Saul Silas Fathi

The Fathi family in Baghdad in 1940: Saul's mother, Salah, pregnant with her son Yeftah and father Silas and children Berta, Saul and Yedida (from left to right)

Full Circle… Escape From Baghdad and the Return
The Fathi family in Baghdad in 1940: Saul’s mother, Salah, pregnant with her son Yeftah and father Silas and children Berta, Saul and Yedida (from left to right)

Full Circle:

Escape from Baghdad and the Return

By: Saul Silas Fathi

The book chronicles a prominent Iraqi Jewish family’s escape from persecution through the journey of one family member: A 10-years old boy who witnesses public hangings and the 1941 Krystalnacht (Farhood) in Baghdad. After a harrowing escape from Iraq through Iran, this boy begins a life-long search for meaning and his place in the world. His journey takes him to the newly-formed State of Israel, then to Brazil and finally to the United States. He joins the United States Army and serves in Korea and returns to a fascinating career in three Fortune-500 companies. Following September 11, 2001, he volunteers to work for the F.B.I.

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  1. History of The Jews and Israel
  3. Full Circle: Escape from Baghdad and the return (hardcover)
  4. Islamic Leaders: Their Biographies & Accomplishments (paperback)
  5. Islamic Leaders: Their Biographies & Accomplishments (hardcover)
  6. Glossary of Arabic terms (An Islamic dictionary)
  7. Arab-Islamic Groups & Organizations


1: The war in Iraq
2: Prospects for war with Iran
3: The history of Islam & the Middle East
4: Jewish life in Arab countries
5: Current (International) affairs
6: Cosmology: The Big Bang, Black Holes & UFO's
7: Saladin and the Crusades
8: Full Circle: Escape from Baghdad & the Return
9: Biblical stories: From Abraham to Jesus
10: Great women in world history
11: Nostradamus (1503-1566)
12: Armageddon (The End times)
13: Major Islamic leaders
14: Masada & the Holocaust
15: Free Masons & U.S. Presidents
16: The Bermuda Triangle
17: The Tunguska Event
18: Prohibition in the U.S.
19: Artificial Intelligence
20: Ice Age
21: Irish Potato Famine
22: The Human Brain
23: The Trail Of Tears
24: Global Warming
25: The Dead Sea Scrolls
26: Natural disasters
27: The Bible Code
28: The Alamo
29: The Spanish Inquisition
30: The Aztec Empire
31: Time Travel
32: Dust Bowl
33: Krystalnacht
34: Gettysburg Address
35: Extra-Sensory Perception (E.S.P.)
36: Atlantis
39: Book of Mormons
40: Emancipation Proclamation
42: Stone Henge
46: Knights Templars
43: Armenian Genocide
54: Paranormal
59: Scientology
61: Nuremberg Trials
62: Civilization
66: Jihad, a holy war
69: Pan Arabism/Islamism
70: Colonialism & Democracy
71: Rumi and Sufism
73: Science beyond Einstein
74: Zoroastrianism
76: The rape of Nanking
78: Unitarianism
79: Pradise and Hellfire
80: Ku-Klux-Klan (K.K.K.)

Genre: Youth and adult, anyone interested in the history of the Middle-East, the Jewish people, and Sephardic life under Islam.

A note from the author: My book speaks to youth and adult readers alike about Jewish persecution in Arab countries, Jewish history, and escape from persecution in Iraq in the time of Hitler as experienced by the Fathi family. Readers will also learn fascinating facts about the history of the Middle-East, life under Islam, Baghdad and how anti-Semitism in these countries led to public hangings. Click here to contact me about my lecture schedule. In my lectures, I discuss concepts from my book Escape from Baghdad, the war in Iraq, Jewish life in Arab Countries and more.