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A calm, balanced voice (although a controversial one among some who fear revisionism), Morris has previously proven his scholarship with such definitive titles as Israel's Border Wars and The Birth of the Palestinian Refugee Problem. Righteous Victims likewise doesn't waver in its task, methodically unearthing the political and military roots of the struggle, from early friction between Zionist "colonizers" and native Arabs slowly through to the establishment of Israel and the bloody wars and terrorism that followed. --Paul Hughes --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
I highly recommend it for anyone who wants to understand the background of the conflict in the Middle East.
This a highly acclaimed book which has been based on declassified Israeli, Haganah, and Zionists documents written by the famous Israeli historian Benny Morris.
I found this book very informative, balanced, and nuanced--a very well written analytic and descriptive history.
This book is not easy reading because of the details. However it is historically very informative from both the Palestinian and Jewish points of view. Read morePublished 7 days ago by Joan Griffin
I must admit that when giving this rating I have not finished the book. However, so far it has given me an excellent picture of the history of Israel and Palestine, and in fact the... Read morePublished 1 month ago by Olafur Gardarsson
I was a stronger supporter of the Jewish state, for many obvious reasons. However, having an understanding of the political, social and ethnic complexities gives me pause. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Marc G. Verdi
I would firstly like to address this book's prose. Morris doesn't have a talent for writing. It's clear that, after reading the book, English is the author's second language. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Arsh Jhaj
Absolutly the best history book in my interesting area (1948). A lot of data was used in books of other autors, Morris didnt fall in the traps of IDF offensives, but explains only... Read morePublished 13 months ago by Andrej Vilar
This book basically closes the subject on the Zionist theft of Arab Palestine. What makes it even better is that Morris approves of what was done. Read morePublished 13 months ago by john thames