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Elon, Amos

Works: 95 works in 474 publications in 10 languages and 10,568 library holdings
Genres: History  Biography  Pictorial works  Aerial photographs  Fiction  Juvenile works 
Roles: Author, Author of introduction, Creator
Classifications: DS126.5, 956.94
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Most widely held works about Amos Elon
Most widely held works by Amos Elon
The Israelis; founders and sons by Amos Elon( Book )

84 editions published between 1971 and 2010 in 5 languages and held by 2,356 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Elon juxtaposes the generations of the Founders and the Sons, the innocent idealists and the pragmatic realists. The Israelis is an original, well-documented and dramatic account of past and present. His sources are frequently poets and novelists rather than politicians, whom he often mistrusts
The pity of it all : a history of the Jews in Germany, 1743-1933 by Amos Elon( Book )

49 editions published between 2002 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 1,477 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A history of German Jews from the mid-eighteenth century to the eve of the Third Reich traces their transformation from cattle dealers and wandering peddlers to a successful community of writers, philosophers, scientists, and activists
Herzl by Amos Elon( Book )

26 editions published between 1970 and 1997 in 4 languages and held by 1,017 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Jerusalem, city of mirrors by Amos Elon( Book )

43 editions published between 1989 and 2006 in 7 languages and held by 954 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Analyzes Jerusalem's powerful hold on the world's imagination and evokes the passion, controversy, and violence the city has aroused over the centuries
Founder : a portrait of the first Rothschild and his time by Amos Elon( Book )

21 editions published between 1996 and 2011 in English and held by 769 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Meyer Amschel Rothschild was born in the Frankfurt ghetto in the mid-eighteenth century, in a city more restrictive in its treatment of Jews than any in Europe. Elon brilliantly depicts Meyer Amschel Rothschild's position there, and life on the almost unimaginably cramped Judengasse (the single street of the ghetto), where he lived his whole life - even after becoming one of the richest men in Germany. We read how he established his small trading and banking business, and forged an uneasy relationship (though one mutually profitable in different ways) with the financially obsessed Crown Prince Wilhelm of Kassel; how he pushed at and eventually broke through the restrictions that bound him and his family to the ghetto until he found himself essentially paying for the English war effort in the Peninsula in 1810. On a richly delineated canvas the emergence and secularization of a family and Western European Jewry is depicted. Founder is more than a short biography of an obviously extraordinary man. It is a portrait of Meyer Amschel Rothschild's times, of the condition of the Jews, of the state of Germany until it was overrun by the troops of Napoleonic France, which led to the collapse of the old order. It is about the threshold of modern times, when a world of aristocrats and gentlemen was permanently changed by a shrewd, dedicated, and loyal financier and his family. We still cannot know him as well as we do his children; but at last, in this book, Meyer Amschel Rothschild himself emerges from the shadows of the Judengasse
Between enemies : a compassionate dialogue between an Israeli and an Arab by Amos Elon( Book )

14 editions published between 1974 and 1975 in 3 languages and held by 750 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Journey through a haunted land : the new Germany by Amos Elon( Book )

11 editions published in 1967 in English and German and held by 700 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Twenty-two ordinary Germans, among them a doctor, a druggist, an accountant, a small businessman, and a dentist, have been accused of Nazi mass murders and experts from a Frankfurt court in the year 1965 have come to Auschwitz, Poland to verify the testimony of the accused. From this starting point Amos Elon, a young Israeli journalist, goes on to crisscross Germany. He describes Cologne, Munich, Hamburg, Berlin, Dresden, the new press lords, the new industrialists, the new universities, the new politics of Bonn, the new establishment, and the "still, small voices" of protest of such writers and intellectuals as Gunther Grass, Henrich Boll, Alexander Kluge, Hans Magnus Enzensberger, and Ingeborg Bachmann
A blood-dimmed tide : dispatches from the Middle East by Amos Elon( Book )

17 editions published between 1997 and 2001 in English and held by 622 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A Blood-Dimmed Tide gathers nearly thirty years of Amos Elon's work on the Middle East. Skillfully moving from the Intifada, to the Gulf War and its aftermath, to the Peace Now! movement, these essays provide a nuanced account of relations between Jews and Arabs, and among the Israelis themselves. This internationally-known journalist presents sharply observed portraits of the region's key figures: Shimon Peres, Yitzak Rabin, King Hussein; he interviews Yasir Arafat, and considers Moshe Dayan's life and legacy. Elon also ranges far to sketch the political climate of the region and its players, from Israeli settlers in Hebron and their uneasy coexistence with Arab neighbors to the foreign policy of Egypt. From the Palestinian's refusal to accept Israel's 1978 offer of "full autonomy," to the Israeli government's insistence that settling the occupied territories would bring security, Elon traces what he considers to be the deadly miscalculations of both groups. As he examines the events and misunderstandings that have made it so difficult for Palestinians and Israelis to establish peace, Elon concludes that what will finally bring the two sides together will not be moral imperative or personal courage, but exhaustion
Timetable by Amos Elon( Book )

13 editions published between 1980 and 1982 in 3 languages and held by 431 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A moral about one man's bold mission to rescue Hungary's Jews
Holy Land from the air by Amos Elon( Book )

11 editions published between 1974 and 1997 in English and held by 422 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Pictures of the Holy Land from the air with notes
Understanding Israel : a social studies approach by Amos Elon( Book )

5 editions published in 1976 in English and held by 96 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A history of the founding of the state of Israel which asks the reader pertinent questions regarding Judaic issues and values
Zu einer anderen Zeit : Porträt der jüdisch-deutschen Epoche (1743-1933) by Amos Elon( Book )

11 editions published between 2002 and 2010 in German and English and held by 88 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Die faszinierende Geschichte der Blütezeit der jüdisch-deutschen Epoche: Der große israelische Schriftsteller und Journalist Amos Elon beleuchtet diese spannende und bewegende Periode der Kulturgeschichte, die 1743 mit der Übersiedlung Moses Mendelssohns nach Berlin beginnt und von Hannah Arendts Flucht im Jahr 1933 abgeschlossen wird. Anhand atmosphärischer Reportagen, von Kurzporträts und Dialogen weckt Elon diese andere Zeit mit ihren Tragödien und Erfolgen, mit ihren großen Namen - wie Heinrich Heine, Rahel Varnhagen, Karl Marx und vielen anderen - wieder zum Leben
In einem heimgesuchten Land. Reise eines israelischen Journalisten in beide deutsche Staaten by Amos Elon( Book )

8 editions published in 1966 in German and Undetermined and held by 83 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Morgen in Jerusalem : Theodor Herzl, sein Leben und Werk by Amos Elon( Book )

9 editions published between 1974 and 1975 in 3 languages and held by 61 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Der erste Rothschild : Biographie eines Frankfurter Juden by Amos Elon( Book )

4 editions published between 1998 and 1999 in German and held by 50 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Another road home( Visual )

2 editions published between 2004 and 2006 in English and held by 48 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This film explores the 20-year relationship between two families, one Israeli and one Palestinian. Danae Elon last saw her childhood caregiver in 1991, and she seeks here to discover what happened to Musa, the Palestinian who helped raise her from her infancy until she joined the Israeli army. Her quest takes her to Paterson, NJ, where he had sent his own children to school, and she finds Khalid, Nāṣer, and his six other sons living happily in America. Their encounters bring out the delicate boundaries of politics, class and family relationships. A painful, contradictory, gentle and loving story takes place against the backdrop of a distant and brutal conflict
A Day in the life of the Israelis by Amos Elon( Book )

2 editions published in 1985 in English and held by 44 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Nachrichten aus Jerusalem : 1968 bis 1994 by Amos Elon( Book )

6 editions published between 1995 and 1998 in German and held by 40 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Requiem allemand : une histoire des Juifs allemands 1743-1933 by Amos Elon( Book )

3 editions published in 2010 in French and held by 34 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Flight into Egypt by Amos Elon( Book )

2 editions published between 1980 and 1981 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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The pity of it all : a history of the Jews in Germany, 1743-1933
Alternative Names
Amos Elon auteur uit Israël (1926-2009)

Amos Elon israelischer Journalist und Schriftsteller

Eilon, Amos.

Eilon, Amos 1926-

Eilon, Amos 1926-2009

Elon, Amos

Êlôn, ʿĀmôs 1926-2009

Eylon, Amos

ʾEylwn ʿAmws 1926-2009

Sternbach, Amos 1926-2009

Амос Елон

איילון, עמוס, 1925-2009

אילון, עמוס

אילון עמוס 1926-2009

עמוס אילון

שטרנבך, עמוס, 1925-2009

عاموس إيلون


エロン, アモス

English (231)

German (55)

Hebrew (16)

French (8)

Italian (7)

Dutch (5)

Danish (5)

Japanese (2)

Turkish (1)

Arabic (1)

The pity of it all : a history of the Jews in Germany, 1743-1933Jerusalem, city of mirrorsFounder : a portrait of the first Rothschild and his timeA blood-dimmed tide : dispatches from the Middle EastHoly Land from the airZu einer anderen Zeit : Porträt der jüdisch-deutschen Epoche (1743-1933)