Bible and Sword: England and Palestine from the Bronze Age to Balfour


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From Barbara W. Tuchman, Pulitzer Prize-winning author of The Guns of August, comes history through a wide-angle lens: a fascinating chronicle of Britain's long relationship with Palestine and the Middle East, from the ancient world to the twentieth century. Historically, the British were drawn to the Holy Land for two major reasons: first, to translate the Bible into English and, later, to control the road to India and access to the oil of the Middle East. With the lucidity and vividness that characterize all her ...

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Apr 23, 2007

I deeply admire Barbara Tuchman's ability to describe,analize and synthesize historical events.
It was not surprising to find this book to be truthful and well balanced. I hope some present-day politicians would read her books and learn from history, as it tends to repeat itself, especially in a rudless way onto people who ignore the lessons from the past.

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