O Jerusalem!

O Jerusalem!

by Larry Collins, Dominique Lapierre
     
 

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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

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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.

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Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher
"A monumental work!"

Cleveland Press

"Moving, fascinating, informative.... No other book on this subject...comes close to O Jerusalem!"

Los Angeles Times

"It reads like a whodunit, and you turn page after page to see what happens next....The pace is so swift, the drama so heightened by alternating flashes of tragedy and comedy that one has to stop frequently to catch one's breath and marvel."

The New York Times Book Review

"A remarkable book...a history that not only clarifies the military and political events of the war but brings its human dimensions vividly to life."

The National Observer

"A story as dramatic, as miraculous, as full of wonders as any ever told."

The New York Times Book Review

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780671662417
Publisher:
Simon & Schuster
Publication date:
05/15/1988
Edition description:
1st Touchstone ed
Pages:
640
Sales rank:
281,065
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.30(h) x 1.40(d)

Meet the Author

Larry Collins is the author of Fall from Grace, The Road to Armageddon, and coauthor, with Dominique Lapierre, of the bestselling Is Paris Burning?, Or I'll Dress You in Mourning, Freedom at Midnight, The Fifth Horseman, and Is New York Burning?, books read by millions of people in more than thirty languages. He died in 2005.

Dominique Lapierre is the author of the bestselling The City of Joy, Beyond Love, A Thousand Suns, and Five Past Midnight in Bhopal. He lives in France.

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