By James Carroll
“Provocative . . . the e-book brims with perfect insights.” — Los Angeles Times
Jerusalem: the traditional urban on a Hill, a spot important to 3 significant religions, a transcendent fable that ignites spiritual fervor not like anyplace else on the earth. James Carroll’s pressing, masterly Jerusalem, Jerusalem uncovers the historical past of town and explores the way it got here to outline tradition in either the center East and the US.
Carroll indicates how the hot international was once formed through obsessions with Jerusalem, from Christopher Columbus’s look for a westward path to town, to the fascination felt via American presidents from Abraham Lincoln to Ronald Reagan. Heavenly Jerusalem defines the yankee mind's eye — and constantly the earthly urban smolders. Jerusalem fever, inextricably tied to Christian fervor, is the lethal — unnamed — 3rd occasion to the Israeli-Palestinian wars. knowing this fever is the major that unlocks global background, and the prognosis that offers us our greatest likelihood to reimagine peace.
“I dare you to learn this booklet and notice Jerusalem, or your self, an analogous way.” — Bernard Avishai, writer of The Hebrew Republic
"So provocative and illuminating that it may now not be ignored by way of someone who cares in regards to the way forward for Jerusalem." — Jewish Journal