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Soldier of Peace: The Life of Yitzhak Rabin

3.71  ·  Rating Details ·  14 Ratings  ·  2 Reviews
The bestselling, award-winning author of Fatal Voyage and Gensis 1946 presents a comprehensive biography of Yitzhaz Rabin that will publish to tie in with the 50th anniversary of the founding of the state of Israel. In the mots revealing portrait of the late Israeli leader writer to date, and the first to examine Rabin's longtime secret contacts with the PLO, Rabin family ...more
Hardcover, 576 pages
Published April 21st 1998 by Harper
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Barry Sierer
Dec 17, 2014 Barry Sierer rated it liked it
Kurzman’s book is actually an “intimate” biography rather than a political one. He was a close friend of the late Prime Minister and nearly the entire book is seen through the point of view Rabin’s own hopes, goals, and emotions.

This is also the book’s greatest flaw. Due to the author’s closeness with his subject; he frequent fails to adequately explain the points of view of those who oppose Rabin, or elaborate on the full context of their opposition with one notable exception.

The exception sur
Jun 10, 2012 Andrew rated it liked it
This biography of Yitzak Rabin is very interesting and readable. Kurzman starts with a description of Rabin’s parents and how they met in Palestine. Because of the dramatic times in which Rabin lived and was a part of, the book reads almost like a novel. Kurzman met Rabin when Kurzman interviewed Rabin as a source. They developed a relationship makes Kurzman very knowledgeable about Rabin. I recommend this book.
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