new book by Rick Antonson
Full Moon Over Noah’s Ark
An Odyssey to Mount Ararat and Beyond
Mount Ararat is the most fabled mountain in the world. For millennia this massif in eastern Turkey has been rumored to be the resting place of Noah’s Ark following the Great Flood. But it also plays a significant role in the long-standing conflict between Turkey and Armenia.
Author Rick Antonson joined a five-member expedition to the mountain’s nearly 17,000-foot summit, trekking alongside a contingent of Armenians, for whom Mount Ararat is the stolen symbol of their country. Antonson mixes vivid historical anecdote with unexpected travel vignettes, whether tracing earlier mountaineering at-tempts on the peak, recounting the genocide of Armenians and its unresolved de-bate, or depicting the Kurds’ nationalist ambitions for their own borders, which some say should include Mount Ararat.
other Rick Antonson titles
Slumach's Gold: In Search of a Legend
Whistle Post West
The Fraser Valley
To Timbuktu for a Haircut
Route 66 Still Kicks