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Rebirth Paperback – April 2, 2012
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"Moshe stood. `Heres the root of our problem. Most Arabs and Jews want peace. It's the radicals on each side who incite violence and who pressure peaceful Jews and Arabs to fight or die.' He pulled a paper from his satchel. `The grand mufti, Al Husseini, broadcast this message throughout Europe with Nazi funding: `Arabs, arise and fight for your sacred rights. Kill Jews wherever you find them. This pleases God, history and religion." (p. 276)
Earlier, in chapter 17, Charles helps out a young Arab man who has run out of gas for his motorcycle.Read more ›
The protagonist in this drama, Charles, grew up in an anti-Semitic family, yet he comes to grasp and appreciate the importance of Israel to Jews and to the world. He falls in love with beautiful Gilda and learns about the Jewish underground which is fighting against the British who are siding with Arabs because of the British need of oil. These British are stopping Jews from returning to their homeland, despite the Jews suffering from and losing relatives to the Nazi holocaust.
The author describes post-WWII Palestine vividly. He doesn't leave out many details, if any. The plot, environment, tensions, undercurrents, etc...are all made known. The reader will be able to feel the suspense, fear, and perseverance of the characters. The determination of the Israeli people is admirable and appears a tad effortless-they don't give up easily. Their combined strength as a people is impressive.
This book is an intense read, the reader will have a hard time putting Rebirth down. The book is well-written and contains smooth transition, recommended to adult readers.
*Complimentary copy received for this review, does not affect my opinion in any way*
Author: Dave Longeuay
Publisher: Seven-7 Publishing
Note: A complimentary copy was received from Lightening Book Promotions. Other review can be read at [...]
What a story! From the first few pages, I couldn't put it down; it is that riveting! Rebirth is based on actual events in relation to Israel and several different nationalities that were involved during a tumultuous historical period. The novel begins in the year 1945 and ends in May 1948. In between intrigue with other threads included, this novel is based on the years leading up to Israel becoming a nation. This was something that was prophesied about in the Old Testament and just beginning to become a reality in 1948.
It is about Israel and how her people have been misunderstood, ridiculed, killed, rejected and the ability to withstand more than most people even are aware of today. While most have heard of the Holocaust, one begins to grasp the wide range of events that make up Israel's history. The novel is simply an eye opener. Though fictional, the story is based on historical facts. The characters are believable; the scenes very vividly described. Also included are a multitude of plots and themes. Each character has decisions to make; they all face death in innumerable ways. We are introduced to those characters who want to ally themselves as friends of Israel and assist to make her become a nation. Opposition to this becomes a reality. The reader gets a flavor as to the distance her enemies will go to make sure Israel never is a nation. On the author's website, readers can view pictures, a newspaper and a short History Channel documentary to aid understanding of the historical events.Read more ›
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I will tell you that from the beginning of the book, the characters were definitely captivating. Read more
This story was very easy to get into, I picked up the book and started reading it instantly was brought into the story. Easily captivating and great read. Read morePublished on November 26, 2012 by K.M. Groshek
First, disclosure: I received a free copy of the book in exchange for a review. My promise to the author was that my review would be candid and fair. Read morePublished on October 30, 2012 by JEM
In Rebirth Dave Longeuay has done a masterful job of recounting actual historical events, while weaving a beautiful fictitious story around these events. Read morePublished on July 16, 2012 by kraffty
This gripping story enables one to get into the heads and hearts of the Jewish people who lived through the holocaust and survived to re-establish the nation of Israel in 1948. Read morePublished on July 9, 2012 by Song For Israel
Awesome, Awesome, Awesome! Once I started reading "Rebirth" I couldn't put it down! I can't wait for "Reborn" to come out so I can see what happens with Charles and Gladia next! Read morePublished on June 29, 2012 by Stephen Williams - Underground Hard Drive Radio Network
I enjoy reading historical fiction/nonfiction, so I knew that I would enjoy Rebirth, especially since I have always wondered what happened to the Jewish... Read more
`Rebirth' is the story of the founding of the nation of Israel. It uses as the vehicle to tell its story, the passage of a young man, Charles Devonshire, into adulthood and the... Read morePublished on May 24, 2012 by wogan
Rebirth by Dave Longeuay is a fictional story set in 1948 when Israel was struggling to become their own country. Read morePublished on May 24, 2012 by Nikole