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Harper Collins, Sep 10, 1993 - Biography & Autobiography - 290 pages
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This detailed and accessible biography, started at the time of the Satanic Verses furor and completed during the Persian Gulf war, attempts to strip away the centuries of distortion and myth by giving a sympathetic and balanced view of the man whose religion continues to dramatically affect the course of history. Maps and charts.

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This short biography of Muhammad should be required reading for all Americans over the age of 12. Armstrong manages, in the course of telling what is known about the life of the Prophet, to put Islam ... Read full review

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User Review  - 2chances - LibraryThing

I've been on a quest to read more about Islam, (so I will not be an absolute ignoramus about it, as Americans are often accused of being.). I've read a few books on the topic, but this is the first ... Read full review

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About the author (1993)

Karen Armstrong, author, scholar, and journalist, is among the world's foremost commentators on religious history and culture. Her books include the bestselling A History of God and The Battle for God, as well as Buddha and Islam: A Short History.

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