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Shimon Peres: A Biography

Shimon Peres: A Biography

By Matti Golan

St. Martin's, 1982, 275 pp.

An authorized biography, by a prominent Israeli journalist, full of praise for Peres and less than complimentary to those who were his opponents in political battles. Parts of the book are of considerable interest, however, as evidence bearing on critical periods in Israel's history (e.g., the arms deal with France in the 1950s, the successive wars, the Kissinger negotiations in the 1970s) and on the feats and foibles of the leading personalities.