In the midst of modern day Middle East politics, very few give any consideration to the miracle of Israel's "rebirth" as a nation. But even among those who do acknowledge this phenomena, an even lesser number can recite the major players in Israel's rebirth and there is one of those players whose role has been for the most part relegated to obscurity: Eliezer Ben Yehuda. The political entity that was once "Israel" was not simply a nation; it was a people. And this people had, among their various ethnic and community ties, a language. . .a language that had been essentially dead for the previous 2,000 years. Eliezer Ben Yehuda, at great cost to himself and almost single-handedly, resurrected and established again the language of Hebrew to the Jewish people. Author Robert St. John has deftly and expertly interwove the personal story of this humble man with his great accomplishment. . .that literally cost him his life. For historians and patriots alike, this is a must read.
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Book Description Balfour Books, 2013. Paperback. Book Condition: Very Good. No Jacket. Very good condition. Some edge wear. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" Tall. Bookseller Inventory # 101185