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The Resource It's easier to reach heaven than the end of the street : a Jerusalem memoir, by Emma Williams ; foreword by Brian Urquhart

It's easier to reach heaven than the end of the street : a Jerusalem memoir, by Emma Williams ; foreword by Brian Urquhart

Label
It's easier to reach heaven than the end of the street : a Jerusalem memoir
Title
It's easier to reach heaven than the end of the street
Title remainder
a Jerusalem memoir
Statement of responsibility
by Emma Williams ; foreword by Brian Urquhart
Title variation
Its easier to reach heaven than the end of the street
Title variation remainder
a Jerusalem memoir
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
In August, 2000, Emma Williams arrived with her three small children in Jerusalem to join her husband and to work as a doctor. A month later, the Palestinian intifada erupted. For the next three years, she was to witness an astonishing series of events in which hundreds of thousands of lives, including her own, were turned upside down. Williams lived on the very border of East and West Jerusalem, working with Palestinians in Ramallah during the day and spending evenings with Israelis in Tel Aviv. Weaving personal stories and conversations with friends and colleagues into the long and fraught political background, Williams' powerful memoir brings to life the realities of the Palestinian-Israeli conflict. She vividly recalls giving birth to her fourth child during the siege of Bethlehem, and her horror when a suicide bomber blew his own head into the schoolyard where her children played each day. Understanding in her judgement, yet unsparing in her honesty, Williams exposes the humanity, as well as the hypocrisy at the heart of both sides' experiences. Anyone wanting to understand this intractable and complex dispute will find this unique account a refreshing and an illuminating read
Storyline
Tone
Writing style
Biography type
autobiography
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361270
Cataloging source
DLC
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Williams, Emma
Dewey number
  • 956.05/3092
  • B
Illustrations
maps
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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Urquhart, Brian
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True
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  • Arab-Israeli conflict
  • Arab-Israeli conflict
  • Al-Aqsa Intifada, 2000-
  • Williams, Emma
  • Americans
  • Women physicians
  • Jerusalem
  • Jerusalem
  • Rām Allāh
  • Tel Aviv (Israel)
http://bibfra.me/vocab/lite/titleRemainder
a Jerusalem memoir
Label
It's easier to reach heaven than the end of the street : a Jerusalem memoir, by Emma Williams ; foreword by Brian Urquhart
Instantiates
Publication
Note
First published in Great Britain in 2006 by Bloomsbury Publishing, London
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: Just over the hill -- A forest of peace -- "All changed, changed utterly" -- "The only real option" -- A sense of closure -- It can't get worse -- The head in the yard -- In Bethlehem? -- "When we are destroyed" -- Sumud and corruption -- Living with terror -- "Only God" -- For the peace of the settlements -- Between the Alaska mosque and the Columbia checkpoint -- Separation -- Days -- Two zoos -- Countdown
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First American edition.
Extent
xxxv, 412 pages
Isbn
9781566567893
Lccn
2009034228
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
maps
System control number
  • (OCoLC)320803964
  • ocn320803964
  • OCoLC
Label
It's easier to reach heaven than the end of the street : a Jerusalem memoir, by Emma Williams ; foreword by Brian Urquhart
Publication
Note
First published in Great Britain in 2006 by Bloomsbury Publishing, London
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: Just over the hill -- A forest of peace -- "All changed, changed utterly" -- "The only real option" -- A sense of closure -- It can't get worse -- The head in the yard -- In Bethlehem? -- "When we are destroyed" -- Sumud and corruption -- Living with terror -- "Only God" -- For the peace of the settlements -- Between the Alaska mosque and the Columbia checkpoint -- Separation -- Days -- Two zoos -- Countdown
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First American edition.
Extent
xxxv, 412 pages
Isbn
9781566567893
Lccn
2009034228
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
maps
System control number
  • (OCoLC)320803964
  • ocn320803964
  • OCoLC

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