A Nomad's Journey

A Nomad's Journey

Atilla Bektore
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Author:  Atilla Bektore
Condition:  New
Format:  Paperback
Pages:  608
Publisher:  iUniverse
Year:  2007
ISBN:  9780595385249

A gripping true tale of life in Russia, Turkey, and the United States, A Nomad's Journey shares the incredible story of Atilla Bektore and his father, Shevki Bektore. Born in Dobruja, Rumania, in 1888, Shevki Bektore dreams of being a teacher in his ancestral land of the Crimea. When the horrifying events of World War I alter his plans, he joins countless millions of others whose hopes and dreams are shattered in the maelstrom of war and revolution. Arrested in 1932 on trumped-up charges of treason, Shevki spends over twenty-two years of his life as an inmate in Stalin's Gulags in Central Asia and Siberia. Told within the context of contemporary world events, A Nomad's Journey focuses on major milestones of world history that include World War I and the fall of world empires, the birth of Bolshevik Russia, World War II, the demise of the Soviet Union, and the rise of the United States as the sole world superpower. Shevki's compelling story of survival, combined with his son's endurance in the face of World War II, Stalin's iron rule, and the turmoil of the 1960s and 1970s, creates a stunning memoir of these two extraordinary men.