This book was written in 1987. I bought it in 1991 in Singapore en-route to an open-air Chinese New Year charity dinner. My law firm had bought a table. We were sent to grace the occasion.
This is a book that will appeal to Christians with a historical bent.
Despite its provocative title, it only deals with the authorship of the 5 books of Moses and the six books of the Early Prophets. (p 103).
Friedman posits that the five books of Moses were composed by combining 4 different source documents, identified by alphabetical symbols for working purposes as J, E, P, and D. (p24).
He presents convincing historical, textual, and analysis evidence. I find this book fascinating.