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NY: Scribner's, 1932. Scribner 'A' First Edition, 1932. (USA) First Edition , patterned paper-covered bds, blk cl spine, printed paper title label to front, gold spine titles, xiv, 400pp, index. Top edge grey. Frontis portrait and 15 B&W illus. This is Davenport's recreated life of Mozart. A handsomely produced book, this copy has slight darkening of upper edge of covers, a tiny hole to spine gutter at front, owner's stamp to endpaper, Very Good ; lacking the slipcase. (2.4 Fo 10/2. 1st. Hardcover. Very Good/No Jacket. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.
One of todayâÈçs most admired and controversial political figures, Ayaan Hirsi Ali burst into international headlines following the murder of Theo van Gogh by an Islamist who threatened that she would be next. She made headlines again when she was stripped of her citizenship and resigned from the Dutch Parliament. Infidel shows the coming of age of this distinguished political superstar and champion of free speech as well as the development of her beliefs, iron will, and extraordinary determination to fight injustice. Raised in a strict Muslim family, Hirsi Ali survived civil war, female mutilation, brutal beatings, adolescence as a devout believer during the rise of the Muslim Brotherhood, and life in four troubled, unstable countries ruled largely by despots. She escaped from a forced marriage and sought asylum in the Netherlands, where she earned a college degree in political science, tried to help her tragically depressed sister adjust to the West, and fought for the rights of Muslim women and the reform of Islam as a member of Parliament. Under constant threat, demonized by reactionary Islamists and politicians, disowned by her father, and expelled from family and clan, she refuses to be silenced. Ultimately a celebration of triumph over adversity, Hirsi AliâÈçs story tells how a bright little girl evolves out of dutiful obedience to become an outspoken, pioneering freedom fighter. As Western governments struggle to balance democratic ideals with religious pressures, no other book could be more timely or more significant....
MICHAEL JACKSON was the undisputed King of Pop and has been called "the greatest entertainer who ever lived." SHAYE AREHEART was, along with Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis, Michael Jackson's original editor....
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