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- DescriptionThere are many books about Israel, but ne like this. From Rich Cohen, the author of the acclaimed Tough Jews, The Avengers, and Sweet and Low, comes a new approach to a story we thought we knew. Breaking through the heated polemics and intractable politics, Israel Is Real is a fresh voice, a tale of people and ideas, of the background of present-day Israel. Cohen relates Israel's story as that of a place long ago destroyed and transformed into an idea ...and which, sixty years ago, was retransformed into a place, and therefore into something that can once again be destroyed. From the medieval false prophets, to the nineteenth-century Zionists, and on to present-day figures like Ariel Sharon, Cohen tells the stories of the people obsessed with this fine line between place and idea, creation and destruction. He reclaims from obscurity a multitude of figures marginalised by history, but whose lives are key to any real understanding of Israel.
- Author BiographyRich Cohen is the author of Tough Jews, The Avengers, Lake Effect and Sweet and Low. He is a contributing editor at Vanity Fair and Rolling Stone and lives in New York City.
- Author(s)Rich Cohen
- PublisherVintage Publishing
- Date of Publication03/09/2009
- SubjectRegional History
- Place of PublicationLondon
- Country of PublicationUnited Kingdom
- ImprintJonathan Cape Ltd
- Content Notemap
- Weight506 g
- Width153 mm
- Height233 mm
- Spine27 mm
- Format DetailsTrade paperback (UK)
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