By Ilyas Choudry, Muslim Media News Service (MMNS)
Donâ€™t Miss This At ISNA Convention & Later On In Houston Texas On September 06
While some Americans associate Islam with terrorism and strife in the Middle East, Author Michael Hamilton Morgan counters by showing how much we all owe to forgotten Muslim thinkers and inventors in his new book: â€œLost History: The Enduring Legacy of Muslim Scientists, Thinkers, and Artistsâ€: He will be one of the keynote speakers at the 44th Annual ISNA Convention – August 31 â€“ Till – September 03, 2007 at Rosemont, Illinois.
The Asia Society Texas Center presents the author, reading and signing his provocative best seller, on Thursday, September 06, 2007 at Brazos Bookstore, 2421 Bissonnet in Houston, Texas.
A 5:30 p.m. reception for the author precedes the 6 p.m. reading and book signing. The entire event is free to the public; however reservations are requested at 713-439-0265.
Lost History tells the story of a brilliant civilization built on pure genius and innovation … With a heavy dose of tolerance thrown in.
The book shows how early Muslim breakthroughs in mathematics, astronomy, medicine, science, culture and leadership not only laid the cornerstones of the European Renaissance â€“ but how they reverberate even today — In computation, digital appliances, surgery and pharmaceuticals, film and books, modern universities and global commerce.
Former President Jimmy Carter says: â€œLost History delivers a missing link to the story of an interconnected world,â€ while King Abdullah II of Jordan writes in his foreword that â€œMany available works paint too stark a picture of confrontation between civilizations, when the reality was often one of exchange and mutual dependence.â€
Michael Hamilton Morgan is the founder of New Foundations for Peace (www.nfpeace.org), and the author of The Twilight War, Graveyards of the Pacific and Collision with History: the Search for John F. Kennedyâ€™s PT 109.
More information on his latest book: â€œLost History: The Enduring Legacy of Muslim Scientists, Thinkers, and Artistsâ€ can be received from www.LostHistoryOnline.com