by Zan Mitrev



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 12/20/2012

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 8.5x11
Page Count : 112
ISBN : 9781477238189
Format : E-Book
Dimensions : N/A
Page Count : 112
ISBN : 9781477238196

About the Book

Told in a simple narrative linking certain historical events with the great Macedonian figures Philip and Alexander, the eight stories in this book follow one another like scenes in a film. They convey the universal values that cause an individual to become engraved in the history of humanity and the father-son relationship as a basic civilizational thread in passing on the tradition of a way of life and the values and philosophy of an ethnos. The prevailing message of all these stories is that wisdom and love are the most powerful weapons. The greatness of the love shown for one’s homeland is the highest attainment of the human spirit, forever imprinted and indelible in the collective memory of a people. In this one thing, love for one’s homeland, Philip and Alexander have remained unsurpassed to this day.

About the Author

Zhan Mitrev was born in Štip, where he completed his primary and secondary education. He graduated from the Faculty of Medicine in Skopje and specialized in surgery in Zagreb and cardiovascular surgery in Germany. He worked as a cardiac surgeon in Frankfurt and Zurich and in 2000 opened the first private hospital in Macedonia. In 1997, in Frankfurt, he was the first Macedonian to carry out a heart transplant. Now, in the words of the author, he has performed surgery on the spiritual heart of Macedonia. This is the context of this book as well, with eight stories about two great Macedonian figures, as his contribution to future generations.