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Ben-Gurion - Father of Modern Israel (Hardcover)

Anita Shapira

Series: Jewish Lives

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David Ben-Gurion cast a great shadow during his lifetime, and his legacy continues to be sharply debated to this day. There have been many books written about the life and accomplishments of the Zionist icon and founder of modern Israel, but this new biography by eminent Israeli historian Anita Shapira strives to get to the core of the complex man who would become the face of the new Jewish nation.

Shapira tells the Ben-Gurion story anew, focusing especially on the period after 1948, during the first years of statehood. As a result of her extensive research and singular access to Ben-Gurion’s personal archives, the author provides fascinating and original insights into his personal qualities and those that defined his political leadership. As Shapira writes, “Ben-Gurion liked to argue that history is made by the masses, not individuals. But just as Lenin brought the Bolshevik Revolution into the world and Churchill delivered a fighting Britain, so with Ben-Gurion and the Jewish state. He knew how to create and exploit the circumstances that made its birth possible.”

Shapira’s portrait reveals the flesh-and-blood man who more than anyone else realized the Israeli state.

General

Imprint: Yale University Press
Country of origin: United States
Series: Jewish Lives
Release date: June 2018
First published: November 2014
Authors: Anita Shapira
Dimensions: 217 x 155 x 25mm (L x W x T)
Format: Hardcover - Cloth over boards
Pages: 273
ISBN-13: 978-0-300-18045-9
Categories: Books > Language & Literature > Biography & autobiography
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Books > Humanities > History > World history > From 1900 > Postwar, from 1945
Books > History > Asian / Middle Eastern history
Books > History > Asian / Middle Eastern history > General
Books > History > World history
Books > History > World history > From 1900
Books > History > World history > From 1900 > Postwar, from 1945
Books > Biography > Historical, political & military
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LSN: 0-300-18045-4
Barcode: 9780300180459

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