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Publisher's Summary

O Jerusalem! is the epic drama of 1948, when Arabs and Jews fought for control of the city of Jerusalem. This story traverses centuries and continents, covering the time between WWII and the creation of the independent state of Israel. Based on five years of intensive research and thousands of interviews, this is a story of courage, terrorism, heroism, and ultimately, war.
©1972 Larry Collins and Dominique Lapierre (P)2003 New Millennium Audio, All Rights Reserved

Critic Reviews

"A history that not only clarifies the military and political events of the war but brings its human dimensions vividly to life." (The National Observer)
"A story as dramatic, as miraculous, as full of wonder as any ever told." (New York Times Book Review)

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Provides Remarkable Historical Perspective

You will be considerably better informed on the genesis of the ongoing fighting between Arabs & Jews in the Middle East after reading/listening to this book. Exceptional on every level - except in providing hope for peace.

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Excellent. Couldn't stop listening

Well narrated. riviting. enjoyed every word. for anyone interested in that time you couldn't do better than this book

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*THE* book to read on the rebirth of Israel!!!

I don't think I can adequately put into words how awesome this book is. EXTREMELY well written, fast paced, and every phrase carefully placed. The authors sucessfully bring home the personal nature of the struggle to for parties involved, the Jew & the Arab, the leaders, the fighters, & the innocents all caught up in the epic tragic, yet inspiring, struggle for a Jewish Homeland.

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Excellent VERY VERY in-depth (but Long!)

Where does O Jerusalem rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

Very in-depth but very long! If you want to know it all listen to this book

What was the most compelling aspect of this narrative?

Bikel is excellent as reader!

Which scene was your favorite?

Fight for old jerusalem

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

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Magnificent, well balanced and gripping

Theodore Bikel is an energetic narrator who does well with all the Israeli and Arab names. This is a truly magnificent account of the Israeli War of Independence

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enjoyable retelling of Jerusalem's history

the narrator of this audio book was excellent. the book was very long, and because of that the style can become repetitive. but the facts covered were so interesting and the human element involved so moving, it kept my attention throughout the course of the book.

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Excellent

Theodore Bikel is the perfect guy to narrate this story. I learned a lot. It's a fantastic story. The creation of Israel is the most fantastic true life tale of the creation of any country on earth.

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Detailed

Long but worth every minute. I listened twice.
Great If you love history, great narrator.
Listen to the Prime Ministers after; its a great follow up to this book.

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Good

The story is great. It took me several tries to really get into it; this is not a book you can listen to in small intervals and expect to follow along. Once I put it on for a road trip and had about two hours of uninterrupted listening, I was all in.

Definitely would recommend.

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Excellent book and audio performance.

I read this book over 18 years ago and it still is as good as I remember.
Now, with the excellent audio performance the story really comes alive.

Of course 5 stars