Search Results: "Ahmed Al-Sheikh"


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LUNEN by Ahmed Al-Sheikh
Released: Jan. 11, 2013

"An action-based fantasy full of imaginative, albeit emotionally flat, characters with extraordinary powers."
Winnie Winters is whisked off to another world where her new friend, Lunen, is honing his warrior skills for a battle with the Masked Emperor. Read full book review >

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UNIVERSAL MYSTERIES by Ahmed Hulusi
Released: April 25, 2012

"A deeply philosophical novel that uses Sufism to examine the nature of humanity and the universe."
A man in search of answers about life and the universe is visited by an otherworldly being in this novel influenced by Sufism. Read full book review >

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PROLOGUE TO DECODING THE QURAN by Ahmed Hulusi
Released: Nov. 20, 2012

"An intriguing overview of a unique approach to reading the Quran."
A short introduction to the author's interpretation of the Muslim holy book, the Quran. Read full book review >

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Released: July 17, 2006

"A comprehensive address of nuclear power geared toward citizens privy to the complex issues involved."
The re-emergence of nuclear power as an energy source lends new vigor to economist Ahmed's 30-year-old study. Read full book review >

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Released: April 20, 2011

"A spirited cry for religious unity."
In a world filled with religious war and sectarian strife, Yousef sounds Rodney King's famous cry: Can't we all get along? Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 19, 2012

"Rashid's concluding advice, although reasonable, requires too many leaders to come to their senses, but readers will welcome this insider's lucid, expert account of a disaster in the making."
In this grim but insightful sequel to Descent into Chaos (2008), veteran Pakistani journalist Rashid's outlook is perfectly expressed by the title of that earlier overview. Read full book review >

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DARK MATTER by S.W. Ahmed
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY

"In need of some editorial cuts, but a sci-fi debut that shows great potential."
A failed experiment catapults a Cornell graduate student into an intergalactic war and a quest of self-discovery. Read full book review >

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THRONE OF THE CRESCENT MOON by Saladin Ahmed
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Feb. 7, 2012

"An arresting, sumptuous and thoroughly satisfying debut."
Distinctive Middle Eastern fantasy from newcomer Ahmed. Read full book review >

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Mrs. Valentine's Revenge by Al Ginsberg
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 23, 2015

"Formidable bad guys help retain steady, nail-biting tension for the good guys and for readers."
In Ginsberg's debut thriller, a private detective and a widow become targets of London thugs when looking into the presumedmurder of the woman's husband.Read full book review >

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CRISIS COMMUNICATIONS by Al Czarnecki
NON-FICTION
Released: April 10, 2007

"A constructive primer on being prepared."
Public-relations professional submits an all-business guide to managing crises. Read full book review >

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COBB by Al Stump
NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 1, 1994

"Stump's wonderfully descriptive writing, yeoman historical research, and personal knowledge of Cobb make this an extraordinary achievement in sports biography. (24 photos, not seen)"
Drawing on the harrowing year he spent with Ty Cobb as ghostwriter of his autobiography, Stump pens an astounding portrait that leaves little doubt the Hall of Famer was ``psychotic throughout his baseball career.'' When they ``collaborated'' on My Life in Baseball in 1960, the Georgia Peach was a bitter, unreasonable, gun-toting, 73-year-old cancer-ridden drunk. Read full book review >