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Robert W. Lebling
Robert Lebling is a writer/editor and communications specialist. He studied politics and anthropology at Princeton and the University of Chicago and has worked as a journalist in Cairo, Beirut, London, Jeddah and Washington, D.C. He covered two Middle East wars from Egypt and Lebanon and the... show more

Robert Lebling is a writer/editor and communications specialist. He studied politics and anthropology at Princeton and the University of Chicago and has worked as a journalist in Cairo, Beirut, London, Jeddah and Washington, D.C. He covered two Middle East wars from Egypt and Lebanon and the Falklands/Malvinas conflict from Argentina. He is author of "The Anomaly: A Novel of the Empty Quarter" (CreateSpace, 2015). He is also author of "Legends of the Fire Spirits: Jinn and Genies from Arabia to Zanzibar" (I.B. Tauris, 2010 & 2014; Counterpoint Press, 2011). Lebling is author with Donna Pepperdine of "Natural Remedies of Arabia" (Stacey International, 2006).
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Birth date: March 07
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Elentarri's Book Blog
Elentarri's Book Blog rated it 5 years ago
A very interesting, scholarly book about everything related to jinn/genies. This book covers the nature of jinn, their origins (before and during Islam), jinn behaviors, types of jinn, historical encounters, locations and jinn in cultural contexts. No "new-agey", fluffy stuff.
Chris' Fish Place
Chris' Fish Place rated it 8 years ago
This book is a detailed history of jinn and not the Robin Williams Hollywood version. Lebling is engaging and discusses many different sources while looking carefully at the stories. The book is full of interesting facts. The only draw back is that towards the end, it starts feeling like a list.
Jenny Schwartz
Jenny Schwartz rated it 8 years ago
Jinn-spirational!I know it's a poor pun, but it's the honest to goodness truth. This book has inspiration on every page if you're a paranormal/fantasy author -- and even if you're not.I have little knowledge of Islamic teachings and tradition. "Legends of the Fire Spirits" is a window into the lived...
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