Battle of Harrah

Author: Muhammad Ali Chenarani

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 9781546851783


Page: 88

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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!

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.

Pitched Battle

35 of Baseball's Greatest Duels from the Mound

Author: John Klima

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 9780786412037

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 197

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Pitching duels are the essence of baseball competition--they require great measures of patience and fundamentals, and take the best one pitcher has to offer and give him a loss he does not deserve. They do not happen often, but when two good pitchers alternately take the mound and remove the game from the batters hands, spectators are on the edges of their seats. Those rare games and pitchers get all the attention in this work, as the author provides commentary on the greatest pitching duels of all time. It covers 35 of them, beginning with that of May 5, 1904, between Rube Waddell and Cy Young and ending with the May 28, 2000, opposition of Pedro Martinez and Roger Clemens. Other highlighted games include those pitting Christy Matthewson against Chief Bender, Sherry Smith against Babe Ruth, Bill Wright against Satchel Paige, Warren Spahn against Juan Marichal, Bob Gibson against Don Drysdale, Steve Carlton against Phil Niekro, and Greg Maddux against Pedro Martinez, just to name a few.


Mortality, medical care and military welfare in the British Civil Wars

Author: David Appleby,Andrew Hopper

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 1526124823

Category: History

Page: N.A

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Battle-Scarred investigates the human costs of the British Civil Wars. Through a series of varied case studies it examines the wartime experience of disease, burial, surgery and wounds, medicine, hospitals, trauma, military welfare, widowhood, desertion, imprisonment and charitable endeavour. These issues demand our attention because the percentage population loss in these conflicts was far higher than during the two World Wars, rendering the Civil Wars arguably the most unsettling experience the British peoples have ever undergone. This volume will explore these themes from these varied new angles, drawing upon the insights shared at the inaugural conference of the National Civil War Centre in August 2015, and since developed further in the Centre's well-received 'Battle-Scarred' exhibition on the same theme. This volume shows how military history is broadening its remit, and reaching out to new audiences.

Windy Stories

Storytelling Traditions from the Salmon River Idaho

Author: Marjorie H. Bennett

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 0595517986

Category: History

Page: 272

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This collection of homegrown stories, transcribed in poetic format, reflects life along the Salmon River Valley, Idaho at the turn of the century. Delightful and timeless, Windy Stories tells the tales through the storytellers' eyes. This combination of stories and photos conveys a sense of these pioneers and their beloved place. An impressive publication, long in preparation, deep in its analysis of the relationship of the story-tellers to their setting, its history, to each other. History buffs will see unusual slants on historic events in the unadorned narration of children of homesteaders of Idaho. This book has a place in every public library. Kenneth Clark PhD, University of Indiana A significant contribution to research into the processes and productions of oral narration. Folklorist Bennett is well equipped to classify and analyze both text and contexts of tales. The materials appear well-organized, well-written and amply illustrated. The beliefs expressed are pleasurable insights into the traditions of informants. Anyone who has floated on or backpacked into the Salmon River ought to like the humor. Parts of the book are really funny. Dr. Louie Attebery, College of Idaho Driving thru spots like the Salmon River Valley one wonders about the folks who live in those barren hills. Marjorie Bennett stopped and asked any good storytellers around here.' She turned up 6 women and 4 men willing to share a core of community tales about their barren but beloved territory. Here are the tales in their words, wrapped in her gentle chat with brief analysis of their telling styles. Windy Stories is as engaging as a novel. Storytellers, folklorists, and anyone looking for a good read will enjoy it. Dr. Margaret Read MacDonald, author of Scipio Storytelling: Talk in a Southern Indiana Community.

Full Battle Rattle

My Story as the Longest-Serving Special Forces A-Team Soldier in American History

Author: Changiz Lahidji,Ralph Pezzullo

Publisher: St. Martin's Press

ISBN: 1250121167

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 304

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Over 100 combat missions, 24 years as a Green Beret—Full Battle Rattle tells the legend of a soldier who served America in every war since Vietnam. Master Sergeant Changiz Lahidji served on Special Forces A teams longer than anyone in history, completing over a hundred combat missions in Afghanistan. Changiz is a Special Forces legend. He also happens to be the first Muslim Green Beret. Changiz served this country starting with Operation Eagle Claw in 1980, when he entered Tehran on a one-man mission to spy on Iranian soldiers guarding the US Embassy where 52 US diplomats were being held hostage. Three years later, he was in Beirut, Lebanon when a suicide car bomb exploded in front of the US Embassy killing 83 people. Weeks after that, he was shot by Hezbollah terrorists on a night mission. In Operation Iraqi Freedom, he led a convoy that was ambushed on its way to Fallujah. He was clearing houses in Mogadishu, Somalia on October, 1993 when a US Black Hawk helicopter was shot down 50 feet away from him in the incident that inspired Black Hawk Down. In 2002, he dressed as a farmer and snuck into Eastern Afghanistan and located Osama Bin Laden for the CIA. Along the way, Changiz earned numerous commendations, including the Special Forces Legion of Merit, Purple Hearts, and many others. Last year he was nominated for induction in Military Intelligence Hall of Fame and cited as “the finest noncommissioned officer to ever serve in Special Forces.” His story is an amazing tale of perseverance and courage, of combat and one man’s love of his adopted country.

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.

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.

Library of Congress Subject Headings

Author: Library of Congress,Library of Congress. Office for Subject Cataloging Policy

Publisher: N.A


Category: Subject headings, Library of Congress

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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

View: 8957

A collection of moving stories from the Colorado Boys Ranch.