Author Brings The Amir at the AJC Decatur Book Festival 2017
Online PR News – 15-August-2017 – Atlanta, GA – Harry Giles, author of the book The Amir: The Ummayads vs. the Abbasids and their successors the Warhabis will be joining this year's AJC Decatur Book Festival, a community-based, non-profit event and largest independent festival in the country. Being renowned as one of the five largest festivals in the country, DBF continues to gather world-class authors as well as hundreds of thousands of festival-goers to enjoy book signings, author readings, panel discussions, an interactive children's area, live music, parade, cooking demonstrations, poetry slams, writing workshops, and others. These activities will be happening in and around the historic downtown Decatur square.
"We always knew Atlanta had a thriving writing and book community, but it needed a centerpiece to bring all the parts together", Tom Bell points out as he recalls the history of DBF. It was when Daren Wang hatched a hare-brained idea to establish a festival celebrating the spoken/written word that brought the other dreamers and believers together. Tom Bell — founding program director, Linda Harris, Richard Lenz, Alice Murray, Bill Starr and Judy Turner then began brewing the magic.
The DBF got rave reviews shortly after 18 months of hard work and dedication in volunteering full-time, until its commencement over Labor Day weekend back in 2006, which was attended by over 100 authors and 50, 000 people. The success of the event was contributed by the combination of supportive local businesses and restaurants, eager and able volunteers, and the ability to walk easily from venue to venue.
Harry Giles pens The Amir: The Ummayads vs. the Abbasids and their successors the Warhabis, a book that traces the history of the Islamic Ummayads and Abbasids. When the Ummayads were in power, everything under their rule went well. They have conquered Palestine, Mesopotamia, Persia, India, Afghanistan, Egypt, North Africa, Spain, Sicily, Cyprus, part of Turkey, and the islands off Spain (Minorca and Majorca). The Ummayads have also extended their conquests to the approaches of China when they conquered Turkestan and entered the Sind Valley. Their downfall commenced when they were killed by off by non-Arabs from Persia and Iraq who had their own form of Islam. Abdur-al-Rahman, one of the Ummayads managed to escape and went to Spain. There he continued the tradition of acceptance of the people. He created a powerful, tolerant, educated society that used mosques as centers of learning and finance ministers who were Jews and were entrusted with international business and foreign diplomacy. They kept their Muslims as good farmers and soldiers.
BookBlastPro will represent the author at the AJC Decatur Book Festival. The festival-goers and other authors will have the opportunity of getting first-hand information about Giles and his book, The Amir: The Ummayads vs. the Abbasids and their successors the Warhabis. They will also get bookmarks and an opportunity of photo documentation which will be released after the event. The book selling will be announced at the event.
AJC Decatur Book Festival — Bookzilla, Harry Giles’s book and the rest of the fun activities will make this event a literary powerhouse that will delight the attendees and will make this annual event a huge success, as what Tom Bell expressed: "That's what the festival does best."