O Jerusalem!

By Larry Collins and Dominique Lapierre
Read by Frederick Davidson

23.72 Hours 12/01/1993 unabridged
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At the center of this massive and brilliant book is the most universal of man’s cities: Jerusalem, the mystic heart of three great religions, condemned to pay for the passions it inspires by being, through forty centuries, the most bitterly disputed site in the world. Collins and Lapierre’s story is the fruit of five years of intensive research and many thousands of interviews. It is the epic drama of 1948, in which the Arabs and the Jews, heirs to generations of bitter conflict in a land sacred to them both, fought each other for the city of Jerusalem and for the hopes of fulfillment it represented to each. Here is the account of that struggle that encompasses the full spectrum of its participants, whose experiences, emotions, and acts of bravery have been meticulously brought together and illumined in this monumental and dramatic work.

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Summary

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A #1 New York Times Bestseller

At the center of this massive and brilliant book is the most universal of man’s cities: Jerusalem, the mystic heart of three great religions, condemned to pay for the passions it inspires by being, through forty centuries, the most bitterly disputed site in the world.

Collins and Lapierre’s story is the fruit of five years of intensive research and many thousands of interviews. It is the epic drama of 1948, in which the Arabs and the Jews, heirs to generations of bitter conflict in a land sacred to them both, fought each other for the city of Jerusalem and for the hopes of fulfillment it represented to each. Here is the account of that struggle that encompasses the full spectrum of its participants, whose experiences, emotions, and acts of bravery have been meticulously brought together and illumined in this monumental and dramatic work.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“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…A story as dramatic, as miraculous, as full of wonders as any ever told.” New York Times Book Review
“Moving, fascinating, informative…No other book on this subject…comes close to O Jerusalem!” Los Angeles Times
“A monumental work!” Cleveland Press
“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.” National Observer
“Frederick Davidson’s crisp narration is well suited to the brisk pace set by investigative journalists Collins and Lapierre.”  Library Journal

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Author

Author Bio: Larry Collins

Larry Collins (1929–2005) was born and raised in West Hartford, Connecticut, and was a graduate of Yale University. He was for more than ten years a foreign correspondent in North Africa, the Middle East, and Europe, first for UPI and then for Newsweek, for which he was Paris Bureau chief.

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Author Bio: Dominique Lapierre

Dominique Lapierre was for many years senior reporter and editor for Paris Match. He is the author of several earlier books published in France, some of them based on his knowledge of the United States, where he attended Lafayette College and where his father served with the French diplomatic service.

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Details

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Available Formats : Digital Download, Digital Rental, CD, MP3 CD
Category: Nonfiction/History
Runtime: 23.72
Audience: Adult
Language: English