An unpaved road to Jerusalem, circa 1936. During the period the book covers, tens of thousands of Jews immigrated to Israel..
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In Palestine in Turmoil: The Struggle for Sovereignty, author Monty Penkower masterfully covers multiple theaters of action – in Mandate Palestine and its surrounding countries, as well as Great Britain, Germany and the United States – and numerous actors, including Zionists from all parties, Arabs of all divisions, the local Mandate officials, British government officials, the Nazis, and American politicians.Penkower proves to be a historian of the first order, one who marshals hundreds of sources to present a cogent, almost weekly chronological record of six years of men’s failures and successes, their ideas, their ideals, their hatreds and their irrationalities.
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