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Can you recommend a book on the history of Islam?

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Submitted by Mary Senatori (United States), Jan 17, 2013 at 14:01

This article is fascinating to me. I know very little about Islam or Muslims, except what I read in American newspapers. I do know that America is not infallible and has done some horrible things and I understand at least some of the more recent context in which Muslim life exists. Can you recommend a good book to read that would provide a thorough, well-balanced history of Islam, for "laymen" like me? Nothing too academic. The should teach this in schools!

Thank you, Mary.

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yes, tryhttp://www.danielpipes.org/biblio_me.php

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