Amazing Immigrants, Volume II
by Jamie d’Antioc
Published: 1 December 2015
About Amazing Immigrants, Volume II
This book documents variously inspiring, heart-warming, humorous and cautionary stories of numerous amazing individuals who left their own countries either willingly or by force. Some of the immigrants included in this volume worked fantastically hard to immerse themselves into new cultures and languages, and as a result achieved resounding success in making their fortunes in the new countries they chose to call home. Others, however, climbed to giddy heights only to fall spectacularly from grace either through misfortune or miscalculation. From an enterprising American who set up a silk shop in Thailand to a Kurdish refugee who made his fortune as an investment banker in the United States; from a brilliant Indian student who rose to the highest ranks of Britain’s political elite to an Argentinian economist whose ineptitude cost several banks a fortune, each of these immigrants teaches us something about what it means to start a new life in a foreign land.
About Jamie d’Antioc
Jamie d’Antioc has lived, worked and travelled throughout more than 150 countries in various capacities, including banker, oilman, and art collector. He is also affiliated with various NGOs and is an advisor to several universities. He is the author of several novels and the award-winning God’s Cookbook, a collection of recipes based on religious texts. His extensive travels have brought him into contact with countless individuals from various cultures and backgrounds, the most extraordinary of whom he has documented in this collection. He now devotes the majority of his time to writing.