Download e-book for iPad: An American Engineer in Afghanistan. From the Letters and by A. C.; Bell, Marjorie Jewett (editor) Jewett

By A. C.; Bell, Marjorie Jewett (editor) Jewett

Show description

Read Online or Download An American Engineer in Afghanistan. From the Letters and Notes of A. C. Jewett PDF

Best memoirs books

Get Fish Out of Agua: My Life on Neither Side of the (Subway) PDF

A voice from the loudspeaker blared, "Will the kinfolk who introduced the little redheaded white woman to the Puerto Rican Day parade please come to the bandstand to select her up. " I appeared round. Wait a minute. i'm on the bandstand. i'm that misplaced lady! Michele Carlo, a redheaded, freckle-faced Puerto Rican raised within the Polish component of the Bronx, grew up as an everlasting outsider.

New PDF release: Swords into Plowshares

Twelve-term US Congressman and three-time presidential candidate Ron Paul finds an intensely own facet as he displays on transforming into up in the course of global struggle II. The e-book additionally presents a robust critique of the corruption and corrosion produced by means of a twentieth century filled with battle and killing. Ever the optimist, even though, Paul leaves at the back of the ashes of a twentieth century of struggle to complete with a stirring, releasing view of the longer term we may perhaps pick out if we flip from warfare and violence.

Additional resources for An American Engineer in Afghanistan. From the Letters and Notes of A. C. Jewett

Example text

He was away at the time at his office, and didn't return till four in the afternoon. After greetings, we had tea and dried mulberries in his garden on the sunny side of the house. My room has a bedstead in it —first time I've slept on a spring mattress since in India. There is a manghal, a sort of charcoal brazier which is supplemented by an oil stove. For lights I have a big lamp on a stand, a lantern, and a candle. The mustofi's butler has supplied me with fruit and a plentiful amount to eat, and last night the mustofi kindly sent me a vase full of narcissus.

Halliday was a representative of a Calcutta steel company, which supplied all of the Amir's steel for bridges, buildings, and industry. ) f James Miller was a Scotchman employed by the Amir to build the Kabul woolen mills, a dam at Ghazni, and two or three golf courses. M. could not sleep. ) 25 AN AMERICAN ENGINEER IN AFGHANISTAN I'm all alone here and what with the cares of housekeeping and a few other things, such as dams and powerhouses, am fairly occupied. I'd like to have your mental picture of my surroundings to compare with the reality.

They are the Jews of Afghanistan. According to Islamic law, it is forbidden to charge interest, but there are other ways, and this does not affect charging for exchange. They have the best shops, most of them, in fact, and are the wealthiest merchants. A Muslim cannot compete with them; he is lazy, indifferent, and moreover a spendthrift. When Hindus begin to bury their treasures, it is a sign that there is trouble at hand, and a man prophesying trouble will confirm it by avowing that the Hindus are burying their treasures.

Download PDF sample

An American Engineer in Afghanistan. From the Letters and Notes of A. C. Jewett by A. C.; Bell, Marjorie Jewett (editor) Jewett


by Paul
4.4

Rated 4.39 of 5 – based on 14 votes