Item description for Blood and Oil in the Orient by Tom Reiss Essad Bey...
An Autobiography like Something Out of the Arabian Nights In this lively and witty autobiography, Essad Bey, a.k.a. Lev Nussimbaum, tells us the story of his childhood in Baku, the capital of Azerbaijan, and of his flight from the Russian Revolution in 1917, which brought him first straight through the Caucasus, then to Istanbul - where this book concludes - and finally to Berlin. When Essad Bey speaks of the people of the Caucasus and their customs so strange to us, a sort of anthropological cabinet of curiosities unfolds before our eyes, and we cannot help but be astonished. All the while, through his affectionate and sometimes openly ironic words, even the excesses of the Revolution sound like children's pranks and his hair-raising escape like an adventure novel. "Blood and Oil in the Orient" is an informative and entertaining book; in the 1930s, it was a bestseller in the U.S. and Germany.
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 9" Width: 6.1" Height: 0.6" Weight: 0.8 lbs.
Release Date Jan 20, 2008
Publisher Bridges Publishing
ISBN 3929345366 ISBN13 9783929345360
Availability 102 units. Availability accurate as of May 30, 2017 01:54.
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