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After the Prophet by Lesley Hazleton
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Jan 15, 2010

it was amazing
bookshelves: adult-nonfiction, other-cultures, history
Read in January, 2010

It was a 7th Century confrontation whose repercussions reach into the 21st Century. A gripping and complicated story, masterfully told so that it can easily be understood. This meticulously researched history of the Sunni-Shia split in Islam reads like an epic novel and will enthrall you with its
larger than life characters. A must read for anyone interested in the Middle East, and should be required reading for all high school and college students.
Hang onto your seat because it will keep you spellbound to the last page!

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