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Easton Press "This Side of Peace" Hanan Ashrawi, Signed First Edition [Very Fine]
Easton Press Hanan Ashrawi This Side of Peace Signed First Edition Leather Bound Book

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VERY FINE GUARANTEED. A wonderful bright clean copy free of any markings, writings, or stamps. Sharp corners that are not bumped. Tight and square spine. Unread book. No attached bookplates or indication of any removed.

Publisher: Easton Press
Edition: Signed First Edition
Binding: Full Genuine Leather
Illustrator: n/a
Dimensions: 9.3" x 6.3" x 1"

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Product Code: EP1138

Description About the author SIGNATURE AUTHENTICITY

Personally hand signed by Hanan Ashrawi on a special limitation page.

Norwalk, CT. 1995. Signed First Edition. No dust-jacket as issued. Enhance your collectible library with this luxurious leather bound edition from Easton Press. Be one of the very few collectors to own this high quality book. An heirloom that also makes the perfect unique gift.

A uniquely signed first edition from Easton Press, accented with 22kt gold, and manufactured to last generations.


This is a personal account of the struggle of Hanan Ashrawi who, by adhering to a moderate political stance, worked for the co-operation and coexistence of Arabs and Jews in Palestine. A Christian woman, living in a predominantly male, moslem community, she affords a glimpse into the truth behind the PLO and tells how she helped to bring the Israeli and Palestinian women's movement together.

Ashrawi, who came to international media attention as a spokeswoman for the Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO) during the long, frustrating peace negotiations with Israel, gives a notable behind-the-scenes account of the events leading up to the signing of the accord by Prime Minister Rabin and PLO chairman Arafat on the White House lawn.

A major player in these events, she speaks proudly of her participation in organizing the intifada, with passion of her people's anger and humiliation under Israeli occupation and with dissatisfaction of the final agreement, which brought on her resignation. Here we see the human side of the Arab-Israeli dilemma, through the eyes of an independent, intellectual Arab woman brought up in a freethinking Christian-Muslim household where daughters were considered a gift, not a curse.

Ashrawi offers a close-up portrait of Arafat as well as of the major American and Israeli negotiators, Palestinian women emerging from passivity to join the intifada, the outrage at the U.S. pro-Israel policy and the dissident Israelis who became her friends. Though committed to peace, Ashrawi is intransigent on still unresolved problems, among them the Arab claim to Jerusalem. A revealing document of a partisan who has helped make Middle East history.

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* Premium Leather
* Silk Moire Endleaves
* Distinctive Cover Design
* Hubbed Spine, Accented in Real 22KT Gold
* Satin Ribbon Page Marker
* Gilded Page Edges
* Long-lasting, High Quality Acid-neutral Paper
* Smyth-sewn Pages for Strength and Durability
* Beautiful Illustrations

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