My Life by Golda Meir

The book is an autobiography of one of the most influential women in modern history, who rose from the poverty of her childhood in Russia and Milwaukee to become the Prime Minister of Israel. It offers a compelling account of her role in the founding of the state of Israel and its early years, providing personal insights into the myriad political and military challenges the nascent country faced. The narrative is interwoven with her own life story, including her experiences with immigration, education, and her rise through the ranks of the labor movement and political leadership, all set against the backdrop of the 20th century's tumultuous events leading up to and following the establishment of Israel.

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Total Points: 72

Since this book was first published in 1975, there is a penalty of 1.6%. The age adjusted score is 70.85.

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