New memoir by Rudolph Halouk Daus takes readers across globe

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Readers set sail for adventure, laughter in ‘The Crescent Odyssey’

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It leaves you at peace, at peace with yourself, at peace with your soul mate and hopeful for the next turn in your own odyssey toward your destiny.

Author Rudolph Halouk Daus shares a lifetime of poignant memories from his personal and professional life in his new memoir, “The Crescent Odyssey: From Ottoman Roots to American Warship Captain” (published by iUniverse).

From a young age, Daus’s heritage influenced his development. His mother was an Ottoman princess and his father was an American Beaux Arts-educated entrepreneur with Jewish Rabbinical and French Catholic roots. Stories of his maternal grandfather, Bahri Pasha the Ottoman warrior and governor, played a great role in the development of Daus’ psyche.

After escaping Nazi-occupied France, Daus and his family settled in New York. He attended the U.S. Naval Academy and later enlisted as an ensign. He rose to the position of captain before launching his career as a law firm manager and later as an entrepreneur. His odyssey takes readers from the United States to Turkey and beyond.

Daus describes the events of his life as star-crossed. His memoir depicts many interactions with colorful characters who influenced and helped shape Daus’ character. He hopes readers will find kinship and adventure within the pages of his book.

“Mostly, ‘The Crescent Odyssey’ is a buoyant tale with faith in fellow travelers and humanity,” Daus writes. “It leaves you at peace, at peace with yourself, at peace with your soul mate and hopeful for the next turn in your own odyssey toward your destiny.”

“The Crescent Odyssey”
By Rudolph Halouk Daus
Hardcover | 6 x 9 in | 528 pages | ISBN 9781491737125
Softcover | 6 x 9 in | 528 pages | ISBN 9781491737149
E-Book | 528 pages | ISBN 9781491737132
Available at Amazon and Barnes & Noble

About the Author
Rudolph Halouk Daus was born in Paris. He attended the U.S. Naval Academy and earned an engineering degree and a commission as an ensign in the U.S. Navy. Over 14 years, he managed four law firms. His entrepreneurial ventures over a span of more than 20 years led to adventures in the United States, Turkey, Japan and central Asia. More information can be found at

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