A Will To Survive. Israel: The Faces of Terror 1948 The Faces of Hope Today.

"For Teddy Kollek who inspired this book and without whom 'A Will to Survive' would never have been written": First edition of A Will to Survive; warmly inscribed by John Philips to the mayor of Jerusalem Teddy Kolleck who contributed the book's afterword

A Will To Survive. Israel: The Faces of Terror 1948 The Faces of Hope Today.

PHILLIPS, John. Foreword by Golda Meir. Afterword by Teddy Kollek.

$850.00

Item Number: 119901

New York: The Dial Press/James Wade, 1977.

First edition of the renowned photojournalist’s remarkable portrait of the people of Israel. Quarto, original wrappers, cartographic endpapers, illustrated. Foreword by Golda Meir. Afterword by Teddy Kollek. Association copy, inscribed by the author on the half-title page to Teddy Kollek, who contributed the afterword, in the year of publication, “For Teddy Kollek who inspired this book and without whom ‘A Will to Survive’ would never have been written. With sincere best wishes John Phillips Jerusalem April.21.77.” The recipient, Teddy Kollek, was an Israeli politician who served as the mayor of Jerusalem from 1965 to 1993 and founded the Jerusalem Foundation which restored many important landmarks in Jerusalem including its major synagogues. Once referred to as “the greatest builder of Jerusalem since Herod,” Kollek essentially developed Jerusalem into a modern city after its reunification in 1967. In near fine condition. An exceptional association.

Perhaps the most remarkable portrait of the people of Israel ever to appear in print, John Phillips' A Will To Survive constitutes a near perfect cross-section of Israel. Phillips was in the Middle East in May of 1948 covering the birth of Israel for Life Magazine and when the assault was launched against the old Jewish Quarter of Jerusalem on the 18th, he was in the center of events. In 1976, an exhibition of these poignant and shattering photographs was mounted in the Israeli Museum in Jerusalem, resulting in record-breaking attendance.

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