My Promised Land

My Promised Land
Author: Ari Shavit
Publsiher: Scribe Publications
Total Pages: 465
Release: 2014-02-03
ISBN: 1922070599
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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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 Friedman’s groundbreaking From Beirut to Jerusalem has a book captured the Middle East as keenly and dynamically as My Promised Land. In this riveting narrative, Ari Shavit draws on interviews, historical documents, private diaries, and letters, as well as his own family’s story, to illuminate the pivotal moments of the Zionist century. In doing so, he also sheds new light on the problems and threats that Israel is currently facing. Beginning with his 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 — Shavit recounts and analyses the diverse experiences of Israeli people, past and present: the idealist young farmer who first grew the Jaffa oranges that would create Palestine’s booming economy; 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 zealous religious Zionists who started the settler movement in the 1970s; and today’s architects of Israel’s foreign policy with Iran, whose nuclear threat looms 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? Provocative, heartfelt, and powerfully compelling, this 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.

The Promised Land

The Promised Land
Author: Patrick E. Thomas
Publsiher: Xlibris Corporation
Total Pages: 179
Release: 2013-02
ISBN: 1479788449
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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"The Promised Land" tells of a warrior angel, anointed by God to punish those who have turned to evil and save those who suffer but whose faith never falter. Vengeance will rain down on those who do the bidding of the evil one. The land that God created has lost its purity and splendor due to the plague of filth and corruption brought by man. God is deeply hurt and disappointed by what Satan has done to God's most precious creations and by these creations' choice to embrace evil and turn their backs against the Lord. To stop evil from shrouding the world in its gloomy veil, God summons his warrior named Zorra. Armed with his faith and the power given to him by God, Zorra enters the world of mortals to destroy the evil that threatens to bring mankind apart. Zorra's entry to the world leads him to Hampshire, England. He immediately notices the suffering of the Jews and the cruelty of the rich and powerful with King Richard, the ruler of England, as the worst of them all. Zorra knows King Richard's demise is the key to restore peace in the kingdom. But God does not want King Richard to die; the former still wants to give the latter a chance to repent and change his ways. King Richard might resist, but Zorra is determined to end the king's cruelty to the Jews and save God's chosen people from the ruler's cruel hands. To do this, Zorra must return the Jews to Jerusalem, The Promised Land.

Bound For the Promised Land

Bound For the Promised Land
Author: Milton C. Sernett
Publsiher: Duke University Press
Total Pages: 364
Release: 1997-10-13
ISBN: 9780822319931
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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DIVDiscusses the migration of African-Americans from the south to the north after WWI through the 1940s and the effect this had on African-American churches and religions./div

The Promised Land

The Promised Land
Author: Boulou Ebanda de B’béri,Nina Reid-Maroney,Handel Kashope Wright
Publsiher: University of Toronto Press
Total Pages: 244
Release: 2014-01-01
ISBN: 1442615338
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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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.

The Promised Land

The Promised Land
Author: Mary Antin
Publsiher: Read Books Ltd
Total Pages: 344
Release: 2018-08-31
ISBN: 1528781554
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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The Promised Land' is Mary Antin's 1912 autobiography, which tells the story of her early life in what is now Belarus and her immigration to the United States in 1894. Antin describes her public school education and assimilation into American culture, as well as life for Jews in Czarist Russia. Mary Antin (1881 – 1949) was an American author and immigration rights activist. Other notable works include 'From Plotzk to Boston' (1899) and 'They Who Knock at Our Gates - A Complete Gospel of Immigration' (1914).

Exile in the Promised Land

Exile in the Promised Land
Author: Marcia Freedman
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 254
Release: 1990
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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"Marcia Freedman's lively first-person account of her fourteen years in Israel, the story of a modern Jewish woman's longing to be at home in the homeland of the Jews. Founder of the women's liberation movement, former member of the Knesset, she examines the contradictions between idealistic vision and flawed reality in her adopted country."--BOOK JACKET.

Bound for the Promised Land

Bound for the Promised Land
Author: Frederick Martin-Del-Campo
Publsiher: AuthorHouse
Total Pages: 496
Release: 2004-05-18
ISBN: 1418460931
Category: Social Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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The Sentiments of A Woman, is a story of the American Dream, which recounts the struggle and final triumph of Isabel Rivera, the subject of this intimate novel. Chapter by chapter we travel through her life, from trauma to triumph, as she recounts the extraordinary adventures, famous personalities met along the way, sacrifices endured, and the anecdotes of economic depression, World War II, and obstacles overcome, from childhood to maturity, to reach her destination: America. Changing times and fortunes forced her to move, and she wandered, From Mexico to California before settling down in this land of "golden dreams." A true story based on private memoirs and personal recollections. The sentiments of a Woman, Part II of BOUND FOR THE PROMISED LAND, will chronicle the personal feelings and experiences of my mother---representing the other side of the story, which began with Trials of Manhood. Both novels begin with their parents and how they met, before 1920 in both cases, and continue and conclude with all that they lived and experienced, through revolutions, economic depressions, World War, Modernity and passing fashions, social changes, immigration, struggle, and achieving their American dream by 1960. The books conclude with an epilogue of what life has taught them, and how they see the world as senior citizens, compared to the convictions they clung to as youths.

Leaving Egypt Going Into the Promised Land

Leaving Egypt Going Into the Promised Land
Author: Devan C. Mair
Publsiher: Xulon Press
Total Pages: 78
Release: 2006-08
ISBN: 1600341489
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Legends of the Promised Land

Legends of the Promised Land
Author: Xuân-Lan Nguyễn
Publsiher: Strategic Book Publishing & Rights Agency
Total Pages: 311
Release: 2015-03-12
ISBN: 1631352377
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Legends of the Promised Land is the passionate memoir recounting the forced immigration of a Vietnamese family to the U.S., following the Vietnam war and the rise of communism in their homeland. In her own words, traditional aphorism, and the voices of her children and husband, the matriarch of the family describes her family’s inspirational realization of the American dream, beginning with her lone arrival in the U.S. as a penniless boat person. Xuan-Lan Nguyen tells how for six generations her hard-working family amassed wealth that was all lost when the Vietnamese Communists arrived in Saigon in 1975. Her husband, a well-known lawyer in Vietnam and a seventeen-year prisoner of the Vietnamese Communists, eventually joined her, becoming a writer and orator now living with his family in America. She says proudly, “We have three daughters, now three doctors in the medical field in the U.S.”

Peasants in the Promised Land

Peasants in the Promised Land
Author: Jaroslav Petryshyn,Luba Dzubak
Publsiher: James Lorimer & Company
Total Pages: 288
Release: 1985
ISBN: 9780888629258
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Peasants in the Promised Land Book Excerpt:

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.

Gone from the Promised Land

Gone from the Promised Land
Author: John R. Hall
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 404
Release: 2017-07-12
ISBN: 1351516906
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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In this superb cultural history, John R. Hall presents a reasoned analysis of the meaning of Jonestown--why it happened and how it is tied to our history as a nation, our ideals, our practices, and the tension of modern culture. Hall deflates the myths of Jonestown by exploring how much of what transpired was unique to the group and its leader and how much can be explained by reference to wider social processes.

Guests in the Promised Land

Guests in the Promised Land
Author: Kristin Hunter,Kristin Hunter Lattany
Publsiher: Atheneum
Total Pages: 160
Release: 1973
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: African Americans
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Guests in the Promised Land Book Excerpt:

Eleven short stories explore the experience of being black in a white world.

To the Promised Land

To the Promised Land
Author: Uri Dan,Yossi Harel
Publsiher: Doubleday Books
Total Pages: 285
Release: 1988
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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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

Beyond the Promised Land

Beyond the Promised Land
Author: David F. Noble
Publsiher: Between the Lines
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2010-12-08
ISBN: 1897071787
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Beyond the Promised Land Book Excerpt:

Iconoclast David F. Noble traces the evolution and eclipse of the biblical mythology of the Promised Land, the foundational story of Western Culture. Part impassioned manifesto, part masterful survey of opposed philosophical and economic schools, Beyond the Promised Land brings into focus the twisted template of the Western imagination and its faith-based market economy. From the first recorded versions of ‘the promise’ saga in ancient Babylon, to the Zapatistas’ rejection of promises never kept, Noble explores the connections between Judeo-Christian belief and corporate globalization. Inspiration for activists and students alike.

From Paradise to the Promised Land

From Paradise to the Promised Land
Author: T. Desmond Alexander
Publsiher: Baker Academic
Total Pages: 416
Release: 2022-04-12
ISBN: 1493434640
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

From Paradise to the Promised Land Book Excerpt:

This accessibly written textbook has been a popular introduction to the Pentateuch for over twenty-five years. It identifies the major themes of the first five books of the Bible and offers an overview of their contents. Unlike some academic studies, it focuses on how the books from Genesis to Deuteronomy form a continuous story that provides an important foundation for understanding the whole Bible. This new edition has been substantially updated throughout to reflect the author's refined judgments and to address the future of pentateuchal studies.

Bound for the Promised Land

Bound for the Promised Land
Author: Kate Clifford Larson
Publsiher: One World
Total Pages: 432
Release: 2009-02-19
ISBN: 0307514765
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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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

A Journey to the Promised Land

A Journey to the Promised Land
Author: Karen Skovgaard-Petersen
Publsiher: Museum Tusculanum Press
Total Pages: 96
Release: 2001
ISBN: 9788772897141
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Journey to the Promised Land Book Excerpt:

Towards the end of the 1190s a Norwegian canon - his name is unknown - composed a dramatic account of the Danish-Norwegian expedition which, as part of the so-called Third Crusade, had left for Jerusalem some years earlier. Since 1187 the city had been in Muslim hands, and the Danish and Norwegian travellers set out to join in the liberation of the city. They came too late to fight, however, since a peace arrangement had been agreed upon by the Christian and Muslim leaders. In spite of this the canon makes the most of the heroic nature of the enterprise, drawing upon a series of literary and theological themes used in connection with crusading in the twelfth century.

In Search of the Promised Land

In Search of the Promised Land
Author: Gary Murphy
Publsiher: Mercier Press Ltd
Total Pages: 353
Release: 2009
ISBN: 1856356388
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

In Search of the Promised Land Book Excerpt:

In Search of the Promised Land is an exciting challenge to the established historiography of post-war Ireland, based on extensive research using Irish departmental files, British and American political archives, the personal papers of politicians and other policy players, and interviews with officials, businessmen, trade unionists, and others who were active during the period.

The Daily Walk with Jesus in the Promised Land

The Daily Walk with Jesus in the Promised Land
Author: David MARTIN (Independent Minister.)
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 1867
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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The Promised Lands

The Promised Lands
Author: Wim Blockmans,Walter Prevenier
Publsiher: University of Pennsylvania Press
Total Pages: 304
Release: 2010-08-03
ISBN: 0812200705
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Promised Lands Book Excerpt:

They were, in the words of one contemporary observer, "the Promised Lands." In all of Europe, only Northern Italy could rival the economic power and cultural wealth of the Low Countries in the later Middle Ages. In The Promised Lands, Wim Blockmans and Walter Prevenier trace the relations between the cultural and economic developments of the Low Countries and the political evolution of the region under the rule of the dukes of Burgundy. Combining political, diplomatic, administrative, economic, social, artistic, and cultural history, Blockmans and Prevenier have synthesized the most recent research on the subject—much of it their own—to produce the most accessible and authoritative book in English on the subject. This is an updated and revised translation of a classic work first published in 1988, now expanded and reoriented toward a broader international readership.