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A Safe Haven: Harry S. Truman And The Founding Of Israel [Paperback]

Item : A Safe Haven: Harry S. Truman And The Founding Of Israel [Paperback]
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Category : Books
Author Author : Ronald Radosh, Allis Radosh
ISBN-10 ISBN-10 : 0060594640
ISBN-13 ISBN-13 : 9780060594640
Publisher Publisher : Harper Perennial
Pages Pages : 464
Binding Binding : Paperback
Item ID : 100000122

“[This] revelatory account of Truman's vital contributions to Israel's founding. . .is told. . . with an elegance informed by thorough research.
Wall Street Journal

Even knowing how the story ends,A Safe Havenhad me sitting on the edge of my seat.”
—Cokie Roberts

A dramatic, detailed account of the events leading up to the creation of a Jewish homeland and the true story behind President Harry S. Truman’s controversial decision to recognize of the State of Israel in 1948, drawn from Truman’s long-lost diary entries and other previously unused archival materials.

On May 14, 1948, under the stewardship of President Harry S. Truman, the United States became the first nation to recognize the State of Israel -- just moments after sovereignty had been declared in Jerusalem. But it was hardly a foregone conclusion that America would welcome the creation of this new country. While acknowledging this as one of his proudest moments, Truman also admitted that no issue was more controversial or more complex than the problem of Israel.

Impeccably researched and brilliantly told, based on never-before-used archival material,A Safe Havenis a suspenseful, moment-by-moment re-creation of this crossroads in U.S.-Israeli relations and Middle Eastern politics.

[A] revelatory account of Trumans vital contributions to Israels founding. . . . Told by the Radoshes with an elegance informed by thorough research.This is an excellent examination of a presidential decision that has had immense historical consequences. A Safe Haven, is an outstanding achievement. This is certain to become an essential work for students, journalists, and statesmen---indeed, anyone interested in understanding Israels origins.In their deeply engaging study of Truman and the foundation of Israel, the Radoshes capture the dramatic intersection of momentous millennial aspirations and the thrilling intl3(

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