Leap of Faith

Leap of Faith

Memoirs of An Unexpected Life

Book - 2003
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Baker & Taylor
In an eloquent and candid memoir, the Queen of Jordan describes her youth in a privileged Arab-American family, her Princeton education, and her marriage to King Hussein of Jordan, providing an intimate portrait of the late monarch and his quest for peace in the Middle East, their private life together, her work as a queen and activist, and the message of Islam in the wake of September 11. 200,000 first printing.

Blackwell North Amer
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.

Baker
& Taylor

Sharing a personal perspective on the past three decades of world history, Queen Noor talks frankly of the many challenges of her life as wife and partner to the monarch, providing both an intimate portrait of the late King Hussein and a moving account of their public role.The Queen of Jordan describes her youth in a privileged Arab American family, her Princeton education, and her marriage to King Hussein of Jordan, providing a portrait of their private life together and her work as a queen and activist.

Publisher: New York : Miramax Books, c2003
ISBN: 9780786867172
0786867175
Branch Call Number: 956.95043092 Noo
Characteristics: xi, 467 p. : ill. (chiefly col.)

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Chefgal33
Aug 07, 2016

Very insightful personal perspective on world events during Queen Noor's life. her personal anecdotes and viewpoints provide a perspective like no other and it is certainly a worthwhile read if only to add one more viewpoint on world events.

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SuperJay
Jul 17, 2013

Queen Noor's book can really be an eye-opener for some people. Like Reggie53 said, it shows a different side to the middle east. I recommend it!

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Marylovesbooks
Jun 19, 2013

I really loved this book to me this was a page turner i read almost the whole book. Queeb noor and her husband the king of jordorn did great thing for their county. The a great example that their are many good leaders and musulsms in the middle east

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Reggie53
Jan 13, 2011

Very interesting! I thought it presented a totally different perspective of the Middle East. It makes you think the King got a bad rap. She is definitely more than just a pretty face! She is an intelligent woman to be admired for her contributions to Jordan. I really liked this book.

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