O Jerusalem!

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Simon and Schuster, Sep 4, 2007 - History - 656 pages
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Now a major motion picture, this remarkable classic recounts, moment by moment, the spellbinding process that gave birth to the state of Israel. Collins and Lapierre weave a brilliant tapestry of shattered hopes, fierce pride, and breathtaking valor as the Arabs, Jews, and British collide in their fight for control of Jerusalem. O Jerusalem! meticulously re-creates this historic struggle.

Collins and Lapierre penetrate the battle from the inside, exploring each party's interests, intentions, and concessions as the city of all of their dreams teeters on the brink of destruction. From the Jewish fighters and their heroic commanders to the charismatic Arab chieftain whose death in battle doomed his cause but inspired a generation of Palestinians, O Jerusalem! tells the three-dimensional story of this high-stakes, emotional conflict. Now with a new introduction by Dominique Lapierre, O Jerusalem! remains, as ever, a towering testament to the fiery dawn of Israel and an unforgettable tale of faith and violence, of betrayal and indomitable courage.

 

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User Review  - SeriousGrace - LibraryThing

Critics have called O Jerusalem! "massive" and "epic" in regards to its number of pages, but the scope of its topic O Jerusalem is singular: the year 1948. The year in which British rule ceased in ... Read full review

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Our present is the projection of the past and our future shall be determined by our actions of today. We all are disturbed by the conflicts of Israel and Philistine and wonder why they can't stop ... Read full review

Contents

GLIMPSES OF AN UNFORGETTABLE RESEARCH
xi
PROLOGUE
9
A TIME TO MOURN AND A TIME TO DANCE
15
DECISION AT FLUSHING MEADOW
17
AT LAST WE ARE A FREE PEOPLE
31
PAPA HAS RETURNED
48
TWO PASSENGERS TO PRAGUE
57
TWO PEOPLES TWO ARMIES
68
WE SHALL COME BACK
321
THROW STONES AND DIE
338
BY JUST ONE VOTE
347
THE LAST SUPPER
359
THE FIFTH DAY OF IYAR
372
PHOTOGRAPH SECTION
389
A CITY DIVIDED
405
THESE SHALL STAND
407

WE WILL STRANGLE JERUSALEM
75
PHOTOGRAPH SECTION
89
A HOUSE AGAINST ITSELF
105
ARE WE NOT NEIGHBORS ?
107
THE SANTA CLAUS OF THE HAGANAH
120
JOURNEY TO ABSURDITY
125
BAB EL WAD ON THE ROAD TO THE CITY
139
GOLDAMEIRS TWENTYFIVE STEPHANS
152
SALVATION COMES FROM THE SKY
166
WE SHALL BECOME AS HARD AS STONE
172
A FLASH OF WHITE LIGHT
187
AN UNLIKELY LAWRENCE
196
THE HABERDASHER FROM KANSAS CITY
207
THE CONVOY WILL NOT ARRIVE
214
A CITY BESIEGED
223
A HOUSE IN THE MIDDLE OF HELL
225
HANGONTOJERUSALEMWITHYOURTEETH
242
SIX WORDS ON A BUMPER
253
ONE OF THE ARABS WE KILLED LAST NIGHT
260
THE PEACE OF DEIRYASSIN
266
SHALOM MY DEAR
283
ATTACK AND ATTACK AND ATTACK
298
A MESSAGE FROM GLUBB PASHA
304
THE MOST BEAUTIFUL MONTH OF THE YEAR
417
GO SAVE JERUSALEM
426
A LAMENT FOR A GENERATION
438
YOSEF HAS SAVED JERUSALEM
446
TAKELATRUN
456
TICKET TO A PROMISED LAND
467
EXECUTEYOURTASKATALLCOSTS
477
THE WHEATFIELDS OF LATRUN
485
REMEMBER ME ONLY IN HAPPINESS
491
GOOD NIGHT AND GOODBYE FROM JERUSALEM
503
WELL OPEN A NEW ROAD
509
THE ARAB PEOPLE WILL NEVER FORGIVE US
520
A TOAST TO THE LIVING
533
THE THIRTYDAY PAUSE
539
THE FLAWED TRUMPET
550
EPILOGUE
561
BIOGRAPHICAL NOTES
567
ACKNOWLEDGMENTS
571
CHAPTER NOTES
575
BIBLIOGRAPHY
595
INDEX
605
PHOTOGRAPH CREDITS
638
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About the author (2007)

Larry Collins is the author of Fall from Grace, The Road to Armageddon, and coauthor, with Dominique Lapierre, of the bestselling Is Paris Burning?, Or I'll Dress You in Mourning, Freedom at Midnight, The Fifth Horseman, and Is New York Burning?, books read by millions of people in more than thirty languages. He died in 2005.

Dominique Lapierre is the author of the bestselling The City of Joy, Beyond Love, A Thousand Suns, and Five Past Midnight in Bhopal. He lives in France.

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