Battle of Harrah


Author: Muhammad Ali Chenarani
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
ISBN: 9781546851783
Category:
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This book is one of the many Islamic publications distributed by Mustafa Organization throughout the world in different languages with the aim of conveying the message of Islam to the people of the world. Mustafa Organization is a registered Organization that operates and is sustained through collaborative efforts of volunteers in many countries around the world, and it welcomes your involvement and support. Its objectives are numerous, yet its main goal is to spread the truth about the Islamic faith in general and the Shi`a School of Thought in particular due to the latter being misrepresented, misunderstood and its tenets often assaulted by many ignorant folks, Muslims and non-Muslims. Organization's purpose is to facilitate the dissemination of knowledge through a global medium, the Internet, to locations where such resources are not commonly or easily accessible or are resented, resisted and fought!

Black Banners from the East

The Establishment of the ʻAbbāsid State : Incubation of a Revolt
Author: Moshe Sharon
Publisher: JSAI
ISBN: 9789652235015
Category: Abbasids
Page: 265
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The History of al-Tabari Vol. 19

The Caliphate of Yazid b. Mu'awiyah A.D. 680-683/A.H. 60-64
Author: Muhammad ibn Yarir al- Tabari,Muhammad b. Yarir al- Tabari,????,?abar?,Mu?ammad Ibn-?ar?r a?- ?abar?
Publisher: SUNY Press
ISBN: 9780791400401
Category: History
Page: 248
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This volume deals with the caliphate of Yazid. Yazid was not accepted as a legitimate caliph by many of the leading Muslims of the time, and, therefore, al-Tabari has concentrated his account of Yazid's caliphate almost entirely on the opposition to him. This opposition had its leadership in two of the leading Islamic figures of the time, al-Husayn, the son of the caliph 'Ali, and Ibn al-Zubayr, a leading Muslim who felt that he had had some claims to the caliphate himself. The first revolt was led by al-Husayn. This revolt, although ineffectual in military terms, is very important for the history of Islam, as al-Husayn came to be regarded by Shi'ite Muslims as the martyred imam; his martyrdom is still commemorated every year by them. In his account al-Tabari has preserved for us some of the earliest historical writing on the subject. The amount of space he devotes to this event shows the importance it had already assumed by his own time. The second revolt, that of Ibn al-Zubayr, was much more serious in immediate terms. The revolt or civil war can be divided into two stages. This volume covers the first stage, ending with the timely death of Yazid, which saved Ibn al-Zubayr from defeat.

Staring Into the Fire


Author: Loretta Santoro
Publisher: Abbott Press
ISBN: 1458215067
Category: Fiction
Page: N.A
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In the old days, before the ice, people talked to the spirits directly. But people came to forget how to do that when they narrowed their focus. There were few left who could do it—the truthsayers mostly, but even they had forgotten how to read the stones. So when it came to predicting the future, they couldn’t see very far. They did confirm the rumor that an invasion by the southern empire was imminent. How the people dealt with this news was up to each of them. Most would fight, of course, and those who wouldn’t or couldn’t hoped the invaders would treat them fairly. Meelah will fight; she is a warrior, after all. But she is also a widowed mother and the daughter of a truthsayer, conflicting duties with conflicting purposes. With a clash of cultures looming over her, she begins to question her ways and decide for herself what parts are worth saving. She searches in vain for truth and concludes that the best she can do is to find her own truth—because, in the end, her own truth is all that she can take with her.

Schelling's Game Theory

How to Make Decisions
Author: Robert Dodge
Publisher: OUP USA
ISBN: 0199857202
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 292
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Nobel Prize winner Thomas Schelling taught a course in game theory and rational choice to advanced students and government officials for 45 years. In this book, Robert Dodge provides in language for a broad audience the concepts that Schelling taught. Armed with Schelling's understanding of game theory methods and his approaches to problems, the general reader can improve daily decision making.

Ignited

Managers! Light Up Your Company and Career for More Power More Purpose and More Success
Author: Vince Thompson
Publisher: FT Press
ISBN: 9780132868754
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 320
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More Power, More Purpose, and More Success for Managers Have you ever been maligned, misunderstood, downsized, reengineered, reorganized, or even misled? Even in the best organizations, you face brutal competition, non-stop pressure, and relentless change. Ignited reveals the gathering forces that will offer you unprecedented opportunities to reshape your career and organization. It outlines clear, realistic steps for leveraging your networks and resources to transform your vision into reality, and accomplish powerful goals only you can achieve. This is not another diatribe on leadership or grand strategic vision written by those already at the top: the Jack Welches or Rudy Giulianis who can simply dictate their visions to the organization. Ignited is for those leading from the middle: managers who need real tools to make a real difference. If you’re ready to take back your business, your career, and your life, Ignited is for you. More Power Learn how to lead in a limited space Power up your network, expand your influence Overcome the traps of time, powerlessness, and negative emotions Drive meaningful strategic change across your company and industry More Purpose Harness the power of seven key ignition points for achieving your highest purpose Accomplish the powerful goals you’re uniquely positioned to achieve Master the new roles of linkmaker, process master, pilot, healer, bard, scout, and translator Connect your personal passions with your company’s goals More Success Master a system for selling your vision, and succeeding with the projects you’re most passionate about Live your best life, not just your company’s

The Hero Within

Healing Troubled Boys at Colorado Boys Ranch
Author: Cynthia Quicksall Landsberg,Judith Pettibone
Publisher: Colorado Boys Ranch
ISBN: 9781555916114
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 288
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A collection of moving stories from the Colorado Boys Ranch.

History of al-Tabari Vol. 15, The

The Crisis of the Early Caliphate: The Reign of 'Uthman A.D. 644-656/A.H. 24-35
Author: N.A
Publisher: SUNY Press
ISBN: 1438407289
Category: Religion
Page: 312
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Before the caliphate of the 'Uthman b. 'Affan, the Muslim community had grown from strength to strength in spite of a series of major crises--the Hirah, the death of the Prophet, the Riddah wars, the assassination of 'Umar by a Persian slave. But 'Uthman's reign ended in catastrophe. His inability to manage the social and political conflicts that were now emerging among various factions within the community led to his death at the hands of Muslim rebels. The consequences of this tragic event were bitter: not only a century of civil war, but also political and religious schisms of such depth that they have not been entirely healed even now. Most medieval Muslim historians told this story in an overtly partisan manner, but al-Tabari demands more of his readers. First of all, they must decide for themselves, on the basis of highly ambigous evidence, whether 'Uthman's death was tyrannicide or murder. But, more than that, they must ask how such a thing could have happened at all; what had the Muslims done to bring about the near-destruction of their community? Al-Tabari presents this challenge within a broad framework. For, even while the internal crisis that issued in 'Uthman's death was coming to a head, the wars against Byzantium and Persia continued. The first expeditions into North Africa, the conquest of Cyprus, the momentary destruction of the Byzantine fleet at the Battle of the Masts, the bloody campaigns in Armenia, the Caucasus, and Khurasan are all here, in narratives that shift constantly between hard reporting and pious legend. Muslim forces retain the offensive, but there are no more easy victories; henceforth, suffering and endurance will be the hallmarks of the hero. Most evocative in the light of 'Uthman's fate is the moving account of the murder of the last Sasanian king, Yazdagird III--a man betrayed by his nobles and subjects, but most of all by his own character.

The Smoke of Summer


Author: I. Yevish
Publisher: I Yevish Books
ISBN: 9780962633034
Category: Fiction
Page: 266
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THE SMOKE OF SUMMER is a Northern "Gone with the Wind" - without flapdoodle or escapism. It tells the story of a bloody coming of age in a seacoast town. Harrah tirelessly pursues peace. Willacassa becomes one of Dorothea Dix's nurses. Eliot Irons tastes first blood at Bull Run. Henry Sawyer fights all the way to Brandy Station. By capturing the true contemporary mood of the Civil War, this novel emerges as a great human drama.

Harold Jones

The Singer's Drummer
Author: Gil Jacobs,Joe Agro
Publisher: AuthorHouse
ISBN: 1463446306
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 293
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?The Singer?s Drummer? chronicles the music and times of Harold Jones, a world class musician whose career spans the last five decades of jazz and big band swing music. This book highlights Jones? career as he evolved into the drummer of choice for some of our most popular vocal legends. But it is about much more than that. It also gives us an entertaining insight into life on the road and is filled with Harold?s insightful, sometimes humorous, anecdotes and musings about the famous sidemen, legendary jazz musicians and vocal headliners he has known; featuring more than 100 photos of his renowned friends. Read ?The Singer?s Drummer? and learn why Paul Winter called Harold the ?Michael Jordan of young jazz drummers in Chicago.? Read why Harold became acknowledged as ?Count Basie?s favorite drummer.? And why Tony Bennett says ?This book is a knockout! I am happy that someone is finally putting together a history of what really happens on the road!?

Body Image and Appearance

The Ultimate Teen Guide
Author: Kathlyn Gay
Publisher: Scarecrow Press
ISBN: 0810866463
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Page: 158
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This book tackles such topics as the cultural standards of what a 'perfect' body should look like, methods for changing appearances, and matters related to height. Throughout this volume, the author offers advice on how teens can learn to be comfortable with their own bodies and move beyond unhealthy preoccupations with size and appearance.

Makeup, identity performance & discrimination


Author: Duke University. School of Law
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Law
Page: N.A
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This symposium analyzes two seemingly conflicting value systems in recent employment discrimination cases: one that prohibits stereotyping in the workplace, and another that upholds workplace appearance standards.

Find (and Keep) Top Talent for Your Business (Collection)


Author: Vince Thompson,David I. Russo,Rusty Rueff,Hank Stringer,Cathy Fyock,Martha I. Finney
Publisher: FT Press
ISBN: 0133443191
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 1209
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A brand new collection of state-of-the-art talent management techniques Breakthrough talent management techniques! 5 authoritative books bring together the state-of-the-art in finding, growing, and keeping world-class people! Talent is everything — and finding, growing, and keeping the best talent has never been more difficult. This 5-book collection brings together powerful new insights, techniques, practices, and skills for improving the way you manage talent in any organization, industry, or environment… including the talent that matters most. (Yours!) In 17 Rules Successful Companies Use to Attract and Keep Top Talent, renowned workforce expert David Russo identifies exactly what great organizations do differently when it comes to managing their people. He distills these differences into 17 rules for everything from resourcing and compensation to leadership development, risk-taking to change management. Next, he shows how to apply these rules in your organization, whether you’re large or small, high-tech or low-tech, for-profit or non-profit. Then, in Talent Force, Rusty Rueff and Hank Springer help you systematically get the right talent into the right place at the right time. You’ll learn how to develop and implement a world-class talent plan that aligns with business objectives, and identify metrics for tracking and optimizing progress. Discover how candidates are using technology to evaluate new opportunities, benchmark compensation, and create new back-channels of communication about worklife — and learn how to use these technologies yourself to grow the world’s best Talent Force. In The Truth About Hiring the Best, Cathy Fyock reveals 53 proven hiring principles for identifying, reaching, and recruiting the very best. Fyock helps you find hidden talent sources… make great people want to work with you… choose amongst the great new people you’ve found, while building great relationships with strong candidates you don’t hire. Next, in The Truth About Getting the Best From People, Second Edition, Martha Finney 60+ proven principles for achieving unprecedented levels of employee engagement. This new edition features more than 15 new truths including: managing virtual teams, building persuasive skills, tuning into your own unconscious biases, managing multiple generations, and identifying and cultivating individual high performers. Not feeling empowered enough to do all this? Vince Thompson’s Ignited! reveals gathering forces that are re-empowering you right now. Thompson outlines realistic steps for leveraging networks and resources to transform your own visions into reality, and accomplishing powerful goals only you can achieve. He offers new tools for leading “from the middle”… expanding your influence and overcoming traps… connecting your passions with business goals… mastering all your new roles: linkmaker, process master, pilot, healer, bard, scout, and translator! From world-renowned talent management experts Vince Thompson, David Russo, Rusty Rueff, Hank Stringer, Cathy Fyock, and Martha I. Finney

The Unofficial Guide to Las Vegas 2012


Author: Bob Sehlinger,Menasha Ridge,Deke Castleman,Muriel Stevens
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118012305
Category: Travel
Page: 512
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Providing a sensible, objective, consumer's guide to travel, these easy-to-use travel handbooks provide useful evaluations of local hotels, attractions and restaurants in all price ranges; honest advice on local attractions that are worth the time and money; detailed maps; tips on special events and festivals; and extensive information on local shopping, sports, nightlife and other activities. Original.

Islam

Questions and Answers - Alliance
Author: Muhammad Saed Abdul-Rahman
Publisher: MSA Publication Limited
ISBN: 1861792832
Category: Religion
Page: 180
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This book, Alliance and Amity, Disavowal and Enmity, is the sixth volume of a series of authoritative Islamic books entitled Islam: Questions And Answers. The overall series discuss issues relevant to Islam, and present accurate and reliable information based on the true beliefs and practices of the Prophet (Peace and Blessings of Allaah be upon Him) and his companions. The objectives of the various books include: to teach and familiarize Muslims with various aspects of their religion to be a source for guiding people to Islam to assist in solving the social and personal problems of the Muslims in an Islamic context The books are directed towards Muslims and non-Muslims alike. Subject areas include, but are not limited to, Islamic fiqh and jurisprudence, Islamic history, Islamic social laws (including marriage, divorce, contracts, and inheritance), Islamic finance, basic tenets and aqeedah of the Islamic faith and tawheed, and Arabic grammar as it relates to the Qur'an and Islamic texts. The books are compilations of questions and responses about Islam, from both Muslims and Non-Muslims. The responses are handled mainly by internationally re-nowned Islamic shaykhs and scholars, including Shaykh al-Islam Ibn Taymiyah, Ibn Katheer, al-Albaani, Shaykh Ibn Baaz, Ibn al -Jawzi, Ibn al-Qayyim, Al-'Izz ibn 'Abd al-Salaam, al-Nawawi, Shaykh 'Abd al-Kareem, al Khudayr, Al-Dhahabi, al -Qurtubi, Al-Sindi, al- Shawkaani and al-Bastawi using only authentic, scholarly sources based on the Qur'an and sunnah. References are provided where appropriate in the responses. The book provides the reader with cross references of other pertinent responses not necessarily in the same volume, but also in othervolumes of the series. However, each volume is complete in itself. The book records accurately the answers the contributing Sheikhs and scholars gave to the questions put to them.

Suing the Gun Industry

A Battle at the Crossroads of Gun Control and Mass Torts
Author: Timothy Lytton
Publisher: University of Michigan Press
ISBN: 9780472021802
Category: Law
Page: 448
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"Mass tort litigation against the gun industry, with its practical weaknesses, successes, and goals, provides the framework for this collection of thoughtful essays by leading social scientists, lawyers, and academics. . . . These informed analyses reveal the complexities that make the debate so difficult to resolve. . . . Suing the Gun Industry masterfully reveals the many details contributing to the intractability of the gun debate." -New York Law Journal "Second Amendment advocate or gun-control fanatic, all Americans who care about freedom need to read Suing the Gun Industry." -Bob Barr, Member of Congress, 1995-2003, and Twenty-First Century Liberties Chair for Freedom and Privacy, American Conservative Union "The source for anyone interested in a balanced analysis of the lawsuits against the gun industry." -David Hemenway, Professor of Health Policy & Director, Harvard Injury Control Research Center Harvard School of Public Health Health Policy and Management Department, author of Private Guns, Public Health "Highly readable, comprehensive, well-balanced. It contains everything you need to know, and on all sides, about the wave of lawsuits against U.S. gun manufacturers." -James B. Jacobs, Warren E. Burger Professor of Law and author of Can Gun Control Work? "In Suing the Gun Industry, Timothy Lytton has assembled some of the leading scholars and advocates, both pro and con, to analyze this fascinating effort to circumvent the well-known political obstacles to more effective gun control. This fine book offers a briefing on both the substance and the legal process of this wave of lawsuits, together with a better understanding of the future prospects for this type of litigation vis-à-vis other industries." -Philip J. Cook, Duke University "An interesting collection, generally representing the center of the gun-control debate, with considerable variation in focus, objectivity, and political realism." -Paul Blackman, retired pro-gun criminologist and advocate Gun litigation deserves a closer look amid the lessons learned from decades of legal action against the makers of asbestos, Agent Orange, silicone breast implants, and tobacco products, among others. Suing the Gun Industry collects the diverse and often conflicting opinions of an outstanding cast of specialists in law, public health, public policy, and criminology and distills them into a complete picture of the intricacies of gun litigation and its repercussions for gun control. Using multiple perspectives, Suing the Gun Industry scrutinizes legal action against the gun industry. Such a broad approach highlights the role of this litigation within two larger controversies: one over government efforts to reduce gun violence, and the other over the use of mass torts to regulate unpopular industries. Readers will find Suing the Gun Industry a timely and accessible picture of these complex and controversial issues. Contributors: Tom Baker Donald Braman Brannon P. Denning Tom Diaz Howard M. Erichson Thomas O. Farrish Shannon Frattaroli John Gastil Dan M. Kahan Don B. Kates Timothy D. Lytton Julie Samia Mair Richard A. Nagareda Peter H. Schuck Stephen D. Sugarman Stephen Teret Wendy Wagner