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- DescriptionA commander in the Israeli Army from its inception in 1948, and a politician whose tenure bridged numerous governments, as both a general and a politician Ariel Sharon championed the construction of Israeli settlements in the West Bank and Gaza. But in his later years, as prime minister, he took a dramatic turn, and became the driving force behind Israel s unilateral disengagement. In this first truly comprehensive biography, David Landau, the former editor-in-chief of Haaretz, paints a vivid picture of the most dramatic and imposing Israeli political and military leader of the last forty years and takes a penetrating look at how Sharon transformed his country like one else.
- Author BiographyDavid Landau, OBE, immigrated to Israel from the United Kingdom as a young man. His career in journalism began in 1970 at The Jerusalem Post, and he joined Haaretz in 1993 as news editor. He founded Haaretz s English edition and was its editor from 1997 to 2004, and was editor in chief of Haaretz s Hebrew edition until 2008. He is the longtime Israel correspondent for The Economist. Landau collaborated with Israel s president Shimon Peres on Peres s memoir, Battling for Peace, and he published, with President Peres, Ben-Gurion: A Political Life. He is also the author of Piety and Power, an account of the increasingly significant role the ultra-orthodox (haredi) play in Israel, the United States, and Europe. Landau graduated with a degree in law from University College London and studied in leading yeshivas in Israel. He is married with children and grandchildren and lives in Jerusalem.
- Author(s)David Landau
- PublisherRandom House USA Inc
- Date of Publication11/12/2014
- SubjectBiography: Historical, Political & Military
- Place of PublicationNew York
- Country of PublicationUnited States
- ImprintVintage Books
- Content Note32-pp black and white and 3 maps
- Weight903 g
- Width156 mm
- Height235 mm
- Spine36 mm
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