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This text describes the historical sights which await the traveller of Jerusalem, looking beneath the legend to discover the facts. It attempts to explain, without bias, the love of Christians, Jews and Muslims for the city, and aims to evoke the atmosphere of Jerusalem today.
Hardcover, 256 pages
Published 1977 by Little, Brown and Company (first published 1969)
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Jun 03, 2011 rated it really liked it
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Thubron writes of Jerusalem: "To no other place does the traveller carry such expectations -- and nowhere may they be more rudely shattered. The city is a revelation. Even its beauty has the clarity and strangeness of the surrounding rocks. It challenges a man on every side -- his understanding, his spiritual faith, his political conscience. Here he may find his own religion revealed to him again, and he may be astonished or outraged by what he finds, even in its holiest places. For Jerusalem 's ...more
Laurence O'Bryan
Beautiful coffee table book with amazing illustrations from 1976 Time-Life series. Extended notes in Colin's beautiful style.

Just finished. It includes a brief but very enjoyable historical review of the history of Jerusalem told in Colin's wonderful poetic style. A very enjoyable read.
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Colin Thubron, CBE FRSL is a Man Booker nominated British travel writer and novelist.

In 2008, The Times ranked him 45th on their list of the 50 greatest postwar British writers. He is a contributor to The New York Review of Books, The Times, The Times Literary Supplement and The New York Times. His books have been translated into more than twenty languages. Thubron was appointed a CBE in the 2007
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