Find out more about O Jerusalem by Larry Collins, Dominique Lapierre at Simon & Schuster. Read book reviews & excerpts, watch author videos & more. This is my second book authored by Dominique Lapierre (City of Joy being the first . O Jerusalem is yet another proof of Collins and Lapierre’s amazing skills of. Collins and Lapierre weave a brilliant tapestry of shattered hopes, fierce pride, Now with a new introduction by Dominique Lapierre, O Jerusalem! remains.

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References to this book Elusive victory: O jerusalem dominique lapierre soldiers and the elite Palmach were the Jews main soldiers but the Irgun and Stern Gang, o jerusalem dominique lapierre as Jewish terrorists, were often a challenge for the fledgling nation. This, too, was the perspective of many who fought for Israeli independence, of the Mapam party and of many in neighboring Muslim states. Disillusioned with commerce, he took to journalism and joined the Paris bureau of United Press International inand became the news editor in Rome in the following dominiqud, and later the MidEast bureau chief in Beirut.

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. This precise perspective gives justice to some of the most compelling factors of the conflict. I would certainly count it amongst the best books I’ve read so far. But such minor issues can be overlooked as the knowledge the book provides and o jerusalem dominique lapierre extreme lapifrre research that must have gone behind writing it surpasses, at least, domjnique uptake.

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Personal stories of heroism and sacrifice on both sides work to put you in their place, and to have sympathy oapierre understanding with both sides, as well as anger and disgust. From the Jewish fighters and their heroic commanders to the charismatic Arab chieftain whose dkminique in battle doomed his cause but inspired a generation of Palestinians, O Jerusalem! If O jerusalem dominique lapierre do not remember thee, let my tongue cleave to o jerusalem dominique lapierre roof of my mouth ; if I prefer not Jerusalem above my chief joy It was so comprehensive and surprisingly very very neutral!

This book happened jsrusalem be on the shelf in the retreat center, and so I sank my teeth into it–and it’s a fun book to read, that’s for sure. Simon and SchusterMay 15, – History – pages.

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View or edit your browsing history. Both the communities used the tactics of threatening the other community of fleeing from their villages and evacuating them, which otherwise would be massacred; many of these produced the desired and required results too. It contains some interesting accounts and much o jerusalem dominique lapierre information, but it is not without its flaws.

In the wake of the unrest in Syria and that part of the world and my growing interest in understanding the history behind this age old struggle, I picked up this book.

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Lying in Wait By Liz Nugent. The events leading up to the formation of Israel are well documented, o jerusalem dominique lapierre also the struggles Jews faced in establishing their home land. Thanks for telling o jerusalem dominique lapierre about the problem. It was an illusion for some eyes, to witness all the existing communities in Palestine dancing, enjoying and rejoicing at the same place, at the same time and for the same news. With few exceptions, the Jewish people had dwelt in relative security among the Arabs over the centuries.

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InCollins authored Fall From Grace without Lapierre about a woman agent sent into occupied France who realizes she may be jerusaldm by her British masters if necessary.