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The Resource The new odyssey : the story of the twenty-first-century refugee crisis, Patrick Kingsley

The new odyssey : the story of the twenty-first-century refugee crisis, Patrick Kingsley

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The new odyssey : the story of the twenty-first-century refugee crisis
Title
The new odyssey
Title remainder
the story of the twenty-first-century refugee crisis
Statement of responsibility
Patrick Kingsley
Title variation
Story of the twenty-first-century refugee crisis
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Language
eng
Summary
"On the day of his son's fourteenth birthday, Hashem al-Souki lay somewhere in the Mediterranean, crammed in a wooden dinghy. His family was relatively safe--at least for the time being--in Egypt, where they had only just settled after fleeing their war-torn Damascus home three years prior. Traversing these unforgiving waters and the treacherous terrain that would follow was worth the slim chance of securing a safe home for his children in Sweden. If he failed, at least he would fail alone. Hashem's story is tragically common, as desperate victims continue to embark on deadly journeys in search of freedom. Tracking the harrowing experiences of these brave refugees, The New Odyssey finally illuminates the shadowy networks that have facilitated the largest forced exodus since the end of World War II. The Guardian's first-ever migration correspondent, Patrick Kingsley has traveled through seventeen countries to put an indelible face on this overwhelming disaster. Embedding himself alongside the refugees, Kingsley reenacts their flight with hundreds of people across the choppy Mediterranean in the hopes of better understanding who helps or hinders their path to salvation. From the starving migrants who push through sandstorms with children strapped to their backs to the exploitive criminals who prey on them, from the smugglers who dangerously stretch the limits of their cargo space to the volunteers who uproot their own lives to hand out water bottles--what emerges is a kaleidoscope of humanity in the wake of tragedy. By simultaneously tracing the narrative of Hashem, who endured the trek not once but twice, Kingsley memorably creates a compassionate, visceral portrait of the mass migration in both its epic scope and its heartbreaking specificity. Exposing the realities of this modern-day odyssey as well as the moral shortcomings evident in our own indifference, the result is a crucial call to arms and an unprecedented exploration of a world we too often choose not to know."--Dust jacket
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10546000
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Kingsley, Patrick
Dewey number
  • 362.87094
  • 362.87
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
HV640
LC item number
.K56 2017
Literary form
non fiction
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bibliography
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  • Refugees
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the story of the twenty-first-century refugee crisis
Label
The new odyssey : the story of the twenty-first-century refugee crisis, Patrick Kingsley
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Note
First published: The new odyssey : the story of Europe's refugee crisis, 2016
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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volume
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  • nc
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rdacarrier
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text
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  • txt
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rdacontent
Control code
ocn949986438
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First American Edition.
Extent
xiii, 351 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781631492556
Lccn
2016035887
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unmediated
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rdamedia
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  • n
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illustrations, maps
System control number
(OCoLC)949986438
Label
The new odyssey : the story of the twenty-first-century refugee crisis, Patrick Kingsley
Publication
Copyright
Note
First published: The new odyssey : the story of Europe's refugee crisis, 2016
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references 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
Control code
ocn949986438
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First American Edition.
Extent
xiii, 351 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781631492556
Lccn
2016035887
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
(OCoLC)949986438

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