Biography & Autobiography

From Prague to Jerusalem

An Uncommon Journey of a Journalist

Author: Milan J. Kubic

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780875807645

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 312

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After spending his childhood in Nazi-occupied Czechoslovakia and witnessing the Communist takeover of his country in 1948, a young journalist named Milan Kubic embarked on a career as a Newsweek correspondent that spanned thirty-one years and three continents, reporting on some of the most memorable events in the Middle East. Now, Kubic tells this fascinating story in depth. Kubic describes his escape to the US Zone in West Germany, his life in the Displaced Persons camps, and his arrival in 1950s America, where he worked as a butler and factory worker and served in a US Army intelligence unit during Senator Joe McCarthy's witch-hunting years. Hired by Newsweek after graduating from journalism school, Kubic covered the White House during the last year of Dwight D. Eisenhower's presidency, the US Senate run by Lyndon Johnson, and the campaign that elected President John F. Kennedy. Kubic spent twenty-six years reporting from abroad, including South America, the Indian subcontinent, and Eastern and Western Europe. Of particular interest is his account of the seventeen years--starting with the Six Day War in 1967--when he watched the Israeli-Palestinian conflict from Beirut and Jerusalem. In From Prague to Jerusalem, readers will meet the principal Israeli participants in the Irangate affair, accompany Kubic on his South American tour with Bobby Kennedy, take part in his jungle encounter with the king of Belgium, witness the inglorious end of Timothy Leary's flight to the Middle East, and observe the debunking of Hitler's bogus diaries. This riveting memoir will appeal to general readers and scholars interested in journalism, the Middle East, and US history and politics.
Mathematics

A Richer Picture of Mathematics

The Göttingen Tradition and Beyond

Author: David E. Rowe

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 3319678191

Category: Mathematics

Page: 461

View: 9881

Historian David E. Rowe captures the rich tapestry of mathematical creativity in this collection of essays from the “Years Ago” column of The Mathematical Intelligencer. With topics ranging from ancient Greek mathematics to modern relativistic cosmology, this collection conveys the impetus and spirit of Rowe’s various and many-faceted contributions to the history of mathematics. Centered on the Göttingen mathematical tradition, these stories illuminate important facets of mathematical activity often overlooked in other accounts. Six sections place the essays in chronological and thematic order, beginning with new introductions that contextualize each section. The essays that follow recount episodes relating to the section’s overall theme. All of the essays in this collection, with the exception of two, appeared over the course of more than 30 years in The Mathematical Intelligencer. Based largely on archival and primary sources, these vignettes offer unusual insights into behind-the-scenes events. Taken together, they aim to show how Göttingen managed to attract an extraordinary array of talented individuals, several of whom contributed to the development of a new mathematical culture during the first decades of the twentieth century.
Religion

Islam: A Worldwide Encyclopedia [4 volumes]

Author: Cenap Çakmak

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 1610692179

Category: Religion

Page: 1813

View: 1526

This expansive four-volume encyclopedia presents a broad introduction to Islam that enables learning about the fundamental role of Islam in world history and promotes greater respect for cultural diversity. • Comprises concise, jargon-free entries written by experts in their fields, providing readers with accurate viewpoints that cut through the bias and controversies regarding most Islamic concepts • Supplies an authoritative introduction of Islam to Western readers that addresses the subject from historical, geographical, conceptual, and personal perspectives • Provides students with a current bibliography • Features color inserts with 16 pages of compelling images from Islam around the world in each volume
Arts and revolutions

Left Curve

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Arts and revolutions

Page: N.A

View: 8505

Biography & Autobiography

The International Who's Who of Women 2002

Author: Elizabeth Sleeman

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 9781857431223

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 699

View: 7337

This edition includes over 5500 concise profiles of the world's leading women. Its coverage spans a wide range of occupations, from heads of state and major political figures to toxicologists, interior designers and fashion models.
Middle East

The Middle East

Abstracts and index

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Middle East

Page: N.A

View: 4108

History

Reference guide to holocaust literature

Author: Thomas Riggs

Publisher: St James Press

ISBN: 9781558624672

Category: History

Page: 714

View: 9035

Provides biographical and critical essays on 223 writers connected to or concerned with the Holocaust, as well as separate essays on 307 of their works.
Jewish literature

Jewish Book Annual

Author: N.A

Publisher: Jewish Book Council

ISBN: N.A

Category: Jewish literature

Page: N.A

View: 3981

Law

Congressional Record

Proceedings and Debates of the ... Congress

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Law

Page: N.A

View: 3915

The Congressional Record is the official record of the proceedings and debates of the United States Congress. It is published daily when Congress is in session. The Congressional Record began publication in 1873. Debates for sessions prior to 1873 are recorded in The Debates and Proceedings in the Congress of the United States (1789-1824), the Register of Debates in Congress (1824-1837), and the Congressional Globe (1833-1873)
Cultural pluralism

MultiCultural Review

Dedicated to a Better Understanding of Ethnic, Racial, and Religious Diversity

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Cultural pluralism

Page: N.A

View: 1998

Antiquarian booksellers

AB Bookman's Weekly

For the Specialist Book World

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Antiquarian booksellers

Page: N.A

View: 6860

Language Arts & Disciplines

Eichmann in Jerusalem

Ein Bericht von der Banalität des Bösen

Author: Hannah Arendt

Publisher: Piper Verlag

ISBN: 3492962580

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 448

View: 789

Der ehemalige SS-Obersturmbannführer Adolf Eichmann gilt als einer der Hauptverantwortlichen für die »Endlösung« der Juden in Europa. Der Prozess gegen ihn fand 1961 in Jerusalem statt. Hannah Arendts Prozessbericht wurde von ihr 1964 als Buch publiziert und brachte eine Lawine ins Rollen: Es stieß bei seinem Erscheinen auf heftige Ablehnung in Israel, Deutschland und in den USA– und wurde zu einem Klassiker wie kaum ein anderes vergleichbares Werk zur Zeitgeschichte und ihrer Deutung.
Fiction

Limassol

Politthriller

Author: Yishai Sarid

Publisher: Kein & Aber AG

ISBN: 3036991093

Category: Fiction

Page: 206

View: 4204

Ein israelischer Geheimdienstler – auf Selbstmordattentate spezialisiert – erhält einen ungewöhnlichen Auftrag. Er soll über die Schriftstellerin Daphna Kontakt zu einem todkranken Dichter aus dem Gazastreifen herstellen, dessen Sohn des Terrorismus verdächtigt wird. Doch schon bald wird der Ermittler selbst in die Ereignisse hineingezogen, denn je tiefer er ins Geschehen eintaucht, desto mehr gerät sein Weltbild ins Wanken. Im zypriotischen Limassol steht er schließlich vor der Entscheidung: Soll er an seinen Überzeugungen und seinem Auftrag festhalten oder seinen unerwarteten sympathischen Gefühlen nachgeben und den Schuldigen decken? Limassol ist ein packender Roman von kühnem Realismus, der den Leser in die Abgründe der zerrissenen israelischen Gesellschaft hinabstößt und wagt, die Frage nach Richtig und Falsch, Gut und Böse noch einmal neu zu stellen.
Literature

Reference Guide to World Literature: Authors

Author: Sara Pendergast,Tom Pendergast

Publisher: Detroit : St. James Press

ISBN: 9781558624917

Category: Literature

Page: 1730

View: 4905

Online version of the 2-vol. work issued by St. James Press, 2003, in series St. James reference guides.
Fiction

Löwen wecken

Author: Ayelet Gundar-Goshen

Publisher: Kein & Aber AG

ISBN: 3036992995

Category: Fiction

Page: 432

View: 4929

Ein Neurochirurg überfährt einen illegalen Einwanderer. Es gibt keine Zeugen, und der Mann wird ohnehin sterben - warum also die Karriere gefährden und den Unfall melden? Doch tags darauf steht die Frau des Opfers vor der Haustür des Arztes und macht ihm einen Vorschlag, der sein geordnetes Leben komplett aus der Bahn wirft. Wie hätte man selbst in einer solchen Situation gehandelt? Diese Frage schwebt über dem Roman, der die Grenzen zwischen Liebe und Hass, Schuld und Vergebung und Gut und Böse meisterhaft auslotet.
Biography

Webster's Biographical Dictionary

A Dictionary of Names of Noteworthy Persons with Pronunciations and Concise Biographies. A Merriam-Webster

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Biography

Page: 1697

View: 6352