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Her other works include Bible and Sword, The Proud Tower, Stilwell and the American Experience in China (for which Tuchman was awarded a second Pulitzer. Bible and Sword [Barbara W. Tuchman] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. Historical look at England and Palestine from the Bronze Age to . From Barbara W. Tuchman, Pulitzer Prize–winning author of The Guns of August, comes history through a wide-angle lens: a fascinating chronicle of Britain’s.

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This was exactly what i anv. A journey covering all the bile which were necessary for the final recipe known as Balfour Declaration. Her clear, dramatic storytelling covered topics as diverse as the 14th century and World War I, and sold millions of copie Barbara Wertheim Tuchman was an American self-trained historian and author and double Pulitzer Prize winner. Aug 03, Kirk Lowery rated it liked it Shelves: Many of these men and women had become successful in tucnman adopted countries, and were reluctant to overthrow their lives and move to the Palestinian desert.

Good binding and cover. It was admittedly a major stepping stone, but the events of the next 30 years the decline of imperialism, World War II, and particularly the Holocaust were to play a much larger role.


The stories of the Venerable Bede and Saint Patrick made their way into this book too. Tuchman provides plenty of grist for exercises like this from Jewish barvara Christian examples and plenty of historical Jews and Christians to second guess, though it has to be said bagbara did seem to get through two tuchmsn of Palestinian history without introducing us in any real way to the thoughts and feelings of a Muslim.

She traces the history of England’s connection to Palestine and the Jewish people from mythical pre Roman times right up to the partition of For me, it was a crystallization of a number of facts that I knew about English history: All human history, and just about everything else as well, consists of a never-ending struggle against ignorance.


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Bible and Sword: England and Palestine from the Bronze Age to Balfour

I see that normal for a “hater” whom her eyes are totally clouded As always, Tuchman’s narrative prose is pleasant and her methodology is a bit problematic. Heavy wear to cover. And maybe she intended to, in a follow-up study, though nothing in this book says as much. Jan 01, Marc A. The twists and turns are fascinating and I recommend this book which is readable even to those who might not go in with utchman lot of knowledge on the subjects a The book is a little unfinished for the modern reader as it ends in and Ms.

While a readable survey, I swor some of her claims overstated. Nov 28, Michel rated it did not like it. And not to swodr too fine a point on it, but Blood and Sword is positioned as a work of history. Find Rare Books Book Value. None of andd angles are what interest me.

Although the mandate officially came from the League of Nations, it was written by the British and gave them the right to take over Palestine which they had in fact already done after WWI when the former Turkish Empire was divided.

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The bibel of Israel got going the year I graduated from high school and therefore started looking around more, in But ultimately, this book was very interesting, extremely well-written, and I would recommend it to anyone interested in the formation of Israel as a nation or the historical impact of religion on brabara British state.

It was worth reading. Instead, they thought the best course was to try and rise above the discrimination and occasional abuses they suffered, attempt to assimilate within the Western nations as best they could, and trust that in time they would be fully accepted.


A clear picture from the beginning. Book sunned at edges.

It continues all the way up to the Balfour Declaration, which was former prime minister’s Lord Arthur Balfour’s letter to Baron Walter Rothschild, who was a leader of the British Jewish community. Sometimes just for the fear of not missing something she has provided extra details. She likes to uncover the roots of the matter from each and every perspective. Jan 10, Sandra rated it really liked it Shelves: I had heard of the Balfour Declaration and I knew, vaguely, that it had something to do with clearing the way for the founding of Israel, but I didn’t know the Declaration’s date, which was aroundmuch earlier than I had thought.

Literal interpreters of the Bible believed that resettling the Jews in the Holy Land would facilitate the Second Coming. The author is making a lot of assumptions about where I want to cross the street and how fast I need to go.

Jul 20, M Shahzad Bajwa rated it it was amazing Shelves: Book ratings by Goodreads. This second criticism is the big one — in hindsight, the Balfour Declaration was ultimately just a stepping-stone to the creation of a Jewish state. And so, though it said right on the front cover that the book was about “England and Palestine from the Bronze Age to Balfour,” I had overed that, expecting Tuchman to cover events well past not only but also and at least into the ‘s.

The criticism of this book is founded.

British tried to disown the Declaration later but it was too late. Middle Eastern World History. I barbata had never understood why the British meddled so much in the middle east.