- Taschenbuch: 640 Seiten
- Verlag: Simon & Schuster; Auflage: Touchstone. (15. Mai 1988)
- Sprache: Englisch
- ISBN-10: 0671662414
- ISBN-13: 978-0671662417
- Größe und/oder Gewicht: 14 x 3,6 x 21,4 cm
- Durchschnittliche Kundenbewertung: 13 Kundenrezensionen
- Amazon Bestseller-Rang: Nr. 169.214 in Fremdsprachige Bücher (Siehe Top 100 in Fremdsprachige Bücher)
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"A monumental work!"
-- "Cleveland Press"
"Moving, fascinating, informative.... No other book on this subject...comes close to O Jerusalem!"
-- "Los Angeles Times"
"It reads like a whodunit, and you turn page after page to see what happens next....The pace is so swift, the drama so heightened by alternating flashes of tragedy and comedy that one has to stop frequently to catch one's breath and marvel."
-- "The New York Times Book Review"
"A remarkable book...a history that not only clarifies the military and political events of the war but brings its human dimensions vividly to life."
-- "The National Observer"
"A story as dramatic, as miraculous, as full of wonders as any ever told."
-- "The New York Times Book Review"
An account of the bitter 1948 dispute between the Arabs and Jews over Jerusalem, highlights the role of the British as well as prominent individuals in the struggle.Alle Produktbeschreibungen
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Part 1: A Time To Mourn And A Time To Dance covers the UN decision in favour of partition, the Arab reaction, some background history - ancient Israel as well as the British Mandate period - and the various missions by both sides to procure arms.
Part 2: A House Divided, deals with the beginning of hostilities and unrest in the city, the deteriorating situation on the Tel Aviv- Jerusalem road, various horrific bombings of certain landmark buildings, the intensifying struggle for the city and the different Arab forces involved in the war.
Part 3: A City Besieged, concentrates on the harrowing struggle to hang on to the Jewish quarter of the old city from March 20 to May 13 of 1948. It includes an account of the tragic events at the village of Deir Yassin, the veracity of which is still in dispute today.
Part 4: These Shall Stand describes the movements of the various Arab forces and the Jewish response. It provides details of the Arab Legion attack on the city, Jewish counterattacks, the battle of Latrun, the loss of the Jewish quarter in the old city, and the building of a new road from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem. Finally Israel was established but it would only regain the old city in 1967.
The Epilogue looks at the aftermath of the war of independence and takes stock of the terrible losses.Lesen Sie weiter... ›
Well, "dry" cannot be applied to any aspect of this book. Considering all of the college history books I've read, I think I can truly say that this is the best "true" historical telling of a topic that I've read...yet. The authors, in true journalistic form, did their research, and brought in those "human interest" aspects I so love in the historical novels. Their treatment of both the Arabs and the Jews is about as unbiased as one can be--I didn't see any blatant pandering to either side-- and felt that any (potentially) incindiary remarks were based wholly on historical track record (e.g., Arabs don't have a history--in Palestine--of cultivating the land, and this neglect is mentioned a few times). I recommend this book to anyone wishing for an in-depth (but not too technically deep!) look into the partition vote, the siege of Jerusalem, and the establishment of the State of Israel. ( As an aside: I'm not too interested in politics, but the political wrangling inherent in the entire partition process is quite fascinating. It goes to show that 'goodwill gestures' have about a million moving parts--not necessarily made out of love!).
On the other hand, the book has a fluent language, is nice to read as a fiction book. Writers are relatively objective.
If you just have time and are willing to read highlights from a political perspective this is not your book.
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History can't get any better that this - emotional, nail-biting, insightful - a masterpiece! THE book to understand the palastine conflict.Veröffentlicht am 12. Oktober 2013 von Jürgen Halder
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I urge every Christian and Jew to read this book - it will give you a new appreciation for your Bible, and for Israel. Lesen Sie weiter...Am 3. August 1999 veröffentlicht
I What more is there to say. If you don't have a burning desire to move to Israel after reading this, then Zionism may not be for you after all.Am 3. Juni 1999 veröffentlicht
This is a must read for anyone interested in Israel, Judaism, Palestinians or any aspect of the Middle East conflicts that have raged for centuries. Lesen Sie weiter...Am 15. April 1999 veröffentlicht
I very much enjoyed this book. It was well-written and well-researched. I also thought the authors were fair to all parties concerned, especially the Jews and the Arabs. Lesen Sie weiter...Am 5. Februar 1999 veröffentlicht
This is an excellent riviting book. It is very well written and very well researched. Wonderful book.Am 30. Juni 1998 veröffentlicht