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War Of Shadows Gershom Gorenberg

They hacked the Nazi's unbreakable code. 

They defeated Hitler’s most brilliant general. 

No one was ever supposed to know.

"A masterpiece of scholarship and synthesis that also reads like a thriller...It will remind readers of a cloak-and-dagger tale by John Le Carré."

 —The Washington Post 

"A thrilling spy story"

—Efraim Halevy, former head of the Mossad intelligence agency

"Gorenberg’s gimlet eye reveals a remarkably unheroic Rommel, unimaginative British generalship, know-it-all American leadership, and a delightful cast of colonial officials … unhappy Egyptian royalty, Arab nationalists, adventurers, and even two bumbling Nazi spies out of central casting." 

—Kirkus Reviews (starred review)


The Accidental Empire


 Israel and the Birth of the Settlements, 1967-1977 

The Accidental Empire Gershom Gorenberg

Remarkably insightful . . . A groundbreaking revision that deserves to reframe the entire debate.”

The New York Times Book Review

“[A] masterly book … that could have served as a telling additional chapter in Barbara Tuchman’s The March of Folly.”

New York Review of Books

“A welcome corrective to standard accounts of Israel’s policies . . . Gorenberg’s book is a must.”

Washington Post Book World

“Gorenberg’s account… is a classic case study of the arc of foreign policy misadventure in a democratic society.”

 The Washington Monthly

“The most complete book on the war’s aftermath. . . . Riveting.”

David Remnick, The New Yorker

The End of Days


Fundamentalism and the Struggle for the Temple Mount


“Dismayingly good history… Gorenberg’s book predicted not only the eruption but the location of each fault line…”

Washington Post Book World

“Gorenberg's vivid descriptions of the setting and his well-crafted development of the characters make this book read like a millennial thriller, leaving the reader with a bone-chilling sensation about the violent events currently unfolding in Jerusalem.”

Boston Globe

"The world will not end… but it is terrifyingly likely that very bad things indeed will happen. Gorenberg's book, which can help us understand these things better, should be on the shelf of every serious library."


The Unmaking of Israel



Selected by Newsweek as one of the Ten Mind-Blowing Books of 2011.

“Until I read The Unmaking of Israel, I didn't think it could be possible to feel more despairing, and then more terribly hopeful, about Israel, a place that I began at last, under the spell of Gershom Gorenberg's lucid and dispassionate yet intensely personal writing, to understand.”

 Michael Chabon, author of The Yiddish Policemen's Union

"The definitive case for viewing the occupation as more of a threat to Israel than an asset."


"Indispensable, closely argued."

Jeffrey Goldberg, New York Times Book Review

"This exceptional man has written a book, The Unmaking of Israel, about that exceptional state and its protracted and deepening crisis. And it is, appropriately enough, an exceptional contribution to the genre."

The American Conservative

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