David Ben-Gurion on "Ben-Gurion," the Biography David Ben-Gurion (1886-1973) was head of the provisional Israeli government during the 1948 war of independence. He later served as the first Prime Minister and returned to that office when problems erupted with the Arabs. He sanctioned the 1956 attack on Egypt and was responsible for the establishment of modern Israel. Autograph letter signed, 1 page, December 22, 1967. The letter is written in Hebrew to Giorgio Romano, the publisher of Ben-Gurion, the biography published in 1967. The translation reads, "To Dr. Grigio Romano, with blessings: Today I got your book Ben Gurion and your letter from 5.12.67...I thank you for your good wishes...I thank you from the bottom of my heart for your present - your book. Regretfully, I still know how to read Italian...When I retired from the government in 1963 and started to work in S'deh Boker, I got an English-Italian dictionary and started to learn another language...I learned Spanish but it wasn't as easy as Italian regretfully...I hope I'll finish reading your book before Passover 5728 and I'll see what comments I have and I'll tell them to you gladly. With thanks and much honor, D. Ben-Gurion." Accompanied by COA from PSA/DNA.

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