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ASTERIX AND THE CHARIOT RACE 37
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No Room for Small Dreams
Shimon Peres

Classification : History
Pub Date : Sep 14, 2017
Imprint : Weidenfeld & Nicolson
Page Extent : 336
Binding : TPB
ISBN : 9781474604208
Price : 599
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Shimon Peres, winner of the Nobel Peace Prize and one of the towering figures of the twentieth century, caps his legacy with this final book, completed shortly before his death - a majestic, intimate, and personal exploration of modern Israel's history and values that provides invaluable insights for its future. Peres, who arrived in Palestine as an eleven-year-old in 1934, was one of Israel's most important founding fathers. Over the course of six decades, he served twice as Israel's Prime Minister, and held every senior cabinet position, including Foreign Minister, Minister of Defense and Minister of Finance. As the capstone to his career, Peres served seven years as the ninth President of the state he helped build. He was widely seen a global leader and inspiration, evidenced not only in his winning the Nobel Peace Prize but through his ongoing leadership of the Peres Center for Peace. His experience of being at the centre of Israel's ascent - in particular, his role again and again as a crucial decision maker - gave him the unique authority to write a book looking at key events as a way to understand Israel's past and its future challenges. From Israel's War of Independence to the present day, from the revival of Jewish life and the birth of a nation after the Holocaust, from the creation of Israel's military to inside accounts of secret negotiations, from establishing Israel's nuclear program to launching the country's astonishing high tech industry, from financial crisis to economic triumph, No Room For Small Dreams spans decades. But the book is more than an intimate, personal history of Israel's rise. In this, his final testimonial to the world, Peres provocatively meditates on what makes for a great leader, how to make hard choices in a climate of uncertainty and distress, the challenge of making peace, the obligations and opportunities the next generation must embrace, and the liberating power of imagination. His wisdom is deep and universal, meant for all around the world who seek a better life for themselves and their communities.

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Shimon Peres was a visionary optimist to his dying day, and his last words of hope were addressed to the young. For all our sakes, let them be heard!
The true secret to success, no matter how difficult things seem, is to face challenges with gratitude and forgiveness. That's how President Shimon Peres became a transformational global leader. Reflecting on his life, he provides not only a gripping story but a hands-on guide to creative thinking and courageous decision making
Shimon Peres, one of the great leaders of Israel for more than half a century, was an unusual statesman: a combination of a dreamer and a pragmatist, a thinker and a doer, a fearless campaigner for peace and compromise and a tireless builder of Israel's armed forces. He was also a unique storyteller. This book is a special treat for any reader who is excited by history, by politics, by Israel in the Middle East, by changing realities and by amazing dreams and visions>
Israel has made a tremendous contribution to global technological innovation, and its moniker of 'start-up nation' is well earned. But the leadership lessons in this book show why Shimon Peres was, in so many endeavors, able to glimpse opportunity when others predicted failure. If you don't try, you don't know- that's the secret of innovation. Shimon Peres understood that>
Shimon Peres was a giant of Israel's founding generation, a tireless advocate for peace, and an eternal optimist who lived his life with a sense of hope and possibility. He also became a treasured friend to me and source of wisdom for me. All of us have much to learn from his story, which now belongs to the ages>
Shimon Peres started life as Israel's brightest student, became one of its best teachers, and ended up its biggest dreamer. In his final book, completed just weeks before his death, Peres reflects upon his seventy years in politics and the defining moments in Israel's history that laid the foundation for a future of peace and possibility. This book captures my friend's lifelong belief in our potential to rise above our wounds, our resentments and our fears to make the most of today and claim the promise of tomorrow>
By his unyielding determination and principle, Shimon Peres time and again helped guide his beloved country through the crucible of mortal challenge. But it was by his innate humanity, his decency, that Shimon inspired the world over and helped pave a path to peace broad enough that future generations will walk it one day, side-by side
     
Shimon Peres
Shimon Peres was born in Poland and became the ninth President of Israel from 2007 to 2014. Peres served twice as the Prime Minister of Israel and twice as Interim Prime Minister, and he was a member...(+)