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In the Shadow of the Sword: The Birth of Islam and the Rise of the Global Arab Empire Audio CD – Unabridged, 1 March 2021

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Elegantly written. . . . A veritable tour de force.-- "The Wall Street Journal"

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Tom Holland gained the top degree at Cambridge before earning his PhD at Oxford. He is the author of the novels The Bone Hunter, Slave of My Thirst, and Lord of the Dead, and several nonfiction history books, including Rubicon, Persian Fire, and The Histories, a new translation of Herodotus. He wrote and presented Islam: The Untold Story, a documentary commissioned for Channel 4 in Britain based on In the Shadow of the Sword. He lives in London with his wife and two daughters.


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  • ASIN ‏ : ‎ B08XL9QGV1
  • Publisher ‏ : ‎ Tantor and Blackstone Publishing; Unabridged edition (1 March 2021)
  • Language ‏ : ‎ English
  • Audio CD ‏ : ‎ 1 pages
  • ISBN-13 ‏ : ‎ 979-8200017027
  • Dimensions ‏ : ‎ 13.21 x 14.48 cm
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