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2010 National Book Critics Circle Award Finalist - Crossing Mandelbaum Gate: Coming of Age Between the Arabs and Israelis, 1956-1978

Kai Bird

About the Program

Pulitzer Prize-winning author Kai Bird talks about growing up in the Middle East (Israel, Jordan, Saudi Arabia, Egypt, Lebanon) at a time when the roots of the modern Arab-Israeli conflict were being laid.  Mr. Bird spoke at the Museum of Jewish Heritage in New York City.   Kai Bird's Crossing Mandelbaum's Gate is a National Book Critics Circl award finalist for autobiography.             

About the Authors

Kai Bird

Kai Bird's books include "The Chairman: John J. McCloy" and "The Color of Truth: McGeorge Bundy and William Bundy."  His 2005 biography of Robert Oppenheimer, "American Prometheus," co-authored with Martin Sherwin, was awarded the Pulitzer Prize and the National Book Critics Circle Award.  For more information, visit: kaibird.com.   


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2010 National Book Critics Circle Award Finalist - Crossing Mandelbaum Gate: Coming of Age Between the Arabs and Israelis, 1956-1978

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  • Saturday, February 19th at 8:15pm (ET)
  • Sunday, February 6th at 4:15pm (ET)
  • Sunday, June 20th at 11am (ET)
  • Saturday, June 19th at 11pm (ET)
  • Saturday, June 19th at 5pm (ET)
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