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Fever & thirst : a missionary doctor amid the Christian tribes of Kurdistan, 1835-1844

Author: Gordon Taylor; John Agresto
Publisher: Chicago, Illinois : Academy Chicago Publishers, 2008. ©2008
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This is “an enthralling account" (Booklist) of an American missionary doctor and his unprecedented adventures in Iraq, Iran and Kurdistan in the mid 19th century. The amazing thing about reading this richly detailed and absorbing account of the life and times of Dr. Asahel Grant in Asia is that things in that volatile region have not changed so very much over time. Gordon is a student of the region, having been  Read more...
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Taylor, Gordon.
Fever & thirst : a missionary doctor amid the Christian tribes of Kurdistan, 1835-1844.
Chicago, Illinois : Academy Chicago Publishers, ©2008
v, 354 pages
Named Person: Asahel Grant; Asahel Grant
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Gordon Taylor; John Agresto
ISBN: 9780897339483 0897339487 9780897336574 0897336577
OCLC Number: 903959786
Description: 1 online resource (371 pages) : illustrations, maps, photographs
Contents: Cover; Title Page; Copyright; Dedication; Contents; Introduction; Maps; 1 The Remedy; 2 Utica and beyond; 3 Miasma; 4 The Last Dreams of Mahmud; 5 Mosul and Mesopotamia; 6 Into Kurdistan; 7 Manna and Its Heaven; 8 The Patriarch and the Kurd; 9 The Arms of Urmia; 10 Competition; 11 Critics, Snipers, and Frauds; Illustrations/Photos; 12 The Pilgrim; 13 Inferno; 14 "Inductions Dangerous"; 15 Demons and Angels; 16 "Wars and Rumors of Wars"; 17 The House in Asheetha; 18 Mr Badger Drops In; 19 Holding the Tigris; 20 Devouring Fire; 21 A Long, Steep Journey; 22 The Monument in Asheetha; Epilogue. AcknowledgmentsNotes and Comment; Bibliography; Glossary.
Other Titles: Fever and thirst
Responsibility: Gordon Taylor ; introduction by John Agresto.

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The first Americans to work with the people of the Middle East were neither spies nor soldiers. They were, in fact, teachers, printers, and missionaries, of whom one was a country doctor from Utica,  Read more...

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