Jerusalem by Colin Thubron
Jerusalem is a city sacred to three faiths: Moslem, Jew and Christian. No other city has been fought over with such religious ferocity and anguish; no other city has inspired such love and devotion through the centuries. Colin Thubron, author of Among the Russians and Mirror to Damascus, wrote his personal tribute to Jerusalem in 1969. It is an evocation of the sights, sounds, unique atmosphere and character of the Jerusalem of recent years, set against the backdrop of cultural, religious and historical influences of the past.