Land of Blood and Honey: The Rise of Modern Israel

Land of Blood and Honey: The Rise of Modern Israel

by Martin van Creveld
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0312596782

ISBN-13: 2900312596780

Pub. Date: 08/03/2010

Publisher: St. Martin's Press

The definitive one-volume history of Israel by its most distinguished historian

From its Zionist beginnings at the end of the nineteenth century through the past sixty, tumultuous years, the state of Israel has been, as van Creveld argues, "the greatest success story in the entire twentieth century." In this crisp

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The definitive one-volume history of Israel by its most distinguished historian

From its Zionist beginnings at the end of the nineteenth century through the past sixty, tumultuous years, the state of Israel has been, as van Creveld argues, "the greatest success story in the entire twentieth century." In this crisp volume, he skillfully relates the improbable story of a nationless people who, given a hot and arid patch of land and coping with every imaginable obstacle, founded a country that is now the envy of surrounding states. While most studies on Israel focus on the political, this encompassing history weaves together the nation's economic, social, cultural and religious narratives while also offering diplomatic solutions to help Israel achieve peace. Without question, this is the best one-volume history of Israel and its people.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2900312596780
Publisher:
St. Martin's Press
Publication date:
08/03/2010
Edition description:
NE
Pages:
368

Table of Contents

Contents

Prologue,
1. Forged in Fury (1897–1949),
2. Full Steam Ahead (1949–1967),
3. The Nightmare Years (1967–1980),
4. New Challenges (1981–1995),
5. Tragedy, Triumph, and Struggle (1995–Present),
Epilogue: "No More War"?,
Glossary of Hebrew Terms,
Time Line of Events,
Notes,
Acknowledgments,
Index,

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