How Israel Was Won

How Israel Was Won : A Concise History of the Arab-Israeli Conflict

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This is the only book you need to read in order to understand the complexities of the modern Middle East. Unlike most writing on the Arab-Israeli conflict, which combines myth and polemic, How Israel Was Won is a balanced, well researched, and insightful history of Israel in the twentieth century. Baylis Thomas's concise history synthesizes for the general reader the vast number of historical studies and recently declassified documents from the United States and Israel to create a sophisticated and completely original interpretation of this conflict.show more

Product details

  • Hardback | 352 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 25mm | 635g
  • ROWMAN & LITTLEFIELD
  • Lanham, MD, United States
  • English
  • 0739100637
  • 9780739100639

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This book demythologizes Arab-Israeli history while grounding its interpretations in fact. It is a timely work. -- Lawrence Davidson, West Chester University A remarkable, stimulating, and balanced analysis of the Arab-Israeli conflict from its origin in the 19th century to the contemporary Israeli-Palestinian negotiations... This book deserves a wide readership. CHOICE Baylis Thomas' concise history synthesizes for the general reader the vast number of historical studies and recently declassified documents from the United States and Israel to create an interpretation of this conflict. Shofar: An Interdisciplinary Journal Of Jewish Studies, Summer 2000, Vol.18, No.14 For the interested reader wanting a single sourcebook on the rise and expansion of Israel... this one delives the goods with well-organized and clearly presented material backed up by all the documentation one could ask for. Middle East Policy A well-documented, well-written, and persuasive account that mobilizes knowledge not readily available to the non-expert... It is sprinkled with claims and explanations that are new and fascinating... How Israel Was Won has an excellent chance of being widely read and prominently reviewed. -- Ian Lustick, Professor of Political Science, University of Pennsylvaniashow more

About Baylis Thomas

Baylis Thomas holds a Ph.D. in psychology and is currently in private practice in New York City.show more

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