skip to content
Battling for peace : a memoir Preview this item
ClosePreview this item
Checking...

Battling for peace : a memoir

Author: Shimon Peres; David Landau
Publisher: New York : Random House, ©1995.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : English : 1st editionView all editions and formats
Summary:
One of the great statesmen of our century, Shimon Peres, winner of the 1994 Nobel Peace Prize, has shaped the history of Israel and the future of the Middle East. In the seventies, as Israel's minister of defense, he engineered the legendary Entebbe raid against PLO terrorists; in the eighties, as prime minister, he saved the Israeli economy from near collapse; and as foreign minister, Shimon Peres is now a key  Read more...
Rating:

(not yet rated) 0 with reviews - Be the first.

Subjects
More like this

Find a copy in the library

&AllPage.SpinnerRetrieving; Finding libraries that hold this item...

Details

Genre/Form: Autobiographies
Biography
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Peres, Shimon, 1923-
Battling for peace.
New York : Random House, ©1995
(OCoLC)604729144
Named Person: Shimon Peres; Shimon Peres; Shimʻon Peres
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Shimon Peres; David Landau
ISBN: 0679436170 9780679436171
OCLC Number: 31606361
Description: x, 350 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 25 cm
Responsibility: Shimon Peres ; edited by David Landau.
More information:

Abstract:

One of the great statesmen of our century, Shimon Peres, winner of the 1994 Nobel Peace Prize, has shaped the history of Israel and the future of the Middle East. In the seventies, as Israel's minister of defense, he engineered the legendary Entebbe raid against PLO terrorists; in the eighties, as prime minister, he saved the Israeli economy from near collapse; and as foreign minister, Shimon Peres is now a key negotiator in the peace accords that he helped bring about. In Battling for Peace, he tells, for the first time, the story of his amazing career. As we follow Peres from his ancestral home in Poland to Israel, from the youth village of Ben-Shemen to Kibbutz Alumot, from youth movement leader to prime minister, we are introduced both to a man and to a nation. A thoughtful, disciplined, and immensely resourceful young man, Peres was singled out by Israel's great leader David Ben-Gurion, who appointed him, while still in his twenties, director general of the Ministry of Defense. From this point on, Peres's life was inseparable from his country's history. Peres writes of his bitter quarrels with Golda Meir and Yitzhak Rabin, and of his great admiration for Ben-Gurion, Moshe Dayan, and Francois Mitterrand. He discusses the origins of Israel's nuclear program, and tells how he led the way toward the Oslo agreement, describing his secret talks with King Hussein in London ten years ago, and revealing how a chance for peace was thwarted by self-serving politicians and timid American diplomacy.

Reviews

User-contributed reviews
Retrieving GoodReads reviews...
Retrieving DOGObooks reviews...

Tags

Be the first.
Confirm this request

You may have already requested this item. Please select Ok if you would like to proceed with this request anyway.

Linked Data


Primary Entity

<http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/31606361> # Battling for peace : a memoir
    a schema:CreativeWork, schema:Book ;
    library:oclcnum "31606361" ;
    library:placeOfPublication <http://id.loc.gov/vocabulary/countries/nyu> ;
    library:placeOfPublication <http://dbpedia.org/resource/New_York_City> ; # New York
    schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/33316806#Topic/friedenspolitik> ; # Friedenspolitik
    schema:about <http://id.worldcat.org/fast/1131990> ; # Statesmen
    schema:about <http://viaf.org/viaf/78770379> ; # Shimʻon Peres
    schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/33316806#Person/peres_shimon_1923_2016> ; # Shimon Peres
    schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/33316806#CreativeWork/declaration_of_principles_on_interim_self_government_arrangements> ; # Declaration of Principles on Interim Self-Government Arrangements
    schema:about <http://id.worldcat.org/fast/1204236> ; # Israel.
    schema:about <http://id.worldcat.org/fast/1917530> ; # Declaration of Principles on Interim Self-Government Arrangements (1993 September 13)
    schema:about <http://id.worldcat.org/fast/1919741> ; # Politics and government
    schema:about <http://id.worldcat.org/fast/812220> ; # Arab-Israeli conflict
    schema:about <http://dewey.info/class/956.94054092/e20/> ;
    schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/33316806#Topic/statesmen_israel> ; # Statesmen--Israel
    schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/33316806#Place/israel> ; # Israel.
    schema:bookEdition "1st edition." ;
    schema:bookFormat bgn:PrintBook ;
    schema:contributor <http://viaf.org/viaf/289550929> ; # David Landau
    schema:copyrightYear "1995" ;
    schema:creator <http://viaf.org/viaf/78770379> ; # Shimʻon Peres
    schema:datePublished "1995" ;
    schema:description "One of the great statesmen of our century, Shimon Peres, winner of the 1994 Nobel Peace Prize, has shaped the history of Israel and the future of the Middle East. In the seventies, as Israel's minister of defense, he engineered the legendary Entebbe raid against PLO terrorists; in the eighties, as prime minister, he saved the Israeli economy from near collapse; and as foreign minister, Shimon Peres is now a key negotiator in the peace accords that he helped bring about. In Battling for Peace, he tells, for the first time, the story of his amazing career. As we follow Peres from his ancestral home in Poland to Israel, from the youth village of Ben-Shemen to Kibbutz Alumot, from youth movement leader to prime minister, we are introduced both to a man and to a nation. A thoughtful, disciplined, and immensely resourceful young man, Peres was singled out by Israel's great leader David Ben-Gurion, who appointed him, while still in his twenties, director general of the Ministry of Defense. From this point on, Peres's life was inseparable from his country's history. Peres writes of his bitter quarrels with Golda Meir and Yitzhak Rabin, and of his great admiration for Ben-Gurion, Moshe Dayan, and Francois Mitterrand. He discusses the origins of Israel's nuclear program, and tells how he led the way toward the Oslo agreement, describing his secret talks with King Hussein in London ten years ago, and revealing how a chance for peace was thwarted by self-serving politicians and timid American diplomacy."@en ;
    schema:exampleOfWork <http://worldcat.org/entity/work/id/33316806> ;
    schema:genre "Biography"@en ;
    schema:genre "Autobiographies"@en ;
    schema:inLanguage "en" ;
    schema:isSimilarTo <http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/604729144> ;
    schema:name "Battling for peace : a memoir"@en ;
    schema:productID "31606361" ;
    schema:publication <http://www.worldcat.org/title/-/oclc/31606361#PublicationEvent/new_york_random_house_1995> ;
    schema:publisher <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/33316806#Agent/random_house> ; # Random House
    schema:workExample <http://worldcat.org/isbn/9780679436171> ;
    wdrs:describedby <http://www.worldcat.org/title/-/oclc/31606361> ;
    .


Related Entities

<http://dbpedia.org/resource/New_York_City> # New York
    a schema:Place ;
    schema:name "New York" ;
    .

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/33316806#Agent/random_house> # Random House
    a bgn:Agent ;
    schema:name "Random House" ;
    .

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/33316806#CreativeWork/declaration_of_principles_on_interim_self_government_arrangements> # Declaration of Principles on Interim Self-Government Arrangements
    a schema:CreativeWork ;
    schema:name "Declaration of Principles on Interim Self-Government Arrangements" ;
    .

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/33316806#Person/peres_shimon_1923_2016> # Shimon Peres
    a schema:Person ;
    schema:birthDate "1923" ;
    schema:deathDate "2016" ;
    schema:familyName "Peres" ;
    schema:givenName "Shimon" ;
    schema:name "Shimon Peres" ;
    .

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/33316806#Place/israel> # Israel.
    a schema:Place ;
    schema:name "Israel." ;
    schema:name "Israel" ;
    .

<http://id.worldcat.org/fast/1131990> # Statesmen
    a schema:Intangible ;
    schema:name "Statesmen"@en ;
    .

<http://id.worldcat.org/fast/1204236> # Israel.
    a schema:Place ;
    schema:name "Israel." ;
    .

<http://id.worldcat.org/fast/1917530> # Declaration of Principles on Interim Self-Government Arrangements (1993 September 13)
    a schema:CreativeWork ;
    schema:name "Declaration of Principles on Interim Self-Government Arrangements (1993 September 13)" ;
    .

<http://id.worldcat.org/fast/1919741> # Politics and government
    a schema:Intangible ;
    schema:name "Politics and government"@en ;
    .

<http://id.worldcat.org/fast/812220> # Arab-Israeli conflict
    a schema:Intangible ;
    schema:name "Arab-Israeli conflict"@en ;
    .

<http://viaf.org/viaf/289550929> # David Landau
    a schema:Person ;
    schema:birthDate "1947" ;
    schema:deathDate "2015" ;
    schema:familyName "Landau" ;
    schema:givenName "David" ;
    schema:name "David Landau" ;
    .

<http://viaf.org/viaf/78770379> # Shimʻon Peres
    a schema:Person ;
    schema:birthDate "1923" ;
    schema:deathDate "2016" ;
    schema:familyName "Peres" ;
    schema:givenName "Shimʻon" ;
    schema:givenName "Shimon" ;
    schema:name "Shimʻon Peres" ;
    schema:name "Shimon Peres" ;
    .

<http://worldcat.org/isbn/9780679436171>
    a schema:ProductModel ;
    schema:isbn "0679436170" ;
    schema:isbn "9780679436171" ;
    .

<http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/604729144>
    a schema:CreativeWork ;
    rdfs:label "Battling for peace." ;
    schema:description "Online version:" ;
    schema:isSimilarTo <http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/31606361> ; # Battling for peace : a memoir
    .


Content-negotiable representations

Close Window

Please sign in to WorldCat 

Don't have an account? You can easily create a free account.