Personal Witness by Abba Eban
Israel through My Eyes

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A companion volume to a new PBS series traces the history of Israel through its four decades of fluctuating fortunes, political turmoil, various leaders, and continuing culture. 60,000 first printing. $60,000 ad/promo. TV tie-in.

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Abba Eban in addition to his diplomatic and political roles in the Israeli government, Abba Eban was narrator of the nine-hour television series Heritage: Civilization and the Jews, which he turned into a best-selling book. His latest television film, The Brink of Peace, is a survey of the Middle Eastern peace process. He is also the author of numerous other books, including My People, The New Diplomacy, and Personal Witness: Israel through My Eyes.
Published November 13, 1992 by Putnam Adult. 671 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, History. Non-fiction

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Precious bits of dialogue with world leaders are shared as well: When Harry Truman receives Eban's credentials, the President tells him, ``Let's cut the crap and have a good talk.'' There's also President Nixon breaking America's longstanding arms ban to Israel with the phrase, ``You'll get the s...

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