ILAN PAPPE is Professor of History at the Institute of Arab and Islamic Studies at the College of Social Sciences and International Studies and Director of the European Centre for Palestine Studies at the University of Exeter, and the author of over a dozen books including the bestselling The Ethnic Cleansing of Palestine. In 2017, Pappe was awarded the Middle East Monitor's Lifetime Achievement Award at the Palestine Book Awards.
`Ilan Pappe is Israel's bravest, most principled, most incisive historian.' -- John Pilger `[Pappe] boldly and persuasively argues for understanding the occupied territories as the world's largest ever mega-prison ... Pappe's conclusions won't be welcome in all quarters but this detailed history is rigorously supported by primary sources.' * <i>Publishers Weekly</i> * `A diagnostic survey of Israel's long-planned occupation of the Palestinian's land... A grim, hard-hitting look at the nuts and bolts of Israeli occupation.' * <i>Kirkus</i> * `Will undoubtedly raise a lot of hackles in his home state.' * <i>Irish Times</i> * `What is new in The Biggest Prison on Earth is Pappe's detailed accounting of exactly what the Israeli planners were contemplating in 1963; namely, the largest ever mega-prison for a million and a half people. ' * <i>Electronic Intifada</i> * `Pappe's book is critical for understanding the present situation and looking forward to possible solutions.' * <i>CHOICE reviews</i> *