Sharon: The Life of a Leader

3.94 avg rating
( 31 ratings by GoodReads )
 
9780061721519: Sharon: The Life of a Leader

Drawn from extensive personal archives and filled withstartling revelations, the definitive biography of Ariel Sharon illuminates hislife and work from the penetrating perspective of his youngest son, Gilad Sharon—one of his father’s closest confidants.Readers of George W. Bush’s Decision Points, Tony Blair’s A Journey,Yitzhak Rabin’s The Rabin Memoirs, and Moshe Dayan’s Story of My Life,as well as Benjamin Netanyahu’s A Durable Peace, will be fascinated by Gilad Sharon’s piercing, authoritative, and intimateportrait of Ariel Sharon the Prime Minister, the father, and the military hero,in a narrative that traces his evolution into a powerful and influential forceat the center of Middle Eastern and world politics.

"synopsis" may belong to another edition of this title.

From the Back Cover:

From the son and confidant of former Israeli prime minister Ariel Sharon comes an unparalleled look at the life and work of one of the world's most powerful leaders.

From his youth as a soldier to his service in government, Ariel Sharon has personified Israel's unyielding drive for security. He revolutionized the Israel Defense Forces and established the antiterror commando Unit 101. His leadership during the Six-Day and Yom Kippur wars made him a national hero and propelled him into the political arena. As terror grew throughout the Middle East, Sharon's commitment to protect and bring peace to his people underscored his election as prime minister in 2001. But within months of his taking office, the 9/11 attacks shook the Western world—thrusting the controversial statesman into the center of international affairs.

Throughout his life but especially as prime minister, Sharon kept a meticulous personal record of events and of the discussions he had with world leaders, including George W. Bush, Tony Blair, Vladimir Putin, King Abdullah, Kofi Annan, Gerhard Schroeder, Jacques Chirac, Hosni Mubarak, Mahmoud Abbas, and others. But what the public knew of these interactions often differed dramatically from what went on in private.

Gilad Sharon, the prime minister's youngest son and close confidant, has combed through his father's vast archive—conversations, personal notes, diaries, daybooks, military directives, correspondence, and thousands of other documents—to offer a rare, intimate, and compelling look at one man's evolution into one of the world's most powerful and influential figures.

About the Author:

Gilad Sharon is the youngest of former Israeli prime minister Ariel Sharon's sons. Gilad holds a master's degree in economics and writes a column for the prominent Israeli newspaper Yedioth Ahronoth. A major in the Israel Defense Force reserves, he manages his family's farm in Israel.

"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.

Top Search Results from the AbeBooks Marketplace

1.

Sharon, Gilad
ISBN 10: 0061721514 ISBN 13: 9780061721519
New Paperback Quantity Available: 4
Seller
Big River Books
(Powder Springs, GA, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Paperback. Book Condition: New. Brand New! We ship daily Monday - Friday!. Bookseller Inventory # 1EY82M00660G

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 2.22
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.49
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

2.

Sharon, Gilad
Published by Harper Perennial 2013-07-02 (2013)
ISBN 10: 0061721514 ISBN 13: 9780061721519
New Paperback Quantity Available: 6
Seller
ThriftTaco
(INDIAN TRAIL, NC, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Harper Perennial 2013-07-02, 2013. Paperback. Book Condition: New. 0061721514 Brand new and ships pronto! Multiple quantities available. Bookseller Inventory # BOOKS92-9780061721519-11-1420

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 4.24
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

3.

Sharon, Gilad
ISBN 10: 0061721514 ISBN 13: 9780061721519
New Quantity Available: > 20
Seller
BWB
(Valley Stream, NY, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Book Condition: New. Depending on your location, this item may ship from the US or UK. Bookseller Inventory # 97800617215190000000

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 12.22
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

4.

Sharon, Gilad
Published by Harpercollins (2013)
ISBN 10: 0061721514 ISBN 13: 9780061721519
New Quantity Available: > 20
Seller
Paperbackshop-US
(Commerce, GA, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Harpercollins, 2013. PAP. Book Condition: New. New Book. Shipped from US within 10 to 14 business days. Established seller since 2000. Bookseller Inventory # VC-9780061721519

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 10.63
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

5.

Sharon, Gilad
Published by Harper Collins Publishers
ISBN 10: 0061721514 ISBN 13: 9780061721519
New Quantity Available: > 20
Seller
INDOO
(Avenel, NJ, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Harper Collins Publishers. Book Condition: New. Brand New. Bookseller Inventory # 0061721514

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 11.14
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.50
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

6.

Sharon, Gilad
ISBN 10: 0061721514 ISBN 13: 9780061721519
New Quantity Available: 1
Seller
Castle Rock
(Pittsford, NY, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Book Condition: Brand New. Book Condition: Brand New. Bookseller Inventory # 97800617215191.0

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 11.22
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

7.

Sharon, Gilad
Published by Harper Perennial (2013)
ISBN 10: 0061721514 ISBN 13: 9780061721519
New Paperback Quantity Available: 1
Seller
Irish Booksellers
(Rumford, ME, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Harper Perennial, 2013. Paperback. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # 0061721514

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 20.47
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

8.

Sharon, Gilad
Published by Harper Perennial
ISBN 10: 0061721514 ISBN 13: 9780061721519
New PAPERBACK Quantity Available: 1
Seller
M and N Media
(Acworth, GA, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Harper Perennial. PAPERBACK. Book Condition: New. 0061721514 We guarantee all of our items - customer service and satisfaction are our top priorities. Please allow 4 - 14 business days for Standard shipping, within the US. Bookseller Inventory # TM-0061721514

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 16.90
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

9.

Sharon, Gilad
Published by Perennial (2013)
ISBN 10: 0061721514 ISBN 13: 9780061721519
New Paperback Quantity Available: 1
Seller
Revaluation Books
(Exeter, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Perennial, 2013. Paperback. Book Condition: Brand New. 625 pages. 9.00x5.75x1.75 inches. In Stock. Bookseller Inventory # zk0061721514

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 36.75
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 7.51
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds