Tamim Ansary

Destiny Disrupted

A History of the World Through Islamic Eyes. Sprache: Englisch.
kartoniert, 416 Seiten
ISBN 1586488139
EAN 9781586488130
Veröffentlicht April 2010
Verlag/Hersteller Hachette Book Group USA

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Beschreibung

A sweeping narrative history by the acclaimed author of "West of Kabul, East of New York" illuminates how Muslims have seen the history of the world--and what western world history leaves out.

Portrait

Tamim Ansary is the author of Destiny Disrupted and Games without Rules, among other books. For ten years he wrote a monthly column for Encarta.com, and has published essays and commentary in the San Francisco Chronicle, Salon, Alternet, TomPaine.com, Edutopia, Parade, Los Angeles Times, and elsewhere. He has appeared on the Oprah Winfrey Show, Bill Moyers, PBS The News Hour, Al Jazeera, and NPR. Born in Afghanistan in 1948, he moved to the U.S. in 1964. He lives in San Francisco.

Pressestimmen

"Ansary has written an informative and thoroughly engaging look at the past, present and future of Islam. With his seamless and charming prose, he challenges conventional wisdom and appeals for a fuller understanding of how Islam and the world at large have shaped each other. And that makes this book, in this uneasy, contentious post 9/11 world, a must-read." -- Khaled Hosseini, author of The Kite Runner and A Thousand Splendid Suns "I'm in the middle of Tamim Ansary's Destiny Disrupted: A History of the World through Islamic Eyes, and it's incredibly illuminating. Ansary pretty much covers the entire history of Islam in an incredibly readable and lucid way. I've been recommending this book to everyone I know. Especially when people are looking for a comprehensive-but-approachable way to look at world history through the lens of Islam, there's no better book." Dave Eggers"