Zeitoun

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

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Zeitoun

Zeitoun
Author: Dave Eggers
Pages: 352
ISBN: 9780307399076
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Release: 2010-06-08
Editor: Vintage Canada
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

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: Dave Eggers
Pages: 368
ISBN: 9780307739438
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Release: 2010-06-15
Editor: Vintage
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

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

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: Lacey Kohlmoos
Pages: 31
ISBN: 9781614642206
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Release: 2012-03-12
Editor: Hyperink Inc
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

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

Odyssey of an Armenian of Zeitoun

Odyssey of an Armenian of Zeitoun
Author: Khoren K. Davidson
Pages: 257
ISBN: STANFORD:36105020714429
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Release: 1985
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

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Zeitoun

Zeitoun
Author: Dave Eggers
Pages: 351
ISBN: STANFORD:36105124151858
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Release: 2009
Editor: McSweeneys Books
Language: un

Explanation of the Book:

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.

The 311 Legacies of the Zeitoun Armenians

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

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13 a Novel

13   a Novel
Author: Mary-Lou Zeitoun
Pages: 142
ISBN: 0889842329
Available:
Release: 2002
Editor: The Porcupine's Quill
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

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.

Water Security

Water Security
Author: Bruce Lankford,Karen Bakker,Mark Zeitoun,Declan Conway
Pages: 376
ISBN: 9781136285851
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Release: 2013-10-15
Editor: Routledge
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

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.

Water Conflicts

Water Conflicts
Author: Mark Zeitoun,Naho Mirumachi,Jeroen Warner
Pages: 176
ISBN: 9780190864095
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Release: 2020-04-02
Editor: Oxford University Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

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.

What Is the What

What Is the What
Author: Dave Eggers
Pages: 560
ISBN: 9780307371379
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Release: 2009-02-24
Editor: Vintage Canada
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

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.

A Hologram for the King

A Hologram for the King
Author: Dave Eggers
Pages: 352
ISBN: 9780345807601
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Release: 2013-06-04
Editor: Vintage Canada
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

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.

Power and Water in the Middle East

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

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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: Tigran Andreasyan
Pages: 74
ISBN: UOM:39076002825862
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Release: 1993
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

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Eberhard Count Wolffskeel Von Reichenberg Zeitoun Mousa Dagh Ourfa

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

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Zeitoun

Zeitoun
Author: Dave Eggers,Miriam Bögel,Mechthild Hesse
Pages: 72
ISBN: 312579885X
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Release: 2013
Editor: Unknown
Language: un

Explanation of the Book:

You Shall Know Our Velocity

You Shall Know Our Velocity
Author: Dave Eggers
Pages: 368
ISBN: 0307426084
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Release: 2009-11-04
Editor: Vintage
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

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.

The Tin Roof Blowdown

The Tin Roof Blowdown
Author: James Lee Burke
Pages: 498
ISBN: 9781416548508
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Release: 2008-06-17
Editor: Simon and Schuster
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Follows the adventures of detective Dave Robicheaux, who struggles with alcoholism and rage while fighting to protect lives in Katrina-devastated New Orleans.

Voices from the Storm

Voices from the Storm
Author: Lola Vollen,Chris Ying
Pages: 321
ISBN: 9781940450926
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Release: 2015-10-01
Editor: McSweeney's
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

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.

Transboundary Water Management

Transboundary Water Management
Author: Anton Earle
Pages: 280
ISBN: 9781136531095
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Release: 2013-10-18
Editor: Routledge
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

The management of water resources across boundaries, whether sub-national or international, is one of the most difficult challenges facing water managers today. The upstream exploitation or diversion of groundwater or rivers can have devastating consequences for those living downstream, and transboundary rivers can provide a source of conflict between nations or states, particularly where water resources are scarce. Similarly, water based-pollution can spread across borders and create disputes and a need for sound governance. This book is the first to bring together in a concise and accessible way all of the main topics to be considered when managing transboundary waters. It will raise the awareness of practitioners of the various issues needed to be taken into account when making water management decisions and provide a practically-based overview for advanced students. The authors show clearly how vital it is to cooperate effectively over the management of shared waters to unlock their contribution to regional sustainable development. The book is largely based on a long-running and tested international training programme, run by the Stockholm International Water Institute and Ramboll Natura, and supported by the Swedish International Development Co-operation Agency (Sida), where the respective authors have presented modules on the programmes. It addresses issues not only of conflict, but also of managing power asymmetries, benefit-sharing, stakeholder participation, international water law, environmental water requirements and regional development. It will be particularly useful for those with a background in hydrology or engineering who wish to broaden their management skills.