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The Resource My country, my life : fighting for Israel, searching for peace, Ehud Barak

My country, my life : fighting for Israel, searching for peace, Ehud Barak

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My country, my life : fighting for Israel, searching for peace
Title
My country, my life
Title remainder
fighting for Israel, searching for peace
Statement of responsibility
Ehud Barak
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Language
eng
Summary
"The definitive memoir of one of Israel's most influential soldier-statesmen and one-time Prime Minister, Ehud Barak, with insights into forging peace in the Middle East. In the summer of 2000, the most decorated soldier in Israel's history--Ehud Barak--set himself a challenge as daunting as any he had faced on the battlefield: to secure a final peace with the Palestinians. He would propose two states for two peoples, with a shared capital in Jerusalem. He knew the risks of failure. But he also knew the risks of not trying: letting slip perhaps the last chance for a generation to secure genuine peace. It was a moment of truth. It was one of many in a life intertwined, from the start, with that of Israel. Born on a kibbutz, Barak became commander of Israel's elite special forces, then army Chief of Staff, and ultimately, Prime Minister. My Country, My Life tells the unvarnished story of his--and his country's--first seven decades; of its major successes, but also its setbacks and misjudgments. He offers candid assessments of his fellow Israeli politicians, of the American administrations with which he worked, and of himself. Drawing on his experiences as a military and political leader, he sounds a powerful warning: Israel is at a crossroads, threatened by events beyond its borders and by divisions within. The two-state solution is more urgent than ever, not just for the Palestinians, but for the existential interests of Israel itself. Only by rediscovering the twin pillars on which it was built--military strength and moral purpose--can Israel thrive"--
Summary
A definitive memoir by one of Israel's most influential soldier-statesmen and former prime minister traces the history of Israel's first seven decades, his landmark decisions while negotiating with Palestine in 2000 and his insights into what will be required to forge peace in the Middle East
Award
National Jewish Book Award, 2018.
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Provided by publisher
Biography type
autobiography
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10657992
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DLC
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1942-
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Barak, Ehud
Dewey number
  • 956.9405/4092
  • B
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • plates
Index
no index present
LC call number
DS126.6.B25
LC item number
B37 2018
Literary form
non fiction
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True
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  • Barak, Ehud
  • Barak, Ehud
  • Prime ministers
  • Generals
  • Politicians
  • Israel
  • BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Presidents & Heads of State
  • BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Political
  • BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Cultural Heritage
  • BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Historical
  • Generals
  • Politicians
  • Politics and government
  • Prime ministers
  • Israel
Target audience
adult
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fighting for Israel, searching for peace
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My country, my life : fighting for Israel, searching for peace, Ehud Barak
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volume
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text
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Control code
on1019834537
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xx, 472 pages, 24 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781250079367
Lccn
2017060164
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1019834537
Label
My country, my life : fighting for Israel, searching for peace, Ehud Barak
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
on1019834537
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xx, 472 pages, 24 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781250079367
Lccn
2017060164
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1019834537

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