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Ansary, Mir Tamim

Overview
Works: 105 works in 283 publications in 3 languages and 19,526 library holdings
Genres: Juvenile works  History  Biography  Military history  Interviews 
Roles: Author
Classifications: E184.A23, 394.264
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Most widely held works by Mir Tamim Ansary
Destiny disrupted a history of the world through Islamic eyes by Mir Tamim Ansary ( )
20 editions published between 2009 and 2011 in English and Dutch and held by 1,783 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"We in the West share a common narrative of world history: It runs from ancient Egypt and Mesopotamia, through Greece and Rome, through the rise of Christianity and the Dark Ages, through the Renaissance, the Reformation, and the Enlightenment, to industrialism, the secular state, and the triumph of democracy. As a young history buff growing up in Muslim Afghanistan, Tamim Ansary absorbed this narrative but also knew that it sidelined an entire civilization, one that had seen itself at the center of the global narrative for over a thousand years."
The story of my life : an Afghan girl on the other side of the sky by Farah Ahmedi ( Book )
5 editions published between 2005 and 2006 in English and held by 1,200 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Ahmedi was born just as the war between the mujahideen and the Soviets reaches its peak in Afghanistan. The sounds of gunfire and fighter planes were as normal to her as the sounds of traffic or children playing are to a schoolgirl in America. When she stepped on a land mine on her way to school, she began to learn--slowly--that ordinary people, often strangers, have immense power to save lives and restore hope. She was taken from a childhood in Afghanistan, where the classrooms are naked chambers with only chalkboards on the walls and are filled with more students than seats (and no books), to a Chicago adolescence, where teenagers struggle to decide whether to try out for school plays, whom to take to the homecoming dance, and where to go to college. This story was selected from hundreds submitted to ABC's Good Morning America
Veterans Day by Mir Tamim Ansary ( Book )
6 editions published between 1998 and 2006 in English and held by 867 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Introduces Veterans Day, explaining the historical events behind it, how it became a holiday, and how it is observed
Games without rules : the often interrupted history of Afghanistan by Mir Tamim Ansary ( Book )
7 editions published between 2012 and 2014 in English and held by 814 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Five times in the last two centuries. some great power has tried to invade, occupy, or otherwise take control of Afghanistan. And as Tamim Ansary shows in this illuminating history, every intervention has come to grief for much the same reason: the intervening power has failed to understand that Afghanistan has a story of its own, a story that continues to unfold between--and despite--the interventions. Drawing on his Afghan background, Muslim roots, and Western and Afghan sources, Ansary weaves an epic that moves from a universe of village republics--the old Afghanistan--through a tumultuous drama of tribes. factions, and forces, to the current struggle. Ansary paints a richly textured portrait of a nation that began to form around the same time as the United States but is still struggling to coalesce; a nation driven by its high ambitions but undermined by its own demons, while every forty to sixty years a great power crashes in and disrupts whatever progress has been made.--From publisher description
Labor Day by Mir Tamim Ansary ( Book )
5 editions published between 1998 and 2006 in English and held by 776 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Introduces Labor Day, explaining the historical events behind it, how it became a holiday, and how it is observed
Memorial Day by Mir Tamim Ansary ( Book )
4 editions published between 1998 and 2006 in English and held by 697 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Introduces Memorial Day, explaining the historical events behind it, how it became a holiday, and how it is observed
Martin Luther King Jr. Day by Mir Tamim Ansary ( Book )
4 editions published between 1998 and 2006 in English and held by 696 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Introduces Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, explaining the historical events behind it, how it became a holiday, and how it is observed
Columbus Day by Mir Tamim Ansary ( Book )
3 editions published between 1998 and 2006 in English and held by 666 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Introduces Columbus Day, explaining the historical events behind it, how it became a holiday, and how it is observed
Presidents' Day by Mir Tamim Ansary ( Book )
6 editions published between 1998 and 2009 in English and held by 619 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Introduces Presidents' Day, explaining the historical events behind it, how it became a holiday, and how it is observed
Earth Day by Mir Tamim Ansary ( Book )
4 editions published between 2001 and 2006 in English and held by 471 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Explores the history of Earth Day, celebrated on April 22, and discusses why it is important to honor the planet while recognizing the dangers of pollution
Thanksgiving Day by Mir Tamim Ansary ( Book )
8 editions published between 2001 and 2008 in English and held by 441 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This book introduces Thanksgiving Day, the last Thursday in November when Americans celebrate the Pilgrims' harvest of 1621 by having a Thanksgiving feast to remember this historical event
Arbor Day by Mir Tamim Ansary ( Book )
4 editions published between 2001 and 2006 in English and held by 410 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Describes why J. Sterling Morton established Arbor Day and briefly tells about its celebration across the U.S
Election Day by Mir Tamim Ansary ( Book )
4 editions published between 2001 and 2006 in English and held by 406 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Introduces Election Day, explaining who can vote, who can be president, and why it is important to vote
The 11th of September Moyers in conversation ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2001 in English and held by 397 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Just hours after the attacks on America Bill Moyers began a unique dialogue with an unparalleled and diverse group of guests. Instead of dwelling on the horrific images of the tragedy, these poised and clear voices provided perspective and soothed a wounded, yet resilient, nation, creating a video that presents both a snapshot of our reactions on 9/11, and a testament to human spirit
Southwest Indians by Mir Tamim Ansary ( Book )
8 editions published between 1999 and 2001 in English and held by 396 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Introduces the history, dwellings, artwork, religious beliefs, clothing, food, and other elements of life of the Native American tribes of the Southwest
Flag Day by Mir Tamim Ansary ( Book )
2 editions published between 2002 and 2006 in English and held by 390 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Explores the history of Flag Day, celebrated on June 14 in the United States, and provides information about the American flag and its significance
Independence Day by Mir Tamim Ansary ( Book )
3 editions published between 2002 and 2006 in English and held by 375 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Describes one of America's special days
Eastern woodlands Indians by Mir Tamim Ansary ( Book )
3 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 316 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Introduces the history, dwellings, artwork, religious beliefs, clothing, food, and other elements of life of the Native American peoples of the eastern woodlands of North America
Stamps by Mir Tamim Ansary ( Book )
1 edition published in 1997 in English and held by 314 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Presents tips for collecting, organizing, and displaying postage stamps
Plains Indians by Mir Tamim Ansary ( Book )
2 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 311 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Describes the traditional way of life of the Plains Indians and the changes brought to it by Europeans, discussing homes, clothing, games, crafts, and beliefs
 
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Alternative Names
Anṣārī, Tamīm 1948-
Ansary, Mir Tamim
Ansary Mir Tamim 1948-....
Ansary, Tamim
Ansary, Tamim 1948-
Mir Tamim Ansary
アンサーリー, タミム
Languages
English (125)
German (1)
Dutch (1)
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