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Crossing Mandelbaum Gate : coming of age between the Arabs and Israelis, 1956-1978

Author: Kai Bird
Publisher: New York : Scribner, 2011, ©2010.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : English : 1st Scribner trade pbk. edView all editions and formats
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Pulitzer Prize-winner Kai Bird's vivid memoir of an American childhood spent in the midst of the Arab-Israeli conflict in Jerusalem and Saudia Arabia.
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Genre/Form: Biography
Personal narratives, American
Named Person: Kai Bird; Kai Bird
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Kai Bird
ISBN: 9781416544401 1416544402 9781416544418 1416544410
OCLC Number: 723164896
Awards: National Book Critics Circle finalist
Description: xvii, 424 pages : illustrations, maps, portraits, facs. ; 24 cm
Contents: Arabs --
Jerusalem --
On the road to Suez --
The magic kingdom --
Arabia: "progress without change" --
Defeating Arab modernity --
Cario and Nasser's Egypt, 1965-1967 --
"A man without a country," 1967-1970 --
Black September, 1970 --
Jews, Israelis and the Shoah --
The Night of Broken Glass --
The Hebrew Republic.
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