First Edition of Leon Uris' The Haj; Inscribed by Him to Fellow Writer Joan Peters

  • The Haj.
  • The Haj.

The Haj.

Item Number: 73009

Garden City, NY: Doubleday & Company, 1984.

First edition of Uris’ epic story of love and hate, vengeance and forgiveness and forgiveness. Octavo, original boards, cartographic endpapers. Presentation copy, inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper, “For Joan Peters- With admiration for your splendid work- Shalom Leon Uris Aspen.” The recipient, Joan Peters wrote in the 1970s and early 1980s for magazines such as Harper’s, Commentary, The New Republic, and The New Leader, and was a consultant in the creation of TV news documentaries for CBS in 1973 regarding the Israeli–Palestinian conflict and provided commentary on the subject for PBS. Her dedication to the cause of Israel may have been triggered by a visit in the 1970s to the Soviet Union, where officials treated her and her husband with suspicion. Peters was the author of the best-selling, controversial, 1984 book From Time Immemorial, in which she argued that Palestinians are largely not indigenous to modern Israel and therefore do not have a claim to its territory. Fine in a near fine dust jacket. Jacket design by Julie Linden. A nice association copy.

"The narrative is fast paced, bursting with action, and obviously based on an intimate grasp of the region , its peoples, their tradition and age--old ways of life" (John Barkham).