Sharon by Anita Miller
Israel's Warrior-Politician

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Ariel Sharon, Israel's former Prime Minister, was perhaps one of the most controversial public figures in the Mideast.
He was born in 1928 in a moshav—an agricultural community in which, unlike a kibbutz, residents own their own property—and was raised by parents who were not only ardent Zionists but also rugged individualists. His father especially was contemptuous of socialism and believed in individual enterprise, raising his son to be self-reliant and physically strong in order to prepare him for the inevitable struggle to establish a Jewish state.

Sharon was perhaps best known as the organizer of what was called Commando Unit 101 and for his original ideas for the training of commando forces, which he later adapted to the training of larger, more traditional armies. During his military career he personally led many raids into Arab territory and has been criticized for his role in the destruction, in 1953, of some forty Arab homes—which he insisted he thought were empty and in which sixty-nine Arabs died. Later, in 1982, he was blamed also for allowing the Lebanese Christian Militia into a Palestinian refugee camp in which hundreds were killed.

His political career was of course indelibly colored by his military exploits. What made Sharon tick? What kind of a man was he? How did his childhood and early life condition him to become a brilliant commander, controversial soldier and an as-yet-untested leader of a small democracy which is divided both within and without? This first biography in English—frank, but balanced—will perhaps answer some of the questions raised by his career both as a soldier and politician.

 

About Anita Miller

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Anita Miller is a founding editor of Academy Chicago Publishers. Jordan Miller earned his MA at the University of Illinois-Chicago. Sigalit Zetouni earned her BS at the University of Illinois at Chicago and studied at Freiburg University in Germany and Tel Aviv University in Israel. She has written extensively on art history.
 
Published August 30, 2005 by Chicago Review Press. 613 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, History, Political & Social Sciences. Non-fiction

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For this unexpectedly rewarding SF/fantasy anthology, editors Lee and Miller (the Liaden Universe Adventures) take an offbeat if not especially compelling premise, focusing on writing that features characters who remain in the background of most fiction—street musicians, customs agents, bar owner...

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Becky Miller has a lot going for her in The Secret Life of Becky Miller, a first novel by Sharon Hinck.

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The saga of supermom Becky Miller continues in Sharon Hinck’s second novel, Renovating Becky Miller.

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I’m sorry to say that my experience with the work of Sharon Lee and Steve Miller left me feeling dirty and suprised that such poor quality writing can make it to publication.

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You ever get that feeling, when you’re in the company of new acquaintances who have themselves known each other a long time, like you’re missing out on a good portion of their conversation?

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