Anita Shapira's Ben-Gurion: Father of Modern Israel (Jewish Lives) PDF

By Anita Shapira

David Ben-Gurion solid a good shadow in the course of his lifetime, and his legacy remains to be sharply debated to today. there were many books written concerning the lifestyles and accomplishments of the Zionist icon and founding father of smooth Israel, yet this new biography by means of eminent Israeli historian Anita Shapira strives to get to the center of the advanced guy who may develop into the face of the recent Jewish state. Shapira tells the Ben-Gurion tale anew, focusing in particular at the interval after 1948, throughout the first years of statehood. because of her huge learn and singular entry to Ben-Gurion’s own documents, the writer offers attention-grabbing and unique insights into his own features and those who outlined his political management. As Shapira writes, “Ben-Gurion beloved to argue that historical past is made by means of the loads, now not contributors. yet simply as Lenin introduced the Bolshevik Revolution into the realm and Churchill added a combating Britain, so with Ben-Gurion and the Jewish kingdom. He knew the right way to create and take advantage of the conditions that made its start possible.” Shapira’s portrait unearths the flesh-and-blood guy who greater than somebody else discovered the Israeli state.

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