The Book of Telling : Tracing the Secrets of My Father's Lives
Sharona MuirISBN: 0805242341;
Book DescriptionAfter her father died, Sharona Muir learned by chance that he had invented Israel’s first rocket. Muir’s parents divorced when she was very young, but she adored the father she saw on Saturday outings. She knew him as Invention-a-Minute Ben,” a freelancer who designed gadgets and created surgical equipment that saved lives. Itzhak Bentov occasionally told stories of his early days in Israel, but it was only after he died that Muir accidentally learned he had been a member of a top-secret group of scientists called Hemmed, which made weapons for Israel’s War of Independence. Amazed by this discovery, Muir traveled to Israel to meet her father’s colleagues, a group of idealists–many of them refugees from Europe–who had been summoned by David Ben-Gurion to create weapons for a new nation. With the equivalent of $3,000, these young scientists set up shop in a rooftop shed in Tel Aviv, working day and night, falling...
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