David Ben-Gurion

Posthumous book offers rare glimpse into Shimon Peres' life

In a seven-decade career packed with historic triumphs and painful setbacks, Shimon Peres took pride in always looking forward.

Now, in a memoir completed just weeks before his death last year, the former Israeli president and prime minister offers his trademark optimistic blueprint for future leadership — along with some subtle criticism of the country's current leader.

The book offers a rare glimpse into key chapters of his extraordinary life — from his early days as a protege to Israel's founding father David Ben-Gurion, to his covert efforts to smuggle arms to the new state and build its nuclear reactor, to orchestrating the famed Entebbe hostage rescue raid and...

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