Kings And Camels

Author: Grant C. Butler
Publisher: Garnet Publishing Ltd
ISBN: 1859643418
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Kings And Camels from the Author: Grant C. Butler. First published in 1960, Kings and Camels is a straightforward account of how an American went to work in Saudi Arabia and came home to America to realize how little the average American appreciated the strategic importance of the area and, more crucially still, how little he understood the people in the area. Butler presents his material in the form of an informal account of his personal experiences in the Middle East, both while he lived there, working for the Arabian American Oil Company (ARAMCO), and as a successful lecturer and writer who has returned to the area often.The book goes behind the scenes in the Arab world, and into private audience with the legendary Ibn Saud. It explains Islam, the religion of the Arabs. It introduces the reader to the desert Bedouin, and the Arab of the cities. It focuses on human interest, on the Americans who lived and worked in Saudi Arabia. Above all, the book''s emphasis is on the cultivation of understanding between the American and Arab peoples. It points out how vital such understanding is to Saudi Arabia, to the Arabs themselves, and to Americans.

Kings And Camels

Author: Grant C. Butler
Publisher: Garnet Publishing Ltd
ISBN: 1859643418
Size: 12.68 MB
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Kings And Camels from the Author: Grant C. Butler. First published in 1960, Kings and Camels is a straightforward account of how an American went to work in Saudi Arabia and came home to America to realize how little the average American appreciated the strategic importance of the area and, more crucially still, how little he understood the people in the area. Butler presents his material in the form of an informal account of his personal experiences in the Middle East, both while he lived there, working for the Arabian American Oil Company (ARAMCO), and as a successful lecturer and writer who has returned to the area often.The book goes behind the scenes in the Arab world, and into private audience with the legendary Ibn Saud. It explains Islam, the religion of the Arabs. It introduces the reader to the desert Bedouin, and the Arab of the cities. It focuses on human interest, on the Americans who lived and worked in Saudi Arabia. Above all, the book''s emphasis is on the cultivation of understanding between the American and Arab peoples. It points out how vital such understanding is to Saudi Arabia, to the Arabs themselves, and to Americans.

Of Camel Kings And Other Things

Author: Roxann Prazniak
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers
ISBN: 1461639638
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Of Camel Kings And Other Things from the Author: Roxann Prazniak. From the perspective of village activists across China, this book tells the stories of farmers and rural laborers who raised the banner of opposition to constitutional reform during the first decade of the twentieth century. The author brings to life the stories of the Camel King of Zunhua county, Qu Shiwen and the Four Mountains of Laiyang county, and many others who criticized government modernization efforts, known collectively as the New Policy. Using county archives—-including oral histories—-as well as memoirs, periodical literature, missionary records, and official documents both Chinese and foreign, Of Camel Kings and Other Things constructs, from fragmented sources, a coherent historical view vital to our understanding of China's twentieth-century crises and the dilemmas of modernity itself.

The King S African Rifles Volume 2

Author: Lieutenant-Colonel H. Moyse-Bartlett
Publisher: Andrews UK Limited
ISBN: 1781506639
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The King S African Rifles Volume 2 from the Author: Lieutenant-Colonel H. Moyse-Bartlett. This is a regimental history with a difference, one that is bound up with the history of the British Empire in Africa and the extension and development of British rule in the territories of Somaliland, British East Africa (redesignated Kenya from July 1920), Uganda, Nyasaland and, after 1918, Tanganyika (previously German East Africa). These were the territories that were the recruiting grounds for the KAR to which officers from the British Army were seconded - there were no permanent commissions in the KAR unlike the Indian Army which had its own officer structure. No regiment has ever been more intimately connected with the territory through which it marched and fought, or with the peoples from which it was recruited. It was a unique regiment. The author has arranged the book in five parts: The Campaigns of the Early Regiments; The Consolidation of the Regiment, 1901-1914; The East Africa Campaign, 1914-1918; Internal Security and Reorganization 1914-1939; and The War of 1939-1945. The story begins with the political background to the British administration in East and Central Africa up to the close of the nineteenth century. During the last decade of that century three regiments were formed which were the forerunners of the K.A.R - The Central African Regiment, The Uganda Rifles and the East African Rifles. These saw action in various expeditions and campaigns, in Mauritius, Somaliland, The Ashanti War, The Gambia Expedition, Expeditions against the Nandi and others. On 1 January 1902 the King’s African Rifles came into being, incorporating the original regiments as battalions, six battalions: 1st and 2nd (Central Africa); 3rd (East Africa); 4th and 5th (Uganda) and 6th (Somaliland) Battalions. The total strength was returned as 4,683 officers and men, including 104 British officers. For the new regiment the main operations before WWI were the campaigns against the Mad Mullah of Somaliland involving four expeditions; he wasn’t finally seen off until 1920. During the Great War there were 21 battalions and at peak strength in July 1918 the K.A.R. numbered 1,193 officers, 1,497 British NCOs and 30,658 Africans; casualties amounted to 5,117 with a further 3,039 died of disease. The regiment’s part in the campaign against von Lettow-Vorbeck in East Africa is fully described. The regiment was again in action during WWII taking part in three separate campaigns: the defeat of the Italians in Somalia and Abyssinia; the occupation of Madagascar against the opposition of the Vichy French; and the reconquest of Burma when, for the first time, K.A.R. battalions fought outside the continent of Africa. This must be one of the best regimental histories ever written.

The Ultimate Bible Dictionary Annotated Edition

Author: Matthew George Easton
Publisher: Jazzybee Verlag
ISBN: 3849621863
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The Ultimate Bible Dictionary Annotated Edition from the Author: Matthew George Easton. 'The Ultimate Bible Dictionary' is based on 'The Illustrated Bible Dictionary' by Matthew George Easton, M.A., D.D. (1823-1894), which was originally published in 1897. It contains nearly 4,000 entries relating to the Bible, from a 19th century Christian viewpoint. 'The Ultimate Bible Dictionary' does not only provide all of these dictionary entries and consequently an encyclopedia and who-was-who of the Bible. We also offer a very extensive table-of-contents that makes every single entry available at a click. We are not providing a basic TOC with first-letter-browsing only, this is structured down to the very entry. Also this edition provides a detailed annotation regarding the history of the Bible with almost 6000 words. This annotation shows not only the beginning of the scriptures, but also the changes they took through the centuries. If you want ease-of-use, a plethora of knowledge and a good price - this is your edition of the Bible Dictionary.

Of Camel Kings And Other Things

Author: Roxann Prazniak
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 9780847690077
Size: 79.78 MB
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Of Camel Kings And Other Things from the Author: Roxann Prazniak. From the perspective of village activists across China, this book tells the stories of farmers and rural laborers who raised the banner of opposition to constitutional reform during the first decade of the twentieth century. Using county archives-including oral histories-as well as memoirs, periodical literature, missionary records, and official documents both Chinese and foreign, Of Camel Kings and Other Things constructs, from fragmented sources, a coherent historical view vital to our understanding of China's twentieth-century crises and the dilemmas of modernity itself.