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Blood of Abraham: Insights Into the Middle East

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In a new edition of this national bestseller, Carter demystifies the history of each of the nations that comprise the Middle East, the reasons for their different goals, and the nature of their prime concerns--and provides an enlightened and reconciling vision for all who share the blood of Abraham.
Paperback, 288 pages
Published November 1st 1993 by University of Arkansas Press (first published January 1st 1986)
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Taylor
A fairly short summary of the recent history of the Israeli-Palestinian issue. Although some of the information is dated (the book was mostly written after Carter left office in 1985), it is really interested to get not only Carter's grasp of the situation but also some insight into the thoughts and motivations of the various personalities leading the countries of the Middle East.

Carter's personal feeling that peace was close at hand after the Egypt-Israel settlement (during his presidency) leav
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Daniel Spangler
I wouldn't recommend this book unless maybe you are trying to get a perspective on the Middle East from the early 80s. The writing is pretty dry. There doesn't really seem to be a strong statement of anything really. It's very formulaic, almost like you might be reading a state department briefing or something. The most interesting aspects of the book are his inside stories given his unique position as a former president.
Abdul Rahman Abdul
Author should have pursued Palestinian-Israeli peace process more vigorously when he was the President.
Where he is now, who listens?
Nonetheless, I wish to thank author for an insightful narrative on Mid-East, without which, the general populace only knows this subject through media reports only, which often are biased.
Matt
This book is somewhat repetitive and some parts can be tiresome. But overall, it is a very informative look at the "behind the scenes" work done to facilitate the Camp David Accords.
Lauren
interesting, but i couldn't get into it
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James Earl "Jimmy" Carter, Jr. was the thirty-ninth President of the United States, serving from 1977 to 1981, and the recipient of the 2002 Nobel Peace Prize. Prior to becoming president, Carter served two terms in the Georgia Senate and as the 76th Governor of Georgia, from 1971 to 1975.

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