Reviews

  • "Accomplishes the miraculous. It made a subject that has vexed me since early childhood into a riveting story... by narrating the oft-told saga of the Jews in a fresh and engaging fashion. Provocative and entertaining … Cohen brings tough love to Judaism and modern Israel"

    Tony Horowitz, The New York Times Book Review
  • "A smart, energetic overview of the history of Israel and its relation to the Jewish people, from biblical times to the present. Cohen's narrative is propelled by muscular prose and an irreverent wit at times reminiscent of Jon Stewart.... Absorbing, clear-eyed history"

    Boston Globe
  • "A sweeping and impressionistic saga... [which] also happens to be a page-turning delight to read. What other book about Zionist history has ever included references to “Howl,” “Goodfellas,” Joseph Mitchell, and Willie Dixon? I commend and admire this book"

    Samuel. G. Freedman, Chicago Tribune