The Rabin Memoirs

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The Rabin Memoirs

By Yitzhak Rabin
Little, Brown, 1979
344 pp. $12.95

The former Chief-of-Staff, Ambassador and Prime Minister tells not quite all in his extensive recollections, which passed Israeli censorship only with some deletions. In writing of his own role in Israel's public life and diplomacy over 30 years he enlarges our knowledge of both. He is frank in treating the episodes of personal crisis and also in describing relations with colleagues, friends and adversaries including Ben-Gurion, Eshkol, Golda Meir, Dayan and (with bitter criticism) Shimon Peres. A significant contribution to the history of the time, though it will have to be balanced against the accounts of others.

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