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The Pity of it All


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Amos Elon is the author of eight widely praised books, including A Blood-Dimmed Tide, Founder- A Portrait of the First Rothschild and the New York Times bestseller Israelis- Founders and Sons. A frequent contributor to The New York Times Magazine and the New York Review of Books, he divides his time between Jerusalem and Tuscany.


"Brilliant, far-reaching, passionate. . .sweeping and marvelously detailed. . .finely, intimately, movingly drawn. . . a book for the ages." --"The New York Times"
"[Elon] is a master of the telling anecdote. . ..One should be grateful for what Elon has done." --"Los Angeles Times"
"A work packed with beautifully sketched portraits, and constructed with a practiced eye for memorable, well-executed anecdotes." --"The New York Times Book Review"
"Impressive. . .Could hardly be improved upon." --"The New York Review of Books"
"If there is one book Americans should read this winter, it is Amos Elon's "The Pity of It All--"a meticulous and wrenching history of a people in a place at a moment in time that bears urgently upon our own." --Joan Didion, author of "Political Fictions"

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