Jerusalem, Jerusalem

How the Ancient City Ignited Our Modern World
CD - unabridged
Audio (14 discs)
Product Number: DD270
Released: Mar 09, 2011
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781452600802
Narrator/s: Mel Foster
Publisher: Tantor Media, Inc
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Description

In James Carroll's provocative reading of the deep past, the Bible's brutality responded to the violence that threatened Jerusalem from the start. Centuries later, the mounting European fixation on a heavenly Jerusalem sparked both anti-Semitism and racist colonial contempt. The holy wars of the Knights Templar burned apocalyptic mayhem into the Western mind. Carroll's brilliant and original leap is to show how, as Christopher Columbus carried his own Jerusalem-centric worldview to the West, America too was powerfully shaped by the dream of the City on a Hill-from Governor Winthrop to Abraham Lincoln to Woodrow Wilson to Ronald Reagan. The nuclear brinksmanship of the 1973 Yom Kippur War helps prove his point: religion and violence fuel each other, with Jerusalem the ground zero of the heat.

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Author(s): James Carroll
Genre: Religion, History

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eAudio
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Author(s): James Carroll
Narrator(s): Mel Foster
Genre: Religion, History
Product Number Z100088342
Released: Feb 02, 2015
Business Term: Purchase
Publisher: Tantor Media, Inc
ISBN: #9781452620800
eBook
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Author(s): James Carroll
Genre: History, Religion
Product Number EB00031302
Released: Mar 09, 2011
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9780547549057

Professional reviews

"James Carroll, a former Catholic priest, has written a history of the city of Jerusalem. In presenting its past, James offers reasons that this city of old is so important to so many today. Mel Foster narrates as well as can be expected. The text is dry at times, and the listener can get lost in the author's didacticism. Foster certainly improves the work as his well-paced voice resonates with authority. Listeners will be rewarded if they persevere as the production is uneven--sometimes driven by its information, sometimes by its narrator. T.D. (c) AudioFile 2012, Portland, Maine"

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