Nancy Keane's Booktalks -- Quick and Simple
Miklowitz, Goria D.
Grand Rapids, MI : Eerdmans Books for Young Readers, 1998
ISBN 0802851657
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Way back in the year 72 AD, the Jewish city of Masada was the home to 1,000 Jews.  The city lay on top of a mountain and the Jews hoped it would protect them from enemies.  But the Romans, led by Falvius Silva, make siege on the fortress determined to overtake it and force the Jews into slavery.  In Masada, Simon, the 17-year-old son of Masada's commander, relates the tale from the Jewish side.  The Jews held out against the Roman army of 20,000 men.  They vowed never to be taken alive.  What finally happened at Masada?
SUBJECTS:     Masada Site (Israel) Siege, 72-73 -- Fiction.
                        Jews -- History -- Rebellion, 66-73 -- Fiction.
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