Golda Meir, a child prodigy in principles, joins a hunger strike at the age of four. When her family emigrates from Russia, they beg Golda to adapt to the status quo of Midwest America. Golda doesn't. Running away from home, parades and making soapbox speeches are all decision to leave American comforts behind and build for her people place where Jews can live under their own government. Braiding together the scope of Gold as life, the background facts for the rebirth of Israel and the Jewish spirit to survive, Ann Atkins exposes the top down politics of world empires exploiting the fears of unprotected people for the sake of trade routes and oil. Golda's noble North Star shines through as she rises from Minister to Russia, Labor Minister, Foreign Minister, and Prime Minister. As such, 'Reverend Golda sets the standard for her people to forgive after the Holocaust, forego any rancor from international betrayal and return to negotiations after fighting five wars in twenty-five years. Golda believes peace is possible. The audacity of Golda Meir to live out her own destiny challenges us to do the same. After all, it's not about Golda. It's about us. Book jacket.
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