American photographer and journalist Aaron Levin has created a stirring testament to the men and women behind the founding of the State of Israel on its fiftieth year of existence.
Along with ordinary soldiers, civilians, and kibbutzniks who contributed to the independence movement, notable dignitaries such as Yitzhak Shamir, Shimon Peres, David Ben-Gurion, and Chaim Herzog share their most personal anecdotes.
Transcribed from interviews, the essays that accompany each portrait tell of extraordinary events that transformed everyday lives and helped build a nation.
With an introduction by Shimon Peres.
Features 175 black-and-white photos.