Morris’s 1948 is a critics’ favorite
Under the spotlight of the 60th anniversary of Israeli independence, Benny Morris’s recent book, 1948, is a praised as a shining example.
Last Sunday’s New York Times Book Review features David Margolick’s review, saying: “Morris relates the story of his new book soberly and somberly, evenhandedly and exhaustively.”
The May 5th issue of The New Yorker hit newsstands on Monday with a feature piece by David Remnick. This piece on Israeli history centers around Morris and the publication of 1948, calling it “a commanding, superbly documented, and fair-minded study of the events that, in the wake of the Holocaust, gave a sovereign home to one people and dispossessed another.”
Last Monday, David Holahan reviewed the book for the Hartford Courant. 1948, he said, is “a richly detailed and thoroughly researched primer…. A compelling ‘aha’ book, 1948 brings order to complex, little-understood subjects.” He went on to compliment Morris on his “vivid narrative prose and masterly analysis.”