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Chris Hedges
Chris Hedges

Chris Hedges, whose column is published Mondays on Truthdig, has written twelve books, including the New York Times best seller “Days of Destruction, Days of Revolt” (2012), which he co-authored with the cartoonist Joe Sacco. Some of his other books include “Death of the Liberal Class”...

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Chris Hedges’ Favorite Books

This booklist includes Ulysses, Heart of Darkness, Moby Dick and other classics.

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Chris Hedges’ Favorite Books

The Oxford Shakespeare

By William Shakespeare

The Oxford Shakespeare is the ultimate anthology of the Bard’s work: the most authoritative edition of the plays and poems ever published.

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Chris Hedges’ Favorite Books

Heart of Darkness

By Joseph Conrad

Heart of Darkness, a novella written by Joseph Conrad, tells the story of Charles Marlow, an Englishman who took a foreign assignment from a Belgian trading company as a ferry-boat captain in Africa.

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Books on the Middle East

This booklist includes The Seventh Million: The Israelis and the Holocaust by Tom Segev, A History of Modern Palestine : One Land, Two Peoples, by Ilan Pappe, Arab and Jew: Wounded Spirits in a Promised Land by David K. Shipler and others

 

Books on the Middle East

The Seventh Million: The Israelis and the Holocaust

By Tom Segev

This controversial and powerful history is the first to show the decisive impact of the Holocaust on the identity, ideology, and politics of Israel. Drawing on diaries, interviews, and thousands of declassified documents, Tom Segev reconsiders the major struggles and personalities of Israel’s past-Ben-Gurion, Begin, Nahum Goldmann-and argues that the nation’s charged legacy has, at critical moments-the Exodus affair, the Eichmann trial, the case of John Demjanjuk-been molded and manipulated in accordance with the ideological requirements of the state.

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Books on the Middle East

A History of Modern Palestine : One Land, Two Peoples

By Ilan Pappe

Ilan Pappe’s book is the story of Palestine, a land inhabited by two peoples, and two national identities. It begins with the Ottomans in the early 1800s, the reign of Muhammad Ali, and traces a path through the arrival of the early Zionists at the end of that century, through the British mandate at the beginning of the twentieth century, the establishment of the state of Israel in 1948, and the subsequent wars and conflicts which culminated in the intifadas of 1987 and 2000.

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