Synopses & Reviews
General Sir John Glubb was the last British pro-Consul of the region and commander of the
Arab Legion during the crucial years between 1936 and 1956. He was witness to the collapse of Palestine and the final foundation and establishment of the State of Israel. Now in paperback, this book looks at Glubb's personal vision of the Middle East and its peoples. Morris examines his reactions to the Arab Revolt in Palestine and the periodic plans to partition Palestine and establish a Jewish state. This masterful account offers the first in-depth look at Glubb's of his thinking, aims and actions during 1948, as he led his small army into Palestine and war against Israel.
"The most detailed and interesting part of this book treats the time surrounding the 1948 war." --L. Carl Brown, Foreign Affairs, 3-4/01/03
About the Author
is a world-renowned author and Professor of Middle East History at Ben-Gurion University.
Table of Contents
Introduction * Glubb on Arabs and Jews * The Arab Revolt 1936-39 * World War II and its Aftermath * The Road to Jerusalem * The Invasion * The Border Wars, 1949-1956 * Conclusion (After 1956)