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Mandate Days: British Lives in Palestine, 1918-1948

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An account of the strife-torn decades of British rule in Palestine, known as the Mandate. It is drawn largely from the letters, diaries and memoirs of British citizens who lived and worked there, and reveals their attitudes, accomplishments and missteps, and their sense of imperial mission.
Paperback, 264 pages
Published April 27th 2001 by Johns Hopkins University Press (first published January 1st 1998)
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Chris Phillips
Feb 17, 2010 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Gosh such a complex story. A must read for anyone wanting to even begin to understand the horrific story of the people living now in the Palestine/Israeli region.

Do not ever for one moment believe that it is simple. Reading this book will make you realise that this area is in a terrible position, people here have never lived in peace all their lives.

Also realise that this region has been "played" with politically for over 100 years. It is NOT just JEWS and ARABS fighting for their religion. It i
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Gery
Oct 28, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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Sherman writes an intriguing book detailing the lives of the British administrative functionaries and soldiers throughout the time of British Mandate for Palestine. It becomes apparent that overall the British were not necessarily fond of either the Jews nor the Arabs, owing to the civil disobedience, regular violent riots and acts of sabotage, and the perceived closed-mindedness of both parties. The aggregate of the personal thoughts and accounts of British citizens stationed in Palestine howev ...more
Rida
Oct 28, 2014 rated it really liked it
This is a good book and very impartial. It does what it says it does, and that is: present the lives of the British officers and civilians who ruled and lived in Palestine from 1918 to 1948. A few things are bothersome about it:
1. it only includes sketchy details of important skirmishes that are actually worthy of much more attention but that is pretty understandable I suppose as the book makes no claim to detailing the troubles anyway, only the lives of the British in the Palestine;
2. most fru
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Jennifer Plummer
Jul 29, 2015 rated it really liked it
Shelves: nonfiction
This book contains discussion based on the British Mandates in Palestine. The author uses many primary sources such as diaries and journals from the British men and women who were both officers and civilians.
Anthony
Apr 08, 2011 rated it liked it
Shelves: british-history
A decent history of the Mandate. Sherman is a bit of a hack writer in that he is unquestionably guilty of the old block quote trick. There are literally pages and pages of block quotes tied together by 2-3 original sentences from Sherman's pen. Still, worth taking a look at.
Eve
Apr 01, 2012 rated it really liked it
A totally different perspective on the Middle-east. A must read for those who want to know, how we got where we are in the Israeli/Palestinian stand-off. A fascinating read.
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