Golda Meir And The Nation Of Israel
- Global History
Israel's Iron Lady
Golda Meir was a world figure unlike any other-iron-willed leader, canny political operative, cake-serving grandmother, and stalwart Zionist. Francine Klagsbrun has written the definitive portrait of Israel's founding legend and fourth prime minister.
Born in czarist Russia in 1898 and raised in Milwaukee, Meir emigrated to Palestine in 1921 and soon embarked on a meteoric political career. Elected Prime Minister in 1969, she brought fiery oratory, plainspoken appeals, and shrewd deal-making to the Israeli cause. Her time in office ended in the recriminations following the 1973 Yom Kippur War, but she remains one of the titans of Israeli history.
This full-blooded portrait of a woman of passion and purpose gives us a Golda Meir for the ages.
"A majestic and very important account of the extraordinary life of Golda Meir.... I thought I knew her life story, but Francine Klagsbrun's compelling story of her triumphs and trials, her irresistible personality, gave me a fresh appreciation of this historic woman."-Tom Brokaw, author of The Greatest Generation
"A masterwork melding character and history, Klagsbrun's majestic study of Golda Meir chronicles marriage as poignant tragedy, visionary socialism as dominant yet fragile, party politics as life-or-death exigency, and daily contingencies as cliffhangers. Part biblically reminiscent drama, part novel-like interiority, part American-inspired pioneering, Golda Meir's story, from childhood pogroms to Milwaukee schoolteacher to prime minister of the beleaguered reborn state of Israel, has no parallel in the annals of nations."-Cynthia Ozick
"Golda Meir-immigrant, Zionist, feminist, and wartime prime minister of Israel-claimed far more than one woman's share of history. In Lioness, Francine Klagsbrun superbly captures Golda's courage and unrelenting commitment to the founding and survival of a Jewish state."-John A. Farrell, author of Richard Nixon: The Life
"Klagsbrun has written a masterful biography of Golda Meir-it's scholarly and gorgeously researched, but most of all it's the vivid story of a tough, complicated, remarkable woman who led Israel during a crucial period in its history. A powerful read."-Patricia Bosworth, author of Anything Your Little Heart Desires: An American Family Story
About the Author
Francine Klagsbrun is the author of more than a dozen books, including The Fourth Commandment, and was the editor of the bestselling Free to Be... You and Me. She is a regular columnist for The Jewish Week, and her writing has also appeared in The New York Times, The Boston Globe, and Newsweek.
Additional Book Details
|Release Date:||October 17, 2017|