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LEAP OF FAITH **Signed First Edition **

Queen Noor

ISBN 10: 0786867175 / ISBN 13: 9780786867172
Editorial: Miramax, NY, 2003
Condición: Fine Encuadernación de tapa dura
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***** This is the true first edition, first printing (with "FIRST EDITION" and "10 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1" stated on the copyright page). ***** This book is SIGNED by the author ((Queen Noor) on the title page. The author has not inscribed this book to anyone; it is just signed by the author. ***** Very nice hardcover with dust jacket. There is NO writing, NO bookplates, and NO remainder marks. It is NOT a book club edition and NOT a former library book. The dust jacket is NOT price-clipped ($25.95). CONDITION: Both the book and dust jacket are in FINE condition. We include new mylar (clear) dust jacket protectors with all books at no charge. ***** OUR GUARANTEE TO YOU: All books are guaranteed to be as described. We believe that no sale is complete until you are happy. Any book is returnable for a full refund (including postage) if you're not 100% satisfied. All books are packaged very carefully and shipped via USPS Mail with Delivery Confirmation. Thank you! Richard Vick, Modern First Editions (Buying and Selling Modern First Editions since 1982). N° de ref. de la librería 1577

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Título: LEAP OF FAITH **Signed First Edition **

Editorial: Miramax, NY

Año de publicación: 2003

Encuadernación: Hard Cover

Condición del libro:Fine

Condición de la sobrecubierta: Fine

Ejemplar firmado: Signed by Author

Edición: First Edition

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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.

Born into a distinguished Arab-American family and raised amid privilege, Lisa Halaby joined the first freshman class at Princeton to accept women, graduating in 1974 with a degree in architecture and urban planning. Two years later, while visiting her father in Jordan, she was casually introduced on the airport runway to King Hussein. Widely admired in the Arab world as a voice of moderation, and for his direct lineage to the prophet Muhammad, Hussein would soon become the world's most eligible bachelor after the tragic death of his wife. The next time they met, Hussein would fall headlong in love with the athletic, outspoken daughter of his longtime friend. After a whirlwind, secret courtship Lisa Halaby became Noor Al Hussein, Queen of Jordan.

With eloquence and candor, Queen Noor speaks of the obstacles she faced as a naive young bride in the royal court, of rebelling against the smothering embrace of security guards and palace life, and of her own successful struggle to create a working role as a humanitarian activist In a court that simply expected Noor to keep her husband happy. As she gradually took on the mantle of a queen, Noor's joys and challenges grew. After a heartbreaking miscarriage, she gave birth to four children. Meshing the demands of motherhood with the commitments of her position often proved difficult, but she tried to keep her young children by her side, even while flying the world with her husband in his relentless quest for peace. This mission would reap satisfying rewards, including greater Arab unity and a peace treaty with Israel, and suffer such terrible setbacks as the Gulf War and the assassination of Prime Minister Rabin.

Leap of Faith is a remarkable document. It is the story of a young American woman who became wife and partner to an Arab monarch. It provides a compelling portrait of the late King Hussein and his lifelong effort to bring peace to his wartorn region, and an insider's view of the growing gulf between the United States and the Arab nations. It is also the refreshingly candid story of a mother coming to terms with the demands the king's role as a world statesman placed on her family's private life. But most of all it is a love storythe intimate account of a woman who lost her heart to a king, and to his people.

About the Author:

Queen Noor is an international spokesperson for the environment, the banning of landmines, and world peace. She divides her time between the family's houses in Jordan, Washington, D.C., and England. She has four children: two boys and two girls. Her oldest son is the Crown Prince Hamzeh.

Suzanne Toren's television credits include L.A. Law, Ryan's Hope, and As The World Turns. On Broadway, she has appeared in Goodbye Fidel and John Gabriel Borkman. She has recorded over 900 audiobooks.

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