In this book, President Carter shares his experiences in dealing with Middle Eastern leaders as they attempted to create peace throughout the region. President Carter uses religious history to bring coherent insight to the reader about this conflict and proposed resolutions. Through his descriptions of the heads of state at the Camp David Summit, President Carter exposes each leader's humanity (including his own)giving the reader further understanding of this situation and politics overall. As one interested in what happens behind the scenes, I thoroughly enjoyed this book and give it thumbs up to like-minded readers.
This book is a summary by the former President on his experiences negotiating the Camp David Accords, his visits to the Middle East, and portraits of the Arab and Israeli leaders through his eyes. The former president actually maintains that peace in the Middle East must be based on Israeli recognition of the Palestinians' right to self-determination and Arab recognition of Israel's right to exist. If you wish to start to see how our Former President saw the Middle East, it is worth reading.