My Reading

October 29, 2009

There was little rhyme nor reason to my book buying before moving to the Middle East. My mind and reading were still rather engaged with Sudan, and so I tended to pick up whatever I spotted in second hand book shops – mostly the Oxfam in Crouch End. So my little bookshelf in my friend’s apartment is filled with the following books:

The Siege by Conor Cruise O’Brien

Israel/Palestine: How to End the War of 1948 by Tanya Reinhart

Israel and Palestine by Bernard Wasserstein

What Went Wrong by Bernard Lewis 

Six Days in June: Israel’s Fight for Survival by Robert J Donovan and the staff of the Los Angeles Times 

These seem rather inadequate. And the holes are obvious. So what should I be reading? What are the best books to help me get up to speed on the Isreali-Palestinian conflict and the simmering tensions across the Middle East?