Vince's Reviews > Bible and Sword: England and Palestine from the Bronze Age to Balfour

Bible and Sword by Barbara W. Tuchman
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Feb 04, 09

Read in January, 2009

The book is a little unfinished for the modern reader as it ends in 1956 and Ms. Tuchman had no way of knowing how the state of Israel would develop. Still the premise and scholarship are both A1. She traces the history of England's connection to Palestine and the Jewish people from mythical pre Roman times right up to the partition of 1947. The twists and turns are fascinating and I recommend this book which is readable even to those who might not go in with a lot of knowledge on the subjects and figures presented.
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