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Their Promised Land

Their Promised Land
  • Author : Ian Buruma
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2016-01-19
  • Total pages :320
  • ISBN : 9780698410183
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Summary : A family history of surpassing beauty and power: Ian Buruma’s account of his grandparents’ enduring love through the terror and separation of two world wars During the almost six years England was at war with Nazi Germany, Winifred and Bernard Schlesinger, Ian Buruma’s grandparents, and the film director John Schlesinger's parents, were, like so many others, thoroughly sundered from each other. Their only recourse was to write letters back and forth. And write they did, often every day. In a way they were just picking up where they left off in 1918, at the end of their first long separation because of the Great War that swept Bernard away to some of Europe’s bloodiest battlefields. The thousands of letters between them were part of an inheritance that ultimately came into the hands of their grandson, Ian Buruma. Now, in a labor of love that is also a powerful act of artistic creation, Ian Buruma has woven his own voice in with theirs to provide the context and counterpoint necessary to bring to life, not just a remarkable marriage, but a class, and an age. Winifred and Bernard inherited the high European cultural ideals and attitudes that came of being born into prosperous German-Jewish émigré families. To young Ian, who would visit from Holland every Christmas, they seemed the very essence of England, their spacious Berkshire estate the model of genteel English country life at its most pleasant and refined. It wasn’t until years later that he discovered how much more there was to the story. At its heart, Their Promised Land is the story of cultural assimilation. The Schlesingers were very British in the way their relatives in Germany were very German, until Hitler destroyed that option. The problems of being Jewish and facing anti-Semitism even in the country they loved were met with a kind of stoic discretion. But they showed solidarity when it mattered most. As the shadows of war lengthened again, the Schlesingers mounted a remarkable effort, which Ian Buruma describes movingly, to rescue twelve Jewish children from the Nazis and see to their upkeep in England. Many are the books that do bad marriages justice; precious few books take readers inside a good marriage. In Their Promised Land, Buruma has done just that; introducing us to a couple whose love was sustaining through the darkest hours of the century. Look for Ian's new book, A Tokyo Romance, in March, 2018.

The Promised Land

The Promised Land
  • Author : Pierre Berton
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2011-08-10
  • Total pages :400
  • ISBN : 9780385673662
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Summary : After the pioneers described in The National Dream, The Last Spike and Klondike came the settlers — a million people who filled a thousand miles of prairie in a single generation.

Promised Land

Promised Land
  • Author : Khadija Mastur
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2019-07-15
  • Total pages :216
  • ISBN : 0670090352
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Summary : In the wake of the Partition, a new country is born. As millions of refugees pour into Pakistan, swept up in a welter of chaos and deprivation, Sajidah and her father find their way to the Walton refugee camp, uncertain of their future in what is to become their new home. Sajidah longs to be reunited with her beloved Salahuddin, but her journey out of the camp takes an altogether unforeseen route. Drawn into the lives of another family-refugees like herself-she is wary of its men, particularly Nazim, the eldest son whose gaze lingers over her. But it is the women of the household whose lives and choices will transform her the most: the passionately beseeching Saleema, her domineering mother Khala Bi, the kind but forlorn Amma Bi, and the feisty young housemaid Taji. With subtlety and insight, Khadija Mastur conjures a d ynamic portrait of spirited women whose lives are wrought by tragedy and trial even as they cling defiantly to the promise of a better future.

The Promised Land

The Promised Land
  • Author : Mary Antin
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2013-09-02
  • Total pages :288
  • ISBN : 9780486320663
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Summary : This 1912 classic of the Jewish-American immigrant experience, whose author arrived in Boston from Russia as a child in the 1890s, offers a moving narrative of Old and New World cultures.

My Promised Land

My Promised Land
  • Author : Ari Shavit
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2015
  • Total pages :445
  • ISBN : 9780385521710
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Summary : Presents an examination of Israel through the stories of everyday citizens that traces the events that led the country to its current state of conflict, illuminating the importance of lesser-known historical events.

To the Promised Land

To the Promised Land
  • Author : Uri Dan,Yossi Harel
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :1988
  • Total pages :285
  • ISBN : UOM:39015006602034
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Summary : Revealing photographs and a dramatic text chronicle the events that led up to Israel's statehood and the struggle for survival, and profiles Israel's early leaders

The First Book of Moses, Called Genesis

The First Book of Moses, Called Genesis
  • Author : Anonim
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :1999
  • Total pages :126
  • ISBN : 0802136109
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Summary : The publication of the King James version of the Bible, translated between 1603 and 1611, coincided with an extraordinary flowering of English literature and is universally acknowledged as the greatest influence on English-language literature in history. Now, world-class literary writers introduce the book of the King James Bible in a series of beautifully designed, small-format volumes. The introducers' passionate, provocative, and personal engagements with the spirituality and the language of the text make the Bible come alive as a stunning work of literature and remind us of its overwhelming contemporary relevance.

Beyond the Promised Land

Beyond the Promised Land
  • Author : Glenn Frankel
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :1996-06-05
  • Total pages :432
  • ISBN : 9780684823478
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Summary : A Pulitzer Prize-winning reporter examines the events leading up to the peace accord between Israeli and Palestinian leaders and the birth of a new Israel. Reprint. 15,000 first printing.

From Paradise to the Promised Land

From Paradise to the Promised Land
  • Author : T. Desmond Alexander
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2002-09-01
  • Total pages :339
  • ISBN : 9780801025976
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Summary : Get an in-depth look into the first five books of the Bible with this accessible introduction to their content, significance, and themes.

The Promised Land

The Promised Land
  • Author : Erich Maria Remarque
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2017-02-02
  • Total pages :384
  • ISBN : 0099577097
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Summary : From the detention centre on Ellis Island, Ludwig Somner looks across a small stretch of water to the glittering towers of New York, which whisper seductively of freedom after so many years of wandering through a perlious, suffering Europe. Remarque's final novel, left unfinished at his death, tells of the precarious life of the refugee âe" life lived in hotel lobbies, on false passports, the strange, ill-assorted refugee community held together by an unspeakable past. For Somner, each new luxury - ice cream served in drugstores, bright shop windows, art, a new suit, a new romance - has a bittersweet edge. Memories of war and inhumanity continue to resurface even in this peaceful promised land. A haunting snapshot of a unique time, place and predicament, this is another powerful comment from Remarque on the devastating effects of war.

Journey to the Promised Land

Journey to the Promised Land
  • Author : Jakob Streit
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2015-09
  • Total pages :172
  • ISBN : 193636784X
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Summary : Jakob Streit retells the stories of the Bible with colorful and compelling pictures that deepen the understanding of the stories' meaning. With his decades of Waldorf teaching with its storytelling curriculum, this master story teller brings the Old Testament to life. Geared to please nine and ten year olds, these books make wonderful class readers for fourth graders. A perfect balance is struck in these stories between reverent care in the accuracy of the tales and the vivid embellishments that make the stories real.

Bound for the Promised Land

Bound for the Promised Land
  • Author : Oren Martin
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2015-02-23
  • Total pages :208
  • ISBN : 9780830826353
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Summary : In this New Studies in Biblical Theology volume, Oren Martin demonstrates how, within the redemptive-historical framework of God's unfolding plan, the land promise to Israel advances the place of the kingdom that was lost in Eden, anticipating the even greater land, prepared for all of God's people, that will result from the person and work of Christ.

The Promised Land

The Promised Land
  • Author : Nicholas Lemann
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :1992
  • Total pages :408
  • ISBN : 9780679733478
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Summary : A look at the flight of African Americans from the rural South to the urban North between 1940 and 1970 presents the migrants' stories about everything from rural sharecropper shacks to urban housing projects. Reprint. 50,000 first printing.

I See the Promised Land

I See the Promised Land
  • Author : A. R. Flowers
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2013-09-01
  • Total pages :156
  • ISBN : 8192317102
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Summary : 'I See the Promised Land' narrates the life of Martin Luther King. African-American writer and griot, bard and blues singer Arthur Flowers does the telling, while Patua artist Manu Chitrakar adapts King's life to the colour and vivid grammar of his art.

Mona in the Promised Land

Mona in the Promised Land
  • Author : Gish Jen
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :1997
  • Total pages :303
  • ISBN : 0679776508
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Summary : In 1968, teenager Mona Chang and her family discover a confusing new world filled with ethnic complexities when they move to exclusive Scarshill, New York

Sharing the Promised Land

Sharing the Promised Land
  • Author : Dilip Hiro
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :1999
  • Total pages :372
  • ISBN : STANFORD:36105025320347
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Summary : Dilip Hiro, one of the most experienced of Middle East hands, provides readers with a comprehensive chronicle of Israeli and Palestinian lives, shaped by negotiation and confrontation, right up to the present.

Reimagining the Promised Land

Reimagining the Promised Land
  • Author : Rodney Wallis
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2020-09-17
  • Total pages :248
  • ISBN : 9781501350825
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Summary : While Israel has seemingly been a minor presence in Hollywood cinema, Reimagining the Promised Land argues that there is a long history of Hollywood deploying images of Israel as a means of articulating an idealized notion of American national identity. This argument is developed through readings of The Ten Commandments (Cecil B. DeMille, 1956), Ben-Hur: A Tale of the Christ (William Wyler, 1959), Exodus (Otto Preminger, 1960), Cast a Giant Shadow (Melville Shavelson, 1966), Black Sunday (John Frankenheimer, 1977), The Delta Force (Menahem Golan, 1986), and Munich (Steven Spielberg, 2005). The mobilization of Israel that pervades this eclectic group of films effectively demonstrates one of the more surreptitious ways in which Hollywood has historically constructed and circulated dominant notions of American national identity. Moreover, in examining the most notable Hollywood representations of the Jewish state, the book offers an informed historical overview of the cultural forces that have contributed to popular understandings within the United States of the state of Israel, Israel's Arab neighbours, and also the Arab-Israeli conflict.

Struggles in the Promised Land

Struggles in the Promised Land
  • Author : Jack Salzman,Cornel West
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :1997-03-20
  • Total pages :448
  • ISBN : 9780198024927
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Summary : Recent flashpoints in Black-Jewish relations--Louis Farrakhan's Million Man March, the violence in Crown Heights, Leonard Jeffries' polemical speeches, the O.J. Simpson verdict, and the contentious responses to these events--suggest just how wide the gap has become in the fragile coalition that was formed during the Civil Rights movement of the 1960s. Instead of critical dialogue and respectful exchange, we have witnessed battles that too often consist of vulgar name-calling and self-righteous finger-pointing. Absent from these exchanges are two vitally important and potentially healing elements: Comprehension of the actual history between Blacks and Jews, and level-headed discussion of the many issues that currently divide the two groups. In Struggles in the Promised Land, editors Jack Salzman and Cornel West bring together twenty-one illuminating essays that fill precisely this absence. As Salzman makes clear in his introduction, the purpose of this collection is not to offer quick fixes to the present crisis but to provide a clarifying historical framework from which lasting solutions may emerge. Where historical knowledge is lacking, rhetoric comes rushing in, and Salzman asserts that the true history of Black-Jewish relations remains largely untold. To communicate that history, the essays gathered here move from the common demonization of Blacks and Jews in the Middle Ages; to an accurate assessment of Jewish involvement of the slave trade; to the confluence of Black migration from the South and Jewish immigration from Europe into Northern cities between 1880 and 1935; to the meaningful alliance forged during the Civil Rights movement and the conflicts over Black Power and the struggle in the Middle East that effectively ended that alliance. The essays also provide reasoned discussion of such volatile issues as affirmative action, Zionism, Blacks and Jews in the American Left, educational relations between the two groups, and the real and perceived roles Hollywood has play in the current tensions. The book concludes with personal pieces by Patricia Williams, Letty Cottin Pogrebin, Michael Walzer, and Cornel West, who argues that the need to promote Black-Jewish alliances is, above all, a "moral endeavor that exemplifies ways in which the most hated group in European history and the most hated group in U.S. history can coalesce in the name of precious democratic ideals." At a time when accusations come more readily than careful consideration, Struggles in the Promised Land offers a much-needed voice of reason and historical understanding. Distinguished by the caliber of its contributors, the inclusiveness of its focus, and the thoughtfulness of its writing, Salzman and West's book lays the groundwork for future discussions and will be essential reading for anyone interested in contemporary American culture and race relations.

Promised Land

Promised Land
  • Author : David Stebenne
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2020-07-14
  • Total pages :336
  • ISBN : 9781982102722
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Summary : A groundbreaking work of history about the American middle class—its rise, why it faltered, and who truly benefited from its dominance. In Promised Land, David Stebenne “invites us to remember those decades in which both the middle class and the Democratic Party were ascendant” (The Wall Street Journal). The story begins with the pervasive income and wealth inequality of the pre-New Deal period. What followed began a great leveling. World War II brought transformative elements that also helped expand the middle class. For decades, economic policies and cultural practices strengthened the trend, and by the 1960s the middle class dictated American tastes from books to TV shows to housing to food, creating a powerful political constituency with shared interests and ideals. The disruptive events of 1968, however, signaled the end of this expansion. The cultural clashes and political protests of that era turned a spotlight on how the policies and practices of the middle-class era had privileged white men over women, people of color, and other marginalized groups, as well as military force over diplomacy and economic growth over environmental protection. These conflicts, along with shifts in policy and economic stagnation, started shrinking that vast middle class and challenging its values, trends that continue to the present day. Now, as the so-called “end of the middle class” dominates the news cycle and politicians talk endlessly about how to revive it, Stebenne’s vivid history of a social revolution that produced a new and influential way of life reveals the fascinating story of how it was achieved and the considerable costs incurred along the way. “Well-researched, evenhanded…this concise, lucid account offers a solid overview of mid-20th-century social history” (Publishers Weekly) and shines more than a little light on our possible future.

Bound for the Promised Land

Bound for the Promised Land
  • Author : Kate Clifford Larson
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2009-02-19
  • Total pages :432
  • ISBN : 9780307514769
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Summary : The essential, “richly researched”* biography of Harriet Tubman, revealing a complex woman who “led a remarkable life, one that her race, her sex, and her origins make all the more extraordinary” (*The New York Times Book Review). Harriet Tubman is one of the giants of American history—a fearless visionary who led scores of her fellow slaves to freedom and battled courageously behind enemy lines during the Civil War. Now, in this magnificent biography, historian Kate Clifford Larson gives us a powerful, intimate, meticulously detailed portrait of Tubman and her times. Drawing from a trove of new documents and sources as well as extensive genealogical data, Larson presents Harriet Tubman as a complete human being—brilliant, shrewd, deeply religious, and passionate in her pursuit of freedom. A true American hero, Tubman was also a woman who loved, suffered, and sacrificed. Praise for Bound for the Promised Land “[Bound for the Promised Land] appropriately reads like fiction, for Tubman’s exploits required such intelligence, physical stamina and pure fearlessness that only a very few would have even contemplated the feats that she actually undertook. . . . Larson captures Tubman’s determination and seeming imperviousness to pain and suffering, coupled with an extraordinary selflessness and caring for others.”—The Seattle Times “Essential for those interested in Tubman and her causes . . . Larson does an especially thorough job of . . . uncovering relevant documents, some of them long hidden by history and neglect.”—The Plain Dealer “Larson has captured Harriet Tubman’s clandestine nature . . . reading Ms. Larson made me wonder if Tubman is not, in fact, the greatest spy this country has ever produced.”—The New York Sun

The Promised Land

The Promised Land
  • Author : Boulou Ebanda de B’béri,Nina Reid-Maroney,Handel Kashope Wright
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2014
  • Total pages :234
  • ISBN : 9781442615335
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Summary : Eschewing the often romanticized Underground Railroad narrative that portrays southern Ontario as the welcoming destination of Blacks fleeing from slavery, The Promised Land reveals the Chatham-Kent area as a crucial settlement site for an early Black presence in Canada. The contributors present the everyday lives and professional activities of individuals and families in these communities and highlight early cross-border activism to end slavery in the United States and to promote civil rights in the United States and Canada. Essays also reflect on the frequent intermingling of local Black, White, and First Nations people. Using a cultural studies framework for their collective investigations, the authors trace physical and intellectual trajectories of Blackness that have radiated from southern Ontario to other parts of Canada, the United States, the Caribbean, and Africa. The result is a collection that represents the presence and diffusion of Blackness and inventively challenges the grand narrative of history.