Shlomo Sand studied history at the University of Tel Aviv and at the cole des hautes tudes en sciences sociales, in Paris. He currently teaches contemporary history at the University of Tel Aviv. His books include The Invention of the Jewish People, On the Nation and the Jewish People, L'Illusion du politique: Georges Sorel et le d bat intellectuel 1900, Georges Sorel en son temps, Le XXe si cle l' cran and Les Mots et la terre: les intellectuels en Isra l.
"Formidable" Max Hastings, Sunday Times "Brilliant and always polemical. A controversial bestseller.." David Goldberg, Jewish Chronicle "Books combining passion and erudition don't change political situations, but if they did, this one would count as a landmark." Eric Hobsbawn, Observer Book of the Year 2009 "Quiet earthquake of a book.." Rafael Behr, Observer