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by Mordechai Bar-On

Moshe Dayan: Israel's Controversial Hero (Jewish Lives) download ebook
ISBN:
0300149417
ISBN13:
978-0300149418
Author:
Mordechai Bar-On
Publisher:
Yale University Press; First Edition edition (July 17, 2012)
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264 pages
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1756 kb
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Mordechai Bar-On, Dayan’s bureau chief during the mid-1950s as the latter was Israel Defense Forces Chief of Staff, brings a welcome addition to the canon of Dayan, weaving first-person observations as he amends the historical record. -Neil Rubin, Baltimore Jewish Times. Neil Rubin Baltimore Jewish Times).

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The Israeli army is today identified with its role in sustaining, by the ruthless application of force, its nation’s . Yet there was once a time when Israel’s foremost soldiers were global figures, none more so than Moshe Dayan.

The Israeli army is today identified with its role in sustaining, by the ruthless application of force, its nation’s hegemony in the occupied territories; its generals are faceless men outside their own country. His story, says Mordechai Bar-On, who once worked for him, is the story of the state of Israel.

Published by: Yale University Press. Book Description: Instantly recognizable with his iconic eye patch, Moshe Dayan (1915-1981) was one of Israel's most charismatic-and alities. As a youth he earned the reputation of a fearless warrior, and in later years as a leading military tactician, admired by peers and enemies alike. In this arresting biography, Mordechai Bar-On, Dayan's IDF bureau chief, offers an intimate view of Dayan's private life, public career, and political controversies, set against an original analysis of Israel's political environment from pre-Mandate Palestine through the early1980s.

Mordechai Bar-On, a member of the Israel Defense Forces and Dayan’s bureau chief during the Sinai campaign, worked with Dayan . Moshe Dayan reveals little of Dayan’s personal life, which was as complex as his public life

Mordechai Bar-On, a member of the Israel Defense Forces and Dayan’s bureau chief during the Sinai campaign, worked with Dayan at one of his most critical and successful periods and, from the perspective of 2012, assesses Dayan’s place in Israeli history. Based on his personal knowledge and the vast archives recording Dayan’s career, Bar-On focuses his biography on Dayan’s controversial career and personality. Moshe Dayan reveals little of Dayan’s personal life, which was as complex as his public life. As a co-worker, Bar-On experienced Dayan’s human side, but Dayan’s family life, touched on only briefly, is pictured mostly in the conflicting words of his wives and children.

Moshe Dayan (Hebrew: משה דיין‎; 20 May 1915 – 16 October 1981) was an Israeli military leader and politician. As commander of the Jerusalem front in the 1948 Arab–Israeli War, chief of staff of the Israel Defense Forces (1953–58) during the 1956 Suez Crisis, but mainly as Defense Minister during the Six-Day War in 1967, he became to the world a fighting symbol of the new state of Israel.

Moshe Dayan Israel's Controversial Hero Mordechai Bar-On. He served in the Israel Defense Forces as General Moshe Dayan's bureau chief during the Sinai Campaign, and in 1984 was elected to the Knesset, Israel's parliament. He lives in Jerusalem.

Jewish Lives is a partnership of Yale University Press and the Leon D. Black Foundation. Moshe dayan: israel's controversial hero. Jewish Lives is a prizewinning series of biography designed to explore the many facets of Jewish identity. Leon Trotsky: A Revolutionary's Life Released.

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Instantly recognizable with his iconic eye patch, Moshe Dayan (1915–1981) was one of Israel's most charismatic—and controversial—personalities. As a youth he earned the reputation of a fearless warrior, and in later years as a leading military tactician, admired by peers and enemies alike. As chief of staff during the 1956 Sinai Campaign and as minister of defense during the 1967 Six Day War, Dayan led the Israel Defense Forces to stunning military victories. But in the aftermath of the bungled 1973 Yom Kippur War, he shared the blame for operational mistakes and retired from the government. He later proved himself a principled and talented diplomat, playing an integral role in peace negotiations with Egypt.

In this memorable biography, Mordechai Bar-On, Dayan's IDF bureau chief, offers an intimate view of Dayan's private life, public career, and political controversies, set against an original analysis of Israel's political environment from pre-Mandate Palestine through the early 1980s. Drawing on a wealth of Israeli archives, accounts by Dayan and members of his circle, and firsthand experiences, Bar-On reveals Dayan as a man unwavering in his devotion to Zionism and the Land of Israel. Moshe Dayan makes a unique contribution to the history of Israel and the complexities of the Arab-Israeli conflict.

Reviews:
  • NI_Rak
I really enjoyed reading the book. The writer clearly had great access to this brave leader who did so much for Israel and the Jewish people. My big complaint is that i would have liked to have read more about it from Bar-On's perspective. I would have liked more detail in many of the most important parts of the book including of course his rise to become chief of staff, his return to the Ministry of Defense in the weeks before the Six Day War, the Yom Kippur War itself and the negotiations with Egypt that led to the peace accords. While all of these events are indeed covered and covered well, i simply wanted more.

Regardless this is a very good book worth reading (and buying), congratulations to Mr. Bar-On, it was a real page turner.
  • Yalone
I got a much better understanding of Dayan the man and israel 1920 -1960.
  • Ziena
Good basic overview of this very interesting man's life (a more controversial life than I was raised to believe). Its interesting that the author had worked with the man.
  • Dukinos
Very interesting read
  • Xinetan
This is a very thoughtfully written and researched biography. This appears to be the most authoritative biography in print on Dayan.
  • Jonariara
Sixty years ago the author, a young officer, served as manager of Dayan's office. This enabled him to write several books about Israeli defense in the years 1950-56. Now he has turned to Dayan himself, producing a detailed and well-documented, but unexciting, biography.
  • Mbon
I have been fascinated by stories about Moshe Dayan from the time I started reading about him in Newspapers! I have come to idolized him more now that I read this book!
Fully satisfied of this book and price, but delivery fees are too expensives, so european customs are descouraged to buy american book. Thank yiou.