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The Line In The Sand: A political thriller about the war in Iraq by Swedish-Assyrian author Nuri Kino and  David Kushner

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A political thriller about the the Christian genocide in Iraq.The Line in the Sand is the electrifying story of a courageous woman, a TV journalist who decides to make a clandestine visit to northern Iraq investigating a rumor of an enormous oil find that would change the political equations of this war torn country. She finds herself in the midst of an ethno-religious cleansing of Christian Iraqis threatened by terrorists, greedy politicians and corrupted police officials. She is kidnapped, raped, denigrated and held as hostage by a terrorist gang led by a ruthless, former Saddam henchman. This sets off a furious and deadly hunt for her rescue involving a U.S. Army Ranger detachment, her friends in the tiny Christian community and her former bodyguard stubbornly determined to fulfill his obligation. A church is car-bombed during a wedding.

The deaths of an entire family and their friends are used as a scare tactic to force people to become refugees and leave their farm lands to be confiscated by greedy men. It is a depiction of one of the numerous churches that have already been bombed in Iraq. Over half of the 1.2 million Christians who lived in Iraq have already left - most to an uncertain existence as refugees in nearby countries. The Line in the Sand is an exciting story based on the true experiences of many Christian Iraqis where kidnappings and beheadings have become daily happenings. The once sophisticated and multi-ethnic, historic city of Mosul with the beautiful River Tigris running through it, part of the backdrop of the story, has become Iraq?s ?Murder City,? divided up by the Sunnis, Shiites, Al Qaida and the Kurds with the dwindling Christian population as the victims of their crossfires. The Line in the Sand is a novel that offers a new insight to the tragedy of Iraq. It is an intimate look into some of the contentions that may push this nation into crisis and disaster.
 

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An Assyrian - Dream The Mirza Family Story

This is the story of a young boy, Julius W. (Jay) Mirza, born into a Christian Assyrian Family, living in a Muslim nation, who emigrates from Iran. He and his little brother must leave the bosom of their loving family to seek an education in a foreign country in order to live a better life ? a life of both personal responsibility and freedom.

He must enter a British boy?s school in India, without any knowledge of the English language. He will not see his family but once in six years. After graduation, his education takes him first to England, then America, where he graduates with a degree in Architectural Engineering.

The heart wrenching sacrifices of his parents for their son?s education finds full reward in Jay?s success in life ? his architectural practice?his family, his home and his community involvement.

This is a story of an immigrant to America for whom, with hard work and dedication, the American dream came true.



An Assyrian - Dream The Mirza Family Story



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"Assyrian Cookbook" contains a lifetime of recipes by our mother Beatrice. It is the food she prepares in her kitchen and the food we grew up eating. This book includes traditional Assyrian cuisine as well as Persian and Middle Eastern recipes. Some of the dishes may be familiar but many will be new and exciting. Discover new tastes and a whole new world of cooking. Enjoy!



The cookbook is available now from Amazon.com and from anywhere good books are sold:

http://www.amazon.com/Assyrian-Cookbook-Beatrice-Youil/dp/0957589212/

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The Assyrian (Tiglath Ashur Book 1)



Set in ancient Ashur (called Assyria by Greeks), this absorbing epic novel dramatically portrays two royal half-brothers whose childhood camaraderie later gives way to acrimony and violence. Tiglath and Esarhaddon, sons of aging King Sennacherib, grow up amicably and share rigorous military training. Their friendship dissolves when the king's priest proclaims the gods' decree that Esarhaddon will be the next monarch. Resentful of Sennacherib's preference for Tiglath and not eager to assume his prospective duties, Esarhaddon dreads his fate, while noble Tiglath unhappily refrains from usurping the throne out of a concern for his country's well-being. Even more disturbing to Tiglath, however, is the certainty that his lover, comely Esharhamat, must become the future sovereign's bride. Reeling with grief, Tiglath leaves Ashur to become a seasoned conqueror worthy of his compatriots' homage, yet a momentous clash between him and Esarhaddon still awaits. Guild (The Berlin Warning masterfully describes court intrigues and the feverish panorama of the battlefield, but the book's abundant merit lies in its timelessness and universality. This story of a passionately moral man torn among amorous longings, the seductiveness of power, fraternal emotion and cognizance of his nation's welfare holds many contemporary implications.

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Khaywate D'Khaqla (Farm Animals): An Assyrian Language Bedtime Book for Babies, Toddlers, and Preschoolers

"Khaywate D'Khaqla" (Farm Animals) is an exciting new way to foster Assyrian language literacy in young children. This sturdy board book features bright, hand-painted illustrations of eleven farm animals, simple poetry, and both Assyrian transliteration and English translation. The inside cover also features a table that matches Assyrian letters and vowels with corresponding English letters. I hope this becomes a classic in your home library!

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The Hakkari Massacres: Ethnic Cleansing by Turkey 1924-25 Paperback ? July 7, 2014
by Dr Racho Donef (Author)



This book consists of a collection of documents concerning the deportation and massacres of Assyrians in 1924-25, and the boundary dispute between Iraq and Turkey which affected the Assyrians in the extreme. The events that transpired in the province of Hakk?ri were tantamount to a crime against humanity and the Turkish Republic was responsible for this crime. Officers and soldiers who took part in the deportation and committed despicable acts, such as massacres, rape and looting.


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Asshur

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can someone link me some GOOD books with actual real information regarding the Assyrian empire/civilization and warefare , that goes for babylon and akkad as well
 

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The latest book about Assyrians

Revival and Awakening: American Evangelical Missionaries in Iran and the Origins of Assyrian Nationalism By  Adam H. Becker (Author)



Most Americans have little understanding of the relationship between religion and nationalism in the Middle East. They assume that the two are rooted fundamentally in regional history, not in the history of contact with the broader world. However, as Adam H. Becker shows in this book, Americans?through their missionaries?had a strong hand in the development of a national and modern religious identity among one of the Middle East's most intriguing (and little-known) groups: the modern Assyrians. Detailing the history of the Assyrian Christian minority and the powerful influence American missionaries had on them, he unveils the underlying connection between modern global contact and the retrieval of an ancient identity.       

American evangelicals arrived in Iran in the 1830s. Becker examines how these missionaries, working with the ?Nestorian? Church of the East?an Aramaic-speaking Christian community in the borderlands between Qajar Iran and the Ottoman Empire?catalyzed, over the span of sixty years, a new national identity. Instructed at missionary schools in both Protestant piety and Western science, this indigenous group eventually used its newfound scriptural and archaeological knowledge to link itself to the history of the ancient Assyrians, which in time led to demands for national autonomy. Exploring the unintended results of this American attempt to reform the Orient, Becker paints a larger picture of religion, nationalism, and ethnic identity in the modern era.

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If we go by the title alone , neither of the words 'revival' and 'awakening' mean to create something that didn't exist before.

Both words are self-explanatory: something/someone is there already, but wasn't active or self-aware and something had to be done to bring them to their previous state.



Let us use a different fictional example: I was very passionate and knowledgable of playing the piano when I was 3-6 years old. Then, for the next 45 years or so, I not only forgot how to play it, I almost forgot the instrument even exists. Then I met someone who was a master at playing the piano and helped re-introduce me to it again and that is when my previous passion for playing the piano was reignited. He revived and reawaken my passion for the piano after I had all but forgotten about it completely. 

Ok, my example may not be perfectly applicable but it is to demonstrate the use of these two words.

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I am currently reading this amazing book by Joel E. Werda from 1924:

The Flickering Light of Asia


It focuses on the genocide during WW1 mostly but also some years before. It goes into what happened in Ottoman lands but also a lot about Iranian lands, these amazing Assyrian military stories seem to be mostly forgotten throughout history so I highly recommend it for those who wonder about the Assyrian self-defense during Seyfo. The life and achievements of Agha Petros are highlighted quite a bit and it's a joy to read about, it also has many rare photographs. But perhaps the most powerful are the chapters about our dear patriarch Mar Shimun Benyamin and the heartbreaking tragedy of what eventually happened to him, God rest his soul.
 
Joe25 said:
I am currently reading this amazing book by Joel E. Werda from 1924:

The Flickering Light of Asia


It focuses on the genocide during WW1 mostly but also some years before. It goes into what happened in Ottoman lands but also a lot about Iranian lands, these amazing Assyrian military stories seem to be mostly forgotten throughout history so I highly recommend it for those who wonder about the Assyrian self-defense during Seyfo. The life and achievements of Agha Petros are highlighted quite a bit and it's a joy to read about, it also has many rare photographs. But perhaps the most powerful are the chapters about our dear patriarch Mar Shimun Benyamin and the heartbreaking tragedy of what eventually happened to him, God rest his soul.
Thanks bro, I will check it out
 

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POTENTIAL: The Assyrian Quest for Identity: What does it mean to be an Assyrian from a Christian perspective?

Paperback  ? September 17, 2015
by Steve Netniss (Author)



[/What does Christianity say about ethnicity? This book is a retelling of the biblical story with an emphasis on ethnicity, along with an overview of the Assyrian people. It is written to Assyrians and Non-Assyrians who want to take a journey into the past that will help us to have new conversations about the future. This book will retell the story of the Bible and help us to see how the first Christians interacted with their own Jewishness. The Assyrian language, culture and memory is slowly disappearing. This is an engaging book with wide-ranging impact on how this ancient, Christian nation, formed thousands of years before the writing of the Bible, can deal quote]


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