NO ROOM FOR SMALL DREAMS


NO ROOM FOR SMALL DREAMS

SHIMON PERES    Book Number: 87182    Product format: Hardback

Sub-titled 'Courage, Imagination and the Making of Modern Israel' in the words of Barack Obama "All of us have much to learn from his story, which now belongs to the ages." In 1934, 11 year old Shimon Peres emigrated to the land of Israel from his native Poland, leaving behind an extended family who would later be murdered in the Holocaust. Few would have predicted that this young man would eventually become one of the towering figures of the 20th century and to serve the new state as Prime Minister, President, Foreign Minister and the head of several other ministries. Peres was central to the establishment of the Israeli Defence Forces and the defence industry that would provide the young state with a robust deterrent power. He was crucial to launching Israel's nuclear energy programme and the creation of its high-tech 'Start-up Nation' revolution. Yet as important as his role in creating and deploying Israel's armed forces was, it was his unwavering commitment to peace that made him one of the globe's most recognised, honoured and admired statesmen. In his final work, he offers a long-awaited examination of the crucial turning points in Israeli history. His book spans decades and events examining pivotal moments in Israel's rise. He explores what makes for a great leader and how to make hard choices in a climate of uncertainty and distress, the challenges of balancing principles with policies, and the liberating nature of imagination and unpredicted innovation. Chapters include Independence, Alliance and the Fight for Security, The Legend and Legacy of Dimona, Operation Entebbe and The Virtue of Daring. Peres died in September 2016, aged 93, shortly after finishing this book. He was a dreamer, pragmatist, thinker and doer. Here is the words of one of Israel's founding fathers and six decades of modern history. 227pp, 16 pages of photos.
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