December 10, 2012

Learning about the Palestinians comes at a price

I was just looking for a book called The Palestinians by Jonathan Dimbleby, a BBC Radio 4 presenter.  Easy enough to find. It's on Amazon among other places.  But look at the prices:

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Now why would someone pay £325.23 when they can pay £4.39?


There are three reviews which might explain the bizarre price range:

Amazon.com: 5.0 out of 5 stars  3 reviews
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A must for all who want to know more about the Palestinian conflict 7 May 2011
By strawberry reader - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Hardcover
A wonderful book full of history and insights, but a great shame that pgs 97 - 113 were missing. How many copies were like this?
5.0 out of 5 stars Great Book. 21 Nov 2012
By Asdis Lara Runolfsdottir - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Hardcover
I read this book in 1982 when Israel bombed Beirut. It opened my eyes to a world I knew nothing about. Now, once again, I watch Israel use it's power and might to attack. This book will go on my holiday wish list.
5.0 out of 5 stars So glad to have found this book! 16 Jan 2012
By Mary J. Pohl - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Paperback|Amazon Verified Purchase
Thank you so much for making this book available. It is very informative even though it was written decades ago. The book arrived quickly and in extrememly good condition.
Ah, that would be the three hundred and twenty five quid one.

Still it's worth finding a price that suits you.  I remember reading it back in the eighties and whilst much has been published on Palestine since then it could well be worth a Christmas look at.

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