Alan Hart, one of Englands most widely traveled foreign correspondents who focused mainly on conflicts and wars, writes a very good book. In it, you will find interviews with many of the important players in Middle East politics. He writes from the perspective of an informed journalist who clearly understands the history of the subject and the strength of the political forces operating in the Middle East and in the United States. The book is not purely "Arafat" but instead is an excellent source of history of the Israeli/Palestinian conflict. The many first hand interviews allows the reader to get into the minds of the leaders who have made this conflict a seemingly never ending tragedy.