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Bethlehem: Biography of A Town by Nicholas…

Bethlehem: Biography of A Town (edition 2017)

by Nicholas Blincoe (Author)

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Title:Bethlehem: Biography of A Town
Authors:Nicholas Blincoe (Author)
Info:Hachette Book Publishing India (2017)
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Blincoe compresses millenias of material into a readable, cogent story with the warm tone of one who continues to live Bethlehem's dramas. His treatment is fair without hiding his biases. His analysis benefits from the perspective of an outsider who has become an insider. Telling the story in a couple of hundred pages allows little depth in many places, but should provoke a commendable desire to delve. ( )
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"Bethlehem is so suffused with history and myth that it feels like an unreal city, even to the people who call it home. For many, Bethlehem remains the little town at the edge of the desert described in Biblical accounts. Today, the city is hemmed in by a wall and surrounded by forty-one Israeli settlements and hostile settlers and soldiers. Nicholas Blincoe tells the town's history through the visceral experience of living there, taking readers through its stone streets and desert wadis, its monasteries, aqueducts, and orchards to show the city from every angle and era. His portrait of Bethlehem sheds light on one of the world's most intractable political problems, and he maintains that if the long thread winding back to the city's ancient past is severed, the chances of an end to the Palestine-Israel conflict will be lost with it."--Jacket flap.… (more)

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