A Safe Haven

Harry S. Truman and the Founding of Israel

by Ronald Radosh, Allis Radosh

On Sale: 04/20/2010

A Safe Haven

Harry S. Truman and the Founding of Israel

by Ronald Radosh, Allis Radosh

On Sale: 04/20/2010

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About the Book

“[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 Haven had 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.

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Critical Praise

“[A] revelatory account of Truman’s vital contributions to Israel’s founding. . . . Told by the Radoshes with an elegance informed by thorough research.” - Wall Street Journal

“This is an excellent examination of a presidential decision that has had immense historical consequences.” - Booklist

“ 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 Israel’s origins.” - Michael Oren, author of Power, Faith and Fantasy: America in the Middle East, 1776 to the Present, and Six Days of War: June 1967 and the Making of the Modern Middle East.

“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 intricacies of political intrigue with remarkable narrative skill. ” - Ron Rosenbaum, author of Explaining Hitler and The Shakespeare Wars

“Even knowing how the story ends, A SAFE HAVEN, had me sitting on the edge of my seat watching Harry Truman weigh the arguments of his friends and advisors in the months, then weeks, then days leading up to his recognition of Israel.” - Cokie Roberts, New York Times bestselling author of The Ladies of Liberty

Product Details

  • ISBN: 9780060594640
  • ISBN 10: 0060594640
  • Imprint: Harper Perennial
  • On Sale: 04/20/2010
  • Pages: 464
  • List Price:21.00 CAD
  • BISAC1 : HISTORY / Middle East / Israel & Palestine
  • BISAC2 : HISTORY / Modern / 20th Century
  • BISAC3 : HISTORY / Middle East / General

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