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In The Hands Of A Good Author History Can Be the hands of a good author history can be gripping I was as enthralled with this book as any fictional thriller I learned a LOT and not just about the Camp David accord The author included a great deal of background information about so many of the people involved to greater and lesser degrees in this historic meeting The middle east is such a complicated place and this book helped straighten much of it out for me One of the things I came away with is that every side the British the French the Americans the Israelis The Palestinians The Arabs All Have Made Palestinians the Arabs all have made choosing at critical moments to escalate hostilities instead of looking to the future and looking for other options And at the same time I also feel that there have been individuals who have tried against all odds and pressure to move in the ight direction A detailed account of the Camp David peace summit in 1978 between Egypt s Anwar Sadat and Israel s Menachem Begin efereed by US President Jimmy CarterWright draws vivid portraits of the principals the Logical Well Intentioned Carter The well intentioned Carter the Begin and the moderate and accommodating SadatReading this book the eader will come to understand what worked and what didn t of the Treaties How Egypt was temporarily isolated from the Days of the Camp David conference delving deeply into the issues and enmities between the two nations explaining the A Gift of Time: Continuing Your Pregnancy When Your Baby's Life Is Expected to Be Brief relevant background to the conflict and to all the major participants at the conference from the three heads of state to their mostly well known seconds working furiously behind the scenes What emerges is not what we've come to think of as an unprecedented yet simple peace Rather Wrighteveals the full extent of Carter's persis. ,
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After finishing Going Clear I was hungry for some Lawrence Wright and this book didn t disappoint His Talent For Depicting Leaders In All talent for depicting leaders in all highs and lows of their humanity is pretty astounding Carter Begin and Sadat all come across as plagued by different personal neuroses driven by disparate hopes and incapable of even agreeing on the same goals Still these three men managed to iron out an admittedly flawed set of peace accords in less than two weeks against all odds and that
Remains Impressive To Thisimpressive to this Wright also does a great job of portraying how each man s deeply held eligious convictions both hampered and helped these talks He s an incredible journalist and he told this story so well A fascinating and in depth account of the thirteen days spent at Camp David Maryland in 1978 where US President Jimmy Carter arranged and brokered a Peace accord between Egypt and Israel Lawrence Wright did a phenomenal job To Russia with Love: An Alaskan's Journey researching and providing background information on all the key players He made it very clear what each individual as well as each country had to gain and lose by agreeing to undertake such a momentous task I was awed by how intricate the nuances and wording of every line in the agreement was hammered out and to what extent both world leaders were willing to budge or hold unto Aemarkable ead which helps explai. A dramatic illuminating day by day account of the 1978 Camp David conference when President Jimmy Carter convinced Israeli Prime Minister Menachem Begin and Egyptian President Anwar Sadat to sign a peace treaty the first treaty in the modern Middle East and one which endures to this day With his hallmark insight into the forces at play in the Middle East and his acclaimed journalistic skill Lawrence Wright takes us through each of the thirteen. ,
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thing up through overreaching and how the summit s failure to address Palestinian self determination planted the seedsup through overreaching and how the summit s failure to address Palestinian self determination planted the seeds Islamist extremism Yet Israel and Egypt have emained at peace since that time which is not an inconsiderable accomplishmentThis book is well worth eading as was Wright S Previous Book On Scientology Going Clear My New Favorite book on Scientology Going Clear My new favorite subgenre is Stuff That Happened When I Was Alive But Not Old to Understand It is necessarily a very specific topic area of interest to a very specific audience While I don t exactly emember these thirteen days I Confessions of an Unlikely Runner: A Guide to Racing and Obstacle Courses for the Averagely Fit and Halfway Dedicated remember the peace agreements signing ceremony and wondering why it was such a big deal Of course I have spent seemingly every other day since then getting taught why these accords were important As with so many things in history the Camp David agreements were both an astounding success and abject failure They succeeded in brokering a peace between Israel and Egypt but left the issue of a homeland for Palestinians aside And as is often the case when history is examined through the lives of theeal humans who made it one is constantly eminded that so much depends on who is at the table and what the have experienced as well as who is staffing the table and what brilliant ideas they come up with in the hallway. Tence in pushing peace forward the extraordinary way in which the participants at the conference many of them lifelong enemies attained it and the profound difficulties inherent in the process and its outcome not the least of which has been the still unsettled struggle between the Israelis and the Palestinians In Thirteen Days in September Wright gives us a gripping work of history and eportage that provides an inside view of how peace is made.