One Palestine, Complete

Jews and Arabs Under the British Mandate

Tom Segev; Translated by Haim Watzman

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A panoramic and provocative history of life in Palestine during the three strife-torn but romantic decades when Britain ruled and the seeds of today's conflicts were sown

Tom Segev's acclaimed works, 1949 and The Seventh Million, overturned accepted views of the history of Israel. Now Segev explores the dramatic period before the creation of the state, when Britain ruled over "one Palestine, complete" (as noted in the receipt signed by the High Commissioner) and when its promise to both Jews and Arabs that they would inherit the land set in motion the conflict that haunts the region to this day.

Drawing on a wealth of untapped archival materials, Segev reconstructs a tumultuous era (1917 to 1948) of limitless possibilities and tragic missteps. He introduces the legendary figures--General Allenby, Lawrence of Arabia, David Ben-Gurion--as well as an array of pioneers, secret agents, diplomats, and fanatics. He tracks the steady advance of Jews and Arabs toward confrontation and with his hallmark originality puts forward a radical new argument: that the British, far from being pro-Arab, as commonly thought, consistently favored the Zionist position, and did so out of the mistaken--and anti-Semitic belief that Jews turned the wheels of history.

Rich in unforgettable characters, sensitive to all perspectives, One Palestine, Complete brilliantly depicts the decline of an empire, the birth of one nation, and the tragedy of another.

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Tom Segev; Translated by Haim Watzman

Tom Segev is a columnist for Ha'aretz, Israel's leading newspaper, and author of two now-classic works on the history of Israel, 1949: The First Israelis and The Seventh Million: The Israelis and the Holocaust. He lives in Jerusalem.

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One Palestine, Complete
Jews and Arabs Under the British Mandate
Tom Segev; Translated by Haim Watzman

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National Jewish Book Award - Finalist, National Jewish Book Award - Winner

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Henry Holt and Co.
Metropolitan Books
May 2013
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ISBN: 9781466843509
ISBN10: 1466843500
592 pages, Includes sixteen pages of black-and-white pictures, with two maps
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Picador
October 2001
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ISBN: 9780805065879
ISBN10: 0805065873
6 1/8 x 9 1/4 inches, 640 pages, Includes sixteen pages of black-and-white pictures, with two maps
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