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Barbara KreigerIn this wonderfully told account of a fascinating chapter in American history, Andrew Jampoler has made a distinct contribution to a little known period. Sailors in the Holy Land is a most engaging book, highly readable and thoroughly researched. Mr. Jampoler has added important biographical information about William F. Lynch, and he has done so insightfully and sympathetically. Giving his story a broad social context, Mr. Jampoler has expanded and clarified our understanding of Lynch's aspirations, frustrations, and achievement. Lynch now occupies a place in a more fully described social and historical context, and our understanding of the history America's relationship to the Holy Land is enriched by this work.
—author of The Dead Sea: Myth, History, and Politics; and Divine Expectations: An American Woman in Nineteenth-Century Palestine. She is a professor at Dartmouth College.