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Hazleton, Lesley 1945-

Overview
Works: 36 works in 160 publications in 6 languages and 9,799 library holdings
Genres: Biography  History  Popular works  Educational films  Internet videos  Fiction  Biographies  Historical fiction  Spy fiction 
Roles: Author, Narrator
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Lesley Hazleton
The first Muslim : the story of Muhammad by Lesley Hazleton( Book )

15 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and held by 1,610 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The extraordinary life of the man who founded Islam, and the world he inhabited-- and remade
After the prophet : the epic story of the Shia-Sunni split in Islam by Lesley Hazleton( Book )

13 editions published between 2009 and 2017 in 3 languages and held by 1,535 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Balancing past and present, Hazelton shows how 7th-century events are alive in Middle Eastern hearts and minds today as though they had just happened, shaping modern headlines from Iran's Islamic Revolution to the civil war in Iraq
Mary : a flesh-and-blood biography of the Virgin Mother by Lesley Hazleton( Book )

12 editions published between 2004 and 2008 in English and Spanish and held by 929 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Publisher's description: Arguably the most influential of all women throughout history, Mary, the Virgin Mother is also, paradoxically, the least known. In this unprecedented brilliantly wrought biography, Mary comes believably to life. We are so used to the legendary image of the Madonna that the very idea of her as a real person sets the eyes alight. Starting with the dark-skinned, hard-muscled girl barely out of adolescence when she gave birth, Lesley Hazleton weaves together the many facets of Mary's existence: peasant villager, wise woman and healer, activist, mother, teacher, and yes, virgin, though in a sense we have long forgotten. She follows her through the worst any mother can experience-the excruciating death of her child-and then looks at how she transforms grief into wisdom, disaster into renewal. Strong and courageous, the source of her son's powers of healing and wisdom, the Mary we see here did not merely assent to her role in history, but actively chose it, and lived it to the fullest. As a former psychologist and political reporter with deep roots in both Judaism and Catholicism, Hazleton has drawn on years of Middle East experience as well as on anthropology, history, theology, and above all, empathy to reconstruct Mary's life. The woman she discovers is neither demystified nor diminished, but on the contrary, all the more meaningful and admirable. By honoring her reality, Hazleton has given her back to herself-and to us
Agnostic : a spirited manifesto by Lesley Hazleton( Book )

5 editions published between 2016 and 2017 in English and held by 783 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A widely admired writer on religion celebrates agnosticism as the most vibrant, engaging--and ultimately the most honest--stance toward the mysteries of existence."--Amazon.com
Israeli women : the reality behind the myths by Lesley Hazleton( Book )

11 editions published between 1977 and 1987 in English and Hebrew and held by 725 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Jezebel : the untold story of the Bible's harlot queen by Lesley Hazleton( Book )

6 editions published between 2007 and 2009 in English and held by 662 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

For nearly three thousand years, Jezebel has been invoked as the ultimate femme fatale, the embodiment of wanton wickedness. But journalist Hazleton's retelling of her story creates a radically different portrait. The moment the Phoenician princess Jezebel arrives in Israel for her wedding to King Ahab, the alliance is denounced by the prophet Elijah. The new queen and the feared prophet go head to head in a dramatic and bloody conflict pitting polytheism against monotheism, tolerance against righteousness, pragmatism against ideology. Hazleton reveals the real story of the downfall of a powerful woman, and how its consequences reverberate to the present day.--From publisher description
The right to feel bad : coming to terms with normal depression by Lesley Hazleton( Book )

8 editions published between 1984 and 1985 in English and held by 646 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Everything women always wanted to know about cars : but didn't know who to ask by Lesley Hazleton( Book )

3 editions published in 1995 in English and Undetermined and held by 441 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Discusses topics such as negotiating for the best car deal, test driving, leasing, checking the engine, and dealing with mechanics
TEDTalks : Lesley Hazleton - Reading the Koran( Visual )

1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 230 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Lesley Hazleton sat down one day to read the Koran. And what she found - as a non-Muslim, a self-identified "tourist" in the Islamic holy book - wasn't what she expected. With serious scholarship and warm humor, Hazleton shares the grace, flexibility, and mystery she found, in this myth-debunking talk from TEDxRainier
After the Prophet : The Epic Story of the Shia-Sunni Split in Islam by Lesley Hazleton( Recording )

11 editions published between 2009 and 2016 in English and held by 58 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this gripping narrative history, Lesley Hazleton tells the tragic story at the heart of the ongoing rivalry between the Sunni and Shia branches of Islam, a rift that dominates the news now more than ever. Even as Muhammad lay dying, the battle over who would take control of the new Islamic nation had begun, sparking a succession crisis marked by power grabs, assassination, political intrigue, and passionate faith. Soon Islam was embroiled in civil war, pitting its founder's controversial wife Aisha against his son-in-law Ali and shattering Muhammad's ideal of unity. Combining meticulous research with compelling storytelling, After the Prophet explores the volatile intersection of religion and politics, psychology and culture, and history and current events. It is an indispensable guide to the depth and power of the Shia-Sunni split
Jerusalem poker by Edward Whittemore( Book )

2 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 54 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

On New Year's Eve, 1921, three men sit down to a poker game. The Great Jerusalem Poker Game, as it's eventually known, continues for the next twelve years--the players unwilling to leave a competition whose prize is control of Jerusalem. The players are as exotic as the game: Cairo Martyr, a one-time African slave, now the Middle East's chief supplier of aphrodisiac mummy dust; Joe O'Sullivan Beare, an Irish tradesman with a specialty in sacred phallic amulets; and Munk Szondi, an Austro-Hungarian Imperial Army colonel turned dedicated Zionist. But before the final hand is played to determine the destiny of the Holy City, a dangerous new player enters the picture: Nubar Wallenstein, an Albanian alchemist determined to achieve immortality, and heir to the world's largest oil syndicate. He finances a vast network of spies dedicated to destroying the players, and his aim is to win complete power over Jerusalem. Jerusalem Poker is the second volume of the Jerusalem Quartet, which begins with Sinai Tapestry and continues with Nile Shadows and Jericho Mosaic
The first Muslim : the story of Muhammad by Lesley Hazleton( )

5 editions published in 2017 in English and held by 39 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The extraordinary life of the man who founded Islam, and the world he inhabited--and remade
Agnostic : a spirited manifesto by Lesley Hazleton( )

2 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 33 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A widely admired writer on religion celebrates agnosticism as the most vibrant, engaging--and ultimately the most honest--stance toward the mysteries of existence. One in four Americans reject any affiliation with organized religion, and nearly half of those under thirty describe themselves as "spiritual but not religious." But as the airwaves resound with the haranguing of preachers and pundits, who speaks for the millions who find no joy in whittling the wonder of existence to a simple yes/no choice? Lesley Hazleton does. In this provocative, brilliant book, she gives voice to the case for agnosticism, breaks it free of its stereotypes as watered-down atheism or amorphous "seeking," and celebrates it as a reasoned, revealing, and sustaining stance toward life. Stepping over the lines imposed by rigid conviction, she draws on philosophy, theology, psychology, science, and more to explore, with curiosity and passion, the vital role of mystery in a deceptively information-rich world; to ask what we mean by the search for meaning; to invoke the humbling yet elating perspective of infinity; to challenge received ideas about death; and to reconsider what "the soul" might be. Inspired and inspiring, Agnostic recasts the question of belief not as a problem to be solved but as an invitation to an ongoing, open-ended adventure of the mind.From the Hardcover edition
Dein Recht, dich schlecht zu fühlen : mit Alltags-Depressionen leben by Lesley Hazleton( Book )

6 editions published between 1984 and 1995 in German and held by 21 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Confessions of a fast woman by Lesley Hazleton( Book )

2 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 16 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

...Where Thelma and Louise meet Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance
Jerusalem, Jerusalem by Lesley Hazleton( Book )

6 editions published between 1986 and 1987 in English and Undetermined and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A MEMOIR OF WAR AND PEACE, PASSION AND POLITICS
Where mountains roar : a personal report from the Sinai and Negev Deserts by Lesley Hazleton( Book )

7 editions published in 1980 in English and Undetermined and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

first muslim, The by Lesley Hazleton( Recording )

1 edition published in 2017 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Muhammad's was a life of almost unparalleled historical importance; yet for all the iconic power of his name, the intensely dramatic story of the prophet of Islam is not well known. In The First Muslim, Lesley Hazleton brings him vibrantly to life. Drawing on early eyewitness sources and on history, politics, religion, and psychology, she renders him as a man in full, in all his complexity and vitality. Hazleton's account follows the arc of Muhammad's rise from powerlessness to power, from anonymity to renown, from insignificance to lasting significance. How did a child shunted to the margins end up revolutionizing his world? How did a merchant come to challenge the established order with a new vision of social justice? How did the pariah hounded out of Mecca turn exile into a new and victorious beginning? How did the outsider become the ultimate insider? Impeccably researched, Hazleton's narrative creates vivid insight into a man navigating between idealism and pragmatism, faith and politics, nonviolence and violence, rejection and acclaim. The First Muslim illuminates not only an immensely significant figure but his lastingly relevant legacy."--
The epic story of the Shia-Sunni split in Islam by Lesley Hazleton( Book )

1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this gripping narrative history, Lesley Hazleton tells the tragic story at the heart of the ongoing rivalry between the Sunni and Shia branches of Islam, a rift that dominates the news now more than ever
England, bloody England : an expatriate's return by Lesley Hazleton( Book )

2 editions published in 1990 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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After the prophet : the epic story of the Shia-Sunni split in Islam
Alternative Names
Hazelton, Lesley 1945-

Hazleton, Leslie 1945-

Lesley Hazleton Brits schrijfster

Лесли Хэзлтон

لزلی هزلتون نویسنده بریتانیایی

ليزلي هازلتون

ليزلي هازلتون كاتبة من المملكة المتحدة

레즐리 헤이즐턴

レズリー・ヘイズルトン

Languages
English (126)

German (6)

Spanish (5)

Chinese (2)

Hebrew (2)

Dutch (2)

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Mary : a flesh-and-blood biography of the Virgin MotherJezebel : the untold story of the Bible's harlot queenEverything women always wanted to know about cars : but didn't know who to askJerusalem pokerThe epic story of the Shia-Sunni split in IslamDriving to Detroit : memoirs of a fast woman