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Heroic diplomacy : Sadat, Kissinger, Carter, Begin, and the quest for Arab-Israeli peace
Stein, Kenneth W., 1946-
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Publication Information:
New York : Routledge, 1999.
Physical Description:
xix, 324 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations, maps ; 23 cm
Reading Level:
1500 Lexile.

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First published in 1999. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

Author Notes

Kenneth W. Stein is Director of the Middle East Research Program at Emory University and Professor of Near East History and Political Science. He is the former executive director of The Carter Center where he is now a Middle East Fellow. He has been former President Carter's primary advisor on Middle Eastern affairs since 1983.

Reviews 2

Library Journal Review

The Egyptian-Israeli negotiations that eventually led to the Camp David Accords not only resulted in the signing of a peace agreement between Israel and a major Arab state but also permanently changed the political and strategic map of the Middle East. In this highly readable and informative book, Stein, a historian of the Middle East and former director of the Carter Center at Emory University, gives a detailed analysis of crucial events that brought about this sea change in Arab-Israeli relations. Although the book focuses on the period from October 1973 to November 1977, Stein provides background information for a better understanding of the intricacies of the negotiating process. Through interviews with a host of participants in the Arab-Israeli peace talks, he also provides unique insight into the process of peacemaking. Highly recommended for scholars of the contemporary Middle East, journalists, and practitioners of modern diplomacy.√ĄNader Entessar, Spring Hill Coll., Mobile, AL (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

Choice Review

Stein has crafted a meticulous and finely researched study of the Arab-Israeli peace process from 1973 through the 1978 Camp David Accords and their immediate aftermath. (While his final chapter is called "From Jerusalem to Oslo and Beyond," it is really just a wrap-up of the earlier period.) The author makes excellent use of interviews of both official and unofficial participants, and the result is a balanced presentation keyed to views of those who were players. The book is so tightly packed that it a may lose the casual reader, but it will be an indispensable research tool for both scholars and engaged policy/decision makers. Slightly more comprehensive than William Quandt's earlier Peace Process (CH, Nov'93), it also contains more recent materials on that period as well as extensive interviews from so many sources. Recommended for upper-division undergraduates and above. J. D. Stempel; University of Kentucky

Table of Contents

Chapter 1 The Key Players in Arab-Israeli Diplomacy 1973- 1978
Chapter 2 The Arab-Israeli Conflict 1947-1973
Chapter 3 The October 1973 War
Chapter 4 From War to Diplomacy: The Kilometer 101 Talks
Chapter 5 The 1973 Geneva Middle East Peace Conference and the Buildup to Sinai I
Chapter 6 The Syrian-Israeli Agreement, Sinai I and II, and Defining a Comprehensive Peace: 1974-1977
Chapter 7 Unintended Consequences: The 1977 Road to Geneva Ends in Jerusalem
Chapter 8 From Jerusalem to Oslo and Beyond: 1978-1998