische Gedanken Edition<br /><br />präsentiert<br /><br />Lustreise ins Morgenland<br />von Titus Tobler<br /><br /><br /><br />------<br /><br /><br /><br />"Lustreise ins Morgenland" ist ein 1839 veröffentlichtes Tagebuch des Schweizer Arztes, Dialektforschers und Palästinaforschers Titus Tobler (1806-1877), das seine erste Palästinareise von 1835 schildert.<br /><br />Alle Bücher der Literarische Gedanken Edition wurden von Originalen transskribiert und für ein verbessertes Leseerlebnis aufbereitet.<br /><br />Mehr Ausgaben finden Sie auf unserer Homepage unter www.literarischegedanken.de.
Lonely Planet Egypt (Travel Guide)
by , Jessica Lee

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English

Pages

512

Publication Date

June 01, 2015

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<P><I>Lonely Planet: The world's leading travel guide publisher</I> </P><P><B><I>Lonely Planet Egypt</I></B> is your passport to the most relevant, up-to-date advice on what to see and skip, and what hidden discoveries await you. Visit the ancient wonders of the Pyramids of Giza, cruise the Nile to a waterside temple, or see the glittering finds in the Egyptian Museum; all with your trusted travel companion. Get to the heart of Egypt and begin your journey now! </P><P><B>Inside <I>Lonely Planet Egypt Travel Guide</I>:</B> </P><UL> <LI><B>Colour </B>maps and images throughout <LI><B>Highlights</B> <B>and itineraries</B> help you tailor your trip to your personal needs and interests <LI><B>Insider tips</B> to save time and money and get around like a local, avoiding crowds and trouble spots <LI><B>Essential info</B> <B>at your fingertips</B> - hours of operation, phone numbers, websites, transit tips, prices <LI><B>Honest reviews for all budgets</B> - eating, sleeping, sight-seeing, going out, shopping, hidden gems that most guidebooks miss <LI><B>Cultural insights</B> give you a richer, more rewarding travel experience - history, art, literature, cuisine, etiquette, sports, politics, landscapes, wildlife, architecture <LI><B>Over 102 maps</B> <LI><B>Covers</B> Cairo, the Nile Valley, Minya, Luxor, Esna, Siwa Oasis, Western Desert, Alexandria, Suez Canal, Red Sea Coast, Sinai and more </LI></UL><P><B>eBook Features: </B>(Best viewed on tablet devices and smartphones) </P><UL> <LI><B>Downloadable PDF and offline maps</B> prevent roaming and data charges <LI><B>Effortlessly navigate</B> and jump between maps and reviews <LI><B>Add notes</B> to personalise your guidebook experience <LI><B>Seamlessly flip</B> between pages <LI><B>Bookmarks</B> <B>and speedy search </B>capabilities get you to key pages in a flash <LI><B>Embedded links</B> to recommendations' websites <LI><B>Zoom-in </B>maps and images <LI><B>Inbuilt dictionary </B>for quick referencing </LI></UL><P><B>The Perfect Choice: </B><B><I>Lonely Planet Egypt,</I></B> our most comprehensive guide to Egypt, is perfect for both exploring top sights and taking roads less travelled. </P><UL> <LI>Looking for more extensive coverage? Check out <B><I>Discover Egypt, </I></B>a photo-rich guide to the city's most popular attractions<B> </B>or Lonely Planet's<B> <I>Africa</I> </B>or<B> <I>Middle East</I> </B>travel guides,<B> </B>for a comprehensive look at all the region has to offer.<B> </B></LI></UL><P><B>Authors:</B> Written and researched by Lonely Planet, Anthony Sattin and Jessica Lee </P><P><B>About Lonely Planet: </B>Since 1973, Lonely Planet has become the world's leading travel media company with guidebooks to every destination, an award-winning website, mobile and digital travel products, and a dedicated traveller community. Lonely Planet covers must-see spots but also enables curious travellers to get off beaten paths to understand more of the culture of the places in which they find themselves. </P>
The First Love Story: Adam, Eve, and Us
by Bruce Feiler

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English

Pages

317

Publication Date

March 21, 2017

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<b>From the <i>New York Times </i>bestselling author of <i>Walking the Bible</i> and <i>Abraham </i>comes a revelatory journey across four continents and 4,000 years exploring how Adam and Eve introduced the idea of love into the world, and how they continue to shape our deepest feelings about relationships, family, and togetherness.</b><br /><br />Since antiquity, one story has stood at the center of every conversation about men and women. One couple has been the battleground for human relationships and sexual identity. That couple is Adam and Eve. Yet instead of celebrating them, history has blamed them for bringing sin, deceit, and death into the world.<br />  <br /> In this fresh retelling of their story, <i>New York Times </i>columnist and PBS host Bruce Feiler travels from the Garden of Eden in Iraq to the Sistine Chapel in Rome, from John Milton’s London to Mae West’s Hollywood, discovering how Adam and Eve should be hailed as exemplars of a long-term, healthy, resilient relationship. At a time of discord and fear over the strength of our social fabric, Feiler shows how history’s first couple can again be role models for unity, forgiveness, and love.<br />  <br /> Containing all the humor, insight, and wisdom that have endeared Bruce Feiler to readers around the world, <i>The First Love Story </i>is an unforgettable journey that restores Adam and Eve to their rightful place as central figures in our culture's imagination and reminds us that even our most familiar stories still have the ability to surprise, inspire, and guide us today.
3rd Grade History: The Egyptian Civilization: Egyptian Books for ...
by Baby Professor

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English

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Publication Date

December 20, 2015

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Learn about the Egyptian civilization like you're actually there! That's the magic of carefully selected images that appropriately depict life way back then. Pictures tell a thousand stories therefore making learning a fun and visual experience. This book is the perfect companion of those text-heavy books used at school. Grab a copy of this interactive book today!
The Desert and the Sown: Travels in Palestine and Syria
by Gertrude Bell

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English

Pages

211

Publication Date

March 03, 2016

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<b></b><h2><b>“To those bred under an elaborate social order few such moments of exhilaration can come as that which stands at the threshold of wild travel.”</b></h2><br /><br />In 1905 the Ottoman Empire’s rule in its chief province, greater Syria, was drawing precariously towards its close.<br /><br />Remaining unfazed by hardship or convention, Gertrude Bell, the daughter of an industrialist and land owner, set off on her journey across the region’s interior.<br /><br />During the months that followed, Bell grew to understand and respect the Arab peoples to a degree that few ever have, travelling further than any western woman before her.<br /><br />Although in a place with gender roles so clearly defined, Bell was welcomed at the coffee hearth, like a male guest, able to engage with them on the matters that interested her most.<br /><br /><em>The Desert and the Sown</em> is an account of those people Bell met or that accompanied her, showing what the world in which they lived was like and how it appeared to them, bringing to life the desert landscape and culture for a western world fascinated by the Orient.<br /><br /><b>Gertrude Bell</b> (1868-1926) was an English writer, traveller, archaeologist, and political officer. In her lifetime she explored Syria, Palestine, Mesopotamia, and Persia. A contemporary of T. E. Lawrence, she worked for the Arab Bureau in Cairo during the First World War and became influential in British Imperial policy making, helping establish the Hashemite dynasties. To this day she is still remembered in Iraq.<br /><br /><b>Albion Press is an imprint of Endeavour Press, the UK's leading independent digital publisher. For more information on our titles please sign up to our newsletter at www.endeavourpress.com. Each week you will receive updates on free and discounted ebooks. Follow us on Twitter: @EndeavourPress and on Facebook via http://on.fb.me/1HweQV7. We are always interested in hearing from our readers. Endeavour Press believes that the future is now.</b>
Lonely Planet Israel & the Palestinian Territories (Travel Guide)
by , Jenny Walker

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English

Pages

440

Publication Date

June 01, 2015

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<P><I>Lonely Planet: The world's leading travel guide publisher</I> </P><P><B><I>Lonely Planet Israel & the Palestinian Territories </I></B>is your passport to the most relevant, up-to-date advice on what to see and skip, and what hidden discoveries await you. Explore Crusader ruins; marvel at the breathtaking Dome of the Rock; or laze on the golden sands of Tel Aviv's world-famous beaches; all with your trusted travel companion. Get to the heart of Israel and the Palestinian Territories and begin your journey now! </P><P><B>Inside <I>Lonely Planet Israel & the Palestinian Territories</I> Travel Guide:</B> </P><UL> <LI><B>Full-colour </B>maps and images throughout <LI><B>Highlights</B> <B>and itineraries</B> help you tailor your trip to your personal needs and interests <LI><B>Insider tips</B> to save time and money and get around like a local, avoiding crowds and trouble spots <LI><B>Essential info</B> <B>at your fingertips</B> - hours of operation, phone numbers, websites, transit tips, prices <LI><B>Honest reviews for all budgets</B> - eating, sleeping, sight-seeing, going out, shopping, hidden gems that most guidebooks miss <LI><B>Cultural insights</B> give you a richer, more rewarding travel experience - history, culture, cuisine, government and politics, religion, literature, music, cinema, environment <LI><B>Free, convenient pull-out Jerusalem city map</B> (included in print version), plus over 50 colour maps <LI><B>Covers</B> Jerusalem, Tel Aviv, Jaffa, Haifa, Galilee, Tsfat, the Gaza Strip, the West Bank, the Negev, the Dead Sea, Petra and more </LI></UL><P><B>eBook Features: </B>(Best viewed on tablet devices and smartphones) </P><UL> <LI><B>Downloadable PDF and offline maps</B> prevent roaming and data charges <LI><B>Effortlessly navigate</B> and jump between maps and reviews <LI><B>Add notes</B> to personalise your guidebook experience <LI><B>Seamlessly flip</B> between pages <LI><B>Bookmarks</B> <B>and speedy search </B>capabilities get you to key pages in a flash <LI><B>Embedded links</B> to recommendations' websites <LI><B>Zoom-in </B>maps and images <LI><B>Inbuilt dictionary </B>for quick referencing </LI></UL><P><B>The Perfect Choice: </B><B><I>Lonely Planet </I></B><B><I>Israel & the Palestinian Territories</I></B><B>,</B> our most comprehensive guide to Israel and the Palestinian Territories, is perfect for both exploring top sights and taking roads less travelled. </P><UL> <LI>Looking for more extensive coverage? Check out our <B><I>Lonely Planet Middle East </I></B>guide. </LI></UL><P><B>Authors:</B> Written and researched by Lonely Planet, Daniel Robinson, Orlando Crowcroft, Virginia Maxwell and Jenny Walker. </P><P><B>About Lonely Planet: </B>Since 1973, Lonely Planet has become the world's leading travel media company with guidebooks to every destination, an award-winning website, mobile and digital travel products, and a dedicated traveller community. Lonely Planet covers must-see spots but also enables curious travellers to get off beaten paths to understand more of the culture of the places in which they find themselves. </P>
Ambassador Morgenthau's Story (1918)
by HENRY MORGENTHAU

Language

English

Pages

478

Publication Date

April 30, 2015

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Henry Morgenthau (1856 – 1946) was a lawyer, businessman and United States ambassador, most famous as the American ambassador to the Ottoman Empire during the First World War. As ambassador to the Ottoman Empire, Morgenthau has come to be identified as the most prominent American to speak out against the Armenian Genocide. Although the safety of American citizens, mostly Christian missionaries and Jews, was a major concern in the Ottoman Empire early in his ambassadorship, Morgenthau stated that the one issue he was most preoccupied was the Armenian Question.[8] After the outbreak of war, the U.S. remained neutral so the American Embassy – and by extension Morgenthau – additionally represented many of the Allies' interests in Constantinople, since they had withdrawn their diplomatic missions due to the hostilities. As Ottoman authorities began the extermination campaign of the Armenians in 1914-1915, Morgenthau's desk was flooded with reports nearly every hour by the American consuls residing in different parts of the Empire, documenting the massacres and deportation marches that were taking place. Faced with the accumulating evidence, he officially informed the U.S. government of the activities of the Ottoman government and asked for it to intervene. The American government however, not wanting to get dragged in, remained a neutral power in the conflict at the time and voiced little official reaction. Morgenthau held high-level meetings with the leaders of the Ottoman Empire to help alleviate the position of the Armenians but his protestations were waived and ignored.<br /><br />The importance of the book is beyond dispute, and everyone who pretends to have in his library or in his mind the essential facts in regard to the world cataclysm will need to know this work. A ring of candor, a desire to make the reader understand essential facts, the faculty of telling great events in simple words, and of portraying the actors in these events in such a manner that their motives become apparent, and a genial American patriotism, characterize the account which our ambassador at Constantinople has here given us of his intense and exciting activities at a place of the highest strategic importance in diplomacy during the recent war.<br /><br />This book originally published by DOUBLEDAY, PAGE & COMPANY in <br />1918 has been reformatted for the Kindle and may contain an occasional defect from its original publication or from the reformatting. <br />
Kabul Beauty School: An American Woman Goes Behind the Veil
by , Kristin Ohlson

Language

English

Pages

290

Publication Date

April 10, 2007

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Soon after the fall of the Taliban, in 2001, Deborah Rodriguez went to Afghanistan as part of a group offering humanitarian aid to this war-torn nation. Surrounded by men and women whose skills–as doctors, nurses, and therapists–seemed eminently more practical than her own, Rodriguez, a hairdresser and mother of two from Michigan, despaired of being of any real use. Yet she soon found she had a gift for befriending Afghans, and once her profession became known she was eagerly sought out by Westerners desperate for a good haircut and by Afghan women, who have a long and proud tradition of running their own beauty salons. Thus an idea was born. <br /><br />With the help of corporate and international sponsors, the Kabul Beauty School welcomed its first class in 2003. Well meaning but sometimes brazen, Rodriguez stumbled through language barriers, overstepped cultural customs, and constantly juggled the challenges of a postwar nation even as she learned how to empower her students to become their families’ breadwinners by learning the fundamentals of coloring techniques, haircutting, and makeup.<br /><br />Yet within the small haven of the beauty school, the line between teacher and student quickly blurred as these vibrant women shared with Rodriguez their stories and their hearts: the newlywed who faked her virginity on her wedding night, the twelve-year-old bride sold into marriage to pay her family’s debts, the Taliban member’s wife who pursued her training despite her husband’s constant beatings. Through these and other stories, Rodriguez found the strength to leave her own unhealthy marriage and allow herself to love again, Afghan style.<br /><br />With warmth and humor, Rodriguez details the lushness of a seemingly desolate region and reveals the magnificence behind the burqa. <i>Kabul Beauty School </i>is a remarkable tale of an extraordinary community of women who come together and learn the arts of perms, friendship, and freedom.<br /><br /><br /><i>From the Hardcover edition.</i>
A Country Between: Making a Home Where Both Sides of Jerusalem Co...
by Stephanie Saldaña

Language

English

Pages

368

Publication Date

February 07, 2017

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<p>"A Country Between reminds us that grief is as indispensable to joy as light is to shadow. Beautifully written, ardent and wise." — <strong>Geraldine Brooks, Pulitzer Prize-winning author of <em>The Secret Chord</em>,<em> People of the Book</em>, and <em>March</em></strong></p><p>A couple meet at a remote Syrian monastery and fall in love. She is American, he is French. They marry and decide to make their home in Jerusalem. They are devout Catholics and live on Nablus Road, where the Israeli and Palestinian sides of the city collide. Pregnant with her first child, Stephanie Saldaña struggles to protect her family, their faith, and herself from the upheaval that threatens to shatter the world around her. But as her due date approaches, she must reconcile herself with her choice to bring a child into a dangerous world. Her new memoir is a testament to finding hope, love and peace amid the contentious conflict in the Middle East.</p><p><br />"Thoughtful, candid and achingly lovely, A <em>Country Between</em> celebrates the moments of beauty and truth that appear even—or especially—in broken and hard places, bringing light and healing in unexpected ways."; — <em><strong>Shelf Awareness for Readers, STARRED review</strong></em></p><p>"Saldana shares a curious kind of hope by showing how life goes on no matter the circumstances... readers gain a deeper understanding of love and faith." — <em><strong>Booklist, STARRED review</strong></em></p>

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