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Raquela, a Woman of Israel

Gruber, Ruth

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ISBN 10: 0698108957 / ISBN 13: 9780698108950
Published by Coward, McCann & Geoghegan, 1978
Condition: Very Good Hardcover
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Very nice book, cloth covers. Jacket a little worse for wear. Story of a Jewish woman who lived through the British OccupatioN aNd before to present day. INSRIBED BY AUTHOR. Bookseller Inventory # 010081

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Title: Raquela, a Woman of Israel

Publisher: Coward, McCann & Geoghegan

Publication Date: 1978

Binding: Hard Bound

Book Condition:Very Good

Dust Jacket Condition: Good

Edition: Presumed 1st Edition

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Raquela Prywes lived on the front lines of Israel's history. A ninth-generation Jerusalemite, she found her true calling as a hospital and battlefield nurse, delivering babies in the infamous Athlit detention camp, where Holocaust survivors were interned by the British, and literally walking across minefields to tend the wounded during the 1948 War of Independence.

Surrounded by men of uncommon bravery, Raquela fell passionately in love with the handsome young captain of one of the refugee ships and had to choose between him and the brilliant and distinguished doctor who waited for her back in Jerusalem. Upon her return to Israel, she helped to found the first hospital in the desert frontier of Beersheba, where she delivered the babies of Bedouin women and Jewish immigrants, eventually organizing the hospitals credited with saving Israeli soldiers during the Six-Day War.  

Alive with the courage of a rare woman and a rugged nation, Raquela tells the powerful and deeply moving story of an Israeli woman who knew passionate love, great danger, and shattering loss and who witnessed the darkest -- and most triumphant -- moments in the history of the Jewish people. This edition of Raquela, which won the National Jewish Book Award in 1978, includes an introduction by best-selling novelist Faye Kellerman.

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A National Jewish Book Award–winning biography and a fascinating look at the early years of Israel’s statehood through the eyes of a pioneering nurse

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