Gilad Sharon is the youngest of former Israeli prime minister Ariel Sharon's sons. Gilad holds a master's degree in economics and writes a column for the prominent Israeli newspaper Yedioth Ahronoth. A major in the Israel Defense Force reserves, he manages his family's farm in Israel.
Sharon: The Life of a Leaderby Gilad Sharon
Drawn from extensive personal archives and filled withstartling revelations, the definitive biography of Ariel Sharon illuminates hislife and work from the penetrating perspective of his youngest son, Gilad Sharon—one of his father’s closest confidants.Readers of George W. Bush’s Decision Points, Tony Blair’s A Journey,Yitzhak Rabin’s The Rabin Memoirs, and Moshe Dayan’s Story of My Life,as well as Benjamin Netanyahu’s A Durable Peace, will be fascinated by Gilad Sharon’s piercing, authoritative, and intimateportrait of Ariel Sharon the Prime Minister, the father, and the military hero,in a narrative that traces his evolution into a powerful and influential forceat the center of Middle Eastern and world politics.
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The book was written by his son, but perhaps some embellishment aside, the story of Ariel Sharon is also the story of the modern State of Israel. It is a story of trials and tribulations, of successes and failures. Most of all, it is about Jews, in general, and Israeli Jews, in particular, and how they made a land of swamps, malaria, sand, rocks, and other nasty things come back to life. Sharon was extremely hard headed about many things, but he was a devoted Zionist, a devoted and loyal Israeli and Jew. His son's book is a fascinating story of a fascinating man, and of modern Israel's first 60+ years. If you're into Israeli history, or want a very good biography, Sharon is an excellent and spell binding read.