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Unveilings: A Desert Journey, 1973-1983 (SIGNED)

Taylor, Patricia Adora Clark

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ISBN 10: 1419622285 / ISBN 13: 9781419622281
Published by BookSurge Publishing, 2004
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SIGNED by author. 146 pages. This is a Brand New copy, which was only opened for the author to autograph. Flawless and in perfect condition. Collectible.; 4to - over 9 3/4" - 12" tall.; Signed by Author. Bookseller Inventory # 06145

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Title: Unveilings: A Desert Journey, 1973-1983 (...

Publisher: BookSurge Publishing

Publication Date: 2004

Binding: Softcover

Book Condition:New

Signed: Signed by Author(s)

Edition: First Edition.

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Unveilings, first published in 2006 and now in its 2nd edition, reveals the author's Middle East experiences during the 1970s and 80s, continues with Capitol Hill experiences including 9-11 when the author lived on Capitol Hill, and ends with a 21st Century view of the Iraq War and current events including the ISIS threat. During these years of global power shifts, the author's world view transformed from innocent to knowledgeable and far more sophisticated. In this world of new realities, she understood the threat to women's rights and to all human rights. As the author traversed a raw, desert land ruled by strict Sunni Islam, she realized the inevitable clash of cultures looming on the horizon. In the United States in 1973, Roe v. Wade ruled unconstitutional a state law that banned abortions; thereby strengthening women's rights and freedoms. In that same year, the Arab Oil Embargo greatly empowered the Saudi nation ruled by Sunni Islam as petrodollars poured into a nation with no respect for women or democracy. Storm clouds gathered on the horizon; women's rights were at the center of the storm. Middle East nations, one by one, fell under a black veil; and on September 11, 2001, the storm came to America. Now, in 2014, war rages in the Middle East; in America, women, once more, fight for women's rights and for all human rights.

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Unveilings, A Desert Journey, 1973-1983, is a true story about the author’s life and travels in the Middle East during the decade of the 1970s and early 1980s. The author began her travels in northern Italy in 1973, the year of the first oil embargo. During the 1970s, she journeyed from Italy to Jordan, the West Bank, Israel, Gaza, Egypt, and throughout Saudi Arabia where she witnessed an ancient world entering modernity and about to explode onto the global scene. In the early 1980s, she returned to the Middle East to live in Israel for nine months to record the story of the Multi-National Forces and Observers who built and maintained the Egypt-Israeli peace, as outlined in the Camp David Accords. This peace holds until this day. Unveilings is an unusual mixture of geopolitics, religion, and lively personal stories. The author’s photographs and notes from those years are woven into her true story of remarkable people and places. It is a story of international friendships that cut across religion and politics, of women’s struggles to survive, of men clutching an ancient world and refusing to yield to modernity, of petroleum politics, of U.S. political strategy in the making, and of the “peacekeepers,” who overcame all the odds to change war into peace. Quotes: “No matter where I look upon the canvas, there is an endless desert, an ocean of sand where the sun rises and sets. In the midst of the desert there is peace like a river, even while brutality lurks nearby. There is war that runs red, a dark smear across all the other colors. Finally, there are the writers, the great painters upon the landscape. In the endless, timeless desert nights, prophets and poets write down ancient stories about life, love, and war with a passionate fury giving life to dead heroes. I want to walk upright into the painting. Like Alice in Wonderland, I want to meet the characters, slide into the fantasy, run away in fear, and try to make some sense of it all. “Off with her head!” Oh, I hope not! Actually, I lived to tell the story; that’s no small miracle.”

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