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Zachary Karabell
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Zachary Karabell was educated at Columbia, Oxford and Harvard, where he received his PhD. in 1996. He is the author of several books, including The Last Campaign, which won the Chicago Tribune's Heartland Award, and Parting the Desert: The Creation of the Suez Canal. His essays and reviews have appeared in The New York Times, Los Angeles Times, Foreign Policy, and Newsweek. He lives with his wife and two children in New York, where he is an executive vice president of a leading asset management firm.

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The Last Campaign
How Harry Truman Won the 1948 Election
Written by Zachary Karabell


Format: Trade Paperback, 336 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: April 10, 2001
Price: $17.95

It was the last presidential campaign in which Americans truly had a choice across the ideological spectrum, from the far Right to the far Left. And the winner, according to pundits and pollsters alike, would be the Republican standard-bearer, Governor Thomas E. Dewey of New York. After sixteen years of Democratic... Read more >
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The Last Campaign
How Harry Truman Won the 1948 Election
Written by Zachary Karabell


Format: eBook, 336 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: December 18, 2007
Price: $13.99

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Parting the Desert
The Creation of the Suez Canal
Written by Zachary Karabell


Format: Trade Paperback, 328 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: May 11, 2004
Price: $18.00

Award-winning historian Zachary Karabell tells the epic story of the greatest engineering feat of the nineteenth century—the building of the Suez Canal—and shows how it changed the world.

The dream was a waterway that would unite the East and the West, and the ambitious, energetic French diplomat and entrepreneur Ferdinand de Lesseps... Read more >
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Parting the Desert
The Creation of the Suez Canal
Written by Zachary Karabell


Format: eBook
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: August 26, 2009
Price: $13.99

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Peace Be Upon You
Fourteen Centuries of Muslim, Christian, and Jewish Conflict and Cooperation
Written by Zachary Karabell


Format: Trade Paperback, 352 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: March 11, 2008
Price: $16.95

In a narrative that is at once thoughtful and passionate, hopeful but without illusions, award-winning historian Zachary Karabell reveals the history of peaceful coexistence among Muslims, Christians, and Jews over the course of fourteen centuries until the present-day.

The harsh reality of religious conflict is daily news, and the rising tensions between... Read more >
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Peace Be Upon You
Fourteen Centuries of Muslim, Christian, and Jewish Conflict and Cooperation
Written by Zachary Karabell


Format: eBook, 352 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: March 12, 2009
Price: $11.99

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