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Ansary, Mir Tamim

Overview
Works: 93 works in 282 publications in 4 languages and 19,499 library holdings
Genres: Juvenile works  History  Biography  Military history  Television interviews  Nonfiction television programs  Interviews 
Roles: Author
Classifications: E184.A23, 394.264
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Mir Tamim Ansary
The story of my life : an Afghan girl on the other side of the sky by Farah Ahmedi( Book )

7 editions published between 2005 and 2014 in English and held by 1,227 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
Destiny disrupted : a history of the world through Islamic eyes by Mir Tamim Ansary( Book )

31 editions published between 2009 and 2011 in 4 languages and held by 1,035 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In Destiny Disrupted, Ansary tells the rich story of world history as it looks from that other perspective. With the evolution of the Muslim community at the center, his story moves from the lifetime of Mohammed through a succession of far-flung empires, to the struggles and ideological movements that have wracked the Muslim world in recent centuries, to the tangle of modern conflicts that culminated in the events of 9/11. He introduces the key people, events, ideas, legends, religious disputes, and turning points of world history from that other perspective, recounting not only what happened but how those events were interpreted and understood in that framework. He clarifies why these two great civilizations grew up oblivious to each other, what happened when they intersected, and how the Islamic world was affected by its slow recognition that Europe - a place it long perceived as primitive - had somehow hijacked destiny."--Jacket
Martin Luther King Jr. Day by Mir Tamim Ansary( Book )

7 editions published between 1998 and 2009 in English and Spanish and held by 936 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
Memorial Day by Mir Tamim Ansary( Book )

7 editions published between 1998 and 2008 in English and Spanish and held by 867 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Introduces Memorial Day, explaining the historical events behind it, how it became a holiday, and how it is observed
Veterans Day by Mir Tamim Ansary( Book )

6 editions published between 1998 and 2006 in English and held by 862 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Introduces Veterans Day, explaining the historical events behind it, how it became a holiday, and how it is observed
Presidents' Day by Mir Tamim Ansary( Book )

8 editions published between 1998 and 2009 in English and Spanish and held by 816 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Introduces Presidents' Day, explaining the historical events behind it, how it became a holiday, and how it is observed
Labor Day by Mir Tamim Ansary( Book )

6 editions published between 1998 and 2008 in English and Spanish and held by 785 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Introduces Labor 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 )

8 editions published between 2012 and 2014 in English and held by 703 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
Columbus Day by Mir Tamim Ansary( Book )

3 editions published between 1998 and 2006 in English and held by 662 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Introduces Columbus Day, explaining the historical events behind it, how it became a holiday, and how it is observed
Thanksgiving Day by Mir Tamim Ansary( Book )

12 editions published between 2001 and 2008 in English and Spanish and held by 651 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
Independence Day by Mir Tamim Ansary( Book )

5 editions published between 2002 and 2008 in English and Spanish and held by 577 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Describes one of America's special days
Earth Day by Mir Tamim Ansary( Book )

4 editions published between 2001 and 2006 in English and held by 470 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
Election Day by Mir Tamim Ansary( Book )

5 editions published between 2001 and 2008 in English and Spanish and held by 428 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Introduces Election Day, explaining who can vote, who can be president, and why it is important to vote
Flag Day by Mir Tamim Ansary( Book )

3 editions published between 2002 and 2008 in English and Spanish and held by 414 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
Arbor Day by Mir Tamim Ansary( Book )

4 editions published between 2001 and 2006 in English and held by 407 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Describes why J. Sterling Morton established Arbor Day and briefly tells about its celebration across the U.S
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
The 11th of September Moyers in conversation( Visual )

1 edition published in 2001 in English and held by 393 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
Eastern woodlands Indians by Mir Tamim Ansary( Book )

3 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 314 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 312 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents tips for collecting, organizing, and displaying postage stamps
Northwest Coast Indians by Mir Tamim Ansary( Book )

4 editions published between 1999 and 2001 in English and held by 311 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 Pacific Northwest
 
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The story of my life : an Afghan girl on the other side of the sky
Alternative Names
Anṣārī, Tamīm 1948-

Ansary, Mir Tamim

Ansary Mir Tamim 1948-....

Ansary, Tamim

Ansary, Tamim 1948-

Mir Tamim Ansary

Tamim Ansary afghanischer Schriftsteller und Historiker

타밈 안사리

アンサーリー, タミム

Languages
English (131)

Spanish (17)

German (10)

Dutch (1)

Covers
Destiny disrupted : a history of the world through Islamic eyesMartin Luther King Jr. DayMemorial DayVeterans DayPresidents' DayLabor DayColumbus DayThanksgiving Day