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Elon, Amos

Overview
Works: 144 works in 451 publications in 4 languages and 11,632 library holdings
Genres: History  Biography  Pictorial works  Photographs‡vAerial  Fiction  Juvenile works 
Roles: Creator
Classifications: DS126.5, 956.94
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Most widely held works by Amos Elon
The Israelis; founders and sons by Amos Elon ( Book )
35 editions published between 1971 and 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,947 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The pity of it all : a history of the Jews in Germany, 1743-1933 by Amos Elon ( Book )
14 editions published between 2002 and 2003 in English and held by 1,147 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A history of German Jews from the mid-eighteenth century to the eve of the Third Reich traces their transformation from cattle dealers and wandering peddlers to a successful community of writers, philosophers, scientists, and activists
Herzl by Amos Elon ( Book )
21 editions published between 1975 and 1997 in 3 languages and held by 1,025 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Jerusalem, city of mirrors by Amos Elon ( Book )
8 editions published between 1989 and 1991 in English and held by 826 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Analyzes Jerusalem's powerful hold on the world's imagination and evokes the passion, controversy, and violence the city has aroused over the centuries
Journey through a haunted land : the new Germany by Amos Elon ( Book )
11 editions published in 1967 in 3 languages and held by 723 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Israeli journalist's report on socio-political conditions and the "moral schizophrenia" he observed while crisscrossing West and East Germany in the mid-1960's
Founder : a portrait of the first Rothschild and his time by Amos Elon ( Book )
10 editions published between 1996 and 1999 in English and held by 706 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Meyer Amschel Rothschild was born in the Frankfurt ghetto in the mid-eighteenth century, in a city more restrictive in its treatment of Jews than any in Europe. Elon brilliantly depicts Meyer Amschel Rothschild's position there, and life on the almost unimaginably cramped Judengasse (the single street of the ghetto), where he lived his whole life - even after becoming one of the richest men in Germany. We read how he established his small trading and banking business, and forged an uneasy relationship (though one mutually profitable in different ways) with the financially obsessed Crown Prince Wilhelm of Kassel; how he pushed at and eventually broke through the restrictions that bound him and his family to the ghetto until he found himself essentially paying for the English war effort in the Peninsula in 1810. On a richly delineated canvas the emergence and secularization of a family and Western European Jewry is depicted. Founder is more than a short biography of an obviously extraordinary man. It is a portrait of Meyer Amschel Rothschild's times, of the condition of the Jews, of the state of Germany until it was overrun by the troops of Napoleonic France, which led to the collapse of the old order. It is about the threshold of modern times, when a world of aristocrats and gentlemen was permanently changed by a shrewd, dedicated, and loyal financier and his family. We still cannot know him as well as we do his children; but at last, in this book, Meyer Amschel Rothschild himself emerges from the shadows of the Judengasse
Between enemies; a compassionate dialogue between an Israeli and an Arab by Amos Elon ( Book )
7 editions published in 1974 in English and Undetermined and held by 674 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A blood-dimmed tide : dispatches from the Middle East by Amos Elon ( Book )
15 editions published between 1997 and 2001 in English and held by 631 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A Blood-Dimmed Tide gathers nearly thirty years of Amos Elon's work on the Middle East. Skillfully moving from the Intifada, to the Gulf War and its aftermath, to the Peace Now! movement, these essays provide a nuanced account of relations between Jews and Arabs, and among the Israelis themselves. This internationally-known journalist presents sharply observed portraits of the region's key figures: Shimon Peres, Yitzak Rabin, King Hussein; he interviews Yasir Arafat, and considers Moshe Dayan's life and legacy. Elon also ranges far to sketch the political climate of the region and its players, from Israeli settlers in Hebron and their uneasy coexistence with Arab neighbors to the foreign policy of Egypt. From the Palestinian's refusal to accept Israel's 1978 offer of "full autonomy," to the Israeli government's insistence that settling the occupied territories would bring security, Elon traces what he considers to be the deadly miscalculations of both groups. As he examines the events and misunderstandings that have made it so difficult for Palestinians and Israelis to establish peace, Elon concludes that what will finally bring the two sides together will not be moral imperative or personal courage, but exhaustion
Holy Land from the air by Amos Elon ( Book )
11 editions published between 1987 and 1997 in English and held by 434 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Pictures of the Holy Land from the air with notes
Timetable by Amos Elon ( Book )
7 editions published between 1980 and 1982 in English and Undetermined and held by 397 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A moral about one man's bold mission to rescue Hungary's Jews
The Israelis : photographs of a day in May by Amos Elon ( Book )
5 editions published in 1985 in English and held by 290 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Jerusalem, battlegrounds of memory by Amos Elon ( Book )
5 editions published between 1995 and 1997 in English and held by 172 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A unique, interpretative biography of the eternal city
The pity of it all : a portrait of German Jews 1743-1933 by Amos Elon ( Book )
8 editions published between 2002 and 2004 in English and held by 153 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The purpose of this text is to try to understand how Germany could attempt to exterminate its Jewish population during the Nazi period. Through individual stories it traces the history of assimilation and the Jewish contribution to German public and cultural life
The pity of it all : a portrait of the German-Jewish epoch, 1743-1933 by Amos Elon ( Book )
6 editions published between 2002 and 2003 in English and held by 119 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A history of German Jews from the mid-eighteenth century to the eve of the Third Reich traces their transformation from cattle dealers and wandering peddlers to a successful community of writers, philosophers, scientists, and activists
Understanding Israel : a social studies approach by Amos Elon ( Book )
4 editions published in 1976 in English and held by 96 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A history of the founding of the state of Israel which asks the reader pertinent questions regarding Judaic issues and values
Founder : Meyer Amschel Rothschild and his time by Amos Elon ( Book )
7 editions published between 1996 and 2011 in English and held by 91 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Between enemies : an Arab-Israeli dialogue by Amos Elon ( Book )
4 editions published in 1974 in English and held by 86 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Jerusalem : city of mirrors by Amos Elon ( Book )
11 editions published between 1989 and 1996 in English and held by 75 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Zu einer anderen Zeit : Porträt der jüdisch-deutschen Epoche (1743-1933) by Amos Elon ( Book )
8 editions published between 2002 and 2007 in German and held by 73 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Die faszinierende Geschichte der Blütezeit der jüdisch-deutschen Epoche: Der große israelische Schriftsteller und Journalist Amos Elon beleuchtet diese spannende und bewegende Periode der Kulturgeschichte, die 1743 mit der Übersiedlung Moses Mendelssohns nach Berlin beginnt und von Hannah Arendts Flucht im Jahr 1933 abgeschlossen wird. Anhand atmosphärischer Reportagen, von Kurzporträts und Dialogen weckt Elon diese andere Zeit mit ihren Tragödien und Erfolgen, mit ihren großen Namen - wie Heinrich Heine, Rahel Varnhagen, Karl Marx und vielen anderen - wieder zum Leben
In einem heimgesuchten Land. Reise eines israelischen Journalisten in beide deutsche Staaten by Amos Elon ( Book )
7 editions published in 1966 in German and held by 68 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
 
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Alternative Names
Eilon, Amos.
Eilon, Amos, 1926-
Eilon, Amos 1926-2009
Êlôn, ʿĀmôs 1926-2009
Eylon, Amos
ʾEylwn ʿAmws 1926-2009
Sternbach, Amos 1926-2009 Frueherer Name
אילון, עמוס
אילון עמוס 1926-2009
エロン, アモス
Languages
English (190)
German (17)
Hebrew (6)
Arabic (1)
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