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Once in a Promised Land

Once in a Promised Land
  • Author : Laila Halaby
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2008
  • Total pages :344
  • ISBN : 0807083917
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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.

Reverse Orientalism

Reverse Orientalism
  • Author : Amanda Lloyd
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2012
  • Total pages :42
  • ISBN : OCLC:796850195
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Summary : Laila Halaby's Once in a Promised Land (2007) offers instructive insight into the struggles facing Arab Americans in post 9/11 America. Specifically, Halaby inverts the Western gaze upon the Arab world; in doing so, she represents an America that is conspiratorial and inundated with religious zealotry. After 9/11, Halaby's American characters become increasingly intolerant and distrustful of Arabs and Islamic cultures. Halaby, then, portrays intolerant and xenophobic American characters overwrought with suspicion and paranoia and reveals a post 9/11 America that is rife with anti-Arab racism. Halaby also suggests that the pervasive American perception of a world distinctly divided between East and West only exacerbates global crises such as drought, poverty, and war. She also intimates that the events that occurred on September 11, 2001, were a direct result of these epidemics. Moreover, Halaby proffers a perspective of Americans as ignorantly perceiving the United States as isolated from crises threatening all nations. For this reason, her novel functions as a cautionary tale--instructing Americans to transcend a binary frame of reference in order to avoid further crises from escalating either within or beyond American borders. There is also a direct correlation between Halaby's novel and Leslie Marmon Silko's 1977 work, Ceremony. Both Halaby and Silko weave traditional folktales with their own narratives. In addition, Halaby's implication that the potential for global disasters unites all global citizens in a common fate is reminiscent of Silko's warning that the possibility of nuclear annihilation affects all cultures, regardless of location. Accordingly, both authors encourage cooperation between Eastern and Western nations and put forward that it is essential for all civilizations to transcend national borders and cultural partitions in order to solve global crises.

My Promised Land

My Promised Land
  • Author : Ari Shavit
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2013-11-19
  • Total pages :512
  • ISBN : 9780812984644
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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 : Jay Parini
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2010
  • Total pages :385
  • ISBN : 9780307386182
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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."

Manchild in the Promised Land

Manchild in the Promised Land
  • Author : Claude Brown,Nathan McCall
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2012-01-03
  • Total pages :416
  • ISBN : 9781451626674
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Summary : Traces the author's experiences as a first-generation African American raised in the Northern ghettos of Harlem in the mid-20th century, an upbringing marked by violence, drugs and devastating urban disadvantages.

The Much Too Promised Land

The Much Too Promised Land
  • Author : Aaron David Miller
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2008
  • Total pages :407
  • ISBN : 9780553384147
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Summary : A Middle East advisor examines efforts to broker peace between Israel and its Arab neighbors; tackles complex issues of history, religion, culture, domestic politics, national security, and foreign policy; and offers practical solutions for the future.

Promised Land

Promised Land
  • Author : Martin Fletcher
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2018-09-04
  • Total pages :400
  • ISBN : 9781250118844
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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.

Pagans in the Promised Land

Pagans in the Promised Land
  • Author : Steven T. Newcomb
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2008
  • Total pages :186
  • ISBN : 1555916422
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Summary : An analysis of how religious bias shaped U.S. federal Indian law.

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. From the Hardcover edition.

Land of Promise

Land of Promise
  • Author : Michael Lind
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2012-04-17
  • Total pages :592
  • ISBN : 9780062097729
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Summary : A sweeping and original work of economic history by Michael Lind, one of America’s leading intellectuals, Land of Promise recounts the epic story of America’s rise to become the world’s dominant economy. As ideological free marketers continue to square off against Keynesians in Congress and the press, economic policy remains at the center of political debate. Land of Promise: An Economic History of the United States offers a much-needed historical framework that sheds new light on our past—wisdom that offers lessons essential to our future. Building upon the strength and lucidity of his New York Times Notable Books The Next American Nation and Hamilton’s Republic, Lind delivers a necessary and revelatory examination of the roots of American prosperity—insight that will prove invaluable to anyone interested in exploring how we can move forward.

West of the Jordan

West of the Jordan
  • Author : Laila Halaby
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2003
  • Total pages :220
  • ISBN : 0807083593
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Summary : This is a revelatory first novel by a woman who is both an Arab and an American. Through the narratives of four cousins at the brink of maturity, Halaby immerses readers in the lives, friendships, and loves of girls struggling with national, ethnic, and sexual identities.

On Promised Land

On Promised Land
  • Author : Kae Cheatham
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2012
  • Total pages :157
  • ISBN : 0971428794
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Summary : Set in the 1840s at the end of the Second Seminole War, "ON PROMISED LAND" details the great American dream of all pioneers who settled the western lands. But these are black pioneers. Black-Seminole: Tru, free-born in the Everglades and recently orphaned; his two younger siblings, Toby and Kate and his teenage Calusa wife, Tall Deer. These stalwart, industrious folk have been driven West and are caught up in politics and expansion in Indian Territory. They strive and survive in what we think of as the "American Way" even when they aren't recognized as Americans--or Seminoles--or free. Yet they persist.

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 : 0307514765
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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

Promised Land

Promised Land
  • Author : Anthony Clavane
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2011-07-07
  • Total pages :304
  • ISBN : 9781446496138
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Summary : This is a book about football. It's about unconditional love for a club, even when it doesn't always seem to love you back. But it is also a book about much more than that. Anthony Clavane loves Leeds - certainly the football club, but also the city, and the tribes that make it. Now that he is an exile in the South, his frequent pilgrimages to the stadium speak for themselves. But he no less loves the rarely-glimpsed back-streets of his youth; and even has a feel for the long-gone slums where his ancestors once settled. Leeds is his promised land; idealised and unreachable, yet still it defines him. 'Sports writing at its very best' Daily Telegraph

The Elderine Stone

The Elderine Stone
  • Author : Alan Lawson
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2011-11-30
  • Total pages :229
  • ISBN : 9781466033719
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What Were We Thinking

What Were We Thinking
  • Author : Carlos Lozada
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2020-10-06
  • Total pages :272
  • ISBN : 9781982145620
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Summary : The Washington Post’s Pulitzer Prize–winning book critic uses the books of the Trump era to argue that our response to this presidency reflects the same failures of imagination that made it possible. As a book critic for The Washington Post, Carlos Lozada has read some 150 volumes claiming to diagnose why Trump was elected and what his presidency reveals about our nation. Many of these, he’s found, are more defensive than incisive, more righteous than right. In What Were We Thinking, Lozada uses these books to tell the story of how we understand ourselves in the Trump era, using as his main characters the political ideas and debates at play in America today. He dissects works on the white working class like Hillbilly Elegy; manifestos from the anti-Trump resistance like On Tyranny and No Is Not Enough; books on race, gender, and identity like How to Be an Antiracist and Good and Mad; polemics on the future of the conservative movement like The Corrosion of Conservatism; and of course plenty of books about Trump himself. Lozada’s argument is provocative: that many of these books—whether written by liberals or conservatives, activists or academics, Trump’s true believers or his harshest critics—are vulnerable to the same blind spots, resentments, and failures that gave us his presidency. But Lozada also highlights the books that succeed in illuminating how America is changing in the 21st century. What Were We Thinking is an intellectual history of the Trump era in real time, helping us transcend the battles of the moment and see ourselves for who we really are.

Naked in the Promised Land

Naked in the Promised Land
  • Author : Lillian Faderman
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2020-02-06
  • Total pages :480
  • ISBN : 9781448217540
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Summary : This modern classic of LGBT writing includes an introduction from Carmen Maria Machado, author of Her Body and Other Parties, and a new afterword from Lillian Faderman. Born in 1940, Lillian Faderman is the only child of an uneducated and unmarried Jewish woman who left Latvia to seek a better life in America. Lillian grew up in poverty, but fantasised about becoming an actress. When her dreams led to the dangerous, seductive world of the sex trade and sham-marriages in Hollywood of the fifties, she realised she was attracted to women, and that show-biz is as cruel as they say. Desperately seeking to make her life meaningful, she studied at Berkeley; paying her way by working as a pin-up model and burlesque dancer, hiding her lesbian affairs from the outside world. At last she became a brilliant student and the woman who becomes a loving partner, a devoted mother, an acclaimed writer and ground-breaking pioneer of gay and lesbian scholarship. Told with wrenching immediacy and great power, Naked in the Promised Land is the story of an exceptional woman and her remarkable, unorthodox life.

Travel Tales in the Promised Land (Palestine)

Travel Tales in the Promised Land (Palestine)
  • Author : Karl May
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2008-09
  • Total pages :84
  • ISBN : 140687454X
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Summary : Translated from the German by James Schoonover.

A Chosen People, a Promised Land

A Chosen People, a Promised Land
  • Author : Hokulani K. Aikau
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2012-01
  • Total pages :232
  • ISBN : 9780816674619
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Summary : How Native Hawaiians' experience of Mormonism intersects with their cultural and ethnic identities and traditions

Saint's Progress

Saint's Progress
  • Author : John Galsworthy
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2019-12-02
  • Total pages :291
  • ISBN : EAN:4057664597540
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Summary : "Saint's Progress" by John Galsworthy. Published by Good Press. Good Press publishes a wide range of titles that encompasses every genre. From well-known classics & literary fiction and non-fiction to forgotten−or yet undiscovered gems−of world literature, we issue the books that need to be read. Each Good Press edition has been meticulously edited and formatted to boost readability for all e-readers and devices. Our goal is to produce eBooks that are user-friendly and accessible to everyone in a high-quality digital format.

Desert in the Promised Land

Desert in the Promised Land
  • Author : Yael Zerubavel
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2019
  • Total pages :346
  • ISBN : 1503607593
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Summary : Desert as historical metaphor -- The desert mystique -- Desert as the counterplace -- The Negev frontier -- The Negev Bedouins -- Unsettled landscapes -- The desert and the tourist gaze -- Epilogue : memory, space, and contested visions