From time to time, this blog is going to recommend some book or books on a topic. The goal is to help my readers be so much better informed on important issues that we face every day: from the Indo European language "problem", to deciphering Linear B, from the name of R.E. Lee's horse: these are topics which we all need to know well in order to live in our modern world.
The recommended book is basically background for the Israel/Palestinian dispute. It amazes me how many people I know who have strong opinions on this topic and yet do not know much, if anything, about the history of the region and its people.