Palestine Twilight: The Murder of Dr. Albert Glock and the Archaeology of the Holy Land

Palestine Twilight: The Murder of Dr. Albert Glock and the Archaeology of the Holy Land

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Overview

On 19 January 1992, Dr Albert Glock - an American archaeologist - was murdered by an unidentified gunman in the Israeli-occupied West Bank town of Bir Zeit. Who had killed him? And why?

Part history, part true-crime, Palestine Twilight weaves the facts of Glock's murder with the brutal, febrile politics of the intifada. Edward L. Fox's pursuit of the truth leads him deep into the dangerous, edgy society of the Occupied West Bank, and his book is a work of stark originality that conveys an intense portrait of the Palestinian dilemma. It is essential reading for anyone wishing to understand the Arab-Israeli conflict.

'I heartily recommend this book. Fox's assured delving has laid bare many usually obscure strata in the complex structure of the Arab-Israeli conflict. With his command of detail and pithy style, he strikes the right note in a politically sensitive field.' - Andrew Lycett, Sunday Times

'The investigation into the murder of a single individual has served Fox an Ariadne's thread that takes him and his readers deep into the maze of Israeli and Palestinian society. His narrative, which is eloquent, empathetic and balanced, gives the reader a vivid sense of what it is like to be a Palestinian in the twenty-first century. Palestine Twilight should be read by anyone interested in the Middle East today.' - Robert Irwin, Evening Standard

'The book is, from start to finish, intensely readable, fresh, informative and illuminating.' - Charles Thomas, Sunday Telegraph

'An intriguing thriller, part history and part true crime story... a pacy mystery tale as well.' - Michael Binyon, The Times

Palestine Twilight was published in the United States as Sacred Geography: A Tale of Archeology and Murder in the Holy Land.

Edward L. Fox is also the author of Obscure Kingdoms: Journeys to Distant Royal Courts; The Hungarian Who Walked to Heaven: Alexander Csoma de Koros, 1784 - 1842; and River Spirits: An Amazonian Fantasy (a novel).

edwardfox.co.uk

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781783012596
Publisher: Diamond Tent
Publication date: 01/07/2014
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
File size: 2 MB

About the Author

Edward L. Fox was born in New York in 1958. He studied English at Cambridge and Middle Eastern Languages and Cultures at Columbia. He now lives in London where he works as a writer and journalist and teaches creative writing. He is also the author of Obscure Kingdoms: Journeys to Distant Royal Courts, The Hungarian Who Walked to Heaven, and River Spirits (an Amazonian Fantasy), a novel. edwardfox.co.uk

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