"We do not rejoice in victories. We rejoice when a new kind of cotton is grown and when strawberries bloom in Israel": First Edition of the Selected Papers of Golda Meir; Signed by Her
This Is Our Strength: The Selected Papers of Golda Meir.
Meir, Golda; Foreword by Eleanor Roosevelt.
Item Number: 4530
New York: The MacMillan Company, 1962.
First edition of the selected papers of Golda Meir. Octavo, original cloth. Signed by Golda Meir on the front free endpaper. Fine in a near fine dust jacket with light wear to the extremities. Books signed by Golda Meir are scarce.
Golda Meir was elected Prime Minister of Israel on March 17, 1969, after serving as Minister of Labour and Foreign Minister. Israel's first and the world's third woman to hold such an office, she was described as the "Iron Lady" of Israeli politics years before the epithet became associated with British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher. Former Prime Minister David Ben-Gurion used to call Meir "the best man in the government"; she was often portrayed as the "strong-willed, straight-talking, grey-bunned grandmother of the Jewish people."