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by MaryAnn T. Beverly


Ahmed Shah Massoud has been a source of fascination and intrigue for me for many years after first watching the movie "The Path to 9/11. This book "From That Flame" was so well written and I loved the way the author inserted a fictional character into the life story of Massoud.

Ahmed Shah Massoud has been a source of fascination and intrigue for me for many years after first watching the movie "The Path to 9/11. The story is based on the life of Massoud and is filled with many factual events that can be easily verified on the web. It was beautifully and tastefully written and frankly I found it hard to put down.

From That Flame book. FROM THAT FLAME follows journalist Michelle Garrett as she interviews the legendary Commander Ahmed Shah Massoud - the "Lion of Panjshir" - in Afghanistan's rugged Hindu Kush Mountains. FROM THAT FLAME follows journalist Michelle Garrett as she interviews the.

MaryAnn brings back to life for the reader a man who is truly worthy of the .

MaryAnn brings back to life for the reader a man who is truly worthy of the appellation 'Hero'. Katherine Swan, artist/artist representative (Duncan Regehr, RCA) "History wears two faces. One is built of facts and timelines, names and places. Some of the content of this book must be checked with other statements & interviews of Amir Sahib to make sure if he told all those things to the author, particularly what is quoted from Amir Sahib about RAWA.

FROM THAT FLAME follows journalist Michelle Garrett as she interviews the legendary Commander Ahmed Shah Massoud, the "Lion of Panjshir," in Afghanistan's rugged Hindu Kush Mountains.

FROM THAT FLAME follows journalist Michelle Garrett as she interviews the legendary Commander Ahmed Shah Massoud, the . MaryAnn T. Beverly is an Ohio native who has made her home in Columbia, SC for the past 25 years.

FROM THAT FLAME follows journalist Michelle Garrett as she interviews the legendary Commander Ahmed Shah Massoud - the Lion of Panjshir - in Afghanistan’s rugged Hindu Kush Mountains.

He was a man of peace who became Afghanistan’s most brilliant military leader. He was America’s best Afghan ally who warned about the attacks of 9-11. He fought for democracy until he was assassinated by Osama bin Laden. He wa. hmed Shah Massoud. FROM THAT FLAME follows journalist Michelle Garrett as she interviews the legendary Commander Ahmed Shah Massoud – the Lion of Panjshir – in Afghanistan’s rugged Hindu Kush Mountains.

FROM THAT FLAME follows journalist Michelle Garrett as she interviews the legendary Commander Ahmed Shah Massoud .

FROM THAT FLAME follows journalist Michelle Garrett as she interviews the legendary Commander Ahmed Shah Massoud – the Lion of Panjshir – in Afghanistan’s rugged Hindu Kush Mountains. As each day countdowns to the bombing of the World Trade Center on September 11, 2001, both man and woman find their purpose in life as they deal with regret, guilt, and acceptance during wartime tragedies. With much description of the territory and history of the land along with the political aspect of war and its participating and non-participating players, Beverly sets the scene of dissention, disillusion and death during this pivotal time in world history.

by MaryAnn T. Beverly. Biography & Autobiography History Military Nonfiction. He was a man of peace who became Afghanistan's most brilliant military leader. He was America's best Afghan ally who warned about the attacks of 9-11.

FROM THAT FLAME follows journalist Michelle Garrett as she interviews the legendary Commander Ahmed Shah Massoud – the “Lion of Panjshir” – in Afghanistan’s rugged Hindu Kush Mountains. Without warning, an attack by Taliban and al-Qaeda troops propels Michelle into a wartime adventure with Commander Massoud and his Mujahidin, one in which a friendship between the journalist and Massoud grows, giving her a unique perspective into the man the Wall Street Journal credited as being “the Afghan who ended the Cold War.” “The kind of story that people need to know about … It stimulates the body, the mind, and most importantly the soul.” —Edward James Olmos, actor and activist “Massoud grieves in the novel, and then we, who have come to know him in this thoughtful and well researched book, grieve for him and for his dreams — and our own. Ms. Beverly has given us much to ponder.” [The book says] Pay attention.” —Mary Sheeran, author Who Have the Power “The amount of in-depth research it contains is extraordinary and is evident within the story. MaryAnn brings back to life for the reader a man who is truly worthy of the appellation ‘Hero’.” —Katherine Swan, artist/artist representative (Duncan Regehr, RCA) “History wears two faces. One is built of facts and timelines, names and places. But the other face, whose marks are far more indelible, less vulnerable to manipulation, is the image its impresses on those who lived it. This book is about the second: the image of one man that has marked his nation, his people forever. Set against a quick moving and suspense-filled background, the author has given us not only a powerful portrait of a modern hero, but posed some of the most burning questions of human life today, and answers them exquisitely. Read with caution: it might change your life.” —Helene Walker, independent reviewer “Ms. Beverly has captured the heart and essence of the man the world knows as the Lion of Panjshir. Her book flows well, and even the most up-to-date history buff who knows the ‘ending’ will want to keep reading — possibly hoping for a miracle.” —Marsha de Garcia, independent reviewer It is Massoud who always has a plan. It is Massoud who always has a vision. It is Massoud who always has a strategy. He didn’t ask for any of this, but when it was laid on his shoulders, he accepted the responsibility and has never shrugged it off,” Abdullah explains to Michelle in MaryAnn T. Beverly’s novel, From That Flame. At three hundred and thirty-four pages, this engaging historical fiction reads more like a true story about Commander Ahmed Shah Massoud, known as the “Lion of Panjshir” of Afghanistan. Targeted toward readers who want to learn about the Taliban and al-Qaeda fighting against this leader and the mujahidin in the Hindu Kush Mountains, it has biographical connections to “the Afghan who ended the Cold War” that Osama bin Laden assassinated two days before he attacked America. As the story evolves, one sees the obvious intense love Michelle develops for the Commander as he tries relentlessly to keep Afghan free from the Taliban as he explains his ultimate mission to her. As each day countdowns to the bombing of the World Trade Center on September 11, 2001, both man and woman find their purpose in life as they deal with regret, guilt, and acceptance during wartime tragedies. With much description of the territory and history of the land along with the political aspect of war and its participating and non-participating players, Beverly sets the scene of dissention, disillusion and death during this pivotal time in world history. —by Conny Crisalli at BookPleasures.com
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I'm not always good about putting my thoughts into words. Hopefully this review will adequately express how much I enjoyed this book. Since I don't read much "fiction" I was reluctant to even purchase "From That Flame." BUT, because it was written around the life story of Ahmed Shah Massoud I thought I would give it a try. I was not disappointed for one second...I loved it!

Ahmed Shah Massoud has been a source of fascination and intrigue for me for many years after first watching the movie "The Path to 9/11." This book "From That Flame" was so well written and I loved the way the author inserted a fictional character into the life story of Massoud. The story is based on the life of Massoud and is filled with many factual events that can be easily verified on the web. It was beautifully and tastefully written and frankly I found it hard to put down.

Perhaps the reason this book meant so much to me was because I was already familiar with Massoud based on what I've read of his charismatic personality, strong character, faith, goals, loss and self-sacrifice for the people of Afghanistan. Learning from and able to admit to his failures made him the leader that he was and I believe one of the many reasons that he was admired and loved by so many. These attributes are clearly reflected in this book AND in the many videos, pictures, and articles written about Massoud and available on the world-wide-web.

Speaking for myself, "From That Flame" brought Massoud to life for a short time and I felt like it was me in the presence of greatness rather than the fictional character of Michelle Garrett. Although a work of fiction, reading "From That Flame" felt like a walk with Ahmed Shah Massoud who is thought by so many people world-wide to have been a true and admired leader; an incredible soul who deeply touched a nation. He was of the people and for the people of Afghanistan. This book expresses that and so much more.

I would love to see a movie made based on this book. If only Hollywood could keep it as wholesome as it is written and adequately express the love and admiration for a leader without turning it into an "American love story" which it is clearly not. It is my best guess that I'm not the only person who has read this book that feels "From That Flame" expresses love in its purest form which is beautifully displayed in the characters of Michelle Garrett and Massoud's closest friends and comrades. I would hate to see this story tainted in anyway.

MaryAnn Beverly wrote a beautiful book that is a real tribute to the man that Ahmed Shah Massoud was for so many. I thank her for that and thank God for people like Ahmed Shah Massoud. May God bless him.
Micelhorav
Students in America need to understand the amount of sacrafice that can be required for a freedom fighter. We often take freedom for granted. American hero's is not enough to understand this concept in which the rest of the world exists. Ms. Beverly captures a universal concept of freedom in her novel that inspires the reader and leaves a loss and a hope for the future. This universal connection between us is readly understood among the chacters and events within the story. As a nation we failed in our support of Afghanistan, however as an individual, Ms. Beverly has kept Ahmed Shah Massoud alive in our mmemories. Because we are Americans, and have forgotten how to read, we look forward to the movie version, but no longer than 90 minutes, due to our attention deficit.
Steelrunner
The most striking thing about this ingenious novel is how a woman in South Carolina who had never been to Afghanistan came to write it and how she could understand a distant figure such as Massoud, the beloved leader in Afghanistan. I don't mean to suggest that this novel is just a will o' the wisp. Ms. Beverly obviously put in a good deal of diligent homework to understand Massoud and his world. That she succeeded is demonstrated by this novel. It also demonstrates the power of using imagination for the cause of peace and understanding, for in the wake of September 11, Ms. Beverly reached back to understand its connection with Massoud's death, the event of a few days before and in doing so conveys respect, affection, and grief for Massoud, a fascinating warrior, scholar, and poet whose life made a difference for his people and for us. With this book, Ms. Beverly says, "Pay attention."

I think Ms. Beverly reflects the journalist she portrays; her prose contains the tone of the journalist, the facts only please. But it is "just the facts" resonating in warmth. The first part of the novel manages to convey the situation of Afghanistan, Massoud's and his people's dreams and goals, danger, the beauty of the country, and humor all at the same time. But the moving part, for me, was the last part, when it is Massoud who grieves, and the reader grieves both with and for him, as much as enjoys his company.

I remember reading when Massoud was shot, it was something vague and distant. A few days later, there was a hole in my skyline and tremendous grief. How we respond to this event where thousands died tells us something about ourselves. Do we respond with fear or vengeance? Or do we search for the truth of the situation? Massoud grieves in the novel, and then we, who have come to know him in this thoughtful and well researched book, grieve for him and for his dreams - and our own. Ms. Beverly has given us much to ponder.
Water
Waoo,if everything that says that happened in this book,is true,then this man was a great one.I guess he was a great person,despite of many people says.But you know,there's a lot of comments(bad and good) about him all over the world.So,we don't know to who believes in.So sad he was killed that way because he didn't deserve it(taking in consideration if it was true he was a great man).He was a charm man too.He got old so fast because of the many issues in his country.God bless him.
Lilegha
Good book I personally prefer non-fiction. I found the female journalist part unlikely due to cultural and religious beliefs and practices....even if it was Ahmed Shah Massoud, a man who loved the women of Afghanistan.
Elildelm
Interesting read
Good book i like the approach the book took remarkable man. It was acrime he was killed it could be so different if he lived.
Priotian
The Commander is a person whose vision and talent is seem only rarely in a century. I give the book 5 stars.
This book is a very easy and delightful read. It is a novel but has plenty of factual information that goes along with it.
From That Flame: A Novelized Account of the Life, Death, and Legacy of Ahmed Shah Massoud ebook
Author:
MaryAnn T. Beverly
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