Man of action and man of thought, his life has been dedicated to the survival of the Jews as a people, and the establishment of Israel as a state, and to the rights of man everywhere."" So reads an appropriate inscription on a plaque awarded Ben-Gurion in 1958. The author has sought successfully to present in simple direct terms the life and work of this great crusader, and within his biography the miraculous story of modern Israel emerges as well. From his early boyhood in Russian when he was first inspired with the Zionist ideal, through all the turbulent years that followed, his migration to Israel, his trips and meetings with other Zionist leaders throughout the world, his leadership in the Israel-British relations and the Israeli War of Independence, his work as Prime Minister, Ben-Gurion's practical strength, intellectual scholarship and paraodical simplicity prevail. The amazing facts of his life supported by anecdotes, and quotations are here crystallized most palatably for the elevation and inspiration of young people everywhere.