Turbulent Times In Palestine: The Diaries of Khalil Totah, 1886-1955

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Co-published with PASSIA, Palestinian Academic Society for the Study of International Affairs.

This captivating and richly detailed biography of one of mandate Palestine's best known educators draws on Totah's diaries, journals, letters, photos, testimonies, and published writings. Thomas Ricks' introduction provides a contextualized narrative to Totah's works that charts his journey from his childhood in Ottoman Ramallah, to his studies at Columbia University, and to his career as a principal of the Quaker Friends School in British-Mandate Ramallah.

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Thomas M. Ricks is an independent scholar of the social and cultural history of Palestine, Iran and the Persian Gulf. Until recently, he was a Lecturer in the Department of History at the University of Pennsylvania following his work as Villanova University's Director of International Studies and Assocaite Professor of History in the Center for Arab and Islamic Studies. Ricks co-founded BRR/The Birzeit Research Review (Palestine, 1985-89), and served on the editorial board of The International Journal of Middle East Studies.


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