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The Resource Israel : a concise history of a nation reborn, Daniel Gordis

Israel : a concise history of a nation reborn, Daniel Gordis

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Israel : a concise history of a nation reborn
Title
Israel
Title remainder
a concise history of a nation reborn
Statement of responsibility
Daniel Gordis
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • "Presenting a brief but thorough account of the cultural, economic and political history of the state of Israel, a public intellectual sheds light on the past of this complex nation, one rife with conflict, so that readers can understand its future."--
  • "Israel is a tiny state, and yet since its creation, it has captured the world's attention, earned its admiration, and, often, been the object of its opprobrium. Why is so much of the international community focused on a small country like Israel? Why are Israelis so deeply divided on so many key issues? Why does Israel make the decisions it does? And what lies in its future? Weaving together historical documents, letters, and interviews with his own intimate knowledge of the country, Daniel Gordis tells the story of Israel: when the idea of a Jewish state originated, how the dream was transformed into reality, and how Israel's history has unfolded and why. [This book] probes the soul of both a people and a country that have long triumphed over adversity, but which still face grave--some say insurmountable--challenges. Gordis guides us through the milestones of Israeli history and introduces the passionate and formidable personalities who pioneered the country and shaped its pivotal moments. He illustrates how Israel became a cultural, economic, and military powerhouse--but he also explains its grave mistakes and traces its long history of international isolation. Clear-eyed and authoritative, Gordis shows that above all else Israel's prime purpose--and its major accomplishment--has been the modern rebirth of the Jewish people. With [this book], Gordis offers us a brief but thorough history of this complex nation, from its beginnings to the present. Accessible, level-headed, and rigorous, Israel sheds light on Israel's past so we can understand its present and future. The result is a vivid portrait of a people, and a nation, reborn."--
Assigning source
  • Publisher's description
  • Dust jacket
Awards note
Jewish Book of the Year Award, 2016.
Cataloging source
JAI
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Gordis, Daniel
Dewey number
956.94/05
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
DS126.5
LC item number
.G652 2016
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Israel
  • Middle East
  • Palestine
  • History, Modern
  • Jewish-Arab relations
  • Israel
  • HISTORY
  • HISTORY
  • HISTORY
  • History, Modern
  • Jewish-Arab relations
  • Israel
  • Middle East
  • Middle East
  • Zionism
  • Arab-Israeli conflict
  • Israel
Label
Israel : a concise history of a nation reborn, Daniel Gordis
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 461-524) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
  • cartographic image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
  • cri
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
A grand human story -- Poetry and politics : the Jewish nation seeks a home -- Some spot of a native land -- A conversation, not an ideology : Zionist divisions at the turn of the century -- From a dream to glimmers of reality -- The Balfour Declaration : the empire endorses the state -- Nowhere to go, even if they could leave -- The Yishuv resists the British, the Arabs battle partition -- Independence : the state is born -- From dreams of a state to the reality of statehood -- Israel enters the international arena -- Israel confronts the Holocaust -- Six days of war change a country forever -- The burden of occupation -- Yom Kippur War : the "conception" crashes -- Revolution within the revolution : the rise and revenge of Israel's political right -- Taking a page from the Zionists : the rise of Palestinian nationalism -- The peace process stalls -- A Jewish renaissance in the Jewish state -- A century after Balfour-- "A national home for the Jewish people" -- Appendix A. Glossary of people mentioned -- Appendix B. Glossary of non-English terms -- Appendix C. Israel's Declaration of Independence -- Appendix D. Israeli prime ministers and the American and Israeli presidents with whom they worked -- Appendix E. Israeli political parties and their changing balance of power
Control code
ocn960643791
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xiv, 546 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780062368744
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color), color maps
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780062368744
  • (OCoLC)960643791
Label
Israel : a concise history of a nation reborn, Daniel Gordis
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 461-524) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
  • cartographic image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
  • cri
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
A grand human story -- Poetry and politics : the Jewish nation seeks a home -- Some spot of a native land -- A conversation, not an ideology : Zionist divisions at the turn of the century -- From a dream to glimmers of reality -- The Balfour Declaration : the empire endorses the state -- Nowhere to go, even if they could leave -- The Yishuv resists the British, the Arabs battle partition -- Independence : the state is born -- From dreams of a state to the reality of statehood -- Israel enters the international arena -- Israel confronts the Holocaust -- Six days of war change a country forever -- The burden of occupation -- Yom Kippur War : the "conception" crashes -- Revolution within the revolution : the rise and revenge of Israel's political right -- Taking a page from the Zionists : the rise of Palestinian nationalism -- The peace process stalls -- A Jewish renaissance in the Jewish state -- A century after Balfour-- "A national home for the Jewish people" -- Appendix A. Glossary of people mentioned -- Appendix B. Glossary of non-English terms -- Appendix C. Israel's Declaration of Independence -- Appendix D. Israeli prime ministers and the American and Israeli presidents with whom they worked -- Appendix E. Israeli political parties and their changing balance of power
Control code
ocn960643791
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xiv, 546 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780062368744
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color), color maps
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780062368744
  • (OCoLC)960643791

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