An extremely able and simple history of the Jews, which reduces their complex experiences through many centuries and amny countries to some 300 pages, and centralizes and clarifies the story. Of the rise of the Hebrew people 4000 years ago under Moses; of their dominance in Palestine under David; of their struggles to maintain independence in defeat and slavery, and of the movement for social justice, started by Elihah, carried on by succeeding prophets. Of the Jews under the rule of Greece; under the heel of Rome; under the Mohammedans; under the Christians; of economic envy and fears which led to persecution; of the waves of expulsion which carried them through days of homelessness and wandering. Then the ghettos- and emancipation- and finally the Jew today, his position in Russia, America, Israel. An objective, historical treatment, avoiding special interests and special pleading.