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#1 gamavor

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Posted 27 March 2017 - 05:44 AM

http://www.joserodri...ry/default.html

If you get hold of it read it. It is worthy!


The Man from Constantinople.

The Ottoman Empire is on the verge of total collapse and the Armenian minority becomes the scapegoat. Caught up in the events, the Sarkisian family flees to Constantinople. Despite the tragedy of persecution surrounding him, little Kaloust falls in love with the great imperial capital and its while crossing the Bosphorus that for the first time he asks the question that will haunt him throughout his life.

What is beauty?

He comes across the very same question when contemplating Nunuphars ivory face, the powerful strokes of Rembrandts paintings and the complex architecture of the treacherous world of business, on a quest that would make him the biggest art collector of his times.

But Kaloust went farther.

He became the richest man on the planet.

Based on real events, The Man from Constantinople and its sequel, A Millionaire in Lisbon, fictionalizes the stunning story of the mysterious Armenian that changed the world and definitely confirms José Rodrigues dos Santos as a major name in world literature.




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Posted 30 March 2017 - 04:29 PM

Thank you gamavor for volunteering this thread. (little pun)

 

Gulbenkian, Mr. 5% is a favorite person of mine since I was a boy.  Auntie Sultana Arslanian ( married grandmother's brother) was cousin to Calouste Gulbenkian.

 

I was given the book" Mr. Five Percent" when I was young and still have it.

 

Thanks again gamavor you bring some very interesting things to this forum. I've read items you posted years ago and am thankful for them. 


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Posted 31 March 2017 - 10:16 PM

And Vanetsi, Have you heard from Vanetsi?


Edited by onjig, 31 March 2017 - 10:16 PM.





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