Judgment in Jerusalem: Chief Justice Simon Agranat and the Zionist Century
First printing, full number line. Inscribed and signed by the author on the front endpaper: "For John, / With the author's best wishes / Pnina Lahav." Quarterbound in green paper-covered boards with a black cloth, gold-lettered spine. Book is square and unmarked; corners sharp, spine ends bumped. The dust jacket is not priced; light edgewear; sun-fading to the spine; Brodart protected. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Bookseller Inventory # 006932
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This is the first biography of the man who made both a geographical and a psychological journey from the United States to Jerusalem. In demonstrating the influences of one culture on another, Judgment in Jerusalem provides important insights into Israeli law and politics and into the complex processes that form a national identity.
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"Pnina Lahav's evocative and masterfully written biography of one of Israel's greatest justices is a penetrating study of a country, a nation, a legal system combining ancient laws with modern concepts, and a dream turned into destiny."--Elie Wiesel
"[This] is one of the best judicial biographies ever. It is also one of the most acute and riveting depictions of the birth and development of Israel itself. Agranat, as Lahav writes, was to Israeli law what David Ben Gurion was to its politics. This book is worthy of him."--Floyd Abrams
"This is the best biographyI have ever read. Pnina Lahav brilliantly uses the life of Simon Agranat to illuminate the history of Zionism, the history of Israel, the history of law in Israel, and the history of justice. The result is riveting."--Laura Kalman, author of The Strange Career of Legal Liberalism and Abe Fortas
"A wonderful book that is not only a biography of one of Israel's most important Chief Justices, but a history of the development of Israel's Supreme Court and of Israeli public law. It includes a fascinating account of the trials arising out of the Holocaust. This is the first biography in English of a man who made the geographical as well as the psychological journey from Chicago to Jerusalem, and it is in part the story of the way one culture can be carried to another by a human being who ultimately is affected by both. It is well worth the attention of anyone interested in Israel, the development of law, the phenomenon of law developed in the absence of a written constitution, and the culture of human rights."--Philippa Strum, author of The Supreme Court and Political Questions
Title: Judgment in Jerusalem: Chief Justice Simon ...
Publisher: University of California Press, Berkeley, Calif.
Publication Date: 1997
Binding: Hard Cover
Book Condition: Near Fine
Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good +
Signed: Signed by Author
Edition: First Edition.
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