THE PHYSICIAN BOOK
The Physician by Noah Gordon, , available at Book Depository with free delivery worldwide. For this reason, I tend to review excellent finds - books that have been overlooked or forgotten. The Physician by Noah Gordon is a perfect. “This has been a magic book for me,” said Noah Gordon about his medieval medical-adventure saga, “The Physician,” which he wrote 30 years.
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Start by marking “The Physician (Cole Family Trilogy, #1)” as Want to Read: In Persia in the 11th Century, a surgeon's apprentice disguises himself as a Jew to study at a school that does not admit Christians. His novel Shaman won the first James Fenimore Cooper Prize for Best. The Physician is a novel by Noah Gordon. It is about the life of a Christian English boy in the 11th century who journeys across Europe in order to study medicine among the Persians. The book was initially published by Simon & Schuster on August 7, Read by millions in thirty-two countries, The Physician is the novel that put Noah Start reading The Physician (The Cole Trilogy Book 1) on your Kindle in.
Discover the novels of Noah Gordon. I am grateful to every reader, for enabling me to spend my life as a scribbler of tales. Discover the life of a great author. In love but unable to support a wife, he is caught up in the meatgrinder of the Carlist War. How he survives a bloody political intrigue and evolves into a maker of fine wines becomes a story that Noah Gordon has described as his love letter to Spain. When all unconverted Jews are expelled from Spain during the Inquisition, year-old Yonah Toledano is left behind.
It seemed that the author wanted to share all the research he had on the period of time from an advance method of making swords to various prayers. It seemed that the author felt obligated to include them. I skipped or skimmed some sections because of this. I read it for a book club.
I would say it is a decent read but I have not readily read more of this series. This is a very interesting story about the trials and tribulations of an obviously gifted English boy from the 11th century. The main character led an amazing life. He traveled from England to Persia a journey which took over a year. The descriptions of his trying to acclimate himself to each new culture was fascinating. Cole's determination to become a physician coupled with his genius allowed him to overcome a lack of education and language.
I was happy that the author didn't have him picking up every language he encountered with ease. Learning a new language is difficult and Cole's struggles were well depicted. I did have a few issues with the book. It could have been shorter. There was a lot of description which I felt didn't enhance the story.
Also, I'm picky about anachronisms. In the first page a woman pushes up the stays in her dress. Stays weren't introduced in woman's clothing until years later. Also the caravan enters Turkey.
Turkey did not exist in the 11th century. It was Anatolia. It is called Turkey several times so not a mistake. Finally marriages did not take place in churches until that 15th century.
There was not even much of a ceremony. People just decided they were married. No Nuptial Mass existed for years. Other than that worth reading. The Physician is one of the best books I've read in a in quite a while. Set in the 11th century, the book begins in London where tragedy quickly overtakes Robert J.
Rob, at age nine, is first saved by "Barber," a traveling man who attracts crowds in towns by using magic tricks, juggling, and storytelling.
After the entertainment, Barber sees patients behind a screen, generally prescribing his elixir which is little more than alcohol. Barber has practical knowledge of healing, which he imparts to Rob. Years later, after Rob has learned of his own gift for healing, he decides to go to Persia to study medicine, a journey that takes almost two years. The plot becomes more complex after that, but the richness and deep development of various characters kept me fascinated till the end, in the year I would strongly recommend this book for your reading pleasure, especially if you are at all interested in the history of medicine.
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PillPack Pharmacy Simplified. Amazon Renewed Refurbished products with a warranty. The eponymous movie was just released on DVD in America and will be on Netflix streaming this summer. The answer, in part, involves the vagaries of the publishing world. Early on, Gordon, the son of a Worcester pawnbroker, knew he wanted to be a writer.
After reporting for the Worcester Telegram, he was hired by the Boston Herald in At night, he would return home to Framingham, where he and his wife, Lorraine, raised three children. After dinner, he would sit at the kitchen table and write freelance stories for magazines. The success of that work enabled Gordon to leave the Herald and write full time. He said the germ of the novel may have been an article he read about how the Mideast surpassed Western Europe in medicine during the Middle Ages.
Cole, is a young Englishman in the 11th century, so driven to master the arts of healing that he braves bandits, mountains, and deserts to study under a renowned Muslim physician.
At that time, Christians were forbidden to study at Islamic schools, so Gordon has Cole take on the guise of a Jew and even marry one.
Noah Gordon is widely read and honored — just not here
Gordon researched the novel for a year, much of the time ensconced in a room full of ancient maps at Clark University in Worcester. Then he spent two years writing in his office above the garage. That left no one to champion the novel.