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By David Landau

From the previous editor in leader of Haaretz, the 1st in-depth complete biography of Ariel Sharon, an important Israeli political and army chief of the final 40 years.

The lifetime of Ariel Sharon spans a lot of recent Israel's historical past: A commander within the Israeli military from its inception in 1948, Sharon participated within the 1948 warfare of Independence, and performed decisive roles within the 1956 Suez battle and the six day warfare of 1967, and so much dramatically is basically credited with the shift within the consequence of the Yom Kippur warfare of 1973. After arriving from the military in 1982, Sharon turned a political chief and served in different governments, so much prominently because the safeguard minister through the 1983 Lebanon battle within which he bore "personal responsibility" in keeping with the Kahan fee for massacres of Palestinian civilians through Lebanese defense force, and he championed the development of Israeli settlements within the West financial institution and Gaza. yet as best minister he played a dramatic reversal: orchestrating Israel's unilateral disengagement from the Gaza Strip. Landau brilliantly chronicles and analyzes his striking about-face. Sharon suffered a stroke in January 2006 and continues to be in a chronic vegetative country. thought of by means of many to be Israel's maximum army chief and political statesman, this biography recounts his lifestyles and indicates how this management remodeled Israel, and the way Sharon's perspectives have been formed by way of the altering nature of Israeli society.

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19 about the middle of the last century, in his work the “ Alphabetum Tibetanum,” 1 and this was precisely the book which Moorcroft gave into the hands of the H u n ­ garian traveller in 1823, from which Csoma obtained his first glimpses of th a t language. Csoma arrived in Calcutta at the end of April 1831. In his letter to Captain Kennedy, which will be found further on, dated 25th Jan u ary 1825, para. ” The mere mention of Csoma’s dressing himself up at Sabathfi, a t the “ Governor’s ” request, in his national cos­ tume, will elicit a smile, and we may well ask how a poor wanderer through the immense distances of Central A sia and Tibet was able to carry with him on a journey, already of five years’ duration, his H ungarian costume, in which to appear on festive occasions ?

The 4 th of A pril 1 8 8 4 was the hundredth anniversary of Csoma’s birthday, and the H ungarian Academy of Sciences thought this a fitting occasion to render homage to th a t distinguished m an of science, who was a Fellow of their Society. The method of commemoration which T ow ards 2 A LE XA NDE R CSOMA DE KOROS. suggested itself was the publication of a collected edition of his scattered works and essays, translated into the H ungarian language, and accompanied by a biographical sketch. In the compilation of this sketch, advantage has been taken of the disjointed and im perfect data which have as yet appeared on the subject; and at the same time im portant facts have been brought forward which had previously remained unknown.

Komie, 1762, pag. 820. 20 A L E X A N D E R CSOMA DE KOROS. ” Dr. M alan w rites as follows, dated 8th December 1883 : “ I remember Csoma’s dress quite well. I never saw him in his best (if he had one), bu t I always m et him in the Library of the Asiatic Society of Bengal, of which I was Secretary during m y stay in Calcutta. ” This disposes of the question of Csoma’s dress. Now as regards his studies. The reason which induced Csoma to devote his best talents for so many years to Tibetan w ill become evident in due course, but it was certainly not the m istaken fancy attributed to him of having discovered a resemblance between it and the Magyar tongue.

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