Zeitoun

Zeitoun
Author by: Dave Eggers
Release: 2012
Editor: Ernst Klett Sprachen
Pages: 352
ISBN: 9783125798847
Language: un
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Zeitoun

Zeitoun
Author by: Dave Eggers
Release: 2010-06-08
Editor: Vintage Canada
Pages: 352
ISBN: 9780307399076
Language: en
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A riveting account of Hurricane Katrina and a shocking tale of wrongful arrest and racism, Zeitoun is the true story of one Syrian-American, plucked from his home and accused of terrorism, written by one of America's most high-profile literary writers, now available for the first time in paperback from Vintage Canada. When Hurricane Katrina struck New Orleans, Abdulrahman Zeitoun, a prosperous Syrian-American and father of four, chose to stay through the storm to protect his house and contracting business. In the days after the storm, he traveled the flooded streets in a secondhand canoe, passing on supplies and helping those he could. A week later Zeitoun abruptly disappeared. Eggers's riveting nonfiction book, three years in the making, explores Zeitoun's roots in Syria, his marriage to Kathy — an American who converted to Islam — and their children, and the surreal atmosphere in which what happened to Abdulrahman Zeitoun was possible. Like What Is the What, Zeitoun was written in close collaboration with its subjects and involved vast research — in this case, in the United States, Spain, and Syria.

Zeitoun

Zeitoun
Author by: Dave Eggers
Release: 2010-06-15
Editor: Vintage
Pages: 368
ISBN: 9780307739438
Language: en
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National Bestseller The true story of one family, caught between America’s two biggest policy disasters: the war on terror and the response to Hurricane Katrina. Abdulrahman and Kathy Zeitoun run a house-painting business in New Orleans. In August of 2005, as Hurricane Katrina approaches, Kathy evacuates with their four young children, leaving Zeitoun to watch over the business. In the days following the storm he travels the city by canoe, feeding abandoned animals and helping elderly neighbors. Then, on September 6th, police officers armed with M-16s arrest Zeitoun in his home. Told with eloquence and compassion, Zeitoun is a riveting account of one family’s unthinkable struggle with forces beyond wind and water. A New York Times Notable Book An O, The Oprah Magazine Terrific Read of the Year A Huffington Post Best Book of the Year A New Yorker Favorite Book of the Year A Chicago Tribune Favorite Nonfiction Book of the Year A Kansas City Star Best Book of the Year A San Francisco Chronicle Best Book of the Year An Entertainment Weekly Best Book of the Decade

Odyssey of an Armenian of Zeitoun

Odyssey of an Armenian of Zeitoun
Author by: Khoren K. Davidson
Release: 1985
Editor: Unknown
Pages: 257
ISBN: STANFORD:36105020714429
Language: en
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The 311 Legacies of the Zeitoun Armenians

The 311 Legacies of the Zeitoun Armenians
Author by: Cezmi Yurtsever
Release: 1999
Editor: Unknown
Pages: 56
ISBN: UOM:39076002937337
Language: en
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Zeitoun

Zeitoun
Author by: Dave Eggers
Release: 2009
Editor: McSweeneys Books
Pages: 351
ISBN: STANFORD:36105124151858
Language: un
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Describes how Abdulrahman Zeitoun remained in New Orleans during Hurricane Katrina, his subsequent efforts to help other victims, his disappearance a week later, and the effect of these events on his wife Kathy and their children.

Water Security

Water Security
Author by: Bruce Lankford,Karen Bakker,Mark Zeitoun,Declan Conway
Release: 2013-10-15
Editor: Routledge
Pages: 376
ISBN: 9781136285868
Language: en
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The purpose of this book is to present an overview of the latest research, policy, practitioner, academic and international thinking on water security—an issue that, like water governance a few years ago, has developed much policy awareness and momentum with a wide range of stakeholders. As a concept it is open to multiple interpretations, and the authors here set out the various approaches to the topic from different perspectives. Key themes addressed include: Water security as a foreign policy issue The interconnected variables of water, food, and human security Dimensions other than military and international relations concerns around water security Water security theory and methods, tools and audits. The book is loosely based on a masters level degree plus a short professional course on water security both given at the University of East Anglia, delivered by international authorities on their subjects. It should serve as an introductory textbook as well as be of value to professionals, NGOs, and policy-makers.

13 a Novel

13   a Novel
Author by: Mary-Lou Zeitoun
Release: 2002
Editor: The Porcupine's Quill
Pages: 142
ISBN: 0889842329
Language: en
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First-time novelist Mary-Lou Zeitoun's 13 wryly evokes an unavoidable time and place in everyone's life -- the teenage years -- without rendering the experience into saccharine nostalgia. Zeitoun's imitation of the adolescent voice is dead-on, without falling into repetitious teenspeak.

Quicklet on Dave Eggers s Zeitoun CliffNotes like Summary Analysis and Review

Quicklet on Dave Eggers s Zeitoun  CliffNotes like Summary  Analysis  and Review
Author by: Lacey Kohlmoos
Release: 2012-03-12
Editor: Hyperink Inc
Pages: 31
ISBN: 9781614642206
Language: un
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Quicklets: Your Reading Sidekick! ABOUT THE BOOK Zeitoun is both a a scathing condemnation of Bush-era policies and the egregious mishandling of the Hurricane Katrina recovery and a story of one familys undying faith and strength in the face of disaster. Abdulrahman Zeitoun known simply as Zeitoun is a prosperous Syrian-American in New Orleans when Hurricane Katrina hits in 2005. Although his wife, Kathy, and their four children evacuate before the storm hits, Zeitoun stays behind to care for their house, business, and rental properties. When he awakens the day after the hurricane hit to see an ocean of clear blue water covering much of his neighborhood, Zeitoun realizes that the levees have been breached. Instead of immediately seeking evacuation, he stays in the city to help his stranded neighbors. Paddling around in an old canoe, Zeitoun pulls the elderly from the water, delivers food and water, and transports people to evacuation sites. In return, he is arrested and incarcerated, first in a Guantanamo-like compound and then in a maximum security prison. He is never read his rights. He is never given a phone call. He is called a terrorist and treated like an animal. MEET THE AUTHOR Lacey is a writer, traveler and lover of the arts. After graduating from the University of Virginia with a BA in Drama & the Studies of Women and Gender, the only thing she knew for sure was that she wanted to travel. So, she embarked on a 10 12 month round-the-world trip. Lacey then traveled to Costa Rica where she spent one year teaching elementary school English in a small mountain town. Throughout her two years of travels, she has always kept a blog. EXCERPT FROM THE BOOK On August 25, 2005, the balmy New Orleans day starts out like it always does for the Zeitoun family with a constantly ringing phone and the bustle of getting the kids off to school on time. As he pulls out to attend to the needs of his painting contractor business, Abdulrahman Zeitoun is not even thinking of the tropical storm off the coast of Florida. As Kathy savores half an hour of solitude after dropping her four children off at school, the storm is just a tiny nagging worry in the back of her mind. Abdulrahman Zeitoun was born in Jableh, Syria, but spent most of his early adult life working on ships all over the world before settling down in New Orleans. Finding that his first name was difficult for Americans to pronounce, his new country and adopted home came to know him simply as Zeitoun. Zeitouns wife, Kathy, was born in Baton Rouge to a large Christian family. After a tough divorce that essentially left her a single mother in her early twenties, she converted to Islam. Buy a copy to keep reading! CHAPTER OUTLINE Quicklet on Dave Egger’s Zeitoun + Introduction + About Dave Eggers + Overall Summary + List Of Important People + ...and much more

What Is the What

What Is the What
Author by: Dave Eggers
Release: 2009-02-24
Editor: Vintage Canada
Pages: 560
ISBN: 9780307371379
Language: en
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What Is the What is the story of Valentino Achak Deng, a refugee in war-ravaged southern Sudan who flees from his village in the mid-1980s and becomes one of the so-called Lost Boys. Valentino’s travels bring him in contact with enemy soldiers, with liberation rebels, with hyenas and lions, with disease and starvation, and with deadly murahaleen (militias on horseback)–the same sort who currently terrorize Darfur. Eventually Deng is resettled in the United States with almost 4000 other young Sudanese men, and a very different struggle begins. Based closely on true experiences, What Is the What is heartbreaking and arresting, filled with adventure, suspense, tragedy, and, finally, triumph.

Power and Water in the Middle East

Power and Water in the Middle East
Author by: Mark Zeitoun
Release: 2008
Editor: Unknown
Pages: 329
ISBN: 6000012233
Language: en
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A Hologram for the King

A Hologram for the King
Author by: Dave Eggers
Release: 2013-06-04
Editor: Vintage Canada
Pages: 352
ISBN: 9780345807601
Language: en
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A National Book Award Finalist, a New York Times bestseller and one of the most highly-acclaimed books of the year, A Hologram for the King is a sprawling novel about the decline of American industry from one of the most important, socially-aware novelists of our time. In a rising Saudi Arabian city, far from weary, recession-scarred America, a struggling businessman named Alan Clay pursues a last-ditch attempt to stave off foreclosure, pay his daughter's college tuition, and finally do something great. In A Hologram for the King, Dave Eggers takes us around the world to show how one man fights to hold himself and his splintering family together in the face of the global economy's gale-force winds. This taut, richly layered, and elegiac novel is a powerful evocation of our contemporary moment--and a moving story of how we got here.

Escape to Musa Dagh Or The Banishment of Zeitoun and Suedia s Revolt

Escape to Musa Dagh  Or  The Banishment of Zeitoun and Suedia s Revolt
Author by: Tigran Andreasyan
Release: 1993
Editor: Unknown
Pages: 74
ISBN: UOM:39076002825862
Language: en
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Zeitoun

Zeitoun
Author by: Dave Eggers,Miriam Bögel,Mechthild Hesse
Release: 2013
Editor: Unknown
Pages: 72
ISBN: 312579885X
Language: un
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You Shall Know Our Velocity

You Shall Know Our Velocity
Author by: Dave Eggers
Release: 2009-11-04
Editor: Vintage
Pages: 368
ISBN: 0307426084
Language: en
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In his first novel, Dave Eggers has written a moving and hilarious tale of two friends who fly around the world trying to give away a lot of money and free themselves from a profound loss. It reminds us once again what an important, necessary talent Dave Eggers is.

Water Conflicts

Water Conflicts
Author by: Mark Zeitoun,Naho Mirumachi,Jeroen Warner
Release: 2020-04-02
Editor: Oxford University Press
Pages: 176
ISBN: 9780190864095
Language: en
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Water Conflicts applies cutting-edge thinking to identify pathways that can transform complex water conflicts. It challenges existing power-blind and politics-lite analysis that is very deeply-held and recurring in debates that suggest causal links between scarcity and violence-or peace. This book presents a much needed revision of transboundary water analysis, leading to a rethink on the way water is used and contested, with a focus on harm experienced both by the most vulnerable water users and the environment. Recognizing that conflicts are never static, Mark Zeitoun, Naho Mirumachi, and Jeroen Warner's "transformative analysis" provides multi-disciplinary tools and perspectives to understand and address the complexities involved. The approach is stress-tested through dozens of examples around the globe, and it incorporates collective evidence and knowledge of the London Water Research Group. The insights on water diplomacy will be most welcome by analysts, activists, diplomats, and all others tackling water conflicts. Seeking to motivate improvement of transboundary water arrangements towards further equity and sustainability as a practical agenda, the book is a fresh antidote to the detached role that researchers and policymakers often play.

Eberhard Count Wolffskeel Von Reichenberg Zeitoun Mousa Dagh Ourfa

Eberhard Count Wolffskeel Von Reichenberg  Zeitoun  Mousa Dagh  Ourfa
Author by: Graf Eberhard Wolffskeel von Reichenberg
Release: 2004
Editor: Unknown
Pages: 65
ISBN: UCBK:C093908141
Language: en
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Voices from the Storm

Voices from the Storm
Author by: Lola Vollen,Chris Ying
Release: 2015-10-01
Editor: McSweeney's
Pages: 321
ISBN: 9781940450926
Language: en
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Hurricane Katrina inflicted damage on a scale unprecedented in American history, nearly destroying a major city and killing thousands of its citizens. With far too little help from indifferent, incompetent government agencies, the poor bore the brunt of the disaster. The residents of traditionally impoverished and minority communities suffered incalculable losses and endured unimaginable conditions. And the few facilities that did exist to help victims quickly became miserable, dangerous places. Now, the victims of Hurricane Katrina find themselves spread across the United States, far from the homes they left and faced with the prospect of starting anew. Families are struggling to secure jobs, homes, schools, and a sense of place in unfamiliar surroundings. Meanwhile, the rebuilding of their former home remains frustrating out of their hands. This bracing read brings readers to the heart of the disaster and its aftermath as those who survived it speak with candor and eloquence of their lives then and now.

The Justices and Injustices of Ecosystem Services

The Justices and Injustices of Ecosystem Services
Author by: Thomas Sikor
Release: 2013-07-18
Editor: Routledge
Pages: 224
ISBN: 9781135958497
Language: en
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Humankind benefits from a multitude of resources and processes that are supplied by ecosystems, and collectively these benefits are known as ecosystem services. Interest in this topic has grown exponentially over the last decade, as biologists and economists have tried to quantify these benefits to justify management interventions. Yet, as this book demonstrates, the implications for justice and injustice have rarely been explored and works on environmental justice are only now addressing the importance of ecosystem services. The authors establish important new middle ground in arguments between conservationists and critics of market-based interventions such as Payment for Ecosystem Services. Neither can environmental management be separated from justice concerns, as some conservationists like to believe, nor is it in fundamental opposition to justice, as critics like to put it. The book develops this novel interpretation of justice in environmental management through analyses of prominent governance interventions and the conceptual underpinnings of the ecosystem services framework. Key examples described are revenue-sharing around protected areas and REDD+ for forest ecosystems. The analyses demonstrate that interventions create opportunities for enhancing social justice, yet also reveal critical design features that cause ostensibly technical interventions to generate injustices.

The Monk of Mokha

The Monk of Mokha
Author by: Dave Eggers
Release: 2018-01-30
Editor: Knopf Canada
Pages: 368
ISBN: 9780735274501
Language: en
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From the bestselling author of The Circle and What Is the What, the true story of a young Yemeni-American man, raised in San Francisco, who dreams of resurrecting the ancient art of Yemeni coffee but finds himself trapped in Sana'a by civil war. Mokhtar Alkhanshali grew up in San Francisco, one of seven siblings brought up by Yemeni immigrants in a tiny apartment. At age twenty-four, unable to pay for college, he works as a doorman, until a statue of an Arab raising a cup of coffee awakens something in him. He sets out to learn the rich history of coffee in Yemen and the complex art of tasting and identifying varietals. He travels to Yemen and visits countless farms, collecting samples, eager to bring improved cultivation methods to the countryside. And he is on the verge of success when civil war engulfs Yemen in 2015. The US Embassy closes, Saudi bombs began to rain down on the country, and Mokhtar is trapped in Yemen. Desperate to escape, he embarks on a passage that has him negotiating with dueling political factions and twice kidnapped at gunpoint. With no other options, he hires a skiff to take him, and his coffee samples, across the Red Sea. A heart-pounding true story that weaves together the history of coffee, the ongoing Yemeni civil war, and the courageous journey of a young man--a Muslim and a US citizen--following the most American of dreams.