Shepard of Aintab

(ISBN: 1-903656-05-2 BLG0050)
Taderon Press (Publisher) Gomidas Institute (Publisher)
2001 Reading
127 pages
Size: 6" x 9"
Language(s): English

London, 6 August 2001--Originally published in 1920, Alice Shepard Riggs's Shepard of Aintab relates the story of Fred Shepard, who spent over thiry years as a medical missionary amongst Armenians, Turks, Kurds, and Arabs in Aintab prior to 1915. The book was originally written as a Sunday school text to inspire youngsters to Christian service but has proven of much interest elsewhere. It provides an anecdotal account of a wonderful man, who left the United States to help people in Ottoman Turkey. ""I do not believe that Alice Riggs embroidered the events of her father's life. By many accounts, he really does seem to have been the skilled physician, the superb horseman, the tireless worker, the devout Christian, and the lovable human being she describes,"" says granddaughter Constance Shepard-Jolly in a new introduction to the volume. Many Aintabtsies--Armenian and non- Armenian--still remember Dr. Shepard fondly and will be thrilled by this new publication.

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