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Abdallah, King. My Memoirs Completed. London: Longman Group, Ltd., 1978.

Allon,Yigal. My Father's House. NY: W.W Norton and Copany, Inc., 1976.

Avineri, Shlomo. Herzl's Vision. NY: Bluebridge, 2008.

Avineri, Shlomo. Herzl: Theodor Herzl and the Foundation of the Jewish StateW&N, 2014.

Avner, Yehudah. The Prime Ministers: An Intimate Narrative of Israeli LeadershipToby Press, 2010.

Memoirs of Haled al Azm. The Beirut, 1973.

Begin, Menachem. The Revolt. NY: EP Dutton, 1978.

Ben-Gurion, David. The Jews in Their Land. NY: Doubleday., 1974.

Ben-Gurion, David. Israel: A Personal History. NY: Funk & Wagnalls Co., 1971.

Ben-Gurion, David. Letters to Paula. NY: University of Pittsburgh Press, No date.

Ben-Gurion, David. My Talks With Arab Leaders. Aperture, 1973.

Ben-Gurion, David and Perlman, Moshe. Ben-Gurion Looks Back in Talks with Moshe Perlman. London: Schocken Books, 1970.

Ben-Gurion, David. Rebirth and Destiny of Israel. NY: Philosophical Library, 1954.

Ben-Gurion, David. Israel: Years of Challenge, NY: 1963.

Blumberg, Janice Rothschild. Prophet in a Time of Priests: Rabbi "Alphabet" Browne 1845-1929. Apprentice House, 2012.

Brody, Seymour. Jewish Heroes & Heroines of America: 150 True Stories of American Jewish Heroism. FL: Lifetime Books, 1996.

Brzezinski, Zbigniew. Power and Principle: Memoirs of the National Security Adviser, 1977-1981. NY: Farrar, Strous, Giroux, 1985.

Burkett, Elinor. Golda. NY: Harper Perennial, 2009.

Carter, Jimmy. Keeping Faith: Memoirs of a President. AR: University of Arkansas Press, 1995.

Carter, Jimmy. The Blood of Abraham: Insights into the Middle East. AR: University of Arkansas Press, 1993.

Christopher, Warren. Chances of a Lifetime. NY: Scribner, 2001.

Clary, Robert. From the Holocaust to Hogan's Heroes: The Autobiography of Robert Clary, Taylor Trade Publishing, 2007.

Clinton, Bill. My Life. Vintage, 2005.

Cohen, Barbara. David: A Biography. Clarion Books, 1995.

Cohen, Geulah. Woman Of Violence: Memoirs of a Young Terrorist, 1943-1948. Translated from the Hebrew by Hillel Halkin. NY: Holt, Rinehart and Winston, 1966.

Cohen. Rich. The Fish That Ate the Whale: The Life and Times of America's Banana King. Picador; Reprint Edition, 2013

Colt. Margaret. Mr. Baruch. D.C. Beard Group, 2000.

Dayan, Moshe. Moshe Dayan: Story of My Life. Da Capo Press, 1992.

Deen, Shulem. All Who Go Do Not Return: A Memoir. MN: Graywolf Press, 2015.

Dershowitz, Alan. Chutzpah. MA: Little, Brown and Company, 1991.

Eban, Abba. Abba Eban. NY: Random House, 1977.

Eban, Abba. Personal Witness: Israel Through My Eyes. NY: Putnam Publishing Group, 1992.

Eden, Sir Anthony. Full Circle. Boston: 1960.

Eisenhower, Dwight. Waging Peace 1956-1961: The White House Years. NY: 1965.

Eitan, Raful. A Soldier's Story: The Life and Times of an Israeli War Hero. Sure Sellers Inc., 1991.

Epstein, Helen. Acting in Terezin. Plunkett Lake Press, 2011.

Epstein, Helen. Joe Papp: An American Life. De Capo Press, 1996.

Epstein, Helen. (Translator) Under a Cruel Star: A Life in Prague 1941-1968. Holmes & Meier Publishers, Inc., 1997.

Epstein, Helen. Where She Came From: A Daughter's Search for Her Mother's History. Holmes & Meier Publishers, 2005.

Evans, Eli. The Provincials: A Personal History of Jews in the South. NY: Free Press, 1997.

Fry, Varian. Assignment Rescue: An Autobiography. Demco Media, 1993.

Glickman, Marty. The Fastest Kid on the Block. NY: Syracuse University Press, 1999.

Glubb, Sir John. A Soldier With the Arabs. London: 1956.

Golan, Matti. Road to Peace: A Biography of Shimon Peres. NY: Warner Books, 1989.

Golan, Matti. The Secret Conversations of Henry Kissinger. NY: Times Books, 1976.

Goldberg, David Richard. Amazing Jewish Heroes Down Through the Ages. Forever Studios, 2015.

Goldmann, Nahum. Memories: The Autobiography of Nahum Goldmann. NY: Weidenfeld & Nicolson, 1969.

Gordis, Daniel. Menachem Begin: The Battle for Israel's SoulSchocken, 2014.

Gottlieb, Marilyn. Life with an Accent: One Immigrant's Quest to Belong. The Crescendo Group, 2013.

Gowers, Andrew and Walker, Tony. Arafat - The Biography. London, 1994. ( edition by Virgin Publishing, 2003).

Greenspan, Alan. The Age of Turbulence: Adventures in a New World. NY: Penguin Press HC, 2007.

Halkin, Hillel. Jabotinsky: A Life. New Haven: Yale University Press, 2019.

Heller, James G. Isaac M. Wise: His Life, Work and Thought. NY: The Union of American Hebrew Congregations, 1965.

Herzog, Chaim. Living History: A Memoir NY: Pantheon Books, 1996.

Hogue, John. Nostradamus: The New Revelations. NY: Barnes & Noble Books ( edition by Element), 1995.

Horovitz, David. Ed. Shalom, Friend: The Life and Legacy of Yitzhak Rabin. Newmarket Press, 1996.

Hurwitz, Harry Zvi & Patrick R. Denker. Eds. Begin: A Portrait. NY: B'nai B'rith Books, 1994.

Hyman, Paula and Deborah Dash Moore Eds. Jewish Women in America. NY: Routledge, 1997.

Jabotinsky, Vladimir. The War and the Jew. NY: Altalena Press, 1987.

Jodorowsky, Alejandro. Where the Bird Sings Best. NY: Restless Books, 2015.

Johnson, Lyndon B. The Vantage Point: Perspectives of the Presidency 1963-1969. NY: Holt, Rinehart and Winston, 1971.

Kalb, Bernard and Marvin. Kissinger. NY: Little Brown & Company, 1974.

Karsh, Ephraim and Rausti, Inari. Saddam Hussein, A Political Biography. NY: Grove Press, 2003.

Katz, Shmuel. Lone Wolf: A Biography of Vladimir (Ze'Ev) Jabotinsky. Barricade Books, 1996.

Kissinger, Henry. The White House Years. MA: Little Brown & Co., 1979.

Kissinger, Henry. Years of Renewal. NY: Simon & Schuster, 1999.

Klabgsbrun, Francine. Lioness: Golda Meir and the Nation of Israel. Schocken, 2019.

Kollek,Teddy. For Jerusalem: A Life. NY: Random House, No Date.

Kurzman, Dan. Soldier of Peace: The Life of Yitzhak Rabin. NY: HarperCollins, 1998.

Ladany, Shaul P. King of the Road. NY: Geffen, 2015.

Landau, David. Arik: The Life of Ariel SharonNY: Knopf, 2014.

Makovsky, David and Dennis Ross – Be Strong and of Good Courage: How Israel’s Most Important Leaders Shaped Its DestinyPublicAffairs, 2019.

Meir, Golda. My Life. NY: Dell, 1975.

Mirsky, Yehudah. Rav Kook: Mystic in a Time of Revolution. Yale University Press, 2014.

Nash, Peter Adam. The Life and Times of Moses Jacob Ezekiel: American Sculptor, Arcadian Knight. Fairleigh Dickinson, 2014.

Netanyahu, Yonatan et al. Ed. Self Portrait of a Hero: From the Letters of Jonathan Netanyahu 1963-1976. NY: Warner Books, 1998.

Nixon, Richard. Rn: The Memoirs of Richard Nixon. NY: Touchstone Books, 1990.

Obama, Barack. A Promised Land. NY: Random House, 2020.

Oren, Michael B. Ally. NY: Random House, 2015.

Pariser, Michael. Elie Wiesel. Brookfield: The Millbrook Press, 1994.

Artzi-Pelossof, Noa Ben. In the Name of Sorrow and Hope. NY: Schocken Books, 1997.

Peres, Shimon. Battling for Peace; A Memoir. NY: Random House, 1995.

Perlmutter, Amos. The Life and Times of Menachem Begin, (NY: Doubleday, 1987)

Philpot, Robert.  Margaret Thatcher The Honorary Jew: How Britain’s Jews Helped Shape the Iron Lady and Her BeliefsLondon, England: Biteback Publishing, 2017.

Pick, Hella. Simon Wiesenthal: A Life in Search of Justice. Northeastern University Press, 1996.

Powell, Collin. My American Journey. NY: Ballantine Books, 1996.

Rabin, Leah. Rabin: Our Life, His Legacy. NY: Putnam, 1997.

Rabin, Yitzhak. The Rabin Memoirs. CA: University of California Press, 1996.

Ricca, Brad. Super Boys: The Amazing Adventures of Jerry Siegel and Joe Shuster--the Creators of Superman. St. Martin's Press, 2013.

Rudman, Warren B. Combat: Twelve Years in the U.S. Senate. New York: Random House, 1996.

Sabar, Ariel. My Father's Paradise: A Son's Search for His Jewish Past in Kurdish Iraq. Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill: Chapel Hill, 2008.

Sadat, Anwar. The public diary of President Sadat. Brill, No Date.

Schechtman, Joseph B. The Life and Times of Jabotinsky (2 vols). MD: Eshel Books, 1986.

Scult, Mel. Judaism Faces the Twentieth Century: A Biography of Mordecai M. Kaplan. MI: Wayne State University Press, 1993.

Shamir, Yizhak. Summing Up: An Autobiography. London: DIANE Publishing Co., 1994.

Shapira, Anita. Ben Gurion: Father of Modern Israel. New Haven: Yale University Press, 2014.

Sharansky, Natan (Anatoly). Fear No Evil. NY: Public Affairs, 1998.

Sharon, Ariel. Warrior. NY: Touchstone Books, 2001.

Sheffer, Gabi. Moshe Sharett Biography of a Political Moderate. Oxford: Osford University Press, 1996.

Shteyngart, Gary. Little Failure: A Memior. NY: Random House, 2014.

Silver, Eric. Begin: The Haunted Prophet. NY: Random House, 1984.

Singer, Alex. Alex: Building a Life. NY: Gefen Books, 1996.

Skoglund, Elizabeth R. A Quiet Courage—Per Anger, Wallenberg's Co-Liberator of Hungarian Jews. MI: Baker Book House, 1997.

Slater, Robert. Rabin of Israel: Warrior for Peace. NY: Harper, 1996.

Strassmann, Paul A. Paul's War: Slovakia, 1938-1945. Information Economics Press, 2006.

Sugihara, Yukiko. Visas For Life. CA: Edu-Comm. Plus, 1995.

Syrkin, Marie. Golda Meir: Woman With a Cause, NY: G.P. Putnam's Sons, 196 9.

Telushkin, Joseph. Rebbe: The Life and Teachings of Menachem M. Schneerson, the Most Influential Rabbi in Modern History. NY: HarperWave, 2010.

Teveth, Shabtai. Ben-Gurion and the Palestinian Arabs: From Peace to War. London: Oxford University Press, 1985.

Teveth, Shabtai. Ben Gurion: The Burning Ground 1886-1948. NY: Houghton Mifflin, 1987 ( edition, Outlet, 1988).

Teveth, Shabtai. Ben-Gurion and the Holocaust. NY: Harcourt Brace, 1996.

Teveth, Shabtai. Moshe Dayan, the Soldier, the Man, the Legend. NY: Houghton Mifflin, 1973.

Truman, Harry. Years of Trial and Hope. Vol. 2. NY: Doubleday, 1956 ( lists Smithmark Publishing, 1996).

Truman, Harry. Memoirs. NY: 1955. ( lists Smithmark Publishing, 1995).

Vance, Cyrus. Hard Choices: Critical Years in America's Foreign Policy. NY: Simon & Schuster, 1983.

Vinke, Hermann. The Short Life of Sophie Scholl. MA: Harper & Row, 1984.

Wallach, Janet and John. Arafat: In the Eyes of the Beholder. NY, 1990. (Birch Lane Press, 1997).

Wallenberg, Raoul. Letters and Dispatches 1924-1945. Arcade, 1996.

Weizmann, Chaim. Trial and Error. NY: Greenwood Press, 1972.

Werbell, Frederick E. & Thurston Clarke Lost Hero: The Mystery of Raoul Wallenberg. NY: McGraw-Hill, 1985.

Wiesel, Elie. All Rivers Run to the Sea: Memoirs. NY: Schocken Books, 1996.

Wiesel, Elie. From the Kingdom of Memory: Reminiscences. NY: Schocken Books, 1995.

Wiesenthal, Simon. Justice Not Vengeance. NY: Grove, 1990.

Wiesenthal, Simon. The Murderers among Us: The Simon Wiesenthal Memoirs. NY: McGraw-Hill, 1967.

Wiesenthal, Simon. The Sunflower: On the Possibilities and Limits of Forgiveness. NY: Schocken BOoks, 1998.

Wise, Isaac Mayer. Reminiscences. Arno Press, No date.

Wistrich, Robert S. Who's Who in Nazi Germany. NY: Routledge Press, 1995.

Wood, E. Thomas and Stanislaw M. Jankowski. Karski: How One Man Tried to Stop the Holocaust. NY: John Wiley & Sons, 1996.