A History of Israel: From the Rise of Zionism to Our Time / Edition 3

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Second Edition, Revised and Expanded

Compelling story of Israel's current difficulties and achievements.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780375711329
  • Publisher: Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
  • Publication date: 5/15/2007
  • Edition description: Revised
  • Edition number: 3
  • Pages: 1296
  • Sales rank: 521,711
  • Product dimensions: 6.07 (w) x 9.15 (h) x 2.29 (d)

Meet the Author

Born in St. Louis, Missouri, and reared in Champaign, Illinois, HOWARD MORLEY SACHAR received his undergraduate education at Swarthmore and took his graduate degrees at Harvard. He has taught extensively in the field of modern European history, and lived in the Middle East for six years, two of them on fellowship, the rest as founder-director of Brandeis University's Hiatt Institute in Jerusalem. Dr. Sachar has contributed to many scholarly journals and is the author of thirteen other books.

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Table of Contents

I The Rise of Jewish Nationalism 3
II The Beginning of the Return 18
III Herzl and the Rise of Political Zionism 36
IV The Growth of the Yishuv 65
V The Balfour Declaration 89
VI The Establishment of the Mandate 116
VII Building the Jewish National Home 138
VIII The Seeds of Arab-Jewish Confrontation 163
IX Britain Repudiates the Jewish National Home 195
X Palestine in World War II 227
XI The Yishuv Repudiates the Mandate 249
XII The Birth of Israel 279
XIII The War of Independence 315
XIV The Growth of the Israeli Republic 354
XV Ingathering and the Struggle for Economic Survival 395
XVI The Search for Peace and Security 429
XVII Sinai and Suez 472
XVIII Years of Economic and Social Growth 515
XIX A Decade of Political and Diplomatic Achievement 543
XX Cultural and Ideological Currents 580
XXI The Six-Day War 615
XXII Israel as Empire 667
XXIII Israel and World Jewry 714
XXIV The War of the Day of Judgment 740
XXV Aftermath of an Earthquake 788
XXVI The Likud Era Begins 831
XXVII An Accommodation with Egypt 843
XXVIII Romantic Nationalism and Realpolitik 861
XXIX Revisionism at the Apogee 881
XXX Israel in Lebanon 897
XXXI A Crisis of Israeli Spirit, of Disaspora Loyalty 921
XXXII The Era of Unity Governments 934
XXXIII The Wages of Immobilism 957
XXXIV A Tormented Road to Peace 977
XXXV The Mottled Landscape: An Appraisal at Half Century 1002
Bibliography 1023
Index 1087
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