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The hundred-year walk : an Armenian odyssey, Dawn Anahid MacKeen

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The hundred-year walk : an Armenian odyssey
Title
The hundred-year walk
Title remainder
an Armenian odyssey
Statement of responsibility
Dawn Anahid MacKeen
Title variation
Desert's end
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"The inspiring story of a young Armenian's harrowing escape from genocide and of his granddaughter's quest to retrace his steps. Growing up, Dawn MacKeen heard fragments of her grandfather Stepan's story, of how he was swept up in the deadly mass deportation of Armenians during World War I and of how he miraculously managed to escape. Longing for a fuller picture of Stepan's life--and the lost home her family fled--Dawn travels alone to Turkey and Syria, across a landscape still rife with tension. Using his long-lost journals as a guide, she reconstructs her grandfather's odyssey to the far reaches of the Ottoman Empire, where he found himself in the midst of unspeakable atrocities. Part reportage, part memoir, The Hundred-Year Walk alternates between Stepan's tale of resilience and Dawn's remarkable journey, giving us a rare firsthand account of the twentieth century's first genocide. It's filled with edge-of-your-seat escapes and accounts of lifesaving kindnesses in the harsh desert. And it's in the desert that Dawn finds the unexpected: the secret to Stepan's survival"--
Summary
During and after World War I, the Ottoman government killed over a million Armenians in one of the first modern genocides. One survivor was Stepan Miskjian; he escaped from a caravan leading him to slaughter, walked 1,000 miles across Turkey and Syria, and later wrote journals about his experiences. Using those journals as a starting point, his granddaughter, journalist Dawn Anahid MacKeen retraced his footsteps, learning about her grandfather, her roots, herself, and the Middle East in the process. Deftly combining history and travelogue, MacKeen provides a harrowing and inspirational tale. -- Description by Dawn Towery
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Provided by publisher
Biography type
contains biographical information
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10405206
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
947
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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True
Target audience
adult
http://bibfra.me/vocab/lite/titleRemainder
an Armenian odyssey
Label
The hundred-year walk : an Armenian odyssey, Dawn Anahid MacKeen
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
Part One. Before -- The Lost World, 2006 -- Empty Plans, 1910 -- Countdown, 2007 -- Alphabet City, 1913 -- Part Two. The Exile -- Breaking Stones, 1914 -- People We Don't Mention, 2007 -- Following Orders, 1915 -- Under the Black Tree, 2007 -- Night Train, 1915 -- The Interior, 2007 -- Infidel Mountains, 1915 -- Part Three. Red River -- Headscarf, 2007 -- Dreams Traded for Bread, 1915 -- The Bath, 2007 -- Water's Course, 1915/1916 -- The Dead Zone, 2007 -- Hell, 1916 -- Welcome to Syria, 2007 -- Desert's End, 1916 -- My Shadow, 2007 -- Tell the World, 1916 -- The Sandstorm, 2007 -- Part Four. Refuge -- Betrayal, 1916/1917 -- The Church, 2007 -- The Sheikh, 1917 -- Two Hamuds, 2007 -- Crossroads, 1917 -- The Feast, 2007 -- Home, 1918/1919 -- One Family, 2007 -- Epilogue: The Anniversary, 2012
Control code
666239976
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xii, 338 pages
Isbn
9780618982660
Lccn
2015016713
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)666239976
Label
The hundred-year walk : an Armenian odyssey, Dawn Anahid MacKeen
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
Part One. Before -- The Lost World, 2006 -- Empty Plans, 1910 -- Countdown, 2007 -- Alphabet City, 1913 -- Part Two. The Exile -- Breaking Stones, 1914 -- People We Don't Mention, 2007 -- Following Orders, 1915 -- Under the Black Tree, 2007 -- Night Train, 1915 -- The Interior, 2007 -- Infidel Mountains, 1915 -- Part Three. Red River -- Headscarf, 2007 -- Dreams Traded for Bread, 1915 -- The Bath, 2007 -- Water's Course, 1915/1916 -- The Dead Zone, 2007 -- Hell, 1916 -- Welcome to Syria, 2007 -- Desert's End, 1916 -- My Shadow, 2007 -- Tell the World, 1916 -- The Sandstorm, 2007 -- Part Four. Refuge -- Betrayal, 1916/1917 -- The Church, 2007 -- The Sheikh, 1917 -- Two Hamuds, 2007 -- Crossroads, 1917 -- The Feast, 2007 -- Home, 1918/1919 -- One Family, 2007 -- Epilogue: The Anniversary, 2012
Control code
666239976
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xii, 338 pages
Isbn
9780618982660
Lccn
2015016713
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)666239976

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