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About the Author

No man, and no nation, is an island, says Dorothy Drummond, whose travels have taken her to some seventy countries.  She brings a geographer's viewpoint, and an abiding love for history, to first-hand observation wherever she is traveling. She looks always for relationships -- between people and the land they live on, between nations, and between the past and the present.

Drummond has spent most of her life as a freelance writer for geographical publications.  She began her professional career as assistant to the editor of the Geographical Review, published by the American Geographical Society in New York City.  She has authored or co-authored four world cultures textbooks, has written articles for professional journals and scores of encyclopedia articles, and has been an advisor in the making of educational films.

Drummond was born in San Diego, spent her childhood in Oxnard, California, and her education years in the Mid-West -- at Valparaiso

University in Indiana and at Northwestern University, where she earned a masters degree in geography. Following her marriage, she moved from New York City to Indiana, where her husband was a professor of geography at Indiana State University. Drummond taught World Geography for more than thirty years as an adjunct on the faculties of Indiana State University and Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College.

Awarded Fulbright scholarships, Drummond and her husband spent a year doing research in Burma. At the time they met four Israeli agricultural experts, who later invited them to spend time in Israel as their guests. Drummond's intense interest in Israel and Palestine began with this experience. Holy Land, Whose Land? Modern Dilemma, Ancient Roots is the outgrowth of extensive travel in the Middle East, as well as research to uncover the causes of conflict plaguing the region.

A mother of three, and grandmother of two, Dorothy Drummond makes her home in Terre Haute, Indiana. She is listed in Who's Who in America. Now retired from teaching, she divides her time between writing, traveling, and occasional guest lecturing.