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General Information

Name:  Todd Ferry  

Pen Name: None

Genre: Fiction History Mystery Non-Fiction Science Fiction

Audience: Adult;

Born: 1978 in Indiana

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Illinois Connection

Ferry moved to Chicago for graduate school at the University of Chicago's Oriental Institute. He got married, had two kids and now lives in the Independence Park neighborhood of Old Irving Park.

Biographical and Professional Information

Todd M. Ferry has a graduate degree in Near Eastern archaeology from the Oriental Institute at the University of Chicago. He has written two books, a history of Israel entitled, ''The Palestine-Israel Conflict: A Basic Introduction'' (now in its third edition) and a thriller, the ''Society of Everlasting Life''. He has also written an ebook, an occult detective mystery entitled, ''The Hercules Mulligan Chronicles: the Books of the Sun and Moon and Other Strange Cases''. Ferry spent several years excavating in Israel and North America and now writes and teaches high school history in Chicago.

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Titles At Your Library

The Palestine-Israel Conflict: A Basic Introduction, Third Edition
ISBN: 0745332137

Pluto Press. 2012

The Palestine-Israel conflict is the most notorious and ingrained conflict of the twentieth, and now twenty-first, century. Yet the way it is reported in the media is often confusing, leading many to assume the hostilities stretch back to an ancient period.

The Palestine-Israel Conflict Third Edition is the first book to provide a clear, accessible, and annotated introduction that covers the full history of the regionAn indispensable, basic introduction., from Biblical times until today. Perfect for the general reader, as well as students, it offers a comprehensive yet lucid rendering of the conflict, setting it in its proper historical context. Harms and Ferry show how today's violence is very much a product of recent history, with its roots in the twentieth century.

This balanced account is now fully up to date, including the ongoing situation in Gaza, making it a valuable resource for anyone who wants a clear guide to the conflict between Israel and the Palestinian territories, and its place in the history of Middle Eastern affairs.

Speaking Engagements

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