Fever and Thirst: An American Doctor Among the Tribes of by Gordon Taylor

By Gordon Taylor

this can be “an mesmerizing account” (Booklist) of an American missionary physician and his extraordinary adventures in Iraq, Iran and Kurdistan within the mid nineteenth century. the fantastic factor approximately examining this richly certain and soaking up account of the existence and occasions of Dr. Asahel supply in Asia is that issues in that unstable quarter haven't replaced so a great deal over the years. Gordon is a scholar of the area, having been within the Peace Corps in Ankara, Turkey within the Sixties, and readers come away with a nuanced and deeper knowing of the geography and dynamics of the area. This ebook, as one reviewer has stated, “sheds large gentle on our present-day misadventures in Iraq.”

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