on 4 February 2009
I first saw this book 20 years ago (as a teenager!)and it sparked an interest in jewish history then, that still remains with me today. Barnavi's book, is what is says on the cover and more. It does explain in geographical and of course geo-political ways from where the jewish people originated and in the form of beautiful maps, where they dispersed to. It follows a time-scale dating back to biblical times up to the end of the last millenium. It is the book one can always refer to in order to answer the age old question "how did we get here?"