O Jerusalem!

O Jerusalem!

Book - 1988
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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 & Schuster, 1988.
Edition: 1st Touchstone ed.
ISBN: 9780671662417
Branch Call Number: 956.042 COL
Characteristics: 635 p. : ill., maps ; 22 cm.
Additional Contributors: Lapierre, Dominique
Alternative Title: O Jeru-salem!


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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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