Levi Eshkol

From Pioneering Operator to Tragic Hero - A Doer

By Shlomo Aronson

Including research from newly opened domestic and foreign archives, this book provides an original description and analysis of a crucial period in Israel's history and the history of the Middle East through the lens of the charming, lesser known, energetic, yet problematic persona of Israel's third prime minister - Levi Eshkol. The book examines Eshkol's career from his arrival in Ottoman Palestine as a socialist pioneer in 1914, to his roles as the leader of Israel's rural settlement efforts before and after independence. It also looks at Eshkol's major contribution to the absorption of the waves of immigration in the 1930s, 1940s, and 1950s; his decisive role in the development of Israel's economy; and his controversial role as PM and Minister of Defense, all the way to the Six Day War of 1967 and the subsequent ramifications.

294 pages

Publication Date: 1/1/2011
Format: Cloth
ISBN: 9780853039839