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Jabotinsky : a life

Author: Hillel Halkin
Publisher: New Haven, Connecticut : Yale University Press, [2014] ©2014
Series: Jewish lives (New Haven, Conn.)
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Vladimir Jabotinsky (1880-1940) was a man of huge paradoxes and contradictions and has been the most misunderstood of all Zionist politicians--a first-rate novelist, a celebrated Russian journalist, and the founder of the branch of Zionism now headed by Benjamin Netanyahu. This biography, the first in English in nearly two decades, undertakes to answer central questions about Jabotinsky as a writer, a political  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
Named Person: Vladimir Jabotinsky; Vladimir Jabotinsky; Zeʾev Zʹaboṭinsḳi; Vladimir Jabotinsky
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Hillel Halkin
ISBN: 9780300136623 0300136625
OCLC Number: 861755105
Awards: Winner of National Jewish Book Award (Book of the Year) 2014
Description: 246 pages ; 22 cm.
Contents: The young Jabotinsky --
Jabotinsky the Zionist --
Between Palestine and Europe --
Racing the clock.
Series Title: Jewish lives (New Haven, Conn.)
Responsibility: Hillel Halkin.

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"Mr. Halkin's book presents [Jabotinsky] in all his hardheaded but humane complexity."-Douglas J. Feith, Wall Street Journal"Concise and highly readable."-Jerusalem Post"A revelatory exploration of Read more...

 
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