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Howard Morley Sachar (born February 10, 1928) is an American historian and an author. His writings have been published in six languages.

Born in St. Louis, Missouri, and reared in Champaign, Illinois, Howard Sachar received his undergraduate education at Swarthmore College and took his M.A. and Ph.D. degrees at Harvard University.

Based in Washington, D.C., where he is Professor Emeritus of Modern History at George Washington University, Sachar has been a lecturer on Middle Eastern affairs for the United States Foreign Service Institute, a visiting summer professor at the Hebrew University and Tel Aviv University, and has guest lectured extensively at other universities in North America, Europe, South Africa and Egypt. His books include:


  • The Course of Modern Jewish History (Updated 1990)
  • Aliyah: The Peoples of Israel
  • From the Ends of the Earth: The Peoples of Israel
  • The Emergence of the Middle East
  • Europe Leaves the Middle East
  • A History of Israel from the Rise of Zionism to Our Time
  • The Man on the Camel
  • Egypt and Israel
  • Diaspora
  • A History of Israel from the Aftermath of the Yom Kippur War
  • A History of the Jews in America
  • Farewell Espana: The World of the Sephardim Remembered
  • Israel and Europe: An Appraisal in History
  • A History of Israel: From the Rise of Zionism to Our Time (Third Edition, revised and updated) 2007 ISBN 978-0394485645
  • Dreamland: Europeans and Jews in the Aftermath of the Great War
  • A History of the Jews in the Modern World (2005)
  • The Rise Of Israel : A Documentary Record from the Nineteenth Century To 1948; A Facsimile Series Reproducing Over 1,900 Documents in 39 Volumes (1987) ISBN 978-0824049263


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