Ben Gurion Looks Back – Moshe Pearlman 1965 | 1st Edition SIGNED


  • Author: Moshe Pearlman
  • Publisher: Weindenfeld & Nicolson, Londom, 1965
  • Binding: Hardcover
  • Condition: Near Fine
  • Size: 8vo
  • Attributes: First Edition, Signed, Dust Jacket

First edition, first printing. Binding tight, light rubbing at the bottom of the spine, internally fine, unmarked. Signed on the title page by David Ben-Gurion. Dust jacket has a 4″ closed tear and chipped on the front, spine ends rubbed. Near Fine in good or better DJ.

“Ben Gurion Looks Back” is a book by Moshe Pearlman, published in 1965. It presents the views of Ben Gurion, the primary national founder of the State of Israel as well as the state’s first prime minister. He shares his perspectives on a wide range of subjects, from Jewish history to Buddhism, and from politics to standing on one’s head.

The book provides a recollection of the development of Israel towards statehood, starting from the early pioneering days and continuing up to May 14, 1948, the Israeli Independence Day. Ben Gurion does not mince words when expressing his opinions of the leaders he dealt with during the British Mandate.

In discussing world affairs, he emphasizes his love of justice and respect for humanity above political considerations. However, he remains pragmatic when it comes to Israel’s survival as a nation. The book is a rewarding summation of the thoughts of a grand old man of the world.


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