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Hazleton, Lesley 1945-

Overview
Works: 34 works in 115 publications in 5 languages and 9,671 library holdings
Genres: Biography  History  Popular works  Educational films  Internet videos  Fiction 
Roles: Author, Narrator
Classifications: BP75, B
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Lesley Hazleton
The first Muslim : the story of Muhammad by Lesley Hazleton( Book )

13 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and held by 1,515 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The extraordinary life of the man who founded Islam, and the world he inhabited-- and remade. Drawing on early eyewitness sources and on history, politics, religion, and psychology, she renders him as a man in full complexity and vitality. Hazleton follows the arc of Muhammad's rise from powerlessness to power, from anonymity to renown
After the prophet : the epic story of the Shia-Sunni split in Islam by Lesley Hazleton( Book )

8 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and Dutch and held by 1,438 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 )

11 editions published between 2004 and 2008 in English and Spanish and held by 941 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
Israeli women : the reality behind the myths by Lesley Hazleton( Book )

9 editions published between 1977 and 1987 in 3 languages and held by 727 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The right to feel bad : coming to terms with normal depression by Lesley Hazleton( Book )

6 editions published between 1984 and 1985 in English and held by 671 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Agnostic : a spirited manifesto by Lesley Hazleton( Book )

4 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 663 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
Jezebel : the untold story of the Bible's harlot queen by Lesley Hazleton( Book )

5 editions published between 2007 and 2009 in English and held by 658 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
Everything women always wanted to know about cars : but didn't know who to ask by Lesley Hazleton( Book )

1 edition published in 1995 in English and held by 491 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 197 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
Jerusalem poker by Edward Whittemore( Book )

2 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 57 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

After the prophet : the epic story of the Shia-Sunni split in Islam by Lesley Hazleton( Recording )

8 editions published between 2010 and 2016 in English and held by 37 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
Agnostic : a spirited manifesto by Lesley Hazleton( )

2 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 30 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
Confessions of a fast woman by Lesley Hazleton( Book )

1 edition published in 1992 in English and held by 16 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book is the story of a woman transcending gender boundaries to drive faster than we ever imagined and delve deeper than we ever thought possible into "the complex and unholy union between car and driver."
Dein Recht, dich schlecht zu fühlen : mit Alltags-Depressionen leben by Lesley Hazleton( Book )

4 editions published between 1984 and 1990 in German and held by 15 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The epic story of the Shia-Sunni split in Islam by Lesley Hazleton( Book )

1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 6 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 )

1 edition published in 1990 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Jerusalem, Jerusalem by Lesley Hazleton( Book )

3 editions published in 1986 in English and Undetermined and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A MEMOIR OF WAR AND PEACE, PASSION AND POLITICS
Driving to Detroit : an automotive odyssey by Lesley Hazleton( Book )

1 edition published in 1998 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

"Leaving her home in Seattle in midsummer to drive 'the long way round' to the Detroit auto show, Lesley Hazleton embarks on a five-month journey to visit the holy places for cars--where they are raced, displayed, crashed, tested, and made--as she seeks to understand our deep fascination with automobiles. ... Halfway through this extraordinary adventure, Hazleton's father, the man who taught her to drive, dies suddenly, and her trip becomes a journey of grief and memory, a deeply personal odyssey that after thirteen thousand miles almost costs her her own life on an ice-bound highway."--Jacket
Where mountains roar : a personal report from the Sinai and Negev Deserts by Lesley Hazleton( Book )

1 edition published in 1980 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

to Chaim Potok by Lesley Hazleton( )

1 edition published in 1986 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library 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

레즐리 헤이즐턴

レズリー・ヘイズルトン

Languages
English (91)

Spanish (5)

German (4)

Hebrew (2)

Dutch (1)

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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 : an automotive odysseyDriving to Detroit : memoirs of a fast woman