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Battle of Harrah

Battle of Harrah

  • Author: Muhammad Ali Chenarani
  • Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
  • ISBN: 9781546851783
  • Category:
  • Page: 88
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This book is one of the many Islamic publications distributed by Mustafa Organization throughout the world in different languages with the aim of conveying the message of Islam to the people of the world. Mustafa Organization is a registered Organization that operates and is sustained through collaborative efforts of volunteers in many countries around the world, and it welcomes your involvement and support. Its objectives are numerous, yet its main goal is to spread the truth about the Islamic faith in general and the Shi`a School of Thought in particular due to the latter being misrepresented, misunderstood and its tenets often assaulted by many ignorant folks, Muslims and non-Muslims. Organization's purpose is to facilitate the dissemination of knowledge through a global medium, the Internet, to locations where such resources are not commonly or easily accessible or are resented, resisted and fought!

The Prophet?s Attitude Towards Children and Youth

The Prophet?s Attitude Towards Children and Youth

  • Author: Muhammad Ali Chenarani
  • Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
  • ISBN: 9781546710714
  • Category:
  • Page: 54
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This book is one of the many Islamic publications distributed by Mustafa Organization throughout the world in different languages with the aim of conveying the message of Islam to the people of the world. Mustafa Organization is a registered Organization that operates and is sustained through collaborative efforts of volunteers in many countries around the world, and it welcomes your involvement and support. Its objectives are numerous, yet its main goal is to spread the truth about the Islamic faith in general and the Shi`a School of Thought in particular due to the latter being misrepresented, misunderstood and its tenets often assaulted by many ignorant folks, Muslims and non-Muslims. Organization's purpose is to facilitate the dissemination of knowledge through a global medium, the Internet, to locations where such resources are not commonly or easily accessible or are resented, resisted and fought!

Winner Takes All

Winner Takes All

How Casino Mogul Steve Wynn Won—and Lost—the High Stakes Gamble to Own Las Vegas

  • Author: Christina Binkley
  • Publisher: Hachette Books
  • ISBN: 0316487902
  • Category: Biography & Autobiography
  • Page: 336
  • View: 4623
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From Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and culture critic Christina Binkley comes an updated edition of her New York Times bestselling account of sex, drugs, and the rise of Las Vegas. With a new prologue on the rise and fall of Steve Wynn. The Strip. Home to some of the world's grandest, flashiest, and most lucrative casino resorts, Las Vegas, with its multitude of attractions, draws millions of tourists from around the world every year. But Sin City hasn't always been booming: modern Vegas exists largely thanks to the extraordinary vision, and remarkable hubris, of three competing business moguls: Kirk Kerkorian, Dr. Gary Loveman, and Steve Wynn. And in the wake of #MeToo revelations, not all empires survive. Having had personal access to all three tycoons, Binkley explains how their audacious efforts to reach the top-and to top one another-shaped the city as it stands. She takes us inside their grandest schemes, their riskiest deals, and the personalities that drove them to their greatest successes, and their most painful defeats. In this updated edition, she reveals the inside story of how Steve Wynn, the winner who took all, ultimately lost everything-twice. Sharp, insightful, and revealing, Winner Takes All is the gripping story of how billions of dollars and the unparalleled drive for power turned dreams into larger-than-life reality. "It's a great drama on the greatest stage. . . Wynn, Kerkorian, and Loveman represent three opposing business personalities, three styles of achieving success. On the Vegas Strip, they're pitted against one another like gladiators, and we've got front-row seats. Kapow!" - bestselling author Po Bronson

The First Dynasty of Islam

The First Dynasty of Islam

The Umayyad Caliphate AD 661-750

  • Author: G. R Hawting
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1134550596
  • Category: History
  • Page: 176
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Gerald Hawting's book has long been acknowledged as the standard introductory survey of this complex period in Arab and Islamic history. Now it is once more made available, with the addition of a new introduction by the author which examines recent significant contributions to scholarship in the field. It is certain to be welcomed by students and academics alike.

The Siege of Mecca

The Siege of Mecca

The 1979 Uprising at Islam's Holiest Shrine

  • Author: Yaroslav Trofimov
  • Publisher: Anchor
  • ISBN: 0307472906
  • Category: History
  • Page: 336
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In The Siege of Mecca, acclaimed journalist Yaroslav Trofimov pulls back the curtain on a thrilling, pivotal, and overlooked episode of modern history, examining its repercussions on the Middle East and the world. On November 20, 1979, worldwide attention was focused on Tehran, where the Iranian hostage crisis was entering its third week. That same morning, gunmen stunned the world by seizing the Grand Mosque in Mecca, creating a siege that trapped 100,000 people and lasted two weeks, inflaming Muslim rage against the United States and causing hundreds of deaths. But in the days before CNN and Al Jazeera, the press barely took notice. Trofimov interviews for the first time scores of direct participants in the siege, and draws upon hundreds of newly declassified documents. With the pacing, detail, and suspense of a real-life thriller, The Siege of Mecca reveals the long-lasting aftereffects of the uprising and its influence on the world today.

Islamic revolution and historical memory

Islamic revolution and historical memory

an inquiry into the art of ʻAbbāsid apologetics

  • Author: Jacob Lassner
  • Publisher: Eisenbrauns
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: History
  • Page: 156
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Dynamics in the History of Religions Between Asia and Europe

Dynamics in the History of Religions Between Asia and Europe

Encounters, Notions, and Comparative Perspectives

  • Author: Volkhard Krech,Marion Steinicke
  • Publisher: BRILL
  • ISBN: 9004185003
  • Category: Religion
  • Page: 536
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The conference volume of the Bochumer Kolleg “Dynamics in the History of Religions between Asia and Europe” outlines the thesis that religion is not a homogeneous cultural phenomenon, but a dense network of diachronically and synchronically differing traditions.

Lexington and Concord: The Battle Heard Round the World

Lexington and Concord: The Battle Heard Round the World

  • Author: George C. Daughan
  • Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
  • ISBN: 0393245756
  • Category: History
  • Page: 384
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An award-winning historian reinterprets the battle that launched the American Revolution. George C. Daughan’s magnificently detailed account of the Battle of Lexington and Concord challenges the prevailing narrative of the American War of Independence. It was, Daughan argues, based as much in economic concerns as political ones. When Massachusetts militiamen turned out in overwhelming numbers to fight the British, they believed they were fighting for their farms and livelihoods, as well as for liberty. Benjamin Franklin was not surprised by this widespread belief. In the years prior to the Revolution, Franklin had toured Great Britain and witnessed the wretched living conditions of the king’s subjects. They wore rags for clothes, went barefoot, and had little to eat. They were not citizens, but serfs. Franklin described the appalling situation in a number of letters home. In the eyes of many American colonists, Britain’s repressive measures were not seen simply as an effort to reestablish political control of the colonies, but also as a means to reduce the prosperous colonists themselves to the serfdom described in the Franklin letters. Another key factor in the outcome of this historic battle, according to Daughan, was the scorn British officers had for colonial fighters. Although the British officers had fought alongside colonial Americans in the ferocious French and Indian War, they failed to anticipate the skill, organization, and sheer numbers of the colonial militias. Daughan explains how British arrogance led them to defeat at the hands of motivated, experienced patriot fighters determined to protect their way of life. Authoritative and immersive, Lexington and Concord gives us a new understanding of a battle that became a template for colonial uprisings in later centuries.

The Armies of the Caliphs

The Armies of the Caliphs

Military and Society in the Early Islamic State

  • Author: Hugh Kennedy
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1134531133
  • Category: History
  • Page: 256
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The Armies of the Caliphs is the first major study of the relationship between army and society in the early Islamic period, and reveals the pivotal role of the military in politics. Through a thorough examination of recruitment, payment, weaponry and fortifications in the armies, The Armies of the Caliphs offers the most comprehensive view to date of how the early Muslim Empire grew to control so many people. Using Arabic chronicles, surviving documents, and archaeological evidence, this book analyzes the military and the face of battle, and offers a timely reassessment of the early Islamic State.

Shaya

Shaya

An Odyssey of Food, My Journey Back to Israel

  • Author: Alon Shaya
  • Publisher: Knopf
  • ISBN: 0451494164
  • Category: Cooking, Israeli
  • Page: 440
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Shaya's memoir begins in Israel and wends its way from the U.S.A. to Italy, back to Israel, and comes together in the American South, in the heart of New Orleans. Shaya tells of how food saved his life and how, through a circuitous path of (cooking) twists and (life-affirming) turns his celebrated cuisine-- food of his native Israel with a creole New Orleans kick-- came to be.

Casino Women

Casino Women

Courage in Unexpected Places

  • Author: Susan Chandler,Jill B. Jones
  • Publisher: Cornell University Press
  • ISBN: 080146269X
  • Category: Business & Economics
  • Page: 240
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Based on extended interviews with maids, cocktail waitresses, cooks, laundry workers, dealers, pit bosses, and vice presidents, Casino Women is a pioneering look at the female face of corporate gaming.

Who Kidnapped Excellence?

Who Kidnapped Excellence?

What Stops Us from Giving and Being Our Best

  • Author: Harry Paul,John Britt,Ed Jent
  • Publisher: Berrett-Koehler Publishers
  • ISBN: 1626560897
  • Category: Business & Economics
  • Page: 168
  • View: 6161
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Most companies talk about excellence, but what does excellence really mean? What specific attitudes and practices lead to excellence? Drawing on years of study and decades of experience, authors Harry Paul, John Britt, and Ed Jent have zeroed in on five core qualities of excellence. In this entertaining and enlightening book, they tell how to give and be your best in each of these five critical dimensions and foster excellence in your organization and in your life. The book begins with a crime being committed: Excellence (personified) has been kidnapped, and Leadership assembles Excellence’s team (Passion, Flexibility, Communication, Competency, and Ownership) and challenges them to work together to get their Excellence back. And who is the culprit? Has Average kidnapped Excellence and replaced Excellence’s team with his own: N. Different, N. Ept, N. Flexible, Miss Communication, and Poser? A mysterious ransom note sparks the struggle between Average and Excellence. Integrated into this tale of organizational excellence is the story of Dave, a delivery man. The kidnapping causes Dave to contemplate his own life and relationships in a way that makes the paths of personal and organizational excellence cross and intertwine. Who Kidnapped Excellence? is a parable that helps organizations and individuals achieve their best in every aspect of their lives.

The Hidden Light of Northern Fires

The Hidden Light of Northern Fires

A Novel

  • Author: Daren Wang
  • Publisher: St. Martin's Press
  • ISBN: 1250122368
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: 288
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"Splendid—a distinctive clear-eyed perspective on a fresh corner of the Civil War." —Charles Frazier, New York Times bestselling author of Cold Mountain "A wise and timely book." —Ron Rash, New York Times bestselling author of Serena Rooted in the history of the only secessionist town north of the Mason Dixon Line, Daren Wang's The Hidden Light of Northern Fires tells a story of redemption amidst a war that tore families and the country apart. Mary Willis has always been an outcast, an abolitionist in a town of bounty hunters and anti-Union farmers. After college, she dreams of exploring the country, but is obligated to take over the household duties and management of her family’s farm, while her brother Leander avoids his own responsibilities. Helping runaways is the only thing that makes her life in Town Line bearable. When escaped slave Joe Bell collapses in her father’s barn, Mary is determined to help him cross to freedom in nearby Canada. But the wounded fugitive is haunted by his vengeful owner, who relentlessly hunts him up and down the country, and his sister, still trapped as a slave in the South. As the countryside is riled by the drumbeat of civil war, rebels and soldiers from both sides bring intrigue and violence of the brutal war to the town and the farm, and threaten to destroy all that Mary loves.

Signs of the Last Day

Signs of the Last Day

  • Author: Hârun Yahya
  • Publisher: GLOBAL YAYINCILIK
  • ISBN: 9756426020
  • Category: End of the world (Islam)
  • Page: 138
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Let's No One Get Hurt

Let's No One Get Hurt

A Novel

  • Author: Jon Pineda
  • Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
  • ISBN: 0374717699
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: 256
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“An inventive and powerful coming of age story about the search for community and all the ways our ties to one another come undone. Jon Pineda has a poet’s eye for the details of this vivid, haunting landscape, and he brings it blazingly to life.” —Jenny Offill, author of Dept. of Speculation With the cinematic and terrifying beauty of the American South humming behind each line, Jon Pineda’s Let’s No One Get Hurt is a coming-of-age story set equally between real-world issues of race and socioeconomics, and a magical, Huck Finn-esque universe of community and exploration. Fifteen-year-old Pearl is squatting in an abandoned boathouse with her father, a disgraced college professor, and two other grown men, deep in the swamps of the American South. All four live on the fringe, scavenging what they can—catfish, lumber, scraps for their ailing dog. Despite the isolation, Pearl feels at home with her makeshift family: the three men care for Pearl and teach her what they know of the world. Mason Boyd, aka “Main Boy,” is from a nearby affluent neighborhood where he and his raucous friends ride around in tricked-out golf carts, shoot their fathers’ shotguns, and aspire to make Internet pranking videos. While Pearl is out scavenging in the woods, she meets Main Boy, who eventually reveals that his father has purchased the property on which Pearl and the others are squatting. With all the power in Main Boy’s hands, a very unbalanced relationship forms between the two kids, culminating in a devastating scene of violence and humiliation.

US Army Order of Battle, 1919-1941

US Army Order of Battle, 1919-1941

  • Author: Steven E. Clay
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
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A Brief Biography of Imam Muhammad bin Ali (a.s.)

A Brief Biography of Imam Muhammad bin Ali (a.s.)

al-Baqir

  • Author: Mohamed Raza Dungersi
  • Publisher: Bilal Muslim Mission of Tanzania
  • ISBN: 9976956916
  • Category:
  • Page: 50
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Lies of a Real Housewife

Lies of a Real Housewife

Tell the Truth and Shame the Devil

  • Author: Angela Stanton
  • Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
  • ISBN: 9781548547042
  • Category:
  • Page: 226
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Lies of a Real Housewife: Tell the Truth and Shame the Devil By Angela Stanton

The way it is

The way it is

  • Author: Curt Flood,Richard Carter
  • Publisher: Trident Press (WA)
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Biography & Autobiography
  • Page: 236
  • View: 664
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