Lioness Golda Meir and the nation of Israel

Francine Klagsbrun

Book - 2017

"The definitive biography of Golda Meir: the iron-willed leader, chain-smoking political operative, and tea-and-cake-serving grandmother who became the fourth prime minister of Israel and one of the most notable women of our time"--

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Subjects
Genres
Biographies
Published
New York : Schocken Books [2017]
Edition
First edition
Language
English
Physical Description
xix, 824 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 25 cm
Bibliography
Includes bibliographical references (pages 697-784) and index.
ISBN
9780805242379
Main Author
Francine Klagsbrun (author)
  • Introduction : "Call me Golda"
  • Part one. Stubborn roots. The carpenter's daughter
  • An American girl
  • "Dearest Gogo"
  • The path to Palestine
  • Part two. Ascent. "New Jews"
  • The dark years
  • A star is born
  • Pioneer woman
  • Black clouds rising
  • "And the heart breaking"
  • Life and death
  • Ein Breira
  • no alternative
  • "Nevertheless : a woman"
  • 1947 : the turning point
  • "The time is now"
  • Part three. Madam Minister. Moscow
  • "Either immigrants or shoes"
  • The politician
  • "Golda Meir"
  • Conflict and charisma
  • "A mutual distancing"
  • Seat of power
  • Part four. Premier. The chosen
  • A different kind of war
  • "What has happened to us?"
  • Terror, territories, and the Palestinian question
  • Premier Meir and President Sadat
  • "I will never again be the person I was"
  • An "irrevocable" decision
  • "My only fear is to live too long"
  • Endings : "I've always been a realist."