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Bethlehem : biography of a town / Nicholas Blincoe.

Blincoe, Nicholas, (author.).

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  • 3 of 6 copies available at Evergreen Indiana.

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Butler PL - Butler 956.94 BLI (Text) 73174005034270 Adult: Nonfiction Available -
Fulton Co PL - Rochester Main Library 956.94 BLI (Text) 33187004283368 Nonfiction Checked out 01/03/2018
Garrett PL - Garrett 956.942 BLI (Text) 30010170822293 Nonfiction Available -
Mooresville PL - Mooresville 956.942 BLI (Text) 37323005330470 NEW-BKS Available -
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Washington Carnegie PL - Main 956-942 BLI (Text) 21401000500849 Adult New Release Checked out 01/05/2018

Record details

  • ISBN: 9781568585833
  • ISBN: 1568585837
  • Physical Description: viii, 271 pages : illustrations, map ; 25 cm
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Nation Books, 2017.

Content descriptions

Bibliography, etc. Note: Includes bibliographical references (pages 239-247) and index.
Summary, etc.: "[ Bethlehem ] brings within reach 11,000 years of history, centering on the beloved town's unique place in the world. Blincoe's love of Bethlehem is compelling, even as he does not shy away from the complexities of its chronicle." --President Jimmy Carter Bethlehem is so suffused with history and myth that it feels like an unreal city even to those 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.
Subject: Bible. New Testament > Geography.
Bethlehem > History.
Arab-Israeli conflict.
HISTORY / Middle East / Israel & Palestine.
POLITICAL SCIENCE / World / Middle Eastern.

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