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Thirteen Days in September

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Thirteen Days in September by Lawrence Wright
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Apr 28, 2015 | ISBN 9780804170024

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One of the Best Books of the Year: The Washington Post, The Christian Science Monitor, NPR, Entertainment Weekly, The Economist, The Daily Beast, St. Louis Post-Dispatch

“Masterly. . . . Magnificent. . . . Wright reminds us that Carter’s Camp David was an act of surpassing political courage.” —The New York Times Book Review

“An illuminating view of a vital event. . . . Both riveting and revealing.” —The Boston Globe

“Mr. Wright displays a sensitive understanding of the region and a fine pen as he sketches in the characters and motivations of the three main players.” —The Economist
“Spellbinding. . . . A cliffhanger. . . . A page-turner.” —Chicago Tribune

“Fascinating personal and historic detail.” —The Christian Science Monitor

“Brilliant penetrating scholarship…. Elucidates the issues that continue to plague the Middle East…. Wright expertly captures every move of the three-way realpolitik chess match.” —Entertainment Weekly

“Exceedingly balanced, highly readable, and appropriately sober.” —Los Angeles Times

“A splendid and suspenseful account of the negotiations that led to the Camp David accord.” —Minneapolis Star Tribune

“A chronicle of diplomatic success. . . . The heart of the book is the daily, sometimes hourly shifts in tactics and postures, stands and counterstands, that unfolded over 13 days in 1978.” —The Plain Dealer

“A unique moment in history superbly captured. . . . A day-by-day account of the tense negotiations that shaped these historic talks. . . . Yet another triumph for Wright.” —Kirkus Reviews (starred)

“Meticulously researched. . . . Almost nail-bitingly tense. . . . An authoritative, fascinating, and relatively unbiased exploration of a pivotal period and a complicated subject.” —Publishers Weekly (starred)


Carnegie Medal SHORTLIST 2015

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