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World History Honors
Mrs. Moffitt Period 0
McAuley, Karen. Golda Meir New York. Chelsea House Publishers,
1985.
The state of Israel, established on May 14, 1948, had many great leaders
that helped it to become a state. One of them was Golda Meir. Golda Meir was
one of the most energetic and hardworking women in the world. Without her
help, it is possible that Israel would have never survived as a state in an area
surrounded by Arabs. With all of the hard work that Golda did for her country,
she still had time for a family.
When Golda Meir (born Golda Mabovich) was in my opinion one of the
most energetic and hardworking women in the world. If she set out to do
something, whether it was to wash her families clothes or to create a Jewish
state in the land of Israel, the job was never left unfinished. As a child, she
decided that she wanted there to be a Jewish state, where any Jew would not be
refused citizenship. She spent her whole life working to achieve this goal and in
1948, her dreams came true.
After Israel became a state in 1948, there was constant fighting between
the Israeliís and the Arabs. Without her help, The Israeliís would have possibly
never survived as a state. In the beginning, Israel hardly had any weapons.
Golda Meir once again decided she wanted to help Israel so she went to the
United States and She went to other countries to try to help Israel out with this
problem by raising money. In the US, she gave speeches at universities and
she contacted the head government officials to try to borrow some money. The
US government turned her down but the college students gave her all the money
they could spare. The government also refused to help Israel out by selling
them weapons. Once again, the college students tried to do their best by
sending parts to Israel. In one particular case, Students at the Columbia
University sent a Cadillac overseas, in which the heavy steel body was loaded
full of parts and gunpowder.
Golda Meir worked for many hours and even with all the effort she put
forth into her country, she still had time for a family. On December 24, 1917, she
married Morris Myerson of Milwaukee. After living all around the world, Golda
and her husband Morris decided to settle down in Jerusalem to have a family.
The couple had 2 children, Menachem who was born in 1924, and Sarah who
was born in 1926. Golda Myerson was now a young mother and she had to
spend the next few years raising her children. While her children were growing
up, she still kept her ties to the Zionist Movement. She wrote letters to the
leaders of most of the countries in the world in which she tried to convince them
that the Jewish people needed a country of their own.
In the beginning of this book, there was an introduction written by Arthur
M. Schlesinger, jr.. He was a Professor of History at Harvard University for
many years. He served in the White House as a special assistant to Presidents
Kennedy and Johnson.
In the book Golda Meir, all of the possible subjects that I could think of,
were covered without any problems. While reading this book, I could not find
any subjects that I even partially objected to.
I think that the authors of this book did an excellent job in writing it. This
book goes into great detail in describing the early life of Golda Mabovich. In my

opinion, this book didnít have any faults because I have never before spent any
time studying Golda Meir in my life.
The author of the book Golda Meir, Karen McAuley, is a graduate of
Bennington College. She has written several textbooks and she has devised
educational programs for High School students. She currently lives in New York
City.
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