A Tale of Love and Darkness by Amos Oz is an autobiography, about the author’s childhood in Jerusalem and his teenage years in Kibbutz Hulda
Charles Montagu Doughty was a poet, adventurer, and writer from England. He is known for his book Travels in Arabia (1888), which was published in two volumes
I think most can agree that history is nuanced, Hollywood and Israel: A History by Anthony Shaw and Giora takes great effort to drive that point home
The magic of sagas is that you get to know the characters very well. This novel is too short for such narrative. The characters, are lovely, and interesting.
Idris, in the United States decides to sell the family’s home in Beirut, but for that he wants the whole family to come along to the city they grew up in
The Light of Days: The Untold Story of Women Resistance Fighters in Hitler’s Ghettos shines light on the women resistance fighters in Poland during World War II
The book does a great job to taking a complex, and messy, narrative and shaping it for the reader to understand. It was amusing to read how an obscure, but genius, cryptographer working in a dank room had far reaching consequences on the other side of the world without anyone knowing about it.
S.Y. Agnon – ש”י עגנון (17 July, 1888 – 17 February, 1970) was an Israeli author, a Noble Prize winner, and one of the central figures in modern Israeli literature.
His worldview and predictions for a better world shaped his speeches and willingness to compromise with militants and extremists in his own party, opposing political forces, as well as other countries. To his credit, Mr. Peres is one of the few politicians, worldwide, that even attempts to start a discussion about a “new Middle East”, a very divisive topic.
More Noble Than War: A Soccer History of Israel-Palestine by Nicholas Blincoe traces the history of soccer in this small region of the world.