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The Land of Blood and Honey The Rise of Modern Israel



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The definitive one-volume history of Israel by its most distinguished historianFrom its Zionist beginnings at the end of the nineteenth century through the past sixty, tumultuous years, the state of Israel has been, as van Creveld argues, "the greatest success story in the entire twentieth century." In this crisp volume, he skillfully relates the improbable story of a nationless people who, given a hot and arid patch of land and coping with every imaginable obstacle, founded a country that is now the envy of surrounding states. While most studies on Israel focus on the political, this encompassing history weaves together the nation's economic, social, cultural and religious narratives while also offering diplomatic solutions to help Israel achieve peace. Without question, this is the best one-volume history of Israel and its people.

Author Biography

MARTIN VAN CREVELD is the world’s leading Israeli military historian and theorist. He holds degrees from the London School of Economics and the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, where he has been on the faculty since 1971. He is the author of seventeen books on military history and strategy and has lectured or taught at virtually every strategic institute in the Western world.

Table of Contents

Prologuep. xi
Forged in Fury (1897-1949)p. 1
Full Steam Ahead (1949-1967)p. 68
The Nightmare Years (1967-1980)p. 133
New Challenges (1981-1995)p. 194
Tragedy, Triumph, and Struggle (1995-Present)p. 254
Epilogue: "No More War"?p. 314
Glossary of Hebrew Termsp. 321
Time Line of Eventsp. 325
Notesp. 329
Acknowledgmentsp. 339
Indexp. 341
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