A Safe Haven
: Harry S. Truman and the Founding of Israel
"[This] revelatory account of Truman's vital contributions to Israel's founding. . .is told. . . with an elegance informed by thorough research." -Wall Street Journal
"Even knowing how the story ends, A Safe Haven had me sitting on the edge of my seat." -Cokie Roberts
A dramatic, detailed account of the events leading up to the creation of a Jewish homeland and the true story behind President Harry S. Truman's controversial decision to recognize of the State of Israel in 1948, drawn from Truman's long-lost diary entries and other previously unused archival materials.
A good general overview of the establishment of State of Israel and the US involvement. Well written. Footnotes were not enlightening but at least easy to follow because the authors numbered the footnotes rather than using the newer (and what I consider to be lousy) method of footnoting by phrases.