|Publisher:||VIKAS PUBLISHING HOUSE|
|No. of Pages:||800|
About the Book
First published in 1978, this 2008 edition brings to the limelight again the turmoil of May 1948, when the British left Palestine, and blood and fire engulfed Jerusalem. The Israeli-Arab conflict had begun and continues to bound the world today, impacting other nations and worldwide politics.
What's New about This Edition...
* As relevant today as it was in 1948 when the conflict began, the books 'newness' lies in the intimate, heart-wrenching Preface by Dominique Lapierre, the surviving author of the best-selling duo. Hailed as an apolitical, unbiased account of living history, O Jerusalem! Traverses the Partition of Palestine into two distinct States, the departure of the British, the birth of Israel, and the state of a conflict between Arabs and Jews that has since, never ceased to rage. : A 16-page photo layout showcases the authors' meeting with David Ben-Gurion, the founder of Israel and Golda Meir, as also scenes from the French film O Jerusalem!: For a whole new generation of readers, this revised and enlarged format unfolds a topical subject that continues to impact the world.
About the Author
Dominique Lapierre and Larry Collins enjoy worldwide fame as the authors of several best-selling books on modern history, including Freedom at Midnight, and Is Paris Burning? Dominique began life as a journalist, working with Paris Match, a magazine that brought out well-researched, in-depth articles. He met Larry Collins, an American journalist, in Paris and in tandem they jointly authored books for over twenty years.A Thousand Suns, a collection of stories written by Dominique Lapierre, bears the stamp of the essence of their writings: the quality of not making judgments but bearing witness to events. A large portion of their acclaim is undoubtedly due to the unprejudiced stance adopted in their works.Having rechristened Kolkata as the 'City of Joy' in his path-breaking book by the same name, Dominique Lapierre, after a meeting with Mother Teresa in 1981, set up the City of Joy Foundation with the royalties from his book's earnings. Providing education for Kolkata's slum children from leper colonies became a mission for the author. Aided by his wife, coincidently also named Dominique, Lapierre's humanitarian projects are wide-spread in rural Bengal and The Sunderbans. Post Five Past Midnight in Bhopal, he built a clinic in Bhopal.In the past twenty-five years, Lapierre has rescued over ten thousand handicapped and leprosy-suffering children; cured four million TB patients; provided five hundred tube wells of drinking water to villages, launched four hospital boats in the Ganges delta to take medical supplies to the isolated populations of 34 islands.