Destiny Disrupted

Mir Tamim Ansary
History, Non-Fiction
Pages: 357
Suggested By: Milo Milosh
Date Started: May 13, 2020
Date Finished: May 24, 2020
13h 51m 10s
Reason Book was Chosen:
Each year, I include at least one book about the Middle East. I'm woefully ignorant about that part of the world and need to remedy that. I asked my connections on Instagram for suggestions for good books about the Middle East. Milo Milosh suggested this one and it looked very intriguing in that it is history told through Islamic eyes.

My Thoughts

I wish I had read this book when it came out in 2009. It’s basically a written course covering Middle East History 101. It’s written by an Afghan author with the tagline – “A History of the World Through Islamic Eyes.” It was incredibly helpful in tying a ton of pieces together that I’d read in other books. The author also spoke often about the differing narratives of history from the west and east and how different events are perceived through the different lenses. Gosh, I wish I had read this before everything else as it would have helped me understand so many other books I’ve read in addition to having a better grasp on daily news stories.

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