Book recommendation: “Uprooted: How 3000 Years of Jewish Civilization in the Arab World Vanished Overnight”

A fantastic book that covers how – well before Israel was founded – Jews were dhimmis and second-class citizens in much of the Muslim world… with attacks, violence, and open pogroms against them decades before Israel was founded.

The book also covers the expulsion of over 800,000 Jews from the Muslim world after Israel’s founding including how they were stripped of property and forced to flee, sometimes with just the clothes on their backs.

Uprooted: How 3000 Years of Jewish Civilization in the Arab World Vanished Overnight

Two Excellent Books: One on Interviews, One on Career Management

Careermageddon – Cracking the 21st Century Career Code; If you have a job today, you need a plan for when you no longer have it. If you are looking for a job today, this book will show you how to get it, and more importantly how to sustain a career which isn’t at the mercy of an uncertain economic outlook.

Ask the Headhunter: Reinventing the Interview to Win the Job  – Offers detailed advice and insider tips for making it in today’s new business world, the age of downsizing, by explaining how to interview properly and show off one’s best skills in a short period of time in order to make an impression. Original.


Happy Birthday America

David Hunt, PE... Mechanical Engineer on the loose!

May your INDEPENDENCE DAY* be wonderful and full of both fun and gratitude.

* The fourth of July is just a date.  Independence is what we celebrate.  And another video that always brings tears to my eyes:

Remember that the American Revolution, in which fought several of my ancestors – two of whom, Walter Hunt*, and Benjamin Pearson, I can document my ties to – was unique.  It was not a revolt led by peasants, but many of the Founders were, in fact, wealthy and influential men with enormous stakes, risking enormous losses.  They did this not for personal gain; many lost all they had, but for a principle: Liberty.  George Washington, in particular, surrendered his power after two terms – after admonishing military officers who wanted to stage a coup to make him king.

* Walter Hunt crossed the Delaware with Washington.

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