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Beginning in a Gaza Strip refugee camp with the author taking tearful leave of his home to travel to the United States of America, this “untold story” is a double memoir/biography charting the lives of Ramzy Baroud’s father and relatives and the history of the Palestinian people and Gaza.

From David Ben Gurion’s ethnic cleansing of Palestinians in the lead-up to and first months of the foundation of the state of Israel on May 14, 1948, through Operation Cast Lead on Dec. 27, 2008, in which Israeli forces sealed borders, bulldozed entire settlements and killed or wounded thousands, Gaza’s history is a terrible one in all the connotations of that word — distressing, severe, horrible, and exciting terror or great fear.

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