Warrior: An Autobiography

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Warrior: An Autobiography

By Ariel Sharon with David Chanoff
Simon and Schuster, 1989
571 pp. $24.95
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Sharon tramps through the pages of his autobiography just as he has tramped through Israel's wars and politics, as a bold, courageous, patriotic, aggressive, obsessive, ambitious, deluded, self-satisfied and self-advertising man, and withal a very human and sincere one. If you have liked him in life, and maybe if you have not, you should like the book. It is an important one because, although the events he describes, from the war of independence to the war in Lebanon, are generally familiar, this is his version of them, his personal experience, his defense of his actions and judgments, his reasons why he was right and why Dayan, Bar-Lev, Elazar, the Kahan commission, Time Inc., and many others were wrong. The book is campaign literature as well as autobiography. Sharon surely aspires to be "King of Israel." If he succeeds, the world should know what to expect.

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