A modern history of Jerusalem, from its 1917 liberation from the Turks by the British to present-day uneasy peace accords with the Palestinians covers every political, cultural, religious, intellectual, architectural, and social facet of the city. 30,000 first printing. $50,000 ad/promo.
From one of the world's most revered historians, the first major history of contemporary Jerusalem""Gilbert is a first-rate storyteller."" —The Wall Street Journal""Fascinating and admirably readable . . . unmatched for sheer breadth of acutely observed historical detail."" —Christopher Walker, The Times (London)""Most noteworthy for its richness of letters, journals and anecdotes . . . the major events of this century come alive in eyewitness accounts."" —The New York Times Book Review""Extraordinarily vivid glimpses of Jerusalem life."" —Atlanta Journal Constitution