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  • Author:
    Thomas L. Friedman
  • ISBN:
    0385413726
  • ISBN13:
    978-0385413725
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  • Publisher:
    Anchor (August 1995)
  • Pages:
    588 pages
  • Subcategory:
    Social Sciences
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  • Rating:
    4.2
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This book has almost too many good qualities to list. It is excellently nuanced and balanced, detailed enough for the expert, but explained and fast paced enough for the novice of the region.

This book has almost too many good qualities to list.

From Beirut to Jerusalem (1989) is a book by American journalist Thomas L. Friedman chronicling his days as a reporter in Beirut during the Lebanese Civil War and in Jerusalem through the first year of the Intifada.

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From Beirut to Jerusalem - Thomas L. 1891 Arab notables in Jerusalem send a petition to the Ottoman government in Constantinople demanding the prohibition of Jewish immigration to Palestine and Jewish land purchases

From Beirut to Jerusalem - Thomas L. The author and publisher have provided this e-book to you for your personal use only. 1891 Arab notables in Jerusalem send a petition to the Ottoman government in Constantinople demanding the prohibition of Jewish immigration to Palestine and Jewish land purchases. 1896 Austrian journalist Theodor Herzl, the founder of modern Zionism, publishes his pamphlet The Jewish State, which argues that the Jewish Problem can be solved only by setting up a Jewish state in Palestine, or somewhere else, so that Jews can live freely without fear of persecution.

Thomas L. Friedman, a New York Times Op-Ed columnist, writes about foreign affairs, globalization and technology. Mr. Friedman is the author of From Beirut to Jerusalem, which won the National Book Award in 1989

Thomas L. Friedman is the author of From Beirut to Jerusalem, which won the National Book Award in 1989. He has written several other books, including Hot, Flat and Crowded, an international best seller. Born in Minneapolis, Mr. Friedman received a . In 1978 he received a master’s in modern Middle East studies from Oxford. His column appears every Sunday and Wednesday.

From Beirut to Jerusalem book. I used to follow and read Thomas Friedman’s columns regularly. But he became a bloated, pompous caricature of a journalist as he turned out junk like The World is Flat, The Sky is Blue, The Sea is Salty (well maybe the last two aren’t real but he has a bunch of similar-sounding books). I decided to go back to his first book From Beirut to Jerusalem to see how he got his start.

From Beirut to Jerusalem was written by Thomas Friedman, first published in 1989. Thomas Friedman, New York Times columnist, thrice winner of the Pulitzer Prize, is a predominant figure in the study of International relations. In this book, he depicts his time as a journalist in Beirut, between 1979-1984, and Jerusalem from 1984-1988. Although Friedman’s academic impact is worldly recognized, his book, From Beirut to Jerusalem, is not an academic work.

Автор: Friedman, Thomas L. Название: From Beirut to Jerusalem CD Издательство . Название: From Beirut to Jerusalem CD Издательство: HarperCollins USA Классификация: ISBN: 0061284254 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780061284250 ISBN: 0-06-128425-4 ISBN-13(EAN): 978-0-06-128425-0 Обложка/Формат: Compact Disc Вес: . 18 кг. Дата издания: 0. 0. Дополнительное описание

Thomas L. Friedman is an internationally renowned author, reporter, and columnist-the recipient of three Pulitzer Prizes and the author of several bestselling and award winning books, among them From Beirut to Jerusalem, The World Is Flat, Thank You for Being Late an. . Friedman is an internationally renowned author, reporter, and columnist-the recipient of three Pulitzer Prizes and the author of several bestselling and award winning books, among them From Beirut to Jerusalem, The World Is Flat, Thank You for Being Late and Hot, Flat, and Crowded.

Winner of the 1989 National Book Award for nonfiction, this extraordinary bestseller is still the most incisive, thought-provoking book ever written about the Middle East. Thomas L. Friedman, twice winner of the Pulitzer Prize for international reporting, and now the Foreign Affairs columnist on the op-ed page of the New York Times, drew on his ten years in the Middle East to write a book that The Wall Street Journal called "a sparkling intellectual guidebook... an engrossing journey not to be missed." Now with a new chapter that brings the ever-changing history of the conflict in the Middle East up to date, this seminal historical work reaffirms both its timeliness and its timelessness. "If you're only going to read one book on the Middle East, this is it." -- Seymour Hersh. "From Beirut To Jerusalem is the most intelligent and comprehensive account one is likely to read." -- New York Times Book Review.

Gaudiker
During my service in Armenia, I came across this book in the Peace Corps library. Having enjoyed "The World is Flat" I decided to try it out. Part of my rating is based on the fact that it is not only well-informed but very readable, unlike many non-fiction books. His work as a journalist for the NY Times is surely a benefit to the readers who like me might be exploring this topic in depth for the first time. I never felt buried in facts. I also liked the fact that he was stationed there during the 80's and saw things "up close and personal." And finally, it gave me an understanding of "Politics as Theater." Neither side seemed that interested in real compromise but just tipping the Scales of Sympathy on the World's Stage their way. When the GOP and Obama faced off over Fiscal Cliff in December, the same dynamics seemed to be in place. Even though Friedman is portraying events that are now over 25 years past, it is a vivid time capsule of how deeply embedded are the dysfunctional dynamics between these two countries. It also gave me some historical perspective on the Armenian attitude toward Turkey that I encountered daily in the adult population. The historical lesson I came away with was that building your National Identity around "being right" does not give the next generation very much room to negotiate for a better future.
Ironfire
As a college student studying International Affairs, I managed to avoid the Israeli-Palestinian conflict for 4 years. I never felt like I had a fight in it, and felt the field had "too many cooks in the kitchen." I focused mostly on other regions and topics, generally aware of big picture issues with Israel, settlements, and the plight of Palestinians. I came across this book in searching for books on Syrian history for my job and decided to give it a shot, at least for the portions covering Lebanese history. I have never been a fan of Mr. Friedman's work before, but this book really is a masterpiece, and one that should be read by anyone looking to study history, the Middle East, or international affairs.

This book has almost too many good qualities to list. It is excellently nuanced and balanced, detailed enough for the expert, but explained and fast paced enough for the novice of the region. Do not be fooled by the length of the book, it is a genuine page turner, with only a few slow points, and by the end you are wishing someone would take the initiative and cover the years in depth since its printing in 1988. I was initially afraid at a book so old, afraid I would be missing newly found information unavailable at the time of writing, but unfortunately the region, particularly Lebanon and Syria, isn't covered much even by scholars.

Mr. Friedman is passionate about the topic, to be sure, but as he notes, true friends are honest with each other. Having lived in Beirut for a number of years, and then moving to Jerusalem, he has friends on both sides of the situation, but isn't afraid to discuss issues for a real and lasting peace. The biggest issue, for both sides, seemed to be a misunderstanding of the other group. While some Palestinians viewed the Israelis as a minor blip in time on the land, who would eventually surrender the land and leave forever, the Israelis viewed the Palestinians under the umbrella of "Arabs" who would be at home anywhere, refusing to distinguish between an Arab in Egypt and an Arab in Iraq. Leadership, or lack of it, fed into those beliefs. Both sides lacked bold leadership, as neither led from the front, but rather led from the polls. Instead of making bold initiatives toward peace, both felt that time was on their side, when it obviously only made the divisions deeper. In the rare case where leaders did make bold moves (Sadat), they were taken out by their own group, making it even more difficult to lead from the front.

While the time in Beirut was the most interesting to me, his chapter on religion in Israel is really eye opening. We Americans tend to see other countries in generally black and white (West Germany good, East Germany bad) and forget that not all Israeli Jews are the same. The way Friedman goes into this topic is supremely interesting and profound, and something American Jews should certainly look at and discuss.

It is something of a miracle that this book was written, on a region that is so often overlooked. With such an important topic, I'll take away everything bad I ever said about Mr. Friedman. My only regret on this book is that I did not read it earlier. This book is great for someone with very little information on the region or the expert on the region. Read it as soon as you can.
Dalallador
I knew nothing about the Middle East but when preparing to tour Syria and Jordan focussing on historical monuments, this book was recommended to me. The author opened up a very different land to my own with very different beliefs and lifestyles. Most importantly the author explained the very different way of political thinking and the role of `strong men' in keeping the peace even if temporarily. This book should be compulsory reading for any westerner planning to work in Syria, Lebanon, Jordan and nearby countries.
Braned
Thirty years before My Promised Land (Ari Shavit's wonderful book) Tom Friedman also takes us on the grand tour. In Lebanon he relates to us an up close and personal taste of life amid war and chaos and suffering. In Israel, he wanders through the mist of questions that exist even in his own mind concerning the path being taken by Israel's leaders. We can see the country through the minds of Americans from a distance and through the minds of the various religious and non-religious citizens of Israel. Mr. Friedman is an impassive and, at the same time, an interested party. He shows us the many conflicts that arise when a country becomes independent and is still finding its way in the world. Americans can relate to that story....we are still developing our own country and trying to hoist ourselves up to the bar of our own ideals. Israel's story, though, seems to be unique in the history of mankind and we must wish them well. Tom Friedman is still teaching and informing the public on many fronts. He is a master.
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(Audio CD Review)
Having very little knowledge on Israel, other than what we hear from the media, I enjoyed From Beirut to Jerusalem for several reasons:
- With only 3 CDs, it was very brief. Delightfully so.
- The first half was dedicated to Friedman's experience in Beirut, the second half was about Israel.
- Friedman (who is Jewish)gave a very fair and balanced review of both Beirut and Israel. If anything, he came down harder on Israel, though, in my opinion, justifiably so.
- It was educational and easy to follow for the beginning learner of Israel.

For someone who is just learning about Israel and Palestine, I highly suggest this book. However! It is a perfect example of writers sticking to what they do best, writing. The audio narration is also done by Friedman who should never, ever be allowed to narrate again, unless he sticks to children's stories. His tone and inflection simply did not fit with the mood of the story. But it's still a good book.