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The Formation of Islam by Jonathan P. Berkey
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Dec 21, 10

Read from August 30 to December 14, 2010

This is a scholarly text, but I think Berkey does a nice job giving contextual information that is helpful in better defining the Middle East today. Additionally, there is certainly some myth busting in this text, which in this era is very important.

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09/18/2010 page 65
21.0% "So far I'm enjoying getting to know Seph. I'm a little disappointed that only two characters from book one have made an appearance thus far -- D'Orsay and Leesha. I connected with the previous characters and hope they are written back in sometime soon."
10/24/2010 page 160
51.0% "Fascinating book!"
11/13/2010 page 216
69.0% "A good survey book with good information for the novice reader. Berkey writes in a way that is easy to read and informative."
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