Book cover for City of Abraham

City of Abraham



15 August 2013
384 pages
Imprint: Picador


This first-rate account blends a study of the “history wars” . . . with sensitive reports on the experience of local people, settlers and soldiers
This thought-provoking book takes the reader from Biblical times to the divisions of the present day . . . With the impartial eyes of an outsider, and using a mixture of reportage, travel writing and interviews, Platt explores the history of the hill and the city . . . illuminating the lives at the heart of this intractable conflict.