Crossing Mandelbaum Gate: Coming of Age Between the Arabs and Israelis, 1956-1978 (Paperback)
Coming of Age Between the Arabs and Israelis, 1956-1978
Scribner Book Company, 9781416544418, 424pp.
Publication Date: March 15, 2011
Praise For Crossing Mandelbaum Gate: Coming of Age Between the Arabs and Israelis, 1956-1978…
“Engaging and insightful… Crossing Mandelbaum Gate is a compelling corrective that can force even reluctant readers to look at the Middle East anew…. A powerful and unflinching book.”—James Gibney, The American Scholar
“Acute and engaging… Bird puts me somewhat in mind of Edward Said’s memoir, Out of Place…. Bird devotes the last third of his text to a reconstruction of his Austrian Jewish wife’s family history during and after the Shoah. His intention here is as admirable as it is plain, and these pages contain some stirring and even uplifting material about human survival. But this serves only to make his genuine evenhandedness more poignant.”—Christopher Hitchens, The Atlantic