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Rabin: Our Life, His Legacy

Rabin, Leah

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ISBN 10: 0399142177 / ISBN 13: 9780399142178
Published by G. P. Putnam's Sons, Place_Pub: New York, 1997
Condition: Very good Hardcover
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320 pages. Illus., index, some creasing to DJ edges. Bookplate signed by the author. The author was the widow of Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin. Bookseller Inventory # 53522

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Title: Rabin: Our Life, His Legacy

Publisher: G. P. Putnam's Sons, Place_Pub: New York

Publication Date: 1997

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Very good

Dust Jacket Condition: good

Signed: Signed by Author(s)

Edition: First Printing.

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The widow of the slain Israeli prime minister reflects on their forty-eight years together, her husband's political career, and his place in history, including his role in the peace-making process.


Seen by some as a hero and by others as a traitor for his compromises with the Palestinians, Yitzhak Rabin generated strong emotions in his native Israel. His assassination in November 1995 at the hands of a right-wing Jewish radical shocked the world and changed the face of Middle Eastern politics overnight. But whatever the public view of Rabin might have been, no one else had the perspective that many years of marriage gave his wife. In Rabin: Our Life, His Legacy, Leah Rabin shares her memories of the public figure and the private man.

It soon becomes evident that Rabin is a woman with strong preferences and opinions. She found Rosalyn Carter difficult to deal with and developed a fondness for Yasir Arafat. She has no doubt that her husband's assassination was the result of hate-mongering among right-wing rabbis and intellectuals based at Bar-Ilan University, where Yigal Amir, Rabin's killer, was a student. Leah Rabin may not have written the most objective biography of the late prime minister, but certainly Rabin is intimate and heartfelt and full of timely reflections on Israel's past and future.

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