Gr 7 Up-Timely, well-presented information on two important areas of the world. In the first, Ross traces the history of the Middle East's long, bitter discord and gives a somewhat critical appraisal of Britain's involvement in the creation of the state of Israel in 1948. The roles of the United States, Soviet Union, and United Nations in the Arab-Israeli conflict are explored, as is the Palestinian question. This concise look at this vital region goes a long way toward explaining the reasons for the continued hostility. The second title recounts the remarkable history of modern Japan since World War II, giving well-documented details on the political, social, and economic circumstances that made its growth possible. The economic rise of Singapore, Hong Kong, South Korea, and other Pacific Rim countries is also outlined. China is discussed briefly, but Ross is cautious about its political stability. Full-color and black-and-white photos and reproductions along with interesting margin quotes enhance the presentations. Both books are well researched and competently written, but The Arab-Israeli Conflict is far more compelling. Fine sources for current-events reports. Judy R. Johnston, Auburn High School, WA
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Book Description Raintree, 1995. Library Binding. Book Condition: New. Never used!. Bookseller Inventory # P110817240519