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Author Shilon, Avi.

Title Menachem Begin : a life / Avi Shilon ; translated from the Hebrew by Danielle Zilberberg and Yoram Sharett
Published New Haven : Yale University Press, 2012


Description 1 online resource (xi, 545 pages) : illustrations
Contents Political talent -- A commander's getaway -- Going underground -- Declaration of rebellion -- A bomb in the heart of the empire -- Jubilation and disappointment -- Rejected and outcast -- Be killed but do not transgress -- Buds of legitimacy -- The breakthrough -- Once more a rebel -- Against expectations -- God, you have chosen us to rule -- No more war -- Deterioration -- The Begin doctrine -- King of israel -- There will be not a single katyusha -- The downfall -- Self-flagellation -- Sharon was afraid of me -- Epilogue
Summary Menachem Begin, father of Israel's right wing and sixth prime minister of the nation, was known for his unflinchingly hawkish ideology. Through Begin's remarkable life, this book also recounts the history of the right-wing segment of Israeli society, a story essential to understanding the Israel of today
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes English
Print version record
Subject Begin, Menachem, 1913-1992.
Begin, Menachem, 1913-1992
Revisionist Zionists -- Israel -- Biography
Prime ministers -- Israel -- Biography
HISTORY -- Middle East -- Israel.
Politics and government
Prime ministers
Revisionist Zionists
Israel -- Politics and government -- 20th century
Genre/Form Biographies
Form Electronic book
LC no. 2012012189
ISBN 9780300189032
Other Titles Begin. English