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Aaronsohn's Maps : The Man Who Might Have Created Peace in the Modern Middle East (Paperback) (Patricia

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Aaron Aaronsohn was one of the most extraordinary figures in the early struggle to create a homeland for the Jewish people. Brought to Palestine at age five, as a young man Aaronsohn was a rugged adventurer who became convinced during years of solo explorations that water should govern the region's fate. He compiled both the area’s first detailed water maps and a plan for Palestine’s national borders that predicted andin its insistence on partnership between Arabs and Jewsmight have prevented the decades of conflict to come.In World War I, he ran a spy network with his sister, Sarah, that enabled the British to capture Jerusalem but also made him the rival of his colleague T.E. Lawrence. There is evidence that beautiful, rebellious Sarah, who died tragically in 1917, was the only woman the enigmatic Lawrence ever loved.Ultimately, Aaron Aaronsohn also paid for his devotion to the new nation with his life. A history that speaks directly to the present,Aaronsohn’s Maps reveals for the first time Aaronsohn’s key role in establishing Israel and the enduring importance of Aaronsohn’s maps in Middle Eastern politics today.
Scientist, diplomat, and spy, Aaron Aaronsohn was one of the most extraordinary figures in the early struggle to create a homeland for the Jews. Born to Jewish settlers in Palestine, he ran a spy network that enabled the British to capture Jerusalem during World War I and made him the rival of his contemporary, T. E. Lawrencewho may also have been his flamboyant sister Sarah?s lover. A rugged adventurer, Aaronsohn became convinced during his explorations of the Middle East that water would govern the region?s fate. He compiled both the area?s first detailed water maps and a plan for Palestine?s national borders that predicted andin its insistence on partnership between Arabs and Jewsmight have prevented the decades of conflict to come. And he paid for his devotion to the new nation with his life. A history that speaks directly to the present, Aaronsohn?s Maps reveals for the first time Aaronsohn?s key role in establishing Israel and the enduring importance of Aaronsohn?s maps in Middle Eastern politics today.
Number of Pages: 314.0
Genre: History
Sub-Genre: Middle East / Israel
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Pgw
Author: Patricia Goldstone
Language: English
Street Date: August 11, 2015
TCIN: 17166438
UPC: 9781619025592
Item Number (DPCI): 247-02-6097

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