Now a major motion picture, this remarkable classic recounts, moment by moment, the spellbinding process that gave birth to the state of Israel. Collins and Lapierre weave a brilliant tapestry of shattered hopes, fierce pride, and breathtaking valor as the Arabs, Jews, and British collide in their fight for control of Jerusalem. O Jerusalem! meticulously re-creates this historic struggle.
Collins and Lapierre penetrate the battle from the inside, exploring each party’s interests, intentions, and concessions as the city of all of their dreams teeters on the brink of destruction. From the Jewish fighters and their heroic commanders to the charismatic Arab chieftain whose death in battle doomed his cause but inspired a generation of Palestinians, O Jerusalem! tells the three-dimensional story of this high-stakes, emotional conflict. Now with a new introduction by Dominique Lapierre, O Jerusalem! remains, as ever, a towering testament to the fiery dawn of Israel and an unforgettable tale of faith and violence, of betrayal and indomitable courage.
“A monumental work!” — Cleveland Press
“Moving, fascinating, informative… No other book on this subject…comes close to O Jerusalem!” — Los Angeles Times
“It reads like a whodunit, and you turn page after page to see what happens next… The pace is so swift, the drama so heightened by alternating flashes of tragedy and comedy that one has to stop frequently to catch one’s breath and marvel.” — The New York Times Book Review
“A remarkable book… a history that not only clarifies the military and political events of the war but brings its human dimensions vividly to life.” — The National Observer
“A story as dramatic, as miraculous, as full of wonders as any ever told.” — The New York Times Book Review
- Paperback: 656 pages