TALK: Jerusalem

Simon Sebag Montefiore (International Best-Selling Historian,
author of Catherine the Great & Potemkin, Stalin, and Young Stalin)

Thursday, November 3 / 8:00 PM
UCSB Campbell Hall

Jerusalem is the universal city, the capital of two peoples, the shrine of three faiths; it is the prize of empires, the site of Judgment Day and the battlefield of today’s clash of civilizations.  In his latest bestseller, Jerusalem: The Biography, Simon Sebag Montefiore presents an epic history of the world’s most contested place through the lives of those who created, destroyed, conquered, wrote about and believed in the Holy City. Montefiore is the international best-selling author of Catherine the Great & Potemkin, Stalin: The Court of the Red Tsar, and Young Stalin. His books are published in more than thirty-five languages. Copies of Jerusalem will be available for purchase and signing at this free event, courtesy of The Book Den.

Sponsored by the Herman P. and Sophia Taubman Foundation Endowed Symposia in Jewish Studies at UCSB, UCSB Arts and Lectures, the Department of Religious Studies, Congregation B’nai B’rith, the Jewish Federation of Greater Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara Hillel, and IHC.
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