Jonathan Mirsky

Peace Powwow

Thirteen Days in September: Carter, Begin, and Sadat at Camp David

By

Oneworld 345pp £20 order from our bookshop

With the Middle East convulsed by immolations, beheadings, hangings and bombings, it is good to know that what happened for thirteen days in late 1978 at Camp David, the presidential summer retreat near Washington, DC, ensured a big thing: the lasting peace between Israel and Egypt. It is also good to be reminded of the characteristics of the three national leaders who met there, President Jimmy Carter, Prime Minister Menachem Begin of Israel and President Anwar Sadat of Egypt. It was an unusual event in international diplomacy: negotiations between states are typically conducted by foreign ministers.

Follow Literary Review on Twitter

  • Last Tweets

    • What a charming, candid blogpost from one of our dear contributing editors. ,
    • RT : The first guess from one of my 1st graders was “death” and such an awed, somber, reflective hush fell over the clas… ,
    • Merry Christmas from Literary Review! Hope your stockings were laden with books, and the tree bending under the weight of further books....,
    • Last minute Christmas gift required? We're offering discounts on all our subscriptions (20% no less!) with the cod… ,
    • In this issue's 'Silenced Voices', Lucy Popescu writes of Thailand's restrictive lese-majesty laws and their latest… ,
    • "Gunn was a disciple of the American formalist Yvor Winters, but Winters’s poetry could never give off such a scent… ,
    • Christmas gift hunting? Why not give the gift of being even better read? We're offering discounts on all our subscr… ,