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The Resource Return to Zion : the history of modern Israel, Eric Gartman

Return to Zion : the history of modern Israel, Eric Gartman

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Return to Zion : the history of modern Israel
Title
Return to Zion
Title remainder
the history of modern Israel
Statement of responsibility
Eric Gartman
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Author
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Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • "The history of modern Israel is a story of ambition, violence, and survival. Return to Zion traces how a scattered and stateless people reconstituted themselves in their traditional homeland, only to face threats by those who, during the many years of the dispersion, had come to regard the land as their home. This is a story of the "ingathering of the exiles" from Europe to an outpost on the fringes of the Ottoman Empire, of courage and perseverance, and of reinvention and tragedy. Eric Gartman focuses on two main themes of modern Israel: reconstitution and survival. Even as new settlers built their state, they faced constant challenges from hostile neighbors and divided support from foreign governments, being attacked by larger armies no fewer than three times during the first twenty-five years of Israel's history. Focusing on a land torn by turmoil, Return to Zion is the story of Israel--the fight for independence through the Israeli Independence War in 1948, the Six-Day War of 1967, and the near collapse of the Israeli Army in the 1973 Yom Kippur War. Gartman examines the roles of the leading figures of modern Israel--Theodor Herzl, Chaim Weizmann, David Ben-Gurion, Golda Meir, Moshe Dayan, Yitzchak Rabin, and Ariel Sharon--alongside popular perceptions of events as they unfolded in the post-World War II decades. He presents declassified CIA, White House, and U.S. State Department documents that detail America's involvement in the 1967 and 1973 wars, as well as proof that the Israeli attack on the USS Liberty was a case of mistaken identity. Return to Zion pulls together the myriad threads of this history from inside and out to create a seamless look into modern Israel's truest self"--
  • "From the rise of Zionism to the founders of the Jewish State and the soldiers that fought to keep it, Return to Zion is the story of a strong-willed people fighting to keep a land their ancestors called home"--
Summary
"From the rise of Zionism to the founders of the Jewish State and the soldiers that fought to keep it, Return to Zion is the story of a strong-willed people fighting to keep a land their ancestors called home"--
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10456371
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DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1975-
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Gartman, Eric
Dewey number
956.9405
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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True
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  • Israel
  • Arab-Israeli conflict
  • HISTORY / Middle East / Israel
  • HISTORY / Jewish
  • Arab-Israeli conflict
  • Israel
Target audience
adult
http://bibfra.me/vocab/lite/titleRemainder
the history of modern Israel
Label
Return to Zion : the history of modern Israel, Eric Gartman
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Publication
Copyright
Note
"Published by the University of Nebraska Press as a Jewish Publication Society book."
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn907659261
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xv, 358 pages
Isbn
9780827612532
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2015017633
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
(OCoLC)907659261
Label
Return to Zion : the history of modern Israel, Eric Gartman
Publication
Copyright
Note
"Published by the University of Nebraska Press as a Jewish Publication Society book."
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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
ocn907659261
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xv, 358 pages
Isbn
9780827612532
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2015017633
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
(OCoLC)907659261

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