Jerusalem and the Holy Land: Chronicles from National Geographic

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Arthur Meier Schlesinger, Fred L. Israel
Chelsea House, 1999 - Travel - 131 pages
When National Geographic first appeared in 1888, no-one could have guessed it would become the worldwide success it has. That first issue was sent out to just 165 subscribers. Today, it's an astonishing 11 million people in over than 170 countries This series celebrates Gilbert Grosvenor's first twenty-five years as editor and his maxim The mind must see before it can believe. From the earliest days, he filled the magazine with photographs that were a source of awe and wonder to his readers and, for virtually all of them, the first time they had ever seen such images. Taking original reporting and photos as they appeared in numerous issues - and building them into a chronological single volume - the books presented here cover: discoveries of the lost worlds of the Aztecs, Mayas, and Incas; the building and opening of the Panama Canal; the search for the origins of Judaism and Christianity; the mysteries of the Sahara; the rush for the North Pole and the race for the South Pole; the Russian people before the revolution A Western-eye view of China in the early part of the 20th century

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Contents

Impressions of Palestine
57
The Last Israelitish Blood Sacrifice
80
Further Reading
125
Copyright

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About the author (1999)

Arthur M. Schlesinger, Jr. is renowned as a historian, a public intellectual, & a political activist. He served as a special assistant to President John F. Kennedy; won two Pulitzer Prizes, in 1946 for "The Age of Jackson" & in 1966 for "A Thousand Days," & in 1998 was the recipient of the National Humanities Medal. He lives in New York City.

Editor Fred L. Israel, Ph.D., is the coauthor of Facts On File's Winning the White House 2008: The Gallup Poll, Public Opinion, and the Presidency. He is also author of Nevada's Key Pittman and has edited The War Diaries of Breckinridge Long and Major Peace Treaties of Modern History, 1648-2000. He holds the Scribe's Award from the American Bar Association for his joint editorship of Facts On File's Justices of the United States Supreme Court.

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