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050 00 DS119.7|b.N825 2007 
082 00 956.94/42054092|aB|222 
100 1  Nusseibeh, Sari.|0
245 10 Once upon a country :|ba Palestinian life /|cSari 
       Nusseibeh ; with Anthony David. 
250    1st ed. 
264  1 New York :|bFarrar, Straus and Giroux,|c2007. 
300    viii, 542 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates :
       |billustrations ;|c24 cm 
336    text|btxt|2rdacontent 
337    unmediated|bn|2rdamedia 
338    volume|bnc|2rdacarrier 
504    Includes bibliographical references (pages [537]-542). 
505 00 |tPrologue: A Fairy Tale|g3 --|g1|tKey|g15 --|g2|tPan-Arab
       Nation|g21 --|g3|tPromises, Promises|g25 --|g4|tHerod's 
       Gate Committee|g38 --|g5|tPepper Tree|g57 --|g6|tA 
       Grapevine|g85 --|g7|tSmashing Idols|g104 --|g8|tSunflower
       |g129 --|g9|tMonticello|g138 --|g10|tLemon Tree Cafe|g151 
       --|g11|tSalon|g171 --|g12|tMilitary Order 854|g184 --|g13
       |tMasquerade|g202 --|g14|tMurder on the Via Dolorosa|g215 
       --|g15|tFaisal Husseini|g229 --|g16|tAnnex Us!|g235 --|g17
       |tSticks and Stones|g248 --|g18|tExorcism|g264 --|g19|tA 
       Declaration of Independence|g280 --|g20|tInterrogation
       |g290 --|g21|tRamle Prison|g314 --|g22|tMadrid|g336 --|g23
       |tA Shadow Government|g353 --|g24|tOslo|g364 --|g25
       |tDisappearance|g383 --|g26|tPorcupines and Roosters|g400 
       --|g27|tHoly of Holies|g420 --|g28|tPossessed|g428 --|g29
       |tAllies|g444 --|g30|tCheckmate|g456 --|g31|tIron Fist
       |g478 --|g32|t"The Tigers"|g497 --|g33|tPerfect Crime|g510
       --|tEpilogue A Night Journey|g528. 
520 1  "Once upon a country is as remarkable a book about the 
       Middle East as has been published in recent years. The 
       story of one man's life in the region, it is also the 
       richest and most sympathetic account to date of the modern
       Palestinian outlook." "Sari Nusseibeh-now a university 
       president - was raised to be a "representative man" of 
       post-1948 Palestine. His family's roots in the region can 
       be traced back to the Middle Ages, and his father served 
       as the governor of Jerusalem. Educated in philosophy at 
       Oxford (where he met his wife, Lucy) and Harvard (where he
       worked as a dishwasher to make ends meet), Nusseibeh 
       returned to Jerusalem intending to build upon his father's
       support for Palestinian coexistence with Israel." "But the
       wars of 1967 and 1973 spelled the beginning of the end for
       the vision of a unified Palestine taking its place 
       alongside Israel - and Nusseibeh's story dramatizes the 
       consequences of war, partition, and terrorism as few other
       books have done. The never-ending conflicts in the region 
       meant that Nusseibeh was drawn into politics, and his 
       account shows us the daily life of the embattled 
       Palestinian leadership from the inside. From his time 
       teaching side by side with Israelis at the Hebrew 
       University through his appointment by Yasir Arafat to 
       administer Arab Jerusalem, he has held fast to the 
       principles of freedom and equality for all even as the 
       power brokers around him insist that these are impossible 
       to fulfill. As his ancient and storied land is torn apart 
       by settlements and barricades, corruption and violence, 
       Nusseibeh struggles to keep alive some faint hope for his 
       country's future."--BOOK JACKET. 
600 10 Nusseibeh, Sari.|0
650  0 Palestinian Arabs|vBiography.|0
650  0 Arab-Israeli conflict.|0
700 1  David, Anthony,|d1962-|0
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