Thirteen Days in September: Carter, Begin, and Sadat at Camp David

Lawrence Wright

Thirteen Days in September: Carter, Begin, and Sadat at Camp David
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Thirteen Days in September: Carter, Begin, and Sadat at Camp David

Lawrence Wright

A FINANCIAL TIMES BEST BOOK OF 2014 PICK A TOP TEN BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR PICK BY PUBLISHERS WEEKLY A gripping account of the 1978 Camp David summit when President Jimmy Carter persuaded Israeli prime minister Menachem Begin and Egyptian president Anwar Sadat to sign the first peace treaty in the modern Middle East, one which endures to this day. With his hallmark insight into the forces at play in the Middle East, Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Lawrence Wright takes us through each of these historic thirteen days, illuminating the issues that have made the problems of the region so intractable and exploring the scriptural narratives that continue to frame the conflict. What emerges is a riveting view of the making of this unexpected and unprecedented peace treaty.

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