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Two Rothschilds and the Land of Israel

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This is the story of the fateful encounter between two utterly different worlds--
Hardcover, 399 pages
Published May 28th 1978 by Knopf/Random House distribution
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Recommends it for: Those interested in Middle Eastern History
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This is a meticulously researched book on the role that Baron Edmond and his son James played in the founding of a Jewish Homeland in Palestine.

Over roughly 75 years, the Rothschilds donated over $50 million to promote agricultural colonies and power generation in Israel. As important as their financial generosity was their intelligence in planning and supervision. They sent agronomists from France to train the settlers, start an agricultural college and develop crop varieties suited to the cond
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Simon Schama was born in 1945. The son of a textile merchant with Lithuanian and Turkish grandparents, he spent his early years in Leigh-on-Sea in Essex. When his parents moved to London he won a scholarship to Haberdashers’ Aske’s School where his two great loves were English and History. Forced to choose between the two he opted to read history at Christ’s College, Cambridge. Here he was taught ...more
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