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Author Richman, Rick, 1945- author.

Title Racing against history : the 1940 campaign for a Jewish army to fight Hitler / Rick Richman.

Edition First American edition.
Publication Info. New York ; London : Encounter Books, 2018.
©2017
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Description xvi, 251 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 153-167) and index.
Summary The Race Against History is the untold story of three powerful personalities who sought to turn the tide of history. In 1940, David Ben-Gurion, Vladimir Jabotinsky, and Chaim Weizmann--the leaders of the left, right, and center of Zionism--undertook separate missions to America to seek support for a Jewish army to fight Hitler. Their efforts were at once heroic and tragic. The book presents a portrait of three historic figures and the American Jewish community--at the beginning of the most consequential decade in modern Jewish history--and a cautionary tale about divisions within the Jewish community at a time of American isolationism. Based on previously unpublished materials, the book sheds new light on Zionism in America and the history of World War II, and it aims to stimulate discussion about the evolving relationship between Israel and American Jews, as the Jewish State approaches its 70th anniversary under the continuing threat of annihilation.
Subject Weizmann, Chaim, 1874-1952 -- Travel -- United States.
Jabotinsky, Vladimir, 1880-1940 -- Travel -- United States.
Ben-Gurion, David, 1886-1973 -- Travel -- United States.
Zionists -- Travel -- United States -- History -- 20th century.
Jews -- History, Military.
ISBN 9781594039744 (hardback : alk. paper)
1594039747 (hardback : alk. paper)
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