Killing a King: The Assassination of Yitzhak Rabin and the Remaking of Israel

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W. W. Norton & Company
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5.5 X 0.9 X 8.0 inches | 0.45 pounds

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About the Author

An award-winning writer, Dan Ephron has served as the Jerusalem bureau chief for Newsweek and the Daily Beast and now lives in New York City.


Riveting.--Ian Black electrifying political narrative twinned with an old-fashioned crime story--of the sort that ought to be taught in journalism schools for its restraint, pacing and expert creation of suspense.... The book is a Greek tragedy told in split screen, a frame-for-frame chronicle of a deplorable death foretold.... This tragedy ends, as so many do, with pride, suffering and fear on terrible display. It's the flickering reel of fateful choices and desperate last moments that I'll remember most.--Jennifer Senior
Incisive.... In a crisp and lively narrative, Ephron walks the reader through the assassination itself and its aftermath...[and] infuses his book with relevance by circling back to bigger questions.--Ilene Prusher
A clear-eyed account...captures the way politics in this young and tiny country are uniquely and deeply personal.
Carefully reported, clearly presented, concise and gripping...a reminder that what happened on a Tel Aviv sidewalk 20 years ago is as important to understanding Israel as any of its wars.--Matti Friedman
An authoritative narrative that will serve as a valuable record of history. It is also a page-turner...practically every page carries the tense energy of fresh insight.--David K. Shipler
If the story of Yitzhak Rabin and Yigal Amir has anything to teach, it's that individuals matter...The opportunity that Rabin was trying to seize?however small?was there for a moment, and it may never come again.--Dexter Filkins
Both a sharply etched political thriller and a meditation on all that has gone wrong in the Promised Land.--Glenn Frankel, former Jerusalem bureau chief for The Washington Post and winner of the Pulitzer Prize for international reporting