Please recommend askDavid.com
   using these social sharing buttons:
David

Books:  

  
   

    

  book details  

  preview  

  books by Saul Silas Fathi  

   

 

Book: Full Circle - Escape from Baghdad and the Return by Saul Silas Fathi

Book Review: Full Circle - Escape from Baghdad and the Return by Saul Silas Fathi

star rating  5 stars, 1 review
categories: Book, Sephardic Life, History, Military Life, Jewish Persecution, Middle East, Biography




Saul Silas Fathi

Author Saul Silas Fathiabout this book: Full Circle … Chronicles a prominent Iraqi Jewish family's escape from persecution through the journey of one family member: A 10-years old boy who witnesses public hangings and the 1941 Krystallnacht (Farhood) in Baghdad. When the Iraqi army returned from the war with Israel in 1948, defeated and humiliated, they tried to appease their Muslim population by blaming their defeat on the 'Jewish Zionist spies'. They began compiling a list of rich and prominent Jews, looting their possessions, jailing them and hanging many of them in the main public square. My father took me there once to witness one of these hangings. Details can be found in my book.

After a harrowing escape from Iraq through Iran, this boy begins a life-long search for meaning and his place in the world. His journey takes him to the newly-formed State of Israel, then to Brazil and finally to the United States. He joins the U.S. Army and serves in Korea and returns to a fascinating career in three Fortune-500 companies. Following September 11, 2001, he volunteers to work for the F.B.I. Genre: Youth and adult, anyone interested in the history of the Middle-East, the Jewish people, and Sephardic life under Islam.

preview: read a sample from this book

what to read next: if you read and liked this book...



Learn more about this book,  Read reviews  or  Add to wish list

Find the best offer for this book


Other books by Saul Silas Fathi

Arab-Islamic Groups and Organizations - From Muhammad to the Present by Saul Silas Fathi
Islamic Leaders - Their Biographies & Accomplishments by Saul Silas Fathi
Glossary of Arabic terms - An Islamic dictionary by Saul Silas Fathi
History of The Jews and Israel by Saul Silas Fathi



 Full Circle: Escape from Baghdad and the return

Gripping! An intriguing story of a Jewish childhood in an Arab country. The world knows very little of this 2,600 year old Jewish Community exiled to Babylon. It's time to tell this unique story.


 Read more reviews or Submit your own review 


▾ reviews voted most helpful on amazon.com ▾


 Read more reviews or Submit your own review 







This book on




Comments





Recommendations








Books:  

  
   







More Reviews

   • Book Review: Full Circle by Linda Swift
   • Book Review: The Debt of Tamar by Nicole Dweck



  show list of all published reviews | subscribe to the feed


Home | Contact | Legal Notice | Impressum Book Promotion | Do you like askDavid.com? | Boost Your Karma