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Todd Ferry

Born: 1978 in Indiana
Pen Name: None

Connection to Illinois: 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.

Biography: 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.


Primary Literary Genre(s): Fiction; History; Mystery; Non-Fiction; Science Fiction

Primary Audience(s): Adult readers

Todd Ferry on WorldCat :

Selected Titles

  The Palestine-Israel conflict :
ISBN: 0745332137 OCLC: 812178437

"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 is the first book to provide a clear, accessible, and annotated introduction that covers the full history of the region, 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."--Provided by publisher.

The Palestine-Israel conflict :
ISBN: 0745323790 OCLC: 58999241

Pluto, London ; 2005.

[This book] provides the student and general reader with a comprehensive yet clear and easy rendering of not only the conflict, but the entire history of the region (Canaan and Palestine). By including the ancient background, the common assumption that the Israelis and Palestinians have been fighting for thousands of years is put to rest. Broken up into three sections -- Background History, Pre-Conflict, and Conflict -- the reader is walked through Ancient Israel, Muhammad and Islam, and on through two world wars and up to the current situation covered on the evening news. In addition to the brief history, the reader is also provided with further direction, such as detailed citing of sources, and suggested reading lists and resources ...-Publisher description.