The New York Times bestselling story of Haj Ibrahim as he tries to lead and protect his village in the time leading up to and following the rebirth of Israel. From the moment Ibrahim is declared the Muktar of Tabah, he is forced to grapple with the growing tensions between the Arabs and the Jews in the Middle East. As fights break out and guerrilla warfare takes hold, Ibrahim’s family and villagers are forced to flee. Separated from the other villagers, Ibrahim and his family struggle for survival as refugees amidst the raging war. Leon Uris is no stranger to writing about the birth of Palestine, but The Haj offers an Arab perspective that gives a comprehensive look at the dynamic history of the Middle East.
“Tumultuous.” —USA Today
“The Haj plays to one of the strongest and oldest human drives—curiosity, the need to know.” —The Washington Post Book World
“No serious study of the Middle East would be complete without the perspective of this book.” —El Paso Times
About the Author:
Leon Uris (1924–2003) was an author of fiction, nonfiction, and screenplays whose works include numerous bestselling novels. His epic Exodus (1958) has been translated into over fifty languages. Uris’s work is notable for its focus on dramatic moments in contemporary history, including World War II and its aftermath, the birth of modern Israel, and the Cold War. Through the massive success of his novels and his skill as a storyteller, Uris has had enormous influence on popular understanding of twentieth-century history. Follow @authorleonuris on Facebook for updates.