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David Ben-Gurion

Head of State (16-Oct-1886 — 1-Dec-1973)


Avraham Avi-Hai. Ben Gurion, State-Builder: Principles and Pragmatism, 1948-1963. New York: Wiley & Sons. 1974. 354pp.

Michael Bar-Zohar. Translated by Len Ortzen (from French). Ben-Gurion: The Armed Prophet. London: Arthur Barker. 1967. 315pp.

David Ben-Gurion. Memoirs. New York: World Publishing Co.. 1970. 216pp.

Joan Comay. Ben-Gurion and the Birth of Israel. New York: Random House. 1967. 178pp.

Richard H. S. Crossman. A Nation Reborn: A Personal Report on the Roles Played by Weizmann, Bevin and Ben-Gurion in the Story of Israel. New York: Atheneum Publishers. 1960. 171pp.

Maurice Edelman. Ben Gurion: A Political Biography. London: Hodder and Stoughton. 1964. 214pp.

Yehuda Erez (editor). David Ben-Gurion: A Pictorial Record. Tel-Aviv, Israel: Ayanot. 1953. 176pp.

Tuvia Friling. Arrows in the Dark: David Ben-Gurion, the Yishuv Leadership and Rescue Attempts during the Holocaust. University of Wisconsin Press. 2005. (2 vols.) 387pp. + 297pp.

Allon Gal. David Ben-Gurion and the American Alignment for a Jewish State. Indiana University Press. 1991. 284pp.

Giora Goldberg. Translated by Chaya Naor. Ben-Gurion Against the Knesset. London: Frank Cass Publishers. 2003. 338pp.

Joseph L. Heller. The Birth of Israel, 1945-1949: Ben-Gurion and His Critics. University Press of Florida. 2000. 379pp.

Robert St. John. Ben-Gurion: The Biography of an Extraordinary Man. New York, NY: Doubleday & Co.. 1959. 336pp.

Michael Keren. Ben Gurion and the Intellectuals: Power, Knowledge, and Charisma. Northern Illinois University Press. 1984. 210pp.

Dan Kurzman. Ben-Gurion: Prophet of Fire. New York: Simon and Schuster. 1983.

Barnet Litvinoff. Ben-Gurion of Israel. London: Weidenfeld & Nicolson. 1954. 273pp.

Zakai Shalom. David Ben-Gurion, the State of Israel, and the Arab World, 1949-1956. Sussex Academic Press. 2000. 256pp.

Zaky Shalom. Ben-Gurion's Political Struggles, 1963-67: A Lion in Winter. Routledge. 2006. 176pp.

Shabtai Teveth. Ben-Gurion: The Burning Ground, 1886-1948. Boston, MA: Houghton Mifflin. 1987. 967pp.

Shabtai Teveth. Ben-Gurion and the Palestinian Arabs: From Peace to War. Oxford University Press. 1985. 234pp.

Ronald W. Zweig. David Ben-Gurion: Politics and Leadership in Israel. Taylor & Francis. 1991.


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  6. 20th Century Culture: A Biographical Companion (p.60)

  7. Random House Dictionary of World Biography (p.45)

  8. International Dictionary of 20th Century Biography (p.62)

  9. Chambers Biographical Dictionary, 5th Edition (p.136)

  10. Hutchinson Paperback Dictionary of Biography (p.47)

  11. Harper Encyclopedia of Military Biography (p.78)

  12. International Who's Who 1960 (p.75)

  13. Who's Who in Modern History, 1860-1980 (p.46)

  14. Legends in Their Own Time (p.22)

  15. A Dictionary of 20th Century World Biography (Oxford) (p.50)

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