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Jerusalem in the Twentieth Century

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One of the world's greatest historians, Gilbert knows the city and its people intimately and has written extensively on the subject. In this fascinating book, he examines every facet of Jerusalem's story--a remarkable proliferation of religious, intellectual, social, and cultural activity. Describes the impact of two world wars, Israel's creation in 1948 with Jerusalem as ...more
Paperback, 412 pages
Published October 1st 1998 by Wiley (first published January 1st 1996)
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Gary
Mar 30, 2016 Gary rated it it was amazing
In this highly readable and informative history Martin Gilbert highlights the history of the 3000 year old City of David, from 1900, when it was a small provincial Ottoman town (with a Jewish majority since 1840) until the 1990s.
In 1900 Jerusalem had a population of 70 000 made up of 45 000 Jews and 25 000 Arabs.
British census reports show that the increase in Jerusalem's population between 1921 and 1933 amounted to 20 000 Jews and 21 000 Arabs. These Arab immigrants came, like the Jews, from di
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Matt
Oct 26, 2008 Matt rated it it was ok
Shelves: history
There have to be better books out there on Jerusalem or Israel.
Steven Williams
May 13, 2014 Steven Williams rated it liked it
I love the way Gilbert seems to stitch together a narrtive from mostly eyewitness accounts. Not as good as his Holocaust,, but still woth reading.
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The official biographer of Winston Churchill and a leading historian on the Twentieth Century, Sir Martin Gilbert was a scholar and an historian who, though his 88 books, has shown their is such a thing as “true history”

Born in London in 1936, Martin Gilbert was educated at Highgate School, and Magdalen College, Oxford, graduating with First Class Honours. He was a Research Scholar at St Anthony's
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