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Syrian Yankee

Salom Rizk

Published by Doubleday & Company, Inc., 1943
Used Condition: Very Good - Hardcover
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Syrian Yankee by Salom Rizk was published by Doubleday & Company, Inc., in 1943. Not an ex-library copy, this 68-year-old, 317-page, Signed, believed-to-be First Edition offering is in VG-/G condition. There is some modest yellowing of this book's endpapers front and back, as well as text's pages. Its dust jacket shows more overall wear, perhaps from doing such an admirable job of protecting this offering. Fairly noticeable shelf wear is noticed at top and bottom edges of jacket's spine as well as at three of the four top edge-points where the inside flaps actually make their inward folds. Clear taping was necessary at 3-4 random spots to repair smallish tears on a jacket that, from one end to the other, still appears quite sound. The book is SIGNED at the bottom of the first blank page following the front loose end page. From front/back inside jacket flaps, "Salom Rizk was born in 1909 in a tiny poverty-stricken town in Syria. Although he grew up as a Syrian, when Rizk was twelve years old he discovered that his mother had been an American citizen and that he could claim American citizenship. Two brothers in Iowa paid his passage to the United States, but he arrived in this country penniless, homeless, and with no knowledge of our language. The story of his incredible experience in self-education and his rise to one of the most sought-after and inspirational speakers on American lecture platforms is contained in [this offering]. .His story is of a true American who made his way by courage and perseverance." What I'd really enjoy knowing, Reader, not having read any of the actual text myself, is WHY DIDN'T SALOM RECEIVE ANY GREETING, OR IMMEDIATE ASSISTANCE, FROM THESE TWO BROTHERS WHO HAD SENT HIM PASSAGE MONEY????? Why in the world did he have to experience homelessness, for crying out loud? Geesh! At any rate, if you are wondering the same thing, you can find out for yourself, if you choose. With a Foreword by DeWitt Wallace, at the time the Editor of Reader's Digest, and who was responsible for launching Salom's highly successful and inspiring lecture appearances around the United States, under the sponsorship/auspices of the Digest. Thank you very much!!. Bookseller Inventory # 005201

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Bibliographic Details

Title: Syrian Yankee

Publisher: Doubleday & Company, Inc.

Publication Date: 1943

Binding: Cloth

Book Condition:Very Good -

Dust Jacket Condition: Good

Signed: Signed by Author(s)

Edition: First Edition

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