No Room For Small Dreams: Courage, Imagination, And The Making Of Modern Israel

Hardcover | September 12, 2017

byShimon Peres

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In 1934, eleven-year-old Shimon Peres emigrated to the land of Israel from his native Poland, leaving behind an extended family that would later be murdered in the Holocaust. Few back then would have predicted that this young man would later become one of the towering figures of the Twentieth Century. Peres would eventually serve the new nation as Prime Minister, President, Foreign Minister, and head of several other ministries. He was central in the establishment of the Israeli Defense Force and the defense industry that would provide the young nation with a robust deterrent power. He was crucial to launching Israel’s nuclear energy program, and the creation of its high-tech, “Start Up Nation” revolution. His refusal to surrender to conventional wisdom and political conventions helped save the Israeli economy and prompted some of the most daring military operations in history, among them the legendary “Raid on Entebbe”. And yet as important his role in creating and deploying Israel’s armed forces, his stunning transition from hawk to dove, with its accompanying unwavering commitment to peace, made him one of the globe’s most recognized, honored and admired statesmen.

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, but as much as it is about what happened, it is about why it happened. Examining pivotal moments in Israel’s rise, he 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.

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In 1934, eleven-year-old Shimon Peres emigrated to the land of Israel from his native Poland, leaving behind an extended family that would later be murdered in the Holocaust. Few back then would have predicted that this young man would later become one of the towering figures of the Twentieth Century. Peres would eventually serve the n...

A “pillar of Israel’s founding generation” (New York Times), Shimon Peres was a key leader in the military underground that battled the British for the liberation of Palestine, and served the nation he helped create throughout his life. In 1994, he was awarded the Nobel Prize along with Yasser Arafat and Yitzhak Rabin for his role in t...

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:384 pages, 9 × 6 × 1.21 inPublished:September 12, 2017Publisher:HarperCollinsLanguage:English

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