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The Road to Jerusalem: Glubb Pasha, Palestine and the Jews

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General Sir John Glubb was the last British pro-Consul of the region and commander of the
Arab Legion during the crucial years between 1936 and 1956. He was witness to the collapse of Palestine and the final foundation and establishment of the State of Israel. Now in paperback, this book looks at Glubb's personal vision of the Middle East and its peoples. Morris examines h
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Paperback, 320 pages
Published October 3rd 2003 by I. B. Tauris (first published 2002)
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Jonathan
Jul 01, 2012 Jonathan rated it it was amazing
John Bagot Glubb was the last of a great tradition of desert-mad Englishmen who went off to live and serve with the Arabs. He was best known as the commander of the Arab Legion (which eventually became the Royal Jordanian Army) from 1939 until 1956 and, as such, was a major player in the Middle East. Benny Morris, the foremost historian of the Arab-Israeli conflict, has written a very readable and in-depth professional biography of this somewhat controversial figure. "Glubb Pasha" totally identi ...more
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Sep 06, 2016 Michael rated it it was amazing
I picked up this book for research in a book I am writing, and was pleasantly surprised. The book is riveting. And it's rare that one gets a chance to read about the intrigues and considerations before, during, and after the Israeli War of Independence from the perspective of the active Arab participants. Morris tries to be impartial, and I think to a great extent he succeeds. John Bagot Glubb (called Glubb Pasha) was a representative of the British government who eventually commanded the Arab L ...more
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Very much worth to be read, not only because Morris makes excellent use of source material to paint a clear picture of what went on in Jordan during the 1948 war, but also as an example of how one can write objectively and fair on such a controversial subject such as the Arab-Israeli conflict.
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Benny Morris is professor of history in the Middle East Studies department of Ben-Gurion University of the Negev in the city of Be'er Sheva, Israel. He is a key member of the group of Israeli historians known as the "New Historians".
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