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    DescriptionIn 1997, a tragedy struck the family of Israeli-American Miko Peled: His beloved niece Smadar was killed by a suicide bomber in Jerusalem. That tragedy propelled Peled onto a journey of discovery. It pushed him to re-examine many of the beliefs he had grown up with, as the son and grandson of leading figures in Israel's political-military elite, and transformed him into a courageous and visionary activist in the struggle for human rights and a hopeful, lasting peace between Israelis and Palestinians. Esteemed African-American author Alice Walker has contributed a very moving and thoughtful Foreword to The General's Son. The journey that Peled traces in this groundbreaking memoir echoed the trajectory taken 40 years earlier by his father, renowned Israeli general Matti Peled. In The General's Son, Miko Peled tells us about growing up in Jerusalem in the heart of the group that ruled the then-young country, Israel. He takes us with him through his service in the country's military and his subsequent global travels... and then, after his niece's killing, back into the heart of Israel's conflict with the Palestinians. The book provides a compelling and intimate window into the fears that haunt both peoples-- but also into the real courage of all those who, like Miko Peled, have been pursuing a steadfast grassroots struggle for equality for all the residents of the Holy Land.


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    Title
    The General's Son
    Subtitle
    Journey of an Israeli in Palestine
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Miko Peled, Foreword by Alice Walker
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 224
    Width: 152 mm
    Height: 229 mm
    Thickness: 13 mm
    Weight: 336 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9781935982159
    ISBN 10: 193598215X
    Classifications

    BIC E4L: POL
    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1FBH
    LC subject heading:
    BIC subject category V2: HBJF1
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T7.0
    BIC subject category V2: GTJ, JP
    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1FBP
    LC subject heading:
    BIC subject category V2: GTB
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 27400
    DC21: 956.9405092
    Libri: I-PL
    Ingram Subject Code: PL
    BISAC Merchandising Theme: ET120
    Ingram Theme: ETHN/JUDAIC
    BISAC Merchandising Theme: ET135
    Ingram Theme: CULT/MIDEST
    DC22: 956.9405092
    Ingram Theme: CHRN/21CNTY, CHRN/LATE20
    BIC subject category V2: 1FBP, 1FBH
    LC subject heading:
    BISAC V2.8: POL034000, HIS019000, POL059000
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    Illustrations note
    black & white illustrations
    Publisher
    Just World Books
    Imprint name
    Just World Books
    Publication date
    15 June 2012
    Publication City/Country
    Charlottesville, Va.