A State at Any Cost

A State at Any Cost

The Life of David Ben-Gurion

Book - 2019 | First American edition
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As the founder of Israel, David Ben-Gurion long ago secured his reputation as a leading figure of the twentieth century. Determined from an early age to create a Jewish state, he thereupon took control of the Zionist movement, declared Israels independence, and navigated his country through wars, controversies and remarkable achievements. And yet Ben-Gurion remains an enigmahe could be driven and imperious, or quizzical and confounding. In this definitive biography, Israels leading journalist-historian Tom Segev uses large amounts of previously unreleased archival material to give an original, nuanced account, transcending the myths and legends that have accreted around the man. Segevs probing biography ranges from the villages of Poland to Manhattan libraries, London hotels, and the hills of Palestine, and shows us Ben-Gurions relentless activity across six decades. Along the way, Segev reveals for the first time Ben-Gurions secret negotiations with the British on the eve of Israels independence, his willingness to countenance the forced transfer of Arab neighbors, his relative indifference to Jerusalem, and his occasional {28}nutty moments
Publisher: New York : Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2019
Edition: First American edition
ISBN: 9780374112646
Branch Call Number: B BENGU-D 2019
Characteristics: 804 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations, map ; 24 cm
Additional Contributors: Watzman, Haim - Translator


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