Fever and Thirst: A Missionary Doctor amid the Christian Tribes of Kurdistan

Fever and Thirst: A Missionary Doctor amid the Christian Tribes of Kurdistan

by Gordon Taylor TAYLOR
     
 

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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; and one was a country doctor from Utica, NY. In June of 1835 Asahel Grant, M.D. and his bride, Judith, sailed from Boston to heal the sick and save the world. Fever and Thirst tells the story of…  See more details below

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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; and one was a country doctor from Utica, NY. In June of 1835 Asahel Grant, M.D. and his bride, Judith, sailed from Boston to heal the sick and save the world. Fever and Thirst tells the story of Asahel Grant: explorer, physician, author and the first American to become enmeshed in the struggles of northern Iraq.

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"It is a harrowing story of disease, misfortune and sometimes death ... but it is an enthralling account of one man's endeavor to help those in need." — Booklist

"I was continually arrested by [Taylor's] very knowledgeable descriptions of the area and his accounts of what occurred there." —J.F. Coakley, Harvard University

"The author has achieved a miracle of reconstruction ... Taylor opens the door to a fascinating world." —ForeWord Magazine

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780897335720
Publisher:
Chicago Review Press, Incorporate
Publication date:
05/28/2007
Pages:
354
Product dimensions:
5.00(w) x 8.20(h) x 1.00(d)

Meet the Author

Gordon E. Taylor is an independent scholar and writer who has long been fascinated by the peoples and places of the Middle East, where he has taught English, lived, and travelled. He holds a B.A. degree from Lawrence University, in Appleton, Wisconsin, where he studied History and Theatre. Fever and Thirst is the culmination of a lifetime's fascination with the mountains of Hakkari, in southeast Turkey, and the Kurds and Assyrian Christian mountaineers who made those mountains their home.

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