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The author of the book: Colin Thubron
Edition: Silver Burdett Press
Date of issue: September 1st 1976
ISBN: 0809422514
ISBN 13: 9780809422517
Language: English
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Thubron writes of Jerusalem: "To no other place does the traveller carry such expectations -- and nowhere may they be more rudely shattered. The city is a revelation. Even its beauty has the clarity and strangeness of the surrounding rocks. It challenges a man on every side -- his understanding, his spiritual faith, his political conscience. Here he may find his own religion revealed to him again, and he may be astonished or outraged by what he finds, even in its holiest places. For Jerusalem 's lure is not gentleness nor even beauty, but the fascination of a past and a present that inspire and torture one another. This tension, the traveler feels must have belonged to Jerusalem two and three thousand years ago. It lives in the very stones. "

I really enjoyed Thubron's travelogue on visiting Jerusalem; in its pages he pokes around the Church of the Holy Sepulchre, the Dome of the Rock, the Wailing Wall, and other various interesting places in the Old City. The book also contains lots of great maps and photographs that help orientate the reader as Thubron is describing life in the Muslim or Armenian quarter, or when he is hiking up on the Mount of Olives overlooking the city. He also provides a good summary of the history of Jerusalem as he is walking around the city: he notes a Roman column here and a Crusader dome there, demonstrating how the various masters of Jerusalem influenced its architecture. For those interested in Jerusalem but don't have the money or nerve (or both as in my case) to visit it, this book is an excellent vicarious vacation to the Holy Land.


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Ebook Jerusalem (Great Cities) read Online! Colin Thubron, CBE FRSL is a Man Booker nominated British travel writer and novelist.

In 2008, The Times ranked him 45th on their list of the 50 greatest postwar British writers. He is a contributor to The New York Review of Books, The Times, The Times Literary Supplement and The New York Times. His books have been translated into more than twenty languages. Thubron was appointed a CBE in the 2007 New Year Honours. He is a Fellow and, as of 2010, President of the Royal Society of Literature.


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ROBERT

Rarely do the books make me cry, but this one could.

MASON

The book brought changes in life!

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THEO

A book that leaves nothing behind, no feelings, no thoughts.

MARYAM

Strongly recommend




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