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

By Gordon Taylor

this is often “an spell binding account” (Booklist) of an American missionary surgeon and his unheard of adventures in Iraq, Iran and Kurdistan within the mid nineteenth century. the fantastic factor approximately analyzing this richly exact and soaking up account of the existence and occasions of Dr. Asahel provide in Asia is that issues in that risky area haven't replaced so greatly over the years. Gordon is a pupil of the sector, having been within the Peace Corps in Ankara, Turkey within the Nineteen 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 super mild on our present-day misadventures in Iraq.”

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