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The prime ministers : an intimate narrative of Israeli leadership

Author: Yehuda Avner; Martin Gilbert
Publisher: New Milford, CT : Toby Press, 2012, ©2010.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : English : Fourth editionView all editions and formats
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Looks at the lives of Israeli prime ministers Levi Eshkol, Golda Meir, Yitzhak Rabin, and Menachem Begin, and the events surrounding their leadership in Israel.
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Named Person: Levi Eshkol; Golda Meir; Yitzhak Rabin; Menachem Begin; Levi Eshkol; Golda Meir; Yitzhak Rabin; Menachem Begin
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Yehuda Avner; Martin Gilbert
ISBN: 9781592642786 1592642780
OCLC Number: 793920618
Notes: "Introduction by Martin Gilbert"--Cover.
Awards: Commended for National Jewish Book Award (Biography/Autobiography) 2010
Commended for National Jewish Book Award (History) 2010
Description: xxiii, 731 pages : illustrations, portraits ; 24 cm
Contents: Part I: Beginites and anti-Beginites --
Part II: Coalitions and oppositions. Prime Minister Levi Eshkol --
Prime Minister Golda Meir --
Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin --
Part III: The last patriarch. Prime Minister Menachem Begin. Author's note --
Acknowledgments --
Principal characters --
Forward / by Martin Gilbert --
Part I Beginites and anti-Beginites. Chapter 1. In the beginning --
Chapter 2. Desperate hopes and savage defiance --
Chapter 3. Esther --
Chapter 4. Independence Day --
Chapter 5. The rock harvesters of Galilee --
Chapter 6. The Oxford Union --
Interregnum --
Part II. Coalitions and oppositions. Prime Minister Levi Eshkol. Chapter 7. A novice in the Foreign Ministry --
Chapter 8. A green horn in the Prime Minister's bureau --
Chapter 9. A walk with Harry Truman --
Chapter 10. A perfidious Syrian design --
Chapter 11. The gathering storm --
Chapter 12. An uncommon proposal and a disastrous broadcast --
Chapter 13. A prayer at the Wall --
Chapter 14. Deep in the heart of Texas --
Chapter 15. An unlikely ambassador and a Premier's passing --
Chapter 16. Envoy of the Year --
Prime Minister Golda Meir. Chapter 17. Changing of the guard --
Chapter 18. Golda and Oriana: a romance --
Chapter 19. The shame of Schoenau --
Chapter 20. The SAMs of Suez --
Chapter 21. Once upon a Sukka time --
Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin. Chapter 22. The instant premier --
Chapter 23. Yeduha --
Chapter 24. Collusion at Salzburg --
Chapter 25. A presidential letter --
Chapter 26. Entebbe--Flight 139 --
Chapter 27. Enter Jimmy Carter --
Chapter 28. Swansong --
Part III. The last patriarch. Prime Minister Menachem Begin. Chapter 29. Upheaval --
Chapter 30. A Jew of many parts --
Chapter 31. Yechiel and Begin --
Chapter 32. The open house --
Chapter 33. The Bible circle --
Chapter 34. Washington --
Chapter 35. The presidential encounter --
Chapter 36. The dinner --
Chapter 37. To ignite the soul --
Chapter 38. A duel in the Knesset --
Chapter 39. The night Sadat came --
Chapter 40. Deadlock --
Chapter 41. Abie Finegold saves the peace treaty --
Chapter 42. The child in El Arish --
Chapter 43. Begin's bag and baggage --
Chapter 44. Purity of arms --
Chapter 45. O Jerusalem --
Chapter 46. Germany--the eternal and infernal reverie --
Chapter 47. When yet another holocaust loomed --
Chapter 48. Asset or ally? --
Chapter 49. Death of a president --
Chapter 50. Pacta sunt servanda --
Chapter 51. The Sabbath queen --
Chapter 52. Waging war, preaching peace --
Chapter 53. "I did not mislead you" --
Chapter 54. An inept attempt at a flawed peace --
Chapter 55. The Rosh Hashanah of Sabra and Shatila --
Chapter 56. "To everything there is a season" --
Chapter 57. "I cannot go on" --
Chapter 58. Journey's end --
Afterword --
Endnotes --
Bibliography --
Index --
About the author.
Responsibility: Yehuda Avner.

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Looks at the lives of Israeli prime ministers Levi Eshkol, Golda Meir, Yitzhak Rabin, and Menachem Begin, and the events surrounding their leadership in Israel.

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