Their Promised Land Book
Score: 4.5
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Their Promised Land


  • Author : Ian Buruma
  • Publisher : Atlantic Books Ltd
  • Release Date : 2016-01-19
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages : 123
  • ISBN 10 : 9781782395416

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Their Promised Land Book Description :

Ian Buruma's maternal grandparents, Bernard and Winifred (Bun & Win), wrote to each other regularly throughout their life together. The first letters were written in 1915, when Bun was still at school at Uppingham and Win was taking music lessons in Hampstead. They were married for more than sixty years, but the heart of their remarkable story lies within the span of the two world wars. After a brief separation, when Bernard served as a stretcher bearer on the Western Front during the Great War, the couple exchanged letters whenever they were apart. Most of them were written during the Second World War and their correspondence is filled with vivid accounts of wartime activity at home and abroad. Bernard was stationed in India as an army doctor, while Win struggled through wartime privation and the Blitz to hold her family together, including their eldest son, the later film director John Schlesinger (Midnight Cowboy, Sunday Bloody Sunday), and twelve Jewish children they had arranged to be rescued from Nazi Germany. Their letters are a priceless record of an assimilated Jewish family living in England throughout the upheavals of the twentieth century and a moving portrait of a loving couple separated by war. By using their own words, Ian Buruma has created a spellbinding homage to the sustaining power of a family's love and devotion through very dark days

Their Promised Land Book

Their Promised Land


  • Author : Peter Forrest
  • Publisher :
  • Release Date : 2014
  • Genre: Barcoo (Qld. : Shire)
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 0987129562

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My Promised Land Book
Score: 4
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My Promised Land


  • Author : Ari Shavit
  • Publisher : Spiegel & Grau
  • Release Date : 2013-11-19
  • Genre: History
  • Pages : 512
  • ISBN 10 : 9780812984644

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My Promised Land Book Description :

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

Their promised land Book

Their promised land


  • Author : Marcia Kunstel
  • Publisher : Crown Publishers
  • Release Date : 1990-09-01
  • Genre: History
  • Pages : 392
  • ISBN 10 : 0517572311

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Their promised land Book Description :

Profiles two families living near Jerusalem and examines the history of and conflict in this turbulent area

Promised Land Book

Promised Land


  • Author : Martin Fletcher
  • Publisher : Thomas Dunne Books
  • Release Date : 2018-09-04
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 400
  • ISBN 10 : 9781250118844

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Promised Land Book Description :

"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 Book

Once in a Promised Land


  • Author : Laila Halaby
  • Publisher : Beacon Press
  • Release Date : 2008
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 344
  • ISBN 10 : 0807083917

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Once in a Promised Land Book Description :

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 Book

Churchill s Promised Land


  • Author : Michael Makovsky
  • Publisher : Yale University Press
  • Release Date : 2007-08-01
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages : 342
  • ISBN 10 : 9780300137927

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Churchill s Promised Land Book Description :

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.

The Promised Land Book

The Promised Land


  • Author :
  • Publisher :
  • Release Date : 1924
  • Genre:
  • Pages : 11
  • ISBN 10 : OCLC:1030795917

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In Search of the Promised Land Book

In Search of the Promised Land


  • Author : John Hope Franklin
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Release Date : 2005-09-01
  • Genre: History
  • Pages : 304
  • ISBN 10 : 9780190207601

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In Search of the Promised Land Book Description :

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.

In the Almost Promised Land Book

In the Almost Promised Land


  • Author : Hasia R. Diner
  • Publisher : JHU Press
  • Release Date : 1995-10
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages : 271
  • ISBN 10 : 0801850657

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In the Almost Promised Land Book Description :

"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

Promised Land Book
Score: 3.5
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Promised Land


  • Author : Jay Parini
  • Publisher : Anchor
  • Release Date : 2010
  • Genre: Literary Criticism
  • Pages : 385
  • ISBN 10 : 9780307386182

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Promised Land Book Description :

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 Book

The Promised Land


  • Author : David Hewson
  • Publisher : Pan Macmillan
  • Release Date : 2008-09-04
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9780330462518

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The Promised Land Book Description :

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 Book

Joshua


  • Author : Michael Hattin
  • Publisher : Maggid
  • Release Date : 2015-01-13
  • Genre: Religion
  • Pages : 296
  • ISBN 10 : 1592643043

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Joshua Book Description :

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 Book

The Promised Land


  • Author : Neil Waldman
  • Publisher :
  • Release Date : 2002
  • Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction
  • Pages : 40
  • ISBN 10 : PSU:000051335595

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The Promised Land Book Description :

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.

The Promised Land Book

The Promised Land


  • Author : Nicholas Lemann
  • Publisher : Vintage
  • Release Date : 2011-08-24
  • Genre: History
  • Pages : 416
  • ISBN 10 : 9780307764874

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The Promised Land Book Description :

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.

In the Promised Land Book

In the Promised Land


  • Author : Pierre Talec
  • Publisher :
  • Release Date : 1983
  • Genre: Bible
  • Pages : 125
  • ISBN 10 : 0866831932

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In the Promised Land Book Description :

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 Book

Peasants in the Promised Land


  • Author : Jaroslav Petryshyn
  • Publisher : James Lorimer & Company
  • Release Date : 1985
  • Genre: History
  • Pages : 265
  • ISBN 10 : 0888629257

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Peasants in the Promised Land Book Description :

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 Book
Score: 5
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Promised Land


  • Author : Mark Warren
  • Publisher : Five Star Publishing
  • Release Date : 2019
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 332
  • ISBN 10 : 1432857274

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Promised Land Book Description :

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.

Promised Land Book

Promised Land


  • Author : Anthony Clavane
  • Publisher : Random House
  • Release Date : 2011
  • Genre: Soccer teams
  • Pages : 304
  • ISBN 10 : 9780224082648

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Promised Land Book Description :

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. 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.