Elvis Is Titanic: Classroom Tales from Iraqi Kurdistan by Ian Klaus
Elvis Is Titanic: Classroom Tales from Iraqi Kurdistan
Author: Ian Klaus
Title: Elvis Is Titanic: Classroom Tales from Iraqi Kurdistan
ISBN10: 0307276899
ISBN13: 978-0307276896
Format: .PDF .EPUB .FB2
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Publisher: Vintage; Reprint edition (September 9, 2008)
Language: English
Size pdf: 1499 kb
Size epub: 1681 kb
Rating: 4.6 ✪
Votes: 321
Category: Biographies & Memoris
Subcategory: Leaders & Notable People
In the spring of 2005, twenty-five-year-old Rhodes Scholar Ian Klaus took a semester-long appointment at Salahaddin University in Arbil, the largest city in the Kurdistan region of Iraq. Officially he was there to lecture on American history and to teach English. Unofficially he was there because he felt obliged, as a young American, to help make Iraq a stable and successful country. With assignments from Elvis to Ellington, baseball to Tocqueville, Klaus strives to illuminate the American way for students far more attuned to our pop culture than to our national ideals. Klaus's account of his unusual opportunity offers an astonishingly frank glimpse of life in the other Iraq after Saddam.