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Sword and the Promise

Author(s): Siegel, Benjamin Pages: 311
Publisher: Harcourt Date of Publication: 1959
Reading Level: Genre:
Setting: Alexandria & Palest Period: t/o Hadrian (Code: 7d2)
Rome Setting: n Christian/Jewish/Pagan:
Mystery: n First Person: y
Detective/Narrator: Bias, young Gk doctor
Subject: Young Greek doctor enslaved by Romans joins the 132 AD Jewish revolt (Bar-Kochba)
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Review By:
Review In: BkRevDig 1959, pp. 909-10 has 6 reviews. All think the book is worthwhile & well researched, but none find it excellent overall.
Review By:
Review In: The London Times Lit Supp (Feb 19, 1960, p. 109) makes the interesting comment: ÒViewed simply as a human story, without historical trappings, this is a curious inquiry into the relationship between hunter & hunted that can exist in a police state.Ó

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