Ploughing Sand: British Rule in Palestine, 1917-1948

By: Shephard, Naomi

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This book recreates British rule in Palestine from the winter of 1917-when battle scared troops in flimsy desert gear clambered through mountain chill and mists to Jerusalem-to the spring of 1948 and the last High Commissioner's apologetic departure. Between these dates, the Jewish minority turned political weakness into strength, and the Palestine Arabs headed for disaster. How this happened under British administration is the subject of this richly documented account, based on public and private papers, memoirs, and interviews-many never previously published. This study is the first to reconstruct in detail the workings of the troubled Mandate administration, and the influence of its chief personalities. At the end, with the last laws passed against gambling, the land records preserved, and military equipment consigned to the sea, a leading official complained bitterly that all constructive efforts in Palestine had been like "ploughing sand". review >>> It is packed with many interesting and important details that make the book emminently readable and lay bare the roots of the enduring Arab-Israeli confrontation. 750g packed for post, 290 crisp pp, photo section amidships.

Title: Ploughing Sand: British Rule in Palestine, 1917-1948

Author Name: Shephard, Naomi


Publisher: UK, John Murray: 1999

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Fine

Jacket Condition: Excellent

Size: 23.5cm

Seller ID: 010910

Keywords: Shephard Palestine Israel Britain Colonial,