Literature of the Twentieth Century by Ali-Asghar Seyed-Ghorab

Literature of the Early Twentieth Century: From the Constitutional Period to Reza Shah by Ali-Asghar Seyed-Ghorab,
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Overview: The eleventh volume in this ground-breaking series pays special attention to politically engaged poetry, written during a turbulent period which saw the Constitutional Revolution in Iran as well as the rise to power of Reza Shah and his attempts to implement reform. Throughout this time, poets began to turn their attention towards the country’s ordinary people, rather than concentrate on its elites. This volume also examines the prose fiction of the period, which saw the rise of the novel and short story. Additionally, Persian satire began to grow in importance, especially with the increased popularity of poets and novelists such as Iraj Mirza and Sadeq Hedayat. This wide-ranging volume is an invaluable companion for anyone who wants to understand how the Persian literary scene changed at the beginning of the twentieth century, reflecting the social and political contexts in which this literature was created
Genre: Non-Fiction > Educational > Literary Theory

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The Truth Inside by Ali Norell

The Truth Inside: Lessons from My Daughter in the Afterlife by Ali Norell
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Overview: A powerful story of bereavement and how a mother finds purpose through afterlife communication. In July 2014, Ali Norell’s daughter, Romy, died aged four months. As a spiritual medium, Ali found her belief system to be challenged in the strongest way possible. The Truth Inside offers a deeply moving and at times surprisingly uplifting account of this experience and explores the possibility that we choose our path in life – even one that includes heartbreak and tragedy – in order to learn at the highest level. This story documents how Ali received communication from her daughter in Spirit in a variety of ways and how this eventually helped her to process her grief and uncover her own life purpose.
Genre: Non-Fiction > General

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Understanding Karbala by Mohamed Ali Albodairi

Understanding Karbala by Mohamed Ali Albodairi
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Overview: “Surely, whoever follows me will be martyred. Whoever does not follow me will not witness the Triumph.” These were some of Imam Hussain’s last words before leaving Medina. He set out from Medina towards Kufa, and ultimately to Karbala, knowing the great sacrifice that he would make. He foretold of his fate and knew that his movement will only result in a crushing military defeat. But he also knew the great value – the great triumph – that was to be gained. He set out not to achieve any immediate results or short term goals. Rather, his movement was meant to build an eternal legacy and achieve lasting reform in the nation of his grandfather.

But what and how did Imam Hussain reform the nation of his grandfather? Why did Imam Hussain sacrifice as he did? What was the context in which this sacrifice and tragedy took place? What was the role of the remainder of the Household of the Prophet before and after the tragedy? What was Imam Hussain’s goal and how did he triumph despite the grand massacre?

Understanding Karbala is an in depth historical and theological analysis that attempts to answer these far-reaching questions about Imam Hussain’s movement. Based on the work of Grand Ayatollah Muhammad Saeed al-Hakeem, the book looks at the driving factors behind Imam Hussain’s journey. It sets the theological framework for studying the movement of the Household of Prophet Muhammad, and then begins to analyze their choices as seen in their words and actions, as well as the historical context in which they operated.
The book also looks at the great triumph Imam Hussain aimed for and was able to achieve through his movement. By studying the short and long term effects of the grand tragedy, the book sheds light on Imam Hussain’s objectives and achievements, and how the remainder of the Household of the Prophet worked to preserve that triumph.
Genre: Non-Fiction > Faith, Beliefs & Philosophy

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Ali Smith – Spring

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Hana Ali – At Home with Muhammad Ali: A Memoir of Love, Loss, and Forgiveness

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Lost Daughter by Ali Mercer

Ali and Liston: The Boy Who Would Be King and the Ugly Bear

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Ali Pasha, Lion of Ioannina by Eugenia Russell+

Ali Pasha, Lion of Ioannina: The Remarkable Life of the Balkan Napoleon by Eugenia Russell, Quentin Russell
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Overview: At the beginning of the nineteenth century, the life of a petty tyrant in an obscure corner of the Ottoman Empire became the stuff of legend. What propelled this cold-blooded archetype of Oriental despotism, grandly known as ‘the Lion of Yanina’ and the ‘Balkan Napoleon’, into the consciousness of Western rulers and the general public? This book charts the rise of Ali Pasha from brigand leader to a player in world affairs and, ultimately, to a gruesome end.

Ali exploited the internal weakness of the Ottoman Empire to carve out his own de facto empire in Albania and Western Greece. Although a ruthless tyrant guilty of cruel atrocities, his lavish court became an attraction to Western travelers, most famously Lord Byron, and his military prowess led Britain, Russia and France to seek his alliance during the Napoleonic Wars. His activities undermined the Sultan’s authority and ultimately led to the Greek War of Independence.

Quentin and Eugenia Russell describe his remarkable life and military career as well as the legacy he bequeathed in his homeland as a nationalist hero and further afield as inspiration for writers and artists of the Romantic movement.
Genre: Non-Fiction > History > Middle East > Turkey

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Ali Pasha, Lion of Ioannina by Quentin Russell

Ali Pasha, Lion of Ioannina: The Remarkable Life of the Balkan Napoleon by Quentin Russell, Eugenia Russell
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Overview: At the beginning of the nineteenth century, the life of a petty tyrant in an obscure corner of the Ottoman Empire became the stuff of legend. What propelled this cold-blooded archetype of Oriental despotism, grandly known as ‘the Lion of Yanina’ and the ‘Balkan Napoleon’, into the consciousness of Western rulers and the general public? This book charts the rise of Ali Pasha from brigand leader to a player in world affairs and, ultimately, to a gruesome end.

Ali exploited the internal weakness of the Ottoman Empire to carve out his own de facto empire in Albania and Western Greece. Although a ruthless tyrant guilty of cruel atrocities, his lavish court became an attraction to Western travelers, most famously Lord Byron, and his military prowess led Britain, Russia and France to seek his alliance during the Napoleonic Wars. His activities undermined the Sultan’s authority and ultimately led to the Greek War of Independence.

Quentin and Eugenia Russell describe his remarkable life and military career as well as the legacy he bequeathed in his homeland as a nationalist hero and further afield as inspiration for writers and artists of the Romantic movement.
Genre: Non-Fiction > History

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Ali Pasha, Lion of Ioannina by Quentin Russell

Ali Pasha, Lion of Ioannina: The Outstanding Lifetime of the Balkan Napoleon through Quentin Russell, Eugenia Russell
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Evaluation: At first of the 19th century, the lifetime of a petty tyrant in an difficult to understand nook of the Ottoman Empire was the stuff of legend. What propelled this cold-blooded archetype of Oriental despotism, grandly referred to as ‘the Lion of Yanina’ and the ‘Balkan Napoleon’, into the awareness of Western rulers and most of the people? This e book charts the upward push of Ali Pasha from brigand chief to a participant in international affairs and, in the end, to a grotesque finish.

Ali exploited the interior weak spot of the Ottoman Empire to carve out his personal de facto empire in Albania and Western Greece. Even if a ruthless tyrant to blame of merciless atrocities, his lavish court docket was an appeal to Western vacationers, maximum famously Lord Byron, and his army prowess led Britain, Russia and France to hunt his alliance throughout the Napoleonic Wars. His actions undermined the Sultan’s authority and in the end resulted in the Greek Conflict of Independence.

Quentin and Eugenia Russell describe his exceptional lifestyles and armed forces occupation in addition to the legacy he bequeathed in his place of origin as a nationalist hero and extra afield as inspiration for writers and artists of the Romantic motion.
Style: Non-Fiction > Historical past

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Muhammad Ali Visual Encyclopedia by DK

Muhammad Ali Visible Encyclopedia by DK
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Overview: A complete have a look at the life of 1 the best sports activities superstars of the 20th Century, Muhammad Ali-boxer, anti-Vietnam Conflict activist, civil rights campaigner, advocate for Parkinson’s victims, and recipient of the Presidential Medal of Freedom.

From a humble upbringing in segregated Louisville, Kentucky, Cassius Marcellus Clay Jr. went on to turn out to be Muhammad Ali, Olympic gold medalist, three-time heavyweight boxing champion of the world, and in his personal phrases "the best..
Style: Non-Fiction > Common

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At Home with Muhammad Ali: A Memoir of Love, Loss and Forgiveness

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Answering the Call by Ali Vali (.M4B)

Answering the Call by Ali Vali
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Overview: As New Orleans recovers from Hurricane Katrina, Detective Sept Savoie recovers from a gunshot wound with the help of her new love Keegan Blanchard. As the city returns to normal, so does the crime rate. Sept’s first case back on the job is a strangely ritualistic killing, which quickly escalates into serial murder. As the bodies start to pile up, the last thing Sept needs is the city’s newest celebrity crime writer, Nicole Voles, poking into the case looking for information for a new bestseller, especially when Nicole appears just as interested in Keegan as she is in murder. Time is running out and innocent lives are on the line. But with all her focus on finding a killer, the secretive and seductive Nicole Voles may just steal what matters to Sept most.
Genre: Fiction > Audiobook

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At Home with Muhammad Ali by Hana Ali

At Home with Muhammad Ali: A Memoir of Love, Loss and Forgiveness by Hana Ali
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Overview: From the daughter of Muhammad Ali comes an intimate portrait of the heavyweight boxing champion and a final love letter from a daughter to her father.

Through audio journals, love letters and cherished memories, Ali’s daughter Hana tells the story of a very typical and yet fully-unique family, the rise and fall of her parent’s marriage and the struggles they faced as a family surrounding Ali’s loss to Larry Holmes in 1981.
Genre: Non-Fiction > Biographies & Memoirs

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