Twenty seven stories, very definitely based on personal experience, move from 1918 to 1948 within the area of British...

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A COTTAGE IN GALILEE

Twenty seven stories, very definitely based on personal experience, move from 1918 to 1948 within the area of British occupation of Palestine and view, for the most part, objectively, Jew, Arab and English within the circumference of the situation. Here are the officials beset with problems of procedure and friendship; the clash, and sometimes coincidence, of Arab and Jewish gestures of politeness; the heroism of the unsung and the spectacular aspects of the eyecatchers; the tightrope of the district officers and the happenings on their various tours of duty; the balance of luck and misfortune;- and always the people, from the clubs to the civil service, to the sheikhs and the kibbutz, the merchants and the nomads, refined through years of actual knowledge. There's clarity and authority from this first British High Commissioner of Palestine, and a sense of wrongs and rights honestly presented. Fair and high minded, graphic and intelligent.

Pub Date: Feb. 10, 1958

ISBN: N/A

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Publisher: Abelard-Schuman

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Kirkus Reviews Issue: Feb. 1, 1958