Books by Michael Bar-Zohar

Released: Oct. 6, 2015

"A well-researched and tensely written yet mechanical history that lacks the emotional depth of more complex Israeli sagas."
In this harrowing account of Israel's special forces, Bar-Zohar and Mishal (Mossad: The Greatest Missions of the Israeli Secret Service, 2012, etc.) delve into the complexity of their nation's covert missions, especially during its violent formative years.Read full book review >
Released: Nov. 1, 2012

"Entertaining and somewhat informative, but readers should take it with a grain of salt."
Action-packed accounts of the missions of one of the world's most effective and mysterious intelligence services, Israel's Mossad. Read full book review >
SHIMON PERES by Michael Bar-Zohar
Released: March 6, 2007

"A revealing companion to Nir Hefez and Gadi Bloom's Ariel Sharon: A Life (2006)."
Measured life of the Israeli politician who, perhaps more than any other, made his nation into a military power, even as he worked for peace. Read full book review >
LIONHEARTS by Michael Bar-Zohar
Released: May 4, 1998

"The reader who makes it through these 50 biographies gets a front-row view of the struggles and sacrifices that have contributed to Israel's improbable survival. (photos, not seen)"
Sometimes reading like official government propaganda for the 50th anniversary of Israeli statehood, Bar-Zohar's collection of paeans to Zionist sacrifice and courage nonetheless forms an impressive statement about a beleaguered people's will to exist. Read full book review >
Released: Nov. 11, 1996

"Such unsubstantiated charges smack more of smear than revelation. (Author tour)"
An unconvincing attempt to link cosmetic giant L'OrÇal's alleged obeisance to the Arab boycott of Israel to French wartime collaboration with the Nazis. Read full book review >
BROTHERS by Michael Bar-Zohar
Released: May 1, 1993

"Ah, well, boys will be boys."
Amazing but true: the major upheavals in Soviet-American policy from the Cuban missile crisis to the abortive coup against Gorbachev were all sparked by a monstrous sibling rivalry between two half- brothers, raised half a world apart. Read full book review >