By Jerold S. Auerbach
BROTHERS AT battle, a brand new e-book [May 2011] from Quid professional Books, is Jerold S. Auerbach's probing and poignant exploration of the tragedy of the Altalena, the doomed send whose arrival in Israel ignited Jewish fratricidal clash in basic terms weeks after its assertion of statehood in 1948. The destruction of the Altalena, with 16 of its opponents killed by way of Israeli squaddies in a sour two-day conflict, threatened the hot state with civil warfare.
This is the 1st heritage of the Altalena by way of a historian and the 1st to find it in the context of old Jewish and modern Israeli historical past. The Altalena is still embedded in Israeli reminiscence, Auerbach indicates, nonetheless framing unresolved problems with political legitimacy within the Jewish state.
Identified as "America's most appropriate highbrow exponent of right-wing Zionism," Jerold Auerbach is the writer of 9 books together with HEBRON JEWS: reminiscence AND clash within the LAND OF ISRAEL (2009), a background of the world's oldest carrying on with Jewish neighborhood. His essays have seemed within the Wall road magazine, observation, the recent York instances, The Jewish Press, Jerusalem publish, Midstream, and American Thinker.
Auerbach has been a Guggenheim Fellow, Fulbright Lecturer at Tel Aviv college, traveling student on the Harvard legislation university, and recipient of 2 collage lecturers Fellowships from the nationwide Endowment for the arts. he's Professor Emeritus of historical past at Wellesley College.
Also on hand via Quid seasoned Books are republications of 2 of Jerold Auerbach's prior acclaimed books: RABBIS AND attorneys and JACOB'S VOICES. As with those earlier books, the electronic version of BROTHERS AT struggle includes actual e-book formatting, energetic desk of Contents, all pictures from the print version, bibliographical notes, and an entire subject-matter Index. the canopy picture to BROTHERS AT warfare, recording the particular occasion, is by means of the famed battle photographer Robert Capa and is authorized from Magnum pictures. The ebook gains 8 different attention-grabbing photographs.