Theodor Herzl: The Charismatic Leader

Theodor Herzl: The Charismatic Leader

From the prizewinning Jewish Lives series, a masterful new biography of Theodor Herzl byan eminent historian of Zionism The life of Theodor Herzl (18601904) was as puzzling as it was brief. How did this cosmopolitan and assimilated European Jew become the leader of the Zionist movement? How could he be both an artist and a statesman, a rationalist and an aesthete, a stern moralist yet possessed of deep, and at times dark, passions? And why did scores of thousands of Jews, many of them …

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