No Room for Small Dreams

No Room for Small Dreams Courage, Imagination, and the Making of Modern Israel

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Publisher's Synopsis

In 1934, eleven-year-old Shimon Peres emigrated to the land of Israel from his native Poland, leaving behind an extended family who would later be murdered in the Holocaust. Few back then would have predicted that this young man would eventually become one of the towering figures of the twentieth century. Peres would indeed go on to serve the new state as prime minister, president, foreign minister, and the head of several other ministries. In this, his final work, finished only weeks before his passing, Peres offers a long-awaited examination of the crucial turning-points in Israeli history through the prism of having been a decision-maker and eyewitness. Told with the frankness of someone aware this would likely be his final statement, No Room for Small Dreams spans decades and events, examining pivotal moments in Israel's rise. Peres explores what makes for a great leader, how to make hard choices in a climate of uncertainty and distress, the challenges of balancing principles with policies, and the liberating nature of imagination and unpredicted innovation. In doing so, he not only charts a better path forward for his beloved country but provides deep and universal wisdom for younger generations who seek to lead - be it in politics, business or the broader service of making our planet a safer, more peaceful and just place.

Book information

ISBN: 9781474604215
Publisher: Orion
Imprint: Weidenfeld & Nicolson
Pub date:
DEWEY: 956.9405
DEWEY edition: 23
Language: English
Number of pages: 240
Weight: 216g
Height: 129mm
Width: 198mm
Spine width: 16mm