History of A Lost Nation

Book - 2007
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Baker & Taylor
Traces the author's experiences as the London-raised son of a Palestinian father and English mother, describing his childhood witness to the United Nations' 1947 decision to divide Palestine into two states, in a historical account that traces the writer's efforts to understand Palestine's turbulent past as well as the current struggles between Jewish and Arab culture. Reprint.

Perseus Publishing
?[Sabbagh’s] memoir offers a vital yet unfamiliar perspective on the ongoing Israeli-Palestinian conflict and a heartfelt, judicious invitation to dialogue.” ?Publishers Weekly

Palestinians feature regularly in news headlines, but their country is much less known. In this humane and deeply compelling book, Karl Sabbagh traces Palestine and Palestinians from their roots in the mélange of tribes, ethnic groups, and religions that have populated the region for centuries, and describes how, as a result of the interplay of global power politics, the majority of Palestinians were expelled from their home to make way for the new Jewish state of Israel. Palestine: A Personal History offers a sympathetic portrait of the country’s rich heritage as well as evidence of the long-standing harmony between Arabs (Muslim and Christian) and the small indigenous Jewish population in Palestine. Karl Sabbagh has written both a transporting narrative and a meditation on a region that remains a flashpoint of conflict?a story of how past choices and actions reverberate in the present day.

& Taylor

Traces the author's experiences as the London-raised son of a Palestinian father and English mother, in a historical account that traces his efforts to understand the ongoing Israeli-Palestinian conflict.

Publisher: New York : Grove Press, c2007
Edition: 1st pbk. ed
ISBN: 9780802143501
Branch Call Number: 956.94 SAB
Characteristics: xiii, 366 p. : ill., maps ; 21 cm


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