Israel: A Concise History of a Nation Reborn, by Daniel Goldis
Israel: A Concise History of a Nation Reborn, a new book by Daniel Gordis, describes the history of modern Israel through the eyes of thinkers, leaders, immigrant groups, and soldiers. Giving equal weight to the dream of Zionism with the realities of a tough defense environment, this book provides a feeling history. Songs and poems await each depiction of tension, survival and victory. The reader gets a sense of the creation of the Israel we know today as a breathtaking miracle, one with nuanced and bittersweet chapters.