In the grand storytelling style that is his signature, James Michener sweeps us back through time to the very beginnings of the Jewish faith, thousands of years ago. Through the predecessors of four modern men and women, we experience the entire colorful history of the Jews, including the life of the early Hebrews and their persecutions, the impact of Christianity, the Crusades, and the Spanish Inquisition, all the way to the founding of present-day Israel and the Middle-East conflict.
"A sweeping chronology filled with excitement."
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Review: The SourceUser Review - Ram - Goodreads
Not so easy to summarize a book like this in a few paragraphs. Basically this book gives a broad deep picture of the Jewish history from prehistoric times (naturally before Judaism) to the mid 1960's ... Read full review
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Goodbye Don Quixote. Farewell Saratoga Trunk. My copy of The Source has just gotten here from Paperback Swap. I'd forgotten just how freaking big it is. Small type too, which normally delights me, but ... Read full review