Not since Thomas L. Friedman's groundbreaking From Beirut to Jerusalem has a book captured the essence and the beating heart of the Middle East as keenly and dynamically as My Promised Land. Facing unprecedented internal and external pressures, Israel today is at a moment of existential crisis. Ari Shavit draws on interviews, historical documents, private diaries, and letters, as well as his own family's story, illuminating the pivotal moments of the Zionist century to tell a riveting narrative that is larger than the sum of its parts.
"Candid, Critical, and Compassionate"
Jeffrey Goldberg joined The New Yorker as a staff writer in 2000. His piece "The Great Terror", about the Iraqi use of chemical and biological weapons against the Kurdish population, won the Overseas Press Club Award for human-rights journalism. "In the Party of God", about the terrorist organization Hezbollah, won the 2003 National Magazine Award for Reporting.
"Impeach Obama!" by Hendrik Hertzberg; "Nail-Biter" by Lizzie Widdicombe; "Open Season" by James Surowiecki; "Gone Girl" by Margaret Talbot; "Lydda, 1948" by Ari Shavit; "Head Count" by Elizabeth Kolbert; "Fighting to Survive" by David Denby.
"I give up"
"Unanswered Questions" by Jeffrey Toobin; "Dog Eat Dog" by Tad Friend; "The General" by Ari Shavit; "Let's Talk About My New Movie" by Larry Doyle; "The Lottery" by Dan Baum; and "Across the Universe" by Nancy Franklin.