Golda Meir was an Israeli politician, teacher and the world's fourth, and Israel's only, woman to hold the office of Prime Minister. Often described as the Iron Lady of Israeli politics, David Ben-Gurion used to call her 'the best man in government'. She has been recognised with numerous awards including the James Madison Award for Distinguished Public Service by Princeton University and the Israel Prize for her special contribution to society and the State of Israel. She has been inducted into Halls of Fame, and there are numerous memorials to her, including the Golda Meir library, Golda Meir Square in New York City and Golda Meir Boulevard in Jerusalem.
The gripping memoir of a remarkable woman who rose to the top in a
man's world. A compelling political story of courage and struggle,
power and leadership, war and crisis - and the making of Israel. A
classic of 20th century history
*Simon Sebag Montefiore, author of JERUSALEM: THE BIOGRAPHY*
A remarkable, almost incredible personal history ... stimulating and fascinating
Remarkable ... a book to be read
A trailblazing leader ... her legacy and impact remain alive in the hearts and deeds of all those whom she inspired
*Hillary Rodham Clinton*
Many of us have long regarded Mrs Golda Meir as by far the most formidable woman leader in the public life of our times. This book proves it. It is an astonishing record of courage, iron determination and achievement ... compulsory reading and of absorbing interest
*BOOKS AND BOOKMEN*
A rare and wholly unforgettable work
A story of a girl cowering from a pogrom who grew up to pioneer a new state and become its prime minister must be fantastical. But it's not. Here, in her own passionate words, Golda Meir gives us the astonishing story of her life and of her role in the making of the nation that realized the 2,000 year-old dream of the Jewish people.
*Pamela S. Nadell, author of America’s Jewish Women: A History from Colonial Times to Today*