On January 11 Francine Klagsbrun’s, Lioness: Golda Meir and the Nation of Israel was named the Book of the Year by the Jewish Book Council. This prodigious work differs from previously published biographies of Israeli Prime Minister Golda Meir, because of the access the author had to key archives that have become declassified. In addition, over a period of 30 years Klagsbrun augmented her research by spending time with Meir’s children, personal assistant, family friends and bodyguards.
Since 1950 the Jewish Book Council has been presenting National Jewish Book Awards to recognize outstanding literature, and to encourage continuous authorship on themes of Jewish interest. Books must be primarily printed in English and distributed in the United States.
Jewish Book Council 2017 Award Winners
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