Item specifics - Fiction & Literature Books
Author: Herman Wouk Format: Hardcover
Publisher: Little Brown & Co Edition: 1
ISBN-10: 0316955191 Edition Description: Illustrated
ISBN-13: 9780316955195 Subject: Historical
Publication Year: 1993 Topic: --
Special Attributes: -- Language: English
Condition: Very Good
Detailed item info
"The Hope" covers the early years of Israel's struggle for existence and survival, following the deeds and sacrifices of four main characters: Zev Barak, the cultured soldier; Benny Luria, the ace fighter pilot with religious stirrings; Sam Pasternak, the sardonic, slightly sinister Mossad man; and the antic warrior called Quixote (Kishote).
Length: 693 pages
Height: 9.5 in.
Width: 6.5 in.
Thickness: 2.0 in.
Weight: 36.0 oz.
A chronicle of the wars and conflicts--from the 1948 war of independence to the present day--that have determined Israel's existence is seen through the eyes of three fictional military families and many real-life participants.
"Much of the dialogue is witty; the descriptions of back-channel diplomacy between the United States and Israel are fascinating and convincing; there are some good battle scenes and a lot of sex."
New York Times Book Review - David B. Green (01/09/1994)
"A great book....ultimately a glorification of man's possibilities. It is in this new country of Israel--where the values of the citizen are the values of the family, where the soldier is also a scholar--that modern man has the most hope. The title is apt, the book is magnificent."
Book Jacket - Anthony Burgess
"His treatment of history is brilliant."
Book Jacket - Henry A. Kissinger
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9.5 x 6.25 x 1.875
Hard Cover with Dust Jacket
Dust jacket is in Very Good condition with minimal rubbing
Book Condition (see below)
Book is in Finecondition. Binding is tight and all pages are intact. No markings other than a remainder mark.
This is NOT an ex-library copy.