Leap of Faith

Leap of Faith

Queen Noor offers intimate new glimpses of King Hussein, Saddam Hussein, Queen Elizabeth, Arafat, and many other world leaders.

Author: Queen Noor

Publisher: Miramax Books

ISBN: 1401359485

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 496

View: 406

Born in 1951 to a distinguished Arab-American family, Lisa Najeeb Halaby became the fourth wife of King Hussein at age 27. With her husband being not only Jordan's monarch but the spiritual leader of all Muslims, Lisa was unsure what her role would be. This moving memoir provides a timely look at one woman's story against a backdrop of 30 turbulent years: the displacement of over 1 million Palestinians by the creation of Israel, King Hussein's frustrated efforts for peace, and the effect of Saddam Hussein and the Gulf War on Jordan and the royal family. Queen Noor offers intimate new glimpses of King Hussein, Saddam Hussein, Queen Elizabeth, Arafat, and many other world leaders.
Categories: Biography & Autobiography

Leap of Faith

Leap of Faith

Leap of Faith is the dramatic and inspiring story of an American woman's remarkable journey into the heart of a man and his nation.

Author: Queen Noor (consort of Hussein, King of Jordan)

Publisher: Wheeler Pub Incorporated

ISBN: 1587244667

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 640

View: 162

Leap of Faith is the dramatic and inspiring story of an American woman's remarkable journey into the heart of a man and his nation.
Categories: Biography & Autobiography

The Book Club Cookbook Revised Edition

The Book Club Cookbook  Revised Edition

Recipes and Food for Thought from Your Book Club's FavoriteBooks and Authors Judy Gelman, Vicki Levy Krupp. Leap of Faith: Memoirs of an Unexpected Life Queen Noor of Jordan ......... MIRAMAX, 2003 (available in paperback from Miramax, ...

Author: Judy Gelman

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9781101560563

Category: Cooking

Page: 512

View: 139

“Part cookbook, part celebration of the written word, [The Book Club Cookbook] illustrates how books and ideas can bring people together.” —Publishers Weekly "We are what we eat, they say. We can eat what we read, too. The Book Club Cookbook by Judy Gelman and Vicki Levy Krupp (Tarcher/Penguin, $21.95), first published in 2004 and now newly updated and revised, offers up dozens of new recipes inspired by book clubs’ favorite books, their characters and authors." —USA Today "It's pretty much a no-brainer why we love something like The Book Club Cookbook - it combines two of our all-time favorite things: food and books. Even better - the recipes in the book let us get a fuller experience of our favorite novels by thinking up recipes either inspired by the story or literally contributed by the author as essential to the book." —Flavorwire "The Book Club Cookbook excels at offering book groups new title ideas and a culinary way to spice up their discussions." —Library Journal Whether it's Roman Punch for The Age of Innocence, or Sabzi Challow (spinach and rice) with Lamb for The Kite Runner, or Swedish Meatballs and Glögg for The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, nothing spices up a book club meeting like great eats. Featuring recipes and discussion ideas from bestselling authors and book clubs across the country, this fully revised and updated edition of the classic book guides readers in selecting and preparing culinary masterpieces that blend perfectly with the literary masterpieces their club is reading. This edition features new contributions from a host of today's bestselling authors including: Kathryn Stockett, The Help (Demetrie's Chocolate Pie and Caramel Cake) Sara Gruen, Water for Elephants (Oyster Brie Soup) Jodi Picoult, My Sister's Keeper (Brian Fitzgerald's Firehouse Marinara Sauce) Abraham Verghese, Cutting for Stone (Almaz's Ethiopian Doro Wot and Sister Mary Joseph Praise's Cari de Dal) Annie Barrows, The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society (Annie Barrows's Potato Peel Pie and Non-Occupied Potato Peel Pie) Lisa See, Snow Flower and the Secret Fan (Lisa See's Deep-Fried Sugared Taro) The Book Club Cookbook will add real flavor to your book club meetings!
Categories: Cooking

Arab Women s Lives Retold

Arab Women s Lives Retold

I was married to a head of state who had inherited his position and his commitment to represent Jordan for a lifetime , not merely for four years . And so , as his wife , had I. -Queen Noor , Leap of Faith : Memoirs of an Unexpected ...

Author: Nawar Al-Hassan Golley

Publisher: Syracuse University Press

ISBN: 0815631227

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 312

View: 888

Examining late twentieth-century autobiographical writing by Arab women novelists, poets, and artists, this essay collection explores the ways in which Arab women have portrayed and created their identities within differing social environments. The collection goes well beyond dismantling standard notions of Arab female subservience, exploring the many ways Arab women writers have learned to speak to each other, to their readers, and to the world at large. Drawing from a rich body of liter-ature, the essays attest to the surprisingly lively and committed roles Arab women play in varied geographic regions, at home and abroad. These recent writings assess how the interplay between individual, private, eth-nic identity and the collective, public, global world of politics has impact-ed Arab women’s rights.
Categories: Biography & Autobiography

Beating the Odds A Teen Guide to 75 Superstars Who Overcame Adversity

Beating the Odds  A Teen Guide to 75 Superstars Who Overcame Adversity

Her bestselling memoir, Leap of Faith: Memoirs of an Unexpected Life (2003), described her extraordinary career as a Middle Eastern monarch and her state travels over the Western Hemisphere, the Middle East, the Balkans, Africa, ...

Author: Mary Ellen Snodgrass

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 9780313345654

Category: Social Science

Page: 368

View: 622

Many famous people have overcome difficult circumstances and gone on to become successful in their fields. This book profiles the lives of 75 courageous and persistent people who have triumphed over adversity. These individuals have conquered a range of problems, including physical, psychological, social, and economic handicaps. Individuals profiled come from a range of professions and reflect battles against religious prejudice, medical conditions, eating disorders, poverty, and other social ills. Among the people profiled are Mitch Albom, Hillary Clinton, Magic Johnson, Stephen King, Greg Louganis, and Henry Winkler. The volume includes an historical timeline, a list of relevant films documenting the achievements of these superstars, and a general bibliography. Some of the most successful people in our society have overcome great odds in order to achieve their dreams. Through courage and persistence, they have triumphed over a range of adversities and serve as models for students faced with similar circumstances. This book profiles the struggles and accomplishments of 75 such individuals from all walks of life. Each entry highlights the physical, psychological, social, or economic struggles of the person and discusses how the person won their battle against adversity. Among the individuals profiled are: Mitch Albom, Roseanne Barr, Sandra Cisneros, Hillary Clinton, Pat Conroy, Michael J. Fox, Magic Johnson, Stephen King, Greg Louganis, Jessica Lynch, Colin Powell, Salman Rushdie, Martin Sheen, Henry Winkler, and many more. The volume closes with an historical timeline, a list of films related to the achievements of these superstars, and a general bibliography. In addition to inspiring students to succeed against all odds, the book promotes respect for diversity and explores a host of social issues related to religious prejudice, eating disorders, medical conditions, poverty, and other concerns.
Categories: Social Science

Life Stories A Guide to Reading Interests in Memoirs Autobiographies and Diaries

Life Stories  A Guide to Reading Interests in Memoirs  Autobiographies  and Diaries

LastMen Out, The: Life on the Edge at Rescue 2 Firehouse, 290 Last Parallel, The; A Marine is War Journal, 481 LastRidge, ... 355 Leaning into the Wind:A Memoir" of Midwest Weather", 200 Leap of Faith: Memoirs of an Unexpected Life, ...

Author: Maureen O'Connor

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 9781610691468

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 723

View: 690

Memoirs, autobiographies, and diaries represent the most personal and most intimate of genres, as well as one of the most abundant and popular. Gain new understanding and better serve your readers with this detailed genre guide to nearly 700 titles that also includes notes on more than 2,800 read-alike and other related titles. • A list of subjects and suggested "read-alikes" accompany each title • Appendixes cover awards, websites, and resources • Detailed indexes provide further points of access
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines

Jordan and America

Jordan and America

Nigel Ashton, King Hussein of Jordan: A Political Life (Yale University Press, 2008), p. 262. 3. Shlaim, Lion of Jordan, p. 478. 4. Queen Noor, Leap of Faith: Memoirs of an Unexpected Life (New York: Miramax Books, 2003), p. 289. 5.

Author: Bruce Riedel

Publisher: Brookings Institution Press

ISBN: 9780815739272

Category: Political Science

Page: 238

View: 804

A telling history of one of the most important relationships in the Middle East This is the first book to tell the remarkable story of the relationship between Jordan and the United States and how their leaders have navigated the dangerous waters of the most volatile region in the world. Jordan has been an important ally of the United States for more than seventy years, thanks largely to two members of the Hashemite family: King Hussein, who came to power at the age of 17 in 1952 and governed for nearly a half-century, and his son, King Abdullah, who inherited the throne in 1999. Both survived numerous assassination attempts, wars, and plots by their many enemies in the region. Both ruled with a firm hand but without engaging in the dictatorial extremes so common to the region. American presidents from Eisenhower to Biden have worked closely with the two Hashemite kings to maintain peace and stability in the region—when possible. The relationship often has been rocky, punctuated by numerous crises, but in the end, it has endured and thrived. Long-time Middle East expert Bruce Riedel tells the story of the U.S.-Jordanian relationship with his characteristic insight, flair, and eye for telling details. For anyone interested in the region, understanding this story will provide new insights into the Arab-Israeli conflict, the multiple Persian Gulf wars, and the endless quest to bring long-term peace and stability to the region.
Categories: Political Science

Queen Noor

Queen Noor

Leap of Faith: Memoirs of an Unexpected Life. (New York: Miramax Books, 2003), p. 20 [paperback]. p. 17, Noor, Leap of Faith, p. 19. p. 17, par. 2, Noor, Leap of Faith, p. 20. p. 20, Noor, Leap of Faith, p. 26. p.

Author: Pamela Dell

Publisher: Cavendish Square Publishing, LLC

ISBN: 9781608707157

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 128

View: 510

Queen Noor of Jordan is a public servant and advocate for cross-cultural understanding and conflict prevention. Her peace-building work concentrates on issues surrounding refugees, missing persons and poverty. Queen Noor, originally a US citizen, married Jordan's King Hussein, and promptly used her new leadership position to take an active role in the management of her new nation, constantly looking to improve the life of her subjects. This book presents Noor's life and times, giving readers a comprehensive biography of the beloved Queen.
Categories: Juvenile Nonfiction

Secret Lives of Royal Women

Secret Lives of Royal Women

The New York Times, November 19, 1978. hps://www.nytimes.com/1978/11/19/archives/a er-5-months-as-queennoor-life-as-lisa-is-ancient-history.html. Noor, Queen. Leap of Faith: Memoirs of an Unexpected Life. New York: Hyperion, 2003.

Author: Marlene Wagman-Geller

Publisher: Mango Media Inc.

ISBN: 9781642509441

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 195

View: 498

Fascinating Portraits of the Secret Lives of Royals “...offers deep insight into those who were power players in the world’s past. I’m even adding some of them to my personal list of sheroes and anti-sheroes…!” —Becca Anderson, author of The Book of Awesome Women Enjoy this engaging collection of biographical vignettes highlighting the secret lives of royal women like Queen Noor, Queen Anne Boleyn, Princess Grace Kelly, and many other phenomenal women. Royal family secrets revealed! Have you ever wondered what royals go through? Have you ever thought about what the intimate lives of phenomenal women look like? The Secret Lives of Royal Women features the intimate and historically accurate details of some of history’s most privileged women. Learn from the life stories of Meghan Duchess of Sussex, Princess Diana, Maharani Gayatri Devi, Queen Narriman and many others. Fall in love with these phenomenal women! Dive into the fascinating history of Hawaii’s only ever Queen, Liliuokalani; learn the story of Lady Jane Grey who was dethroned by Mary Queen of Scots; and learn more about Queen Elizabeth who Adolf Hitler called “the most dangerous woman in Europe.” Every single one of these women will enrapture you and leave you wanting to find out more. Inside, you’ll find: • The inside scoop to the secret lives of phenomenal women • Potentially life-changing lessons from these royal vignettes • A book on royals packed with new and empowering historical stories If you enjoy reading historical British biographies such as The Palace Papers or historical nonfiction and motivational books for women like Vanderbilt, Women of Means, or Recipes for a Sacred Life, you’ll love The Secret Lives of Royal Women.
Categories: Biography & Autobiography

King Hussein of Jordan

King Hussein of Jordan

Memoirs Abbas, M., Through Secret Channels: The Road to Oslo (Reading: Garnet Publishing, 1995) Baker, 1., ... Faith: Memoirs of an Unexpected Life (London: Weidenfeld 8: Nicolson, 2003) Peres, S., Battling For Peace (London: Orion ...

Author: Nigel Ashton

Publisher: Yale University Press

ISBN: 9780300142518

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 448

View: 199

A towering figure in the history of Jordan, King Hussein reigned for nearly half a century, from his grandfather's assassination in 1953 to his own death in 1999. In this fascinating biography, Nigel Ashton recounts the eventful life of the king who not only survived but flourished amidst crisis after crisis as ruler of a poor desert nation surrounded by powerful and hostile neighbors. Hussein skillfully navigated complicated relationships with the British, his fellow Arab leaders, the new bordering state of Israel, masses of dispossessed Palestinians within his kingdom, every U.S. president from Eisenhower to Clinton, and every British prime minister from Churchill to Blair. This book illuminates the private man, his key relationships, and his achievements and disappointments as a central player in the tough world of Middle Eastern politics.Ashton has had unique access to King Hussein's private papers, including his secret correspondence with U.S., British, and Israeli leaders, and he has also conducted numerous interviews with members of Hussein's circle and immediate family. The resulting book brings new depth to our understanding of the popular and canny king while also providing new information about the wars of 1967 and 1973, President Reagan's role in the Iran-Contra affair, the evolution of the Middle East peace process, and much more.
Categories: Biography & Autobiography