Moshe Dayan
  • Jul 17, 2012
    264 p., 5 1/2 x 8 1/4

    ISBN: 9780300149418
  • Cloth: $25.00 
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Series Information
Jewish Lives

Moshe Dayan

Israel's Controversial Hero

  • Mordechai Bar-On


"This well-written and absorbing book offers an authoritative account of the life of Moshe Dayan and places him in the context of larger events. Doing justice to the complex and intriguing persona of Dayan, Bar-On writes for a wide audience, both general readers and students of Israel and the Middle East. I read it with great interest and profit."—Itamar Rabinovich, former Israeli ambassador to the United States and author of Waging Peace: Israel and the Arabs, 1948–2003

"[A] revealing and engrossing account of the life of an often admirable but frustratingly enigmatic man."—Jay Freeman, Booklist

"Mordechai Bar-On, Dayan’s bureau chief during the mid-1950s as the latter was Israel Defense Forces Chief of Staff, brings a welcome addition to the canon of Dayan, weaving first-person observations as he amends the historical record."—Neil Rubin, Baltimore Jewish Times

"This brief, incisive, elegantly written book is full of up-close and personal glimpses of and insights into the many pivotal roles Dayan played in his nation’s military and political affairs."—Martin Rubin, Washington Times

"[The book] encapsulates the complexity of this unusual man." — Colin Shindler, Jewish Renaissance

"Refreshing. . . Bridging the gaps of a complex personality is the great achievement of this brief but highly thoughtful book."óJason Warshof, Jerusalem Report

"Briefly and elegantly conveys the life of a man who played an important role in Israeli history."—The Historian