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From Dan Kurzman comes an intimate, comprehensive biography of the late Yitzhak Rabin. Kurzman dramatically describes Rabin's evolution from shy, troubled child to desert warrior to obsessive peacemaker in a biography that simultaneously tells the story of a pioneering nation's maturation into a modern, thriving Middle Eastern power. Kurzman draws heavily on his long relationship with Rabin. The author also presents fresh information from U.S. and Middle Eastern archives and from interviews he conducted with more than two hundred people, ranging from childhood classmates to top politicians and world statesmen - including Rabin family members.