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The Resource Ben-Gurion : father of modern Israel, Anita Shapira ; translated from the Hebrew by Anthony Berris

Ben-Gurion : father of modern Israel, Anita Shapira ; translated from the Hebrew by Anthony Berris

Label
Ben-Gurion : father of modern Israel
Title
Ben-Gurion
Title remainder
father of modern Israel
Statement of responsibility
Anita Shapira ; translated from the Hebrew by Anthony Berris
Creator
Contributor
Author
Translator
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • heb
  • eng
Summary
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 realised the Israeli state
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Summary
Drawing on access to his personal archives, a new biography of the Zionist and founder of modern Israel focuses on the first years of Israel's statehood after 1948, shedding light on the qualities that defined his leadership
Writing style
Biography type
individual biography
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10394449
Cataloging source
StDuBDS
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Shapira, Anita
Dewey number
956.94
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • portraits
Index
index present
Language note
Translated from the Hebrew
LC call number
DS125.3.B37
LC item number
S53713 2014
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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Berris, Anthony
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True
Series statement
Jewish lives
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  • Ben Gurion, David
  • Ben-Guryon, Daṿid
  • Zionists
  • Prime ministers
  • Prime ministers
  • Israel
  • Israel
Target audience
adult
http://bibfra.me/vocab/lite/titleRemainder
father of modern Israel
Label
Ben-Gurion : father of modern Israel, Anita Shapira ; translated from the Hebrew by Anthony Berris
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Publication
Copyright
Note
Formerly CIP.
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
000053745986
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
ix, 273 pages
Isbn
9780300180459
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2014010381
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
YBP11776079
Other physical details
illustrations, portraits
System control number
(OCoLC)877851975
Label
Ben-Gurion : father of modern Israel, Anita Shapira ; translated from the Hebrew by Anthony Berris
Publication
Copyright
Note
Formerly CIP.
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
000053745986
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
ix, 273 pages
Isbn
9780300180459
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2014010381
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
YBP11776079
Other physical details
illustrations, portraits
System control number
(OCoLC)877851975

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