'A Senseless, Squalid War'

'A Senseless, Squalid War'

Voices From Palestine, 1945-1948

Book - 2009
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"The troubles in Palestine between the end of the Second World War and the declaration of the state of Israel on 14 May 1948 ruptured Middle Eastern history and left an indelible mark on the modern world. Chronicling in gripping detail this critical period that led, for the Jews, to the establishment of their national homeland, and, for the Palestinians, to their Nakba ('Catastrophe'), Norman Rose's 'A Senseless, Squalid War' gives powerful expression to all those who took part in these stirring events- Britons, Jews and Arabs alike. The book draws on a rich medley of official documents, private papers, biographies, memoirs, diaries, letters, newspapers, novels, songs, plays and reminiscences. It vividly reconstructs the attitudes and experiences of the many diverse participants, be they foot-soldiers or generals, hawks or doves, politicians or diplomats, dissidents, terrorists, writers, teachers, or simply men and women on the street, each voice telling its own story, woven into a compelling historica"
Publisher: London : Bodley Head, 2009.
ISBN: 9780224079389
Branch Call Number: 956.9404 R797
Characteristics: 278 p., [8] p. of plates : ill., maps, ports.

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