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By the Grace of God, A True Story of Love, Family, War and SUrvival From the Congo

Wechsler, Suruba Georgette Iboumando, and Wechsler, Howell

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ISBN 10: 0882821652 / ISBN 13: 9780882821658
Published by New Horizon Press, Fall Hills, NJ, 1999
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Sewn binding. Cloth over boards. xii, 335, [3] p. Illustrations. Map. Glossary This searing drama of the fate of both a family and a nation is set in the turbulent atmospheres of the Congo, Europe and America. It tells the remarkable, 40-year saga of a courageous family's miraculous survival during two devastating civil wars, the brutal rise and fall of the tyrant Mobutu and a desperate trek to safety. Very good in very good dust jacket. Signed by author. Inscribed on t-p. DJ has slight wear and soiling. Bookseller Inventory # 71957

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Title: By the Grace of God, A True Story of Love, ...

Publisher: New Horizon Press, Fall Hills, NJ

Publication Date: 1999

Binding: Hardcover

Signed: Signed by Author(s)

Edition: First edition. First printing [stated].

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This searing drama of the fate of both a family and a nation is set in the turbulent atmospheres of the Congo, Europe and America. It tells the remarkable, 40-year saga of a courageous family's miraculous survival during two devastating civil wars, the brutal rise and fall of the tyrant Mobutu and a desperate trek to safety.

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A chant of names--the Belgian Congo, the Democratic Republic of Congo, the Republic of Zaire, and once again the Democratic Republic of Congo--echoes the waves of colonialism, revolution, and civil war that have roared across this land with unendingly tragic results. Many histories have been written about the Congo, which is also the subject of Barbara Kingsolver's acclaimed novel, The Poisonwood Bible , and now Wechsler offers a personal account of how one woman's life has been shaped by her country's travails. Born in the mid-1950s, she fled certain death and lived the scarring existence of a refugee as a child. Then, under the care of her brave father, she reestablished a normal life in spite of the oppression of Mobutu's rule. Wechsler excelled at school, traveled to the U.S., and married an American, hoping that her homeland's troubles were over, only to find herself drawn right back into its sorrows when war erupted once again and her sister fell ill with AIDS, the other scourge tormenting that embattled land. Donna Seaman

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