Chaim Weizmann: v.2: The Making of a Statesman

Chaim Weizmann: v.2: The Making of a Statesman

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This is the second volume of Reinharz's definitive three-volume biography of Weizmann. It focuses on Weizmann's rise to prominence and his work as a statesman and leader of the Zionist movement from the outbreak of World War I to 1922. It was in these years that Weizmann played a major role in winning from the British the Balfour declaration (1917) - which favoured the establishment of a Jewish national home in Palestine - and lobbied internationally to gain support for the Zionist cause. Reinharz's biography of Weizmann is in many ways a history of the Jews in this period. The author places Weizmann's leadership and his political achievements in the context of Great Power politics, the tensions between Zionists and Jewish anti-Zionists, the attitude of the Zionist movement towards Arabs, and the impact of Zionism on the collective identity of European Jewish communities.
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  • Hardback | 536 pages
  • 157.48 x 238.76 x 45.72mm | 929.86g
  • Oxford University Press Inc
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • frontispiece, halftones, tables
  • 0195072154
  • 9780195072150

About Jehuda Reinharz

About the Author: Jehuda Reinharz is Richard Koret Professor of Modern Jewish History, Director of the Tauber Institute for the Study of European Jewry, and Provost at Brandeis University. He is the author, editor or coeditor of numerous books including The Letters and Papers of Chaim Weizmann, 1918-1920 and Fatherland or Promised Land: The Dilemma of the German Jew, 1893-1914.
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