In The Blood of Abraham, originally published in 1985 with updates to the afterword in 1993 and 2007, President Carter explains his understanding of the Middle East and seeks to provide an enlightening and reconciling vision for greater peace in the region.
The Blood of Abraham
Insights into the Middle East
Third Edition, Revised Afterword by the Author
“The book’s main lesson is one that Carter taught so well at Camp David: that adversaries in the Middle East can make giant steps toward peace if America’s president acts as a ‘trusted mediator’ and an ‘unwavering, enthusiastic’ partner in the process.”
“A caring, well-researched and closely informed book . . . can be read by the non-expert without fear of arcane overload, yet can be read profitably by experts for its clearness of thought.”
—Atlanta Journal and Constitution
The seven works in the Carter Collection from the University of Arkansas Press showcase President Jimmy Carter’s lifelong relationship with writing and scholarship. These books range from commentary on Middle East politics to tales of outdoor adventure and, with First Lady Rosalynn Carter, reflections on life post-presidency. A longtime supporter of university presses, President Carter’s emphasis on high academic standards and critical thought are evident throughout these pages.