Theodore Josiha Haig’s New Book “The Old Man of The Mountain: The Trial of the Assassin” Is a Creatively Crafted and Vividly Illustrated Historical Journey

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Recent release “The Old Man of The Mountain: The Trial of the Assassin,” from Page Publishing author Theodore Josiha Haig, is both educational and intriguing; this work depicts history’s first terrorists.

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Theodore Josiha Haig, a father, grandfather, former school superintendent, previous international education consultant, traveler, devoted writer and author, has completed his newest work “The Old Man of The Mountain: The Trial of the Assassin”: a gripping and potent story that is the perfect read for any history buff!

Published by New York City-based Page Publishing, Theodore Josiha Haig’s factual tale is a historic account of an assassin’s legacy.

He was a powerful influencing reference as Britain’s Bernard Lewis, who would become the foremost authority on Islamic history and traditions. He traced the origins of the 'Assassin sect' in the Shi’ite branch of Islam and began to chronicle both their doctrines and the life of their enigmatic founder, the legendary “Old Man of the Mountain.” The Assassins were the first group to make planned, systematic, and long-term use of murder as a political weapon, and their ideals and methods have since found many imitators. Bernard Lewis was just about to publish, in 1967, one of his first books entitled the “The Assassins.” Once published it was to be the most comprehensive, readable, and authoritative account of history’s first terrorists.

When Lewis’ book was published Dr. Ahmed Abdulla did take some exceptions on one major historical account but in all he was very pleased with the historical context of Lewis’ factual history. Where they differed would continue to be preserved and concealed, unknowingly, in Lewis’ account as one of the most guarded secrets in the history of the assassin’s legacy. Ahmed and Iran’s self-imposed exiled Ayatollah Khomeini, allegedly, were two of the very few Shi’ites in the world that knew about this well guarded secret.

As descendants of the “Old Man,” each was entrusted with continuing to pass the legacy down through history until the call would come to carry out the assassination. However, it was the one call Ahmed didn’t want to get because it was diametrically in opposition to his principles of democracy, tolerance and religion.

Readers who wish to experience this profound work can purchase “The Old Man of The Mountain: The Trial of the Assassin” at bookstores everywhere, or online at the Apple iTunes store, Amazon, Google Play or Barnes and Noble.

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