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Author of New Moshe Dayan Biography to visit Washington DC, Announces Jewish Lives Book Series

Author Mordechai Bar-On will speak about "Moshe Dayan: The Hero and the Man" on November 4th at Washington Hebrew Congregation, 3935 Macomb Street, NW, Washington. D.C. at 10:30 AM.

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PRLog - Nov. 1, 2012 - NEW HAVEN, Conn. -- Washington, D.C.--    The Jewish Lives Book Series (web: jewishlives.org), a new source for Jewish Biographies, announces that Mordechai Bar-On, author of Moshe Dayan: Israel's Controversial Hero will be on a US speaking tour October 29th  through November 4th. Bar-On, a historian at the Ben-Zvi Institute in Jerusalem, served as Moshe Dayan's bureau chief in the 1950's and was elected to the Knesset in 1984.  While he worked intimately with Dayan, Bar-On says, “In the 1970s, … our political paths diverged, and both my fascination with and my criticism of Dayan’s course after the Six Day War find expression in this book.”

“I am looking forward to this book tour in the United States and delighted my book is part of the Jewish Lives Biography Series published by Yale University Press" explained Bar-On. "My new biography of Moshe Dayan highlights the complexities of the hero who was both a brilliant military leader and a man who despite common perceptions...was not the sabra par excellence but a complex personality with an inquisitive mind.”

For more information on this new book, go to -

* http://jewishlives.org/content/moshe-dayan-israels-contro...

Mordechai Bar-On will be speaking on his new Moshe Dayan biography at the Washington Hebrew Congregation at 10:30 AM.  Jewish Lives anticipates that many local book club participants, library patrons, and others who are interested in Jewish culture and/or biography will be attending this important book event.  

More on Bar-On’s Book Tour on Moshe-Dayan, Israeli Military Leader

About the Jewish Lives Book Series

The Jewish Lives Book Series, a collaboration of the Leon D. Black Foundation and Yale University Press is a major new series of brief, interpretive biography offering an indispensable guide to illuminating the range and depth of the Jewish experience. Current titles include Robert Gottlieb on Sarah Bernhardt, Vivian Gornick on Emma Goldman, Mark Kurlansky on Hank Greenberg, Joshua Rubenstein on Leon Trotsky, Steven Weitzman on Solomon, and Shmuel Feiner on Moses Mendelssohn.  Forthcoming titles include Saul Friedlander on Franz Kafka, Rachel Cohen on Bernard Berenson, and Annie Cohen-Solal on Mark Rothko. For the complete lists, go to http://www.jewishlives.org.

For additional information about Mordechai Bar-On and his book see http://www.jewishlives.org .  For information about individual speaking events contact the host organization.

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