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Book Review: Jerusalem: A Biography by Simon Sebag Montefiore

A guest review by Scott Danielson. After I received the review book and realized it was not my sort of book, he filled the gap as someone who could appreciate and evaluate the book for me. Many thanks, Scott! Prophets and patriarchs, Abraham, David, Jesus and Muhammad are said to have trodden these stones. The Abrahamic religions were born there and the world will also end there on the Day of Judgement.
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Pope Benedict’s remarks during visit to the co-cathedral of the Latin Patriarchate

Religion / Catholicism : Catholic News Service (5 years ago)

VATICAN CITY — Here is the Vatican text of Pope Benedict XVI’s remarks during a brief visit to the Latin Patriarchate’s co-cathedral in Jerusalem. The Latin Patriarch Fouad Twal of Jerusalem was present: Your beatitude, I thank you ... Read Post

And the L.A. Times Book Prize winners are...

Entertainment / Books : Jacket Copy (6 years ago)

The ceremony has just ended at UCLA's Royca Hall and the winners of the 2007 L.A. Times Book Prizes are: Biography: Simon Sebag Montefiore, "Young Stalin" Current Interest: Elizabeth D. Samet, "Soldier's Heart: Reading Literatu... Read Post

Book prize preview: Young Stalin

Entertainment / Books : Jacket Copy (7 years ago)

Stalin was "A very, very exceptional man, in every sense. That may not be comfortable news for us, but the fact is he was a gifted politician." Author Simon Sebag Montefiore talks about his biography "Young Stalin." See the comp... Read Post


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