This is the Spanish translation of "O Jerusalem!", Booklet collection adds once more a valuable work to its list!
The subject of this book arise passions all around the world: the birth of the State of Israel in 1948. Since then controversy, war and a seemingly endless conflict between Jews and Arabs rage unquenched.
Any text approaching these events will be immediately scrutinized and criticized by confronting parties.
The authors are not rookies; they have a well earned reputation thru their previous book "Is Paris Burning?" (1965). They apply the technique of interviewing key witness, ranging from public figures to almost unknown particulars. All of them have their saying and express their viewpoints unrestricted.
Collins and Lapierre take this huge mass of information to produce a coherent, ordered, dynamic and griping story. At the same time they managed to keep the balance without avoiding sore spots.
This is an informative book commendable for anyone who is interested in Near East story. You may start from here and proceed afterwards with more partisan essays, giving them credit as it suits to your particular beliefs.
Reviewed by Max Yofre.