Crossing Mandelbaum Gate by Kai Bird audiobook

Crossing Mandelbaum Gate: Coming of Age Between the Arabs and Israelis, 1956-1978

By Kai Bird
Read by Joe Caron

Highbridge Audio
15.97 Hours Unabridged
Format: Digital Download (In Stock)
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Pulitzer Prize-winning biographer Kai Bird’s vivid memoir of a childhood spent in the midst of the Arab-Israeli conflict in Jerusalem and Saudia Arabia, and his personal account of three major wars and three decades of political upheavals in the Middle East.

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Summary

Summary

A 2010 National Book Critics Circle Award Finalist

Pulitzer Prize-winning biographer Kai Bird’s vivid memoir of a childhood spent in the midst of the Arab-Israeli conflict in Jerusalem and Saudia Arabia, and his personal account of three major wars and three decades of political upheavals in the Middle East.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“A meandering family scrapbook cobbled together with an earnest, condensed history of the region during those years. It illuminates a common experience among expatriates who crisscross the Middle East without being emotionally bonded to any side…Bird sprinkles his book with engaging miniature portraits of overlooked characters and events.” New York Times
“A wise, intimate memoir about growing up the son of an American foreign-service officer in the Middle East…If one person’s story can shed light on a larger history, Bird’s memoir carries many excellent lessons.” Kirkus Reviews
“A compelling hybrid of memoir and history…Bird’s brushes with history—his first girlfriend was held hostage on an airplane hijacked to win Khaled’s release, for instance—brings home the deeply messy humanity of the stories he binds together in this kaleidoscopic and captivating book.” Publishers Weekly (starred review)

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Author

Author Bio: Kai Bird

Author Bio: Kai Bird

Kai Bird is the coauthor, with Martin J. Sherwin, of the Pulitzer Prize–winning biography American Prometheus: The Triumph and Tragedy of J. Robert Oppenheimer, which also won the National Book Critics Circle Award for Biography. His other books include The Chairman: John J. McCloy and the Making of the American Establishment and The Color of Truth: McGeorge Bundy and William Bundy, Brothers in Arms. Bird’s many honors include fellowships from the Guggenheim Foundation, the MacArthur Foundation, the German Marshall Fund, and the Rockefeller Foundation. A contributing editor for the Nation, he lives in Kathmandu, Nepal, with his wife and son.

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Available Formats : Digital Download
Category: Nonfiction/Biography & Autobiography
Runtime: 15.97
Audience: Adult
Language: English