A Clash of Heroes

A Clash of Heroes : Brandeis, Weizmann, and American Zionism

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This book examines the conflict between Louis D. Brandeis and Chaim Weizmann, two dominant personalities, each credited by devoted followers as the hero of a crucial era in recent Jewish history. The author considers how each man confronted the problem of his Jewish identity and the extent to which they both served as models for rival solutions.
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  • Hardback | 310 pages
  • 162.1 x 243.6 x 24.4mm | 686.75g
  • Oxford University Press Inc
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • 0195040627
  • 9780195040623

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Ben Halpern studies the rift between Washington and Pinsk. Setting the meeting, collaboration, and clash between these two men against the shifting background of a world at war and the shaky travail of revolution and reconstruction, this insightful synthesis of biography and history paints an enthralling portrait of 20th- century Zionism and illuminates the complex relationship between leaders and the public and between Jewish nationalism and its extended environment.
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'a valuable book ... interesting and informative study.' Jewish Chronicle
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