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Jerusalem, Jerusalem

(2011)
The Ancient City That Ignited the Modern World
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"Provocative . . . the book brims with splendid insights." - Los Angeles Times

Jerusalem: the ancient City on a Hill, a place central to three major religions, a transcendent fantasy that ignites religious fervor unlike anywhere else on earth. James Carroll's urgent, masterly Jerusalem, Jerusalem uncovers the history of the city and explores how it came to define culture in both the Middle East and America.

Carroll shows how the New World was shaped by obsessions with Jerusalem, from Christopher Columbus's search for a westward route to the city, to the fascination felt by American presidents from Abraham Lincoln to Ronald Reagan. Heavenly Jerusalem defines the American imagination - and always the earthly city smolders. Jerusalem fever, inextricably tied to Christian fervor, is the deadly - unnamed - third party to the Israeli-Palestinian wars. Understanding this fever is the key that unlocks world history, and the diagnosis that gives us our best chance to reimagine peace.

"I dare you to read this book and see Jerusalem, or yourself, the same way." - Bernard Avishai, author of The Hebrew Republic

"So provocative and illuminating that it should not be overlooked by anyone who cares about the future of Jerusalem." - Jewish Journal

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March 2011 : USA Hardback
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Title: Jerusalem, Jerusalem: How the Ancient City Ignited Our Modern World
Author(s): James Carroll
ISBN: 0-547-19561-3 / 978-0-547-19561-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
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March 2011 : USA Library Binding
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Title: Jerusalem, Jerusalem: How the Ancient City Ignited Our Modern World
Author(s): James Carroll
ISBN: 1-4526-3080-1 / 978-1-4526-3080-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Tantor Media
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April 2012 : USA Paperback
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Title: Jerusalem, Jerusalem: How the Ancient City Ignited Our Modern World
Author(s): James Carroll
ISBN: 0-547-74762-4 / 978-0-547-74762-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: Mariner Books
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March 2011 : USA Audio CD
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Title: Jerusalem, Jerusalem: How the Ancient City Ignited Our Modern World
Author(s): James Carroll
ISBN: 1-4526-0080-5 / 978-1-4526-0080-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: Tantor Media
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March 2011 : USA MP3 CD
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Title: Jerusalem, Jerusalem: How the Ancient City Ignited Our Modern World
Author(s): James Carroll
ISBN: 1-4526-5080-2 / 978-1-4526-5080-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: Tantor Media
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March 2011 : USA, Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: Jerusalem, Jerusalem: How the Ancient City Ignited Our Modern World
Author(s): James Carroll
Publisher: Mariner Books
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