Dennis Ross, David Makovsky – Be Strong and of Good Courage


Modern Israel’s founding fathers provided some of the boldest and most principled leadership of any nation – now Israel needs their example more than ever.

Modern Israel’s founding fathers provided some of the boldest and most principled leadership of any nation. Now Israel needs their example more than ever. At a time when the political destiny of Israel is more uncertain than at any moment since its modern founding, Be Strong and of Good Courage celebrates the defining generation of leaders who took on the task of safeguarding the country’s future.

David Ben-Gurion, Menachem Begin, Yitzhak Rabin, and Ariel Sharon were all present at the creation of the new nation in 1948. Over the next 60 years, each experienced moments when the country’s existence was directly imperiled. In those moments, Israel needed extraordinary acts of leadership and strategic judgment to secure its future, and these leaders rose to the occasion. The strength they showed allowed them to prevail.

Today, Israel may be on the verge of sacrificing the essential character that its greatest citizens fought to secure. This is the story of that epic struggle.

Author: Dennis Ross, David Makovsky
Narrator: Jonathan Davis
Duration: 13 hours 41 minutes
Released: 19 Mar 2009
Publisher: Hachette Audio
Language: English

User Review:

shingle circumstantial

Fascinating audiobook about 4 great prime ministers of Israel Ben-Gurion, Begin, Rabin and Sharon. Well told biographies of each with interesting anecdotal stories. Each of these leaders were chosen to demonstrate their selflessness in making pivotal decisions that affected the projection of the State of Israel. The audiobook is well read and the book itself relates the history without an overburdening academic feel. Excellent study in leadership in general and in Zionistic history.