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History Discussion Group (Clio's Chroniclers Meeting)

Title: In the Shadow of the Sword: The Birth of Islam     {Leader: Bert Rossini}

Author: Tom Holland



A thrillingly panoramic and incredibly timely account of the rise of Islam, from the acclaimed author of Rubicon and Persian Fire.
The evolution of the Arab empire is one of the supreme narratives of ancient history, a story dazzlingly rich in drama, character, and achievement. In this exciting and sweeping history—the third in his trilogy of books on the ancient world—Holland describes how the Arabs emerged to carve out a stupefyingly vast dominion in a matter of decades, overcoming seemingly insuperable odds to create an imperial civilization aspects of which endure to the present day. With profound bearing on the most consequential events of our time, Holland ties the exciting story of Islam’s ascent to the crises and controversies of the present.

About the Author

Tom Holland is an exercise physiologist with a master's degree in exercise science and sport psychology. He has been certified by the ACSM, NSCA-CSCS, NASM, ACE, and AFAA, and "Women's Health" magazine named him one of the Top 10 Fitness Professionals in the country. He is the author of "The Marathon Method" and "The 12-Week Triathlete", and stars in numerous fitness videos, including "Supreme 90 Day" and "The Abs Diet Workout". He recently opened the Tom Holland Athletic Club in New Canaan, Connecticut.



Event date: 
Sunday, July 31, 2016 - 2:00pm to 4:00pm
Event address: 
7419 W. Madison Street
Forest Park, IL 60130
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ISBN: 9780307473653
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Published: Anchor Books - February 12th, 2013

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