The Prisoner and the Kings: How One Man Changed the Course of History

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Baha'i Publishing Trust, Jan 1, 2007 - Religion - 259 pages
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A riveting historical account of a prisoner in a Turkish penal colony and the letters he sent to religious and secular leaders that changed the world. Between 1867 and 1873 a solitary prisoner in a Turkish penal colony wrote a series of letters to the kings and emperors of the day, predicting with amazing accuracy the course of modern history: the fall of several nations, the overthrow of certain individual monarchs, the decline of specific religious institutions, the rise of communism, and the threat of nuclear weapons. The prisoner was Bahullh, Prophet and Founder of the Bah Faith, one of the most remarkable figures in this or any age.
  

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Contents

The Assassins
5
k The Prisoner
11
k The First Kingdom Falls
31
4rs The Second Kingdom Falls
47
is The Third Kingdom Falls
63
k The Fourth Kingdom Falls
75
7A Kingdom Stands
87
8k The Exile
95
The Sixth Kingdom Falls
141
12k The Prison Opens
155
I4n? And All the Kings Men
179
15 The Heart of the World Afire
203
Appendix
215
Notes
237
Index
251
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William Sears, M.D., received his pediatric training at Harvard Medical School's Children's Hospital & Toronto's Hospital for Sick Children, the largest children's hospital in the world. He has practiced as a pediatrician for nearly thirty years & is a former assistant professor at the University of Southern California School of Medicine. He & Martha Sears are the parents of eight children.

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