Page 26 - Jewish Book Annual Volume 11 (1952-1952)

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for young people — not to dwell upon the lucrative nature of the
market — is being neglected.
For the coming year one finds in the offing projected books on
Israel or Zionism by David Ben Gurion, Leo W. Schwarz, M artin
Buber and Molly Lyons Bar-David, among others. I t is clear
th a t the field will be fertile again next season.
r n o v it z
, E
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Of blood and oil. New York, Exposition Press, 1951. 165 p.
A fantastic and highly improbable account of the adventures of an American
volunteer with the Jewish underground in Palestine.
e g in
, M
en a c h em
The revolt. New York, Schumann, 1951. 386 p.
The commander-in-chief of the Irgun Zevai Leumi tells the story of his
operations against the British and provides a rationale for the underground.
l a n k fo r t
, M
ic h a e l
The juggler. Boston, Little, Brown, 1952. 243 p.
A novel dealing with a neurotic and maladjusted refugee who runs into
adventurous experiences in Israel; all ends well.
r it t a in
, R
o b e r t
Let there be bread. New York, Simon and Schuster, 1952.
244 p.
Throughout this study of the need for developing the world’s food resources,
Israel is hailed as a leading experimenter from which all may benefit.
r ock
, R
Blood, oil and sand. Cleveland, W7orld, 1952. 256 p.
A superficial journalistic survey of the Middle East; many of the observations
on Israel are not supported by commonly known facts.
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Unambo. Translated by Ludwig Lewisohn. New York, Farrar,
Straus & Young; Philadelphia, Jewish Publication Society, 1952. 309 p.
A novel with mystical undertones, based on life in Israel; grapples with the
problem of the choice of the individual between right and wrong.
a r l so n
, J
Cairo to Damascus. New York, Knopf, 1952. 474 p.
The author mingled freely with the Arab forces during Israel’s War of
Liberation, and learned much about the make-up and motivation of the
enemies of Israel; full of hair-raising excitement.
, C
a r l e to n
S. Caravan. New York, Holt, 1951. 376 p.
An anthropological and sociological history of the Middle East. Palestine
and the Jews figure in the account, but suffer from the de-emphasis on political
eh a a n
, M
a r t in
R. The Jew and Palestine in prophecy. Grand Rapids, Michi-
gan, Zondervan Publishing House, 1950. 183 p.
A Christian evangelical interpretation of Scripture regarding the return of
the Jews to Palestine.
ougla s
, W
il l iam
O. Strange lands and friendly people. New York, Harper,
1951. 336 p.
During his visit to the Middle East, the U. S. Supreme Court Justice spent
some time in Israel, and here records his impressions of the people and of
such institutions as the kibbutz and the Histadruth.
i s h e r
, W
ill iam
B. The middle east. New York, Dutton, 1950. 514 p.
A physical geography, with a section on Palestine. Deals with its subject
on a regional basis.
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, A
p s t e in
, B
e n ja m in
The trouble makers. Garden City,
N. Y., Doubleday, 1952. 317 p.
A report on intolerance in the United States; considerable space is devoted
to the anti-Zionist and antisemitic activity of Arab propagandists.
r y e
, R
N., ed. The near east and the great powers. Cambridge, Mass.,
Harvard University Press, 1951. 214 p.
A special section on Palestine contains contributions by J. C. Hurewitz,
Moshe Keren and Ralph Bunche.
H im ,
h i l i p
K. History of Syria. New York, Macmillan, 1951. 749
p .
For his purposes the author considers both Lebanon and Palestine merely
as part of Syria; otherwise a full account of the history of the area until
recent times.