In one movingly acknowledged respect, Shlaim has remained remarkably consistent over many years. -- Donald Macintyre, The Independent 'One of the best and most illuminating accounts of Arab-Israeli relations in years.' --Foreign Affairs
Provides even the hardened student with some new perspectives.. A valuable collection. --The Economist
Erudite work. -- Will Podmore, Tribune Not often today do we find historians who are this honest and this bleak and this able for some reason, I think here of T. S. Eliot s essays to express truth so simply. --Robert Fisk, Independent
About the Author
AVI SHLAIM is a Fellow of St. Anthony's College and a professor of international relations at the University of Oxford. He was elected a Fellow of the British Academy in 2006. His books include Lion of Jordan: The Life of King Hussein in War and Peace; War and Peace in the Middle East: A Concise History; and The Iron Wall: Israel and the Arab World. He lives in Oxford.