O Jerusalem

O Jerusalem

Book - 1972
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Baker & Taylor
Vividly depicts the personalities and the dramatic events of 1948 that led to the birth of modern Israel

Simon and Schuster
Now a major motion picture, this remarkable classic recounts, moment by moment, the spellbinding process that gave birth to the state of Israel.

Collins and Lapierre weave a brilliant tapestry of shattered hopes, fierce pride, and breathtaking valor as the Arabs, Jews, and British collide in their fight for control of Jerusalem.O Jerusalem! meticulously re-creates this historic struggle. Collins and Lapierre penetrate the battle from the inside, exploring each party's interests, intentions, and concessions as the city of all of their dreams teeters on the brink of destruction. From the Jewish fighters and their heroic commanders to the charismatic Arab chieftain whose death in battle doomed his cause but inspired a generation of Palestinians,O Jerusalem! tells the three-dimensional story of this high-stakes, emotional conflict. Now with a new introduction by Dominique Lapierre,O Jerusalem! remains, as ever, a towering testament to the fiery dawn of Israel and an unforgettable tale of faith and violence, of betrayal and indomitable courage.

Publisher: New York, Simon and Schuster [1972]
ISBN: 9780671211639
Characteristics: 637 p. illus. 24 cm.
Additional Contributors: Lapierre, Dominique


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Nov 25, 2015

One of the best history books I have ever read. Collins and LaPierre weave the history of the Israeli War of Independence into an epic story. The story shows multiple perspectives, Arab and Jew, from the leaders of nations to young soldiers on the ground. For anyone interested in modern Middle Eastern history, this is a must-read.


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