This is the story of how Zionism, supported by Americanism, created a modern miracle — told through the little-known stories of eight individuals who collectively changed history.
Four were from Europe (Theodor Herzl, Chaim Weizmann, Vladimir Jabotinsky, and Abba Eban) and, four from America (Louis D. Brandeis, Golda Meir, Ben Hecht, and Ron Dermer), reflecting the intellectual and social revolutions that Zionism and Americanism brought to the world.
In some cases, the stories have been forgotten; in others, misrepresented; in still others, not yet given their full due. But the stories are central to the miraculous recovery of the Jewish people in the 20th century. Taken together, they reflect both a people’s return to its place among the nations and the impact on history a single individual can make.
The story of Zionism, and its interaction with Americanism, is a continuing one. This book is thus not only about the past, but the present and future as well.