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Lawrence Wright ´ 5 Free read Summary ☆ PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free ´ Lawrence Wright Free read Thirteen Days in September ê PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free A gripping day by day account of the 1978 Camp David conference when President Jimmy Carter persuaded Israeli prime minister Menachem Begin and Egyptian president Anwar Sadat to sign the first peace treaty in the modern Middle East 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 days of the Camp David conference illuminating the issues that have made the problems of the region so intractable as we. It is striking that in a region as intimate as the Middle East cultural ignorance and political miscalculation have played such perverse roles By attacking the new country of Israel in 1948 the Arabs lost the chance to create an entity for Palestine Through its policy of expulsion of the native population Israel destabilized its neighbors and created a reservoir of future terrorists that was continually refreshed by new wars and population transfers In surely what is the most intimately detailed report of the Carter Camp David Accords collected for public consumption Lawrence Wright gives us a look at the men who came to that place in 1978 to wage peace Chapter headings mark the thirteen days of talks and within each day we are treated to the increasingly stuffy and claustrophobic internal debates which contrasted with the comfortable and laid back atmosphere of the country playground As the chapters unfold so do brief histories and biographies of the men who played a role Israeli Foreign Minister Moshe Dayan Israeli Minister of Defence Ezer Weizman Prime Minister of Israel and leader of the minority coalition Likud Menachem Begin Egypt s deputy Prime Minister Hassan al Tohamy Egypt s new Foreign Minister Mohamed Ibrahim Kamel Egyptian President Anwar Sadat US National Security Advisor Zbigniew Brzezinski US Secretary of State Cyrus Vance American first term President Jimmy Carter The men are merely men with all the ticks scars and faults of men What is so breathtaking is that the lives of so many depended on these men acting like statesmen By meeting at Camp David all three men were taking huge political risks for their own lives and careers One might argue that the risks never left the personal realm None of them really took risks with the nations they represented Carter continued to financially and politically support both countries Begin never changed his determination to settle confiscated lands and Egypt simply withdrew support for Palestinians it had previously protected Wright concentrates his focus on the Israeli and Egyptian delegations We get a look at Jimmy and Roslyn Carter their background and rise to prominence in Washington and Jimmy Carter s team of advisors but we get a detailed look at what was happening in the other camps as talks progressed through two weeks in September We learn too of the wars fought in the name of legitimate rights which brought these men to Camp David There was a dangling thread that did not get resolved at Camp David though two of the three parties believed it had been resolved In the months after the agreement was signed that dangling thread became part of the noose which helped to hang the careers of Carter and Sadat Menachem Begin claimed he had not agreed to a settlement freeze while discussions with Palestinians continued but only for three months Without the side letter that Carter and Sadat believed Begin had promised to produce the concession was moot and not part of the original accordBegin returned to Israel triumphant only to lose his closest advisors to resignations for his continued unwillingness to honor the spirit of the agreement he d signed Sadat was murdered by his own people three years later Carter having spent so much time on the effort of achieving the peace had neglected his other duties and lost much support among his party and his electorateThis was a time in Israeli Arab relations when any observer could not be blamed for feeling despair The Israelis were gloating and acting invincible with America s money and support The Palestinians were further marginalized and weakened by their loss of Egyptian backing and lack of good leadership The conditions spelled out in the agreement continue to hold but there is little sense of jubilation now This book must have been a difficult one to research and write which only manages to shine a light on Wright s achievement He captures the ups and downs of high stakes negotiation and gives us a feel for the real work involved in the process There is little exhilaration here Mostly there was just terror and relief In a final note Wright tells the story of one of Begin s closest advisors Ezer Weizman who was known to be a raging hawk in when it came to protecting Israel with military One day his son was shot between the eyes in an engagement At that point Weizman began to see the futility of war Man seems determined to learn this lesson again and again and not soon enough Игрок years later Carter having spent so much time on the effort of achieving the peace had neglected his other duties and lost much support among his party and his electorateThis was a time in Israeli Arab relations when any observer could not be blamed for feeling despair The Israelis were gloating and acting invincible with America s money and support The Palestinians were further marginalized and weakened by their loss of Egyptian backing and lack of good leadership The conditions spelled out in the agreement continue to hold but there is little sense of jubilation now This book must have been a difficult one to research and write which only manages to shine a light on Wright s achievement He captures the ups and downs of high stakes negotiation and gives us a feel for the real work involved in the process There is little exhilaration here Mostly there was just terror and relief In a final note Wright tells the story of one of Begin s closest advisors Ezer Weizman who was known to be a raging hawk in when it came to protecting Israel with military One day his son was shot between the eyes in an engagement At that point Weizman began to see the futility of war Man seems determined to learn this lesson again and again and not soon enough

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Lawrence Wright ´ 5 Free read Summary ☆ PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free ´ Lawrence Wright Free read Thirteen Days in September ê PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free T of Carter’s persistence in pushing an agreement 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 resonant work of history and reportage that provides both a timely revisiting of this important diplomatic triumph and an inside look at how peace is mad. I know very little about the Middle East and the origins of all the conflicts that plague the region I was curious and picked up The Looming Tower and this book as well This book is an excellent entryway into learning about the US s involvement in Middle East politics Lawrence Wright is becoming a favorite of mine The book is concise and really makes characters out of all the men involved in the Camp David talks

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Lawrence Wright ´ 5 Free read Summary ☆ PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free ´ Lawrence Wright Free read Thirteen Days in September ê PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free Ll as exploring the scriptural narratives that continue to frame the conflict In addition to his in depth accounts of the lives of the three leaders Wright draws vivid portraits of other fiery personalities who were present at Camp David––including Moshe Dayan Osama el Baz and Zbigniew Brzezinski––as they work furiously behind the scenes Wright also explores the significant role played by Rosalynn Carter What emerges is a riveting view of the making of this unexpected and so far unprecedented peace Wright exhibits the full exten. This relatively short well written book provides an excellent examination of the Camp David peace conference of 1978 which resulted in the first peace treaty between Israel and one of its Arab neighbors I was drawn to the book not only because of the subject matter but because its author Lawrence Wright wrote one of the best books that I have ever read the Pulitzer Prize winning examination of the history of al aeda The Looming Tower His current book did not disappoint Not only does it provide a day by day account of the events in Camp David but it ingeniously weaves into the narrative a history of Arab Israeli conflict up to that moment in time as well as the backgrounds of the key protagonists President Jimmy Carter Israeli Prime Minister Menachem Begin and Egyptian President Anwar Sadat I had always envisioned Carter s role as that of the wise low key benevolent peace maker but this book shows him to have been very very tough when he needed to be which was every time that the talks were threatened with collapse which happened a number of times Carter was not afraid to use his power as President to threaten the other two leaders with serious repercussions if a framework for peace was not worked out And while the book points out the frailties of all of the individuals involved it lays the blame for the conference s failure to produce a comprehensive peace for the entire Middle East at the feet of Begin It praises him for having the courage to trade something tangible the land of the Sinai Peninsula for something ephemeral peace but it also faults him for making virtually no effort to revolve the Palestinian problem which remains vexing almost forty years later In the end the book leaves one with a sense of the enormity of trying to arrive a comprehensive solution to the problems of the Middle East but also with a sense of hope about what imperfect human beings are able to accomplish


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    Lawrence Wright ´ 5 Free read Summary ☆ PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free ´ Lawrence Wright Summary Thirteen Days in September My new favorite nonfiction subgenre is Stuff That Happened When I Was Alive But Not Old Enough to Understand It is necessarily a very specific topic area of interest to a very specific audience While I don't exactly remember these thirteen days I remember the peace agreements signing ceremony and wondering why it

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    (Thirteen Days in September) [PDF READ] ↠ Lawrence Wright On November 19 1977 Egyptian President Anwar Sadat made a momentous journey when he visited Jerusalem First it led to the Camp David Agreement between Egypt and Israel effectively removing Israel’s strongest enem

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    (Thirteen Days in September) [PDF READ] ↠ Lawrence Wright A detailed account of the Camp David peace summit in 1978 between Egypt's Anwar Sadat and Israel's Menachem Begin refereed by US President Jimmy CarterWright draws vivid portraits of the principals the logical well intentioned Carter

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    (Thirteen Days in September) [PDF READ] ↠ Lawrence Wright This relatively short well written book provides an excellent examination of the Camp David peace conference of 1978 which resulted in the first peace treaty between Israel and one of its Arab neighbors I was drawn to the book not only because of the subject matter but because its author Lawrence Wright wrote one of the best books that I h

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    (Thirteen Days in September) [PDF READ] ↠ Lawrence Wright Summary ☆ PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free ´ Lawrence Wright Lawrence Wright ´ 5 Free read In the hands of a good author history can be absolutely 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 meetin

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    Lawrence Wright ´ 5 Free read Summary ☆ PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free ´ Lawrence Wright Summary Thirteen Days in September I know very little about the Middle East and the origins of all the conflicts that plague the region I was curious and picked up The Looming Tower and this book as well This book is an excellent entryway into learning about the US’s involvement in Middle East politics Lawrence Wright is becoming a favorite of mine The book is concise and really makes characters out of all the men involved in the Camp David talks

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    (Thirteen Days in September) [PDF READ] ↠ Lawrence Wright 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 researching and providing background information on all the key players He made it very clear what each indiv

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    (Thirteen Days in September) [PDF READ] ↠ Lawrence Wright Summary ☆ PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free ´ Lawrence Wright Lawrence Wright ´ 5 Free read Lawrence Wright masterfully reviews and analyzes in detail the days leading up to the Camp David Accords in September 1978 This momentous peace treaty between Egypt and Israel still stands mainly thanks to the flexibility and long term vision of Anwar Sadat and the incredible work ethic of Jimmy Carter Wright examines what all three sides brought to the table and takes a close look at the important personalities who hel

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  • Hardcover
  • 368
  • Thirteen Days in September
  • Lawrence Wright
  • English
  • 09 May 2018
  • 9780385352031