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The Arab-Israeli Conflict: A History [Paperback]

David W. Lesch
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August 1, 2007 0195172302 978-0195172300
Whether filtered through the news, the film industry, or the classroom, the Arab-Israeli conflict has become a pervasive--and often misinterpreted--subject on our contemporary cultural landscape. In this compelling text, David W. Lesch, a widely respected scholar and commentator on modern Middle Eastern politics, presents the most balanced and accessible account of the conflict to date. The Arab-Israeli Conflict puts forth a variety of perspectives--along with concise and informative analyses--to enable and encourage students to form their own educated opinions about complex and controversial issues.

Challenging yet not overwhelming, this appealingly slim volume focuses on key information, but also incorporates pedagogical features that help to enhance and expand students' understanding of the subject:
* An extensive collection of relevant primary documents
* Sidebars highlighting social and cultural history
* A glossary of terms
* A chronology for quick reference
* Comprehensive illustrations, including 17 maps and 17 photos

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This book is very strong Dr Ronald R. Stockton, Middle East Journal

About the Author


David W. Lesch is Professor of Middle East History at Trinity University in San Antonio, Texas. His books include The Middle East and the United States: A Historical and Political Reassessment, Fourth Edition (2007); The New Lion of Damascus: Bashar al-Asad and Modern Syria (2005); the two-volume work History in Dispute: The Middle East Since World War II, Volumes 14 and 15 (2003); 1979: The Year That Shaped the Modern Middle East (2001); Syria and the United States: Eisenhower's Cold War in the Middle East (1992); and The History of the United States in the Middle East (forthcoming).

Product Details

  • Paperback: 512 pages
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press (August 1, 2007)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0195172302
  • ISBN-13: 978-0195172300
  • Product Dimensions: 0.9 x 6.1 x 9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.4 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #422,452 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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5.0 out of 5 stars Very informative April 19, 2008
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This is a very informative work on the history of the conflict that is very easy to read. It is packed with primary documents that are helpful in understanding the evolution of the conflict. The author uses endnotes at the end of each chapter making it easy to check references. I would recommend this to anyone, from novice to expert, who is interested in the topic.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Outstanding Work October 23, 2010
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Unfamiliar with the conflict? This is your book. Very engaging, well-written, and appears unbiased. Lesch provides citations at the end of each chapter, and excerpts from related historical documents (in other words, it's not just another popular history book for casual reading). Thought it was a better read than History of the Arab-Israeli Conflict by Bickerton.

I would have liked to see more maps, but I realize this is pricey for the publisher. The maps and images that were in the text were good and helpful. I think a new edition should also be published soon; this book only covers events up through 2006.

Unlike some other history books, this book is written to be READ, not to sit on your coffee table for a casual, uninspiring thumb-through.
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3.0 out of 5 stars Not As Easy to Read as other Reviewers Claim February 5, 2011
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If you are a graduate level reader/researcher and you want to spend A LOT of time getting to a full understanding of the topic, this is a marvelously detailed and logically approached treatment of the Arab-Israeli conflict. If, however, you do not want 1000 words of detail where 500 will do, this is not your book. A better choice is the admittedly too-brief Harms and Ferry treatment of the subject. While H&F are too brief, they treat the subject fairly, and it is much easier to quickly come to understanding of the conflict. Just be sure and ignore their weak treatment of the origin of the nation of Israel.
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