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    DescriptionIn James Carroll's provocative reading of the deep past, the Bible's brutality responded to the violence that threatened Jerusalem from the start. Centuries later, the mounting European fixation on a heavenly Jerusalem sparked both anti-Semitism and racist colonial contempt. The holy wars of the Knights Templar burned apocalyptic mayhem into the Western mind. Carroll's brilliant and original leap is to show how, as Christopher Columbus carried his own Jerusalem-centric worldview to the West, America too was powerfully shaped by the dream of the City on a Hill--from Governor Winthrop to Abraham Lincoln to Woodrow Wilson to Ronald Reagan. The nuclear brinksmanship of the 1973 Yom Kippur War helps prove his point: religion and violence fuel each other, with Jerusalem the ground zero of the heat.


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    Title
    Jerusalem, Jerusalem
    Subtitle
    How the Ancient City Ignited Our Modern World
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) James Carroll, Narrator Mel Foster
    Physical properties
    Format: CD-Audio
    Width: 140 mm
    Height: 163 mm
    Thickness: 28 mm
    Weight: 340 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9781452600802
    ISBN 10: 1452600805
    Classifications

    B&T Book Type: NF
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T5.2
    BIC E4L: HIS
    B&T Merchandise Category: AUD
    BISAC Merchandising Theme: TP028
    Ingram Theme: RELI/CHRIST
    B&T General Subject: 690
    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1FBH
    BIC subject category V2: HBJF1
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 01
    BIC subject category V2: HRAX
    DC22: 956.9442
    BISAC Merchandising Theme: ET120
    Ingram Theme: ETHN/JUDAIC
    BISAC Merchandising Theme: ET135
    Ingram Theme: CULT/MIDEST
    BISAC V2.8: HIS022000
    Ingram Theme: RELI/JUDAIC
    BISAC V2.8: REL040030
    Ingram Theme: RELI/ISLAM
    Ingram Subject Code: JV
    Libri: I-JV
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 55420
    BISAC V2.8: REL108020
    LC subject heading: ,
    DC22: 956.94/42
    LC subject heading:
    BISAC V2.8: HIS019000, REL033000, REL037010
    LC classification: DS109.9 .C367 2011B
    Thema V1.0: QRJ, QRAX, QRP, QRMB, NHG
    Edition
    Unabridged
    Edition statement
    Unabridged
    Publisher
    Tantor Media, Inc
    Imprint name
    Tantor Media, Inc
    Publication date
    16 March 2011
    Publication City/Country
    Old Saybrook, CT
    Author Information
    James Carroll is a columnist for the "Boston Globe" and a regular contributor to the Daily Beast. A bestselling author, his many publications include "Crusade," "House of War," "Secret Father," and "An American Requiem," which won the National Book Award. Mel Foster has narrated over 150 audiobooks and has won several awards. Twice an Audie finalist for "1864: Lincoln at the Gates of History" by Charles Bracelen Flood and "Finding God in Unexpected Places" by Philip Yancey, he won for the latter title.
    Review quote
    "What a remarkable book. I was blown away by the breadth and depth of it. Another hugely important book from James Carroll, right there with Constantine's Sword." ---Reza Aslan