Beyond the Promised Land: Jews and Arabs on a Hard Road to a New Israel.

Glenn Frankel, who won a Pulitzer Prize for his work as The Washington Post's Jerusalem bureau chief, pulls no punches in this thorough exploration of the birth of a new Israel. His remarkable access -- to figures ranging from the most senior officials to the young Palestinian street fighters -- informs his sweeping account of years of civil unrest, political upheaval and diplomatic crisis. The result is an unprecedented look at the people caught up in the dance between Israel and the Palestinians.