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Their Promised Land

Their Promised Land
  • Author : Ian Buruma
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2016-01-19
  • Total pages :320
  • ISBN : 0698410181
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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. From the Hardcover edition.

Their promised land

Their promised land
  • Author : Marcia Kunstel,Joseph Albright
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :1990-09-01
  • Total pages :392
  • ISBN : 9780517572313
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Summary : Profiles two families living near Jerusalem and examines the history of and conflict in this turbulent area

Their Promised Land

Their Promised Land
  • Author : Peter Forrest,Sheila Forrest
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2014
  • Total pages :229
  • ISBN : 9780987129567
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My Promised Land

My Promised Land
  • Author : Ari Shavit
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2013-11-19
  • Total pages :512
  • ISBN : 0812984641
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Summary : NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY THE NEW YORK TIMES BOOK REVIEW AND THE ECONOMIST Winner of the Natan Book Award, the National Jewish Book Award, and the Anisfield-Wolf Book Award An authoritative and deeply personal narrative history of the State of Israel, by one of the most influential journalists writing about the Middle East today Not since Thomas L. Friedman’s groundbreaking From Beirut to Jerusalem has a book captured the essence and the beating heart of the Middle East as keenly and dynamically as My Promised Land. Facing unprecedented internal and external pressures, Israel today is at a moment of existential crisis. Ari Shavit draws on interviews, historical documents, private diaries, and letters, as well as his own family’s story, illuminating the pivotal moments of the Zionist century to tell a riveting narrative that is larger than the sum of its parts: both personal and national, both deeply human and of profound historical dimension. We meet Shavit’s great-grandfather, a British Zionist who in 1897 visited the Holy Land on a Thomas Cook tour and understood that it was the way of the future for his people; the idealist young farmer who bought land from his Arab neighbor in the 1920s to grow the Jaffa oranges that would create Palestine’s booming economy; the visionary youth group leader who, in the 1940s, transformed Masada from the neglected ruins of an extremist sect into a powerful symbol for Zionism; the Palestinian who as a young man in 1948 was driven with his family from his home during the expulsion from Lydda; the immigrant orphans of Europe’s Holocaust, who took on menial work and focused on raising their children to become the leaders of the new state; the pragmatic engineer who was instrumental in developing Israel’s nuclear program in the 1960s, in the only interview he ever gave; the zealous religious Zionists who started the settler movement in the 1970s; the dot-com entrepreneurs and young men and women behind Tel-Aviv’s booming club scene; and today’s architects of Israel’s foreign policy with Iran, whose nuclear threat looms ominously over the tiny country. As it examines the complexities and contradictions of the Israeli condition, My Promised Land asks difficult but important questions: Why did Israel come to be? How did it come to be? Can Israel survive? Culminating with an analysis of the issues and threats that Israel is currently facing, My Promised Land uses the defining events of the past to shed new light on the present. The result is a landmark portrait of a small, vibrant country living on the edge, whose identity and presence play a crucial role in today’s global political landscape. Praise for My Promised Land “This book will sweep you up in its narrative force and not let go of you until it is done. [Shavit’s] accomplishment is so unlikely, so total . . . that it makes you believe anything is possible, even, God help us, peace in the Middle East.”—Simon Schama, Financial Times “[A] must-read book.”—Thomas L. Friedman, The New York Times “Important and powerful . . . the least tendentious book about Israel I have ever read.”—Leon Wieseltier, The New York Times Book Review “Spellbinding . . . Shavit’s prophetic voice carries lessons that all sides need to hear.”—The Economist “One of the most nuanced and challenging books written on Israel in years.”—The Wall Street Journal

Promised Land

Promised Land
  • Author : Martin Fletcher
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2018-09-04
  • Total pages :400
  • ISBN : 1250118840
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Summary : "Martin Fletcher, who headed up NBC TV’s Tel Aviv News Bureau, knows his territory and it shows on every page. Promised Land is a great sweeping epic, reminiscent of Leon Uris’ Exodus; a moving story of triumph and tragedy, new love and historic hate, expertly told by a cast of unforgettable characters. Fletcher’s writing is superb and rises to the level of importance that this story demands and deserves. Historical novels don’t get much better than Promised Land." —Nelson DeMille, #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Cuban Affair Promised Land is the sweeping saga of two brothers and the woman they love, a devastating love triangle set against the tumultuous founding of Israel. The story begins when fourteen-year-old Peter is sent west to America to escape the growing horror of Nazi Germany. But his younger brother Arie and their entire family are sent east to the death camps. Only Arie survives. The brothers reunite in the nascent Jewish state, where Arie becomes a businessman and one of the richest men in Israel while Peter becomes a top Mossad agent heading some of Israel’s most vital espionage operations. One brother builds Israel, the other protects it. But they also fall in love with the same woman, Tamara, a lonely Jewish refugee from Cairo. And over the next two decades, as their new homeland faces extraordinary obstacles that could destroy it, the brothers’ intrigues and jealousies threaten to tear their new lives apart. Promised Land is at once the gripping tale of a struggling family and an epic about a struggling nation.

Once in a Promised Land

Once in a Promised Land
  • Author : Laila Halaby
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2008
  • Total pages :344
  • ISBN : 9780807083918
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Summary : Jassim Haddad, a Jordanian, has come to Arizona to pursue his career as an hydrologist, but after the events of September 11th, he and his wife are investigated by the FBI as their marriage unravels.

Churchill's Promised Land

Churchill's Promised Land
  • Author : Michael Makovsky
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2007-08-01
  • Total pages :342
  • ISBN : 0300137923
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Summary : When Dr. E. Fuller Torrey was diagnosed with prostate cancer, none of the books he could find was current enough or comprehensive enough to satisfy his need for information. This book is for the hundreds of thousands of other men who each year receive the same frightening diagnosis. It is the book Dr. Torrey wished he had when he was facing the countless questions that a man with prostate cancer, and his family and friends, all confront. Complete, up-to-date, and readable, the book explains how to come to terms with the diagnosis of prostate cancer, evaluate the severity of the disease, and assess the variety of treatment options and their complications. Many chapters provide information other books barely consider, such as a full discussion of the causes of prostate cancer and an evaluation of other books on the subject. Also included is a summary of the most useful websites. The author mixes his personal experience with factual material, and he maintains a reassuring sense of humour. His advice is practical, with dozens of tips and lists including 'Ten Steps to Sanity for Men Recently Diagnosed with Prostate Cancer'. With Dr. Torrey's book in hand, readers can now tackle all the important decisions about prostate cancer, confident in having the most accurate and complete information available.

In the Almost Promised Land

In the Almost Promised Land
  • Author : Hasia R. Diner
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :1995-10
  • Total pages :271
  • ISBN : 9780801850653
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Summary : "Diner has neither idolized nor debunked the Jewish leaders who sought to help blacks achieve a better life. What she has done, and this should be a model for others writing ethnic history, is to examine the complexities that motivated one group of individuals to help another." -- Labor History

In Search of the Promised Land

In Search of the Promised Land
  • Author : John Hope Franklin,Loren Schweninger
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2005-09-01
  • Total pages :304
  • ISBN : 0190207604
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Summary : The matriarch of a remarkable African American family, Sally Thomas went from being a slave on a tobacco plantation to a "virtually free" slave who ran her own business and purchased one of her sons out of bondage. In Search of the Promised Land offers a vivid portrait of the extended Thomas-Rapier family and of slave life before the Civil War. Based on personal letters and an autobiography by one of Thomas' sons, this remarkable piece of detective work follows the family as they walk the boundary between slave and free, traveling across the country in search of a "promised land" where African Americans would be treated with respect. Their record of these journeys provides a vibrant picture of antebellum America, ranging from New Orleans to St. Louis to the Overland Trail. The authors weave a compelling narrative that illuminates the larger themes of slavery and freedom while examining the family's experiences with the California Gold Rush, Civil War battles, and steamboat adventures. The documents show how the Thomas-Rapier kin bore witness to the full gamut of slavery--from brutal punishment, runaways, and the breakup of slave families to miscegenation, insurrection panics, and slave patrols. The book also exposes the hidden lives of "virtually free" slaves, who maintained close relationships with whites, maneuvered within the system, and gained a large measure of autonomy.

Promised Land

Promised Land
  • Author : Jay Parini
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2010
  • Total pages :385
  • ISBN : 030738618X
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Summary : Looks at thirteen literary works that had a profound influence on American history, culture, and character, including "The Federalist Papers," "Uncle Tom's Cabin," "The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn," and "The Souls of Black Folk."

The Promised Land

The Promised Land
  • Author : David Hewson
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2008-09-04
  • Total pages :229
  • ISBN : 0330462512
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Summary : The Promised Land is an atmospheric mystery by the bestselling author of The Killing, David Hewson. Bierce was a happily married cop with a bright future. Then on one sunny day in July his wife and their young son were savagely beaten to death. Bierce was convicted of their murders. Languishing on Death Row twenty-three years later, he still has no memory of the incident. Unexpectedly, inexplicably released just seconds before his execution, he teams up with the beautiful, feisty, half-Chinese Alice Loong, who guides him through the confusing new world of the twenty-first century. But it soon becomes clear that Alice is hiding dark secrets of her own. Pursued by mysterious enemies who are convinced that Bierce knows more than he is telling about his wife's death, the pair are forced into a dangerous race against time to uncover the truth about the events of that fateful day.

Joshua

Joshua
  • Author : Michael Hattin
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2015-01-13
  • Total pages :296
  • ISBN : 9781592643042
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Summary : The Book of Joshua enumerates the great challenges faced by the ancient Israelites as they enter and settle their promised land, a lengthy process that ultimately takes hundreds of years. Exhausted from their forty-year journey in the desert, the people must overcome earlier failures, confront hostile coalitions on the battlefield, struggle with the inimical cultural values pervasive in Canaan, and make the difficult transition from a nomadic to a settled way of life. Difficult as this may sound, there is yet one burning issue that overshadows the whole enterprise: What are the hallmarks of successful leadership? In Joshua: The Challenge of the Promised Land, Michael Hattin brings to life the biblical Book of Joshua, highlighting how the many complex issues faced by the people as they fought to possess their new land mirror and shed light on today's reality. Hattin approaches the text as literary narrative, considering it from the perspectives of rabbinic midrash, medieval commentary

The Promised Land

The Promised Land
  • Author : Anonim
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :1924
  • Total pages :11
  • ISBN : 09876543XX
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The Promised Land

The Promised Land
  • Author : Neil Waldman
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2002
  • Total pages :40
  • ISBN : 09876543XX
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Summary : Details the extraordinary journey of the Jewish people to Canaan, a mystical land, which forever changed the course of history, and describes its influence on Jewish life in the ancient world and in Europe.

To the Promised Land

To the Promised Land
  • Author : David J. Goldberg
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :1996
  • Total pages :284
  • ISBN : 09876543XX
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Summary : A sympathetic but balanced account that lays bare both the paradoxes and the genuine achievements of the movement that changed the course of Jewish history. The origins and developments of Zionism, its politics and ideology are examined through the movement's leading thinkers and activistsMoses Hess, Theodor Herzl, David Ben-Gurion, and Vladimir Jabotinsky.

The Promised Land

The Promised Land
  • Author : Nicholas Lemann
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2011-08-24
  • Total pages :416
  • ISBN : 0307764877
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Summary : A New York Times bestseller, the groundbreaking authoritative history of the migration of African-Americans from the rural South to the urban North. A definitive book on American history, The Promised Land is also essential reading for educators and policymakers at both national and local levels. From the Trade Paperback edition.

Israel and the Holy Land: “the Promised Land.” In which an attempt is made to show that the Old and New Testaments accord in their testimony to Christ and His Celestial Kingdom, etc

Israel and the Holy Land: “the Promised Land.” In which an attempt is made to show that the Old and New Testaments accord in their testimony to Christ and His Celestial Kingdom, etc
  • Author : Anonim
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :1846
  • Total pages :229
  • ISBN : 09876543XX
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Gist's Promised Land

Gist's Promised Land
  • Author : Paula Kitty Wright
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2013-11-01
  • Total pages :127
  • ISBN : 9780615886480
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Summary : A story of several hundred manumitted slaves that were given their freedom in 1815. An elaborate trust provided for their care, but neglected to give them deeds to the land they occupied. Descendants today are still trying to get clear deeds to the land given to their ancestors one hundred and ninety years ago by a benevolent master, Samuel Gist. The characters portrayed in this book are real people, and the historical materials included are copies of original documents obtained from the Wickham Papers, housed at The Virginia Historical Society. Copies of original court records were obtained from the Brown County and Highland County courthouses. This book shows the ugliness of slavery, but it also shows the goodness of the Quaker abolitionists. Gist's freed slaves found a new home, but they were never given a deed for their land. A trust set up to care for them complicated the matter, and for one hundred and ninety-five years the land has been deed-less for many of the residents.

In the Promised Land

In the Promised Land
  • Author : Pierre Talec
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :1983
  • Total pages :125
  • ISBN : 9780866831932
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Summary : Recounts the exploits of Jewish leaders from Joshua to King David in their conquest and settlement of the Promised Land.

Peasants in the Promised Land

Peasants in the Promised Land
  • Author : Jaroslav Petryshyn,Luba Dzubak
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :1985
  • Total pages :265
  • ISBN : 9780888629258
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Summary : For many years following Confederation, Canada remained an absurd country: with its vast West still free of agricultural settlers, John A. Macdonald's vision of a great nation bound together by a transcontinental railway and a nationalist economic policy remained an unfulfilled dream. On the other side of the Atlantic, the present-day Ukraine was vastly overpopulated with "redundant" peasants. Their increasingly precarious existence triggered emigration: more than 170 000 of them sailed for Canada. Life in the promised land was hard. Many Canadians seemed to think that the only good immigrants were British; some went so far as to suggest that the Ukrainian newcomers were less than human. But on the harsh and remote prairies, the Ukrainians triumphed over the toil and isolation of homesteading, putting down roots and prospering. Peasants in the Promised Land is the first book to focus on the formative period of Ukrainian settlement in Canada. Drawing on his exhaustive research, including Ukrainian-language archival sources, Jaroslav Petryshyn brings history to life with extracts from memoirs, letters and newspapers of the period. His text is illustrated with maps and historical photographs.

Promised Land

Promised Land
  • Author : Mark Warren
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2019
  • Total pages :332
  • ISBN : 9781432857271
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Summary : In Tombstone, Arizona Territory, despite a silver strike promising entrepreneurial opportunities, Wyatt Earp returns to law enforcement, posing a new threat to the Cow-boy rustlers running rampant on both sides of the U.S.-Mexican border. The Earp brothers make as many enemies as they do allies in a deeply divided community. Aspiring to be county sheriff, Wyatt bargains with outlaw informants in his pursuit of three wanted men. When the deal unravels, the Cow-boy traitors fear retribution from their own, planting the seed for the thirty seconds that will ensure Wyatt Earp his place in history-the gunfight that erupts behind the O.K. Corral. What follows-assassination and swift justice-guarantees that Wyatt Earp's name will forever serve as one standard within the debate of law versus order.