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"One Palestine, Complete" explores the tumultuous period before the creation of the state of Israel. This was the time of the British Mandate, when Britain's promise to both Jews and Arabs that they would inherit the land, set in motion the conflict that haunts the region to this day.Drawing on untapped archival materials, Tom Segev reconstructs an era (1917 to 1948) of limitless possibilities and tragic missteps. He introduces an array unforgettable characters, tracks the steady advance of Jews and Arabs toward confrontation, and puts forth a radical new argument: that the British, far from being pro-Arab, consistently favored the Zionist position, out of the mistaken--and anti-Semitic--belief that Jews turned the wheels of history. Rich in historical detail, sensitive to all perspectives, "One Palestine, Complete "brilliantly depicts the decline of an empire, the birth of one nation, and the tragedy of another.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780805065879
ISBN-10: 0805065873
Format: Paperback / softback
(234mm x 156mm x 39mm)
Pages: 640
Imprint: St Martin's Press
Publisher: St Martin's Press
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - Tom Segev

Tom Segev is a columnist for "Ha'aretz," Israel's leading newspaper, and author of three works on the history of Israel, "1949: The First Israelis, The Seventh Million: The Israelis and the Holocaust, "and "One Palestine, Complete: Jews and Arabs under the British Mandate." He lives in Jerusalem.

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