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The Resource An American martyr in Persia : the epic life and tragic death of Howard Baskerville, Reza Aslan

An American martyr in Persia : the epic life and tragic death of Howard Baskerville, Reza Aslan

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An American martyr in Persia : the epic life and tragic death of Howard Baskerville
Title
An American martyr in Persia
Title remainder
the epic life and tragic death of Howard Baskerville
Statement of responsibility
Reza Aslan
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"The #1 New York Times best-selling author of Zealot recounts the spellbinding tale of an unrecognized American martyr for democracy. As a student of Woodrow Wilson at Princeton, Howard Baskerville was aflame not only with the gospel of Jesus, but with the Wilsonian gospel that constitutional democracy is the birthright of all nations. Rather than become a small-town minister like his father in South Dakota, he volunteered for missionary service in Persia. Tabriz in 1907 was a hotbed of democratic revolution. Brilliant young firebrands were among Baskerville's students at the Presbyterian school-and became his devoted friends. He lectured on freedom; they dedicated their lives to it. Soon he would join them on the battlefield. Was Howard Baskerville the "American Lafayette" of Iran, or a naïve "white savior" stumbling into Persian affairs? Baskerville's story, like his life, is at the center of a whirlwind, in which Americans must ask themselves, how seriously do we take our ideals of constitutional democracy and whose freedom do we support?"--
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Provided by publisher
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
DGU/DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Aslan, Reza
Dewey number
  • 266.0092
  • B
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
BV3217.B37
LC item number
A85 2022
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Baskerville, Howard C
  • Missionaries
  • Presbyterian Church
  • Iran
Label
An American martyr in Persia : the epic life and tragic death of Howard Baskerville, Reza Aslan
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 309-347) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The Mohammedan work -- One thousand words for sword -- Liberté, égalité, fraternité! -- Be faithful unto death -- The shadow of God on earth -- Teach them what you have taught me -- Oath-breaker -- The people's commander -- Long live the just king of kings! -- We will die so freedom can live -- Today, I know that I am a shah -- Resistance is equal to suicide -- Why bare your chest for a king who does not care for you? -- Either you or constitutionalism -- This is my own, my native land! -- I must go. I am gone -- The army of salvation -- So costly a sacrifice upon the altar of freedom -- The seed of better things
Control code
on1346155258
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xvi, 367 pages
Isbn
9781324004479
Lccn
2022030269
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, map
System control number
(OCoLC)1346155258
Label
An American martyr in Persia : the epic life and tragic death of Howard Baskerville, Reza Aslan
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 309-347) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The Mohammedan work -- One thousand words for sword -- Liberté, égalité, fraternité! -- Be faithful unto death -- The shadow of God on earth -- Teach them what you have taught me -- Oath-breaker -- The people's commander -- Long live the just king of kings! -- We will die so freedom can live -- Today, I know that I am a shah -- Resistance is equal to suicide -- Why bare your chest for a king who does not care for you? -- Either you or constitutionalism -- This is my own, my native land! -- I must go. I am gone -- The army of salvation -- So costly a sacrifice upon the altar of freedom -- The seed of better things
Control code
on1346155258
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xvi, 367 pages
Isbn
9781324004479
Lccn
2022030269
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, map
System control number
(OCoLC)1346155258

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