On early negative views on Palestine and its Arab population, particularly in the Jerusalem area, see Simon Sebag Montefiore, Jerusalem (New York: Vintage Books, 2012). For a counter-view rationalizing the decline and deterioration of living conditions in Jerusalem and their causes, see Jeff Halper, Between Redemption and Revival: The Jewish Yishuv of Jerusalem in the Nineteenth Century (Boulder: Westview, 1991).
See Beshara Doumani, Rediscovering Palestine: Merchants and Peasants in Jabal Nablus, 1700–1900 (Berkeley: University of California Press, 1995).
Ghada Hashem Talhami, “Review of The Hashemites: The Dream of Arabia by Robert McNamara,” H-Diplo Review , 2010, http://www.h-net.org/∼diplo/essays/PDF/Haus-Arabia.pdf.
For many references to David K. Niles' role while a White House adviser, see John B. Judis, Genesis: Truman, American Jews, and the Origins of the Arab/Israeli Conflict (New York: Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2014). See also Alfred M. Lilienthal, The Zionist Connection: What Price Peace? (New York: Middle East Perspectives, 1979).