Jerusalem 1913 (Compact Disc)

The Origins of the Arab-Israeli Conflict

By Amy Dockser Marcus, Joyce Bean (Narrated by)

Tantor Audio, 9781400133611

Publication Date: March 15, 2007

Other Editions of This Title:
Digital Audiobook (3/14/2007)
Paperback (3/25/2008)
Compact Disc (3/15/2007)
Hardcover (4/19/2007)
Pre-Recorded Audio Player (12/1/2008)
MP3 CD (3/15/2007)

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Searching for the origins of the Arab-Israeli conflict, historians for years focused on the British Mandate period (1920-1948). Amy Dockser Marcus, however, demonstrates that the bloody struggle for power actually started much earlier, when Jerusalem was still part of the Ottoman Empire and the rise of Zionism and Arab nationalism laid the groundwork for the battles that would continue to rage nearly a century later. Nineteen thirteen was the crucial year for these conflicts-the year that the Palestinians held the First Arab Congress and the first time that secret peace talks were held between Zionists and Palestinians. World War I, however, interrupted these peace efforts. Dockser Marcus traces these dramatic times through the lives of a handful of the city's leading citizens as they struggle to survive. A current events must read in our ongoing efforts to understand the Arab-Israeli conflict.

About the Author

Amy Dockser Marcus is a reporter for the "Wall Street Journal."

Joyce Bean is an accomplished audiobook narrator and director. In addition to being an "AudioFile" Earphones Award winner, she has been nominated multiple times for a prestigious Audie Award, including for "Good-bye and Amen" by Beth Gutcheon.

Praise For Jerusalem 1913: The Origins of the Arab-Israeli Conflict

"Joyce Bean [makes] it a story about people, and her inflections make the principals seem human without giving them theatrical characters. Her motherly voice disarms a subject so controversial it has caused unending war." ---AudioFile