If the reader wants a handle on what makes the Jewish people so important in world history, this is the book to read.
Like me, Konner is a non-religious Jew and I looked forward to reading him again (I read a previous book of his called Medicine at the Crossroads and enjoyed it).
His ability to look for and follow many variant streams of theory, thought and action without loosing his way is very impressive.
Some of the other five-star reviews, in particular Gerard J. Delaunay and J. Davis, give, in my opinion, a good summary of this excellent work by Konner. Read morePublished 6 months ago by Glenn Corey
I was extremely pleased. The vendor did exactly what he said he would do. You can't ask any more than that.Published 22 months ago by ed lansche
What an insightful & historically researched document. My only concern is the mention of Queen Ester winning a beauty contest. Read morePublished on March 3, 2012 by Amazon Customer
A blend of broad based scientific, social and cultural history, including written accounts. Dr. Konner used a very readable, informative style. Read morePublished on September 20, 2010 by Janet C. Dolgin
A great in depth summary of history and human relations for the Jewish people which allows me knowledge to work on a historical novel with knowledge backing up my storyline.Published on May 10, 2010 by David Tecosky
I first heard of Melvin Konner, a professor of anthropology at Emory University, when he gave a speech at a conference on science and religion in 2006. Read morePublished on March 29, 2008 by J. Davis
Absolutely outstanding Jewish History for those looking for a reality-based accounting. Superbly written - reads like a novel. Read morePublished on September 17, 2005 by E. Kaiser
I had no real expectations about "Unsettled: An Antropology of the Jews." I did have reservations due to what can be dry subjet matter--anthropology. Read morePublished on October 20, 2004 by B. Ray