Books by Rick Richman

And None Shall Make them Afraid

Eight Stories of the Modern State of Israel

This is the story of how Zionism, supported by Americanism, created a modern miracle – told through the little-known stories of eight individuals who collectively changed history.

“A tour de force which is as brilliant as it is beautiful.”

Norman Podhoretz

“Simply a wonderful book.”

Daniel Gordis

“A mini course on the history of modern Israel [and] a delight to read.”

Daniel Pipes

“Beautifully written and assiduously researched.”

Dov Waxman

“These stories ring with struggle, triumph, and truth.”

Rabbi David Wolpe
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Israel Finds a New Storyteller

“a briskly written reminder that giving up on the Jewish state is a bad bet.”

The New York Sun

Jewish Media Review

“Richman’s eight sketches of leading figures in the creation of today’s Israel is one of the best books on the history of modern Israel.”

The Reader's Exchange

“Each of the eight stories, and personalities, are important in their own right, but taken together, they convey a layered, attractive, fascinating picture; not surprisingly, the whole is greater than the sum of its parts. … When you finish this timely, incisive book, you will have been educated, entertained, and perhaps even uplifted. It is exceedingly well written, thought provoking and exceptionally worthwhile.”

Richman's Eight

“A cogent telling of the rebirth of the Jewish state and the men and women who mobilized their co-religionists against hopelessness and resignation. … Richman’s superb book shows why [a world without Israel is a failed idea], and it invites us to share in the vindication of those who made that world a thing of the past.”

Commentary Magazine

Telling the Story of Israel Through Eight Individual Stories

“Each can be read as a stand-alone account, but taken together, they provide a rich glimpse of Zionism and the complicated and miraculous birth of Israel.”

Jewish Journal

Eight Ways of Looking at Israel

“chronicles the transformation of abstractions into realities against all odds, and the transformation of intellectuals, writers, activists and thinkers, into heroes and leaders. … chronicles miracles of the mind and heart that made seemingly random figures sacrifice so much for a dream.”

Front Page Magazine

Eight portraits reflect the revolution Zionism Brought

“What links the eight portraits in the book is the realization that Jews neither can nor should ever depend on anyone else for permission to stay alive.”

Jewish Herald Voice

Profiles in Zionism

“A remarkable new book by Rick Richman … marshals previously unpublished evidence to piece together eight short biopics of decisive leaders in the history of Zionism, and thus of the Jewish people. … fated to claim its place in the bookshelves of Jews and gentiles aiming for a better understanding of the Zionist epic.”

European Conservative

Racing Against History

The 1940 Campaign for a Jewish Army to Fight Hitler

The stunning story of the leaders of Zionism’s left, right, and center – David Ben-Gurion, Vladimir Jabotinsky, and Chaim Weizmann – and their heroic encounter with the American Jewish community at the beginning of the most consequential decade of modern Jewish history. This book presents Zionism’s historic figures and the American Jewish community at the beginning of the most consequential decade of modern Jewish history.

“Richman illuminates more than anyone has done before the complexities of the Jewish response to the beginning of the darkest chapter in Jewish history.”

Norman Podhoretz

“A gripping book, an inspiring story of enduring importance.”

Ruth R. Wisse

“I finished it with tears in my eyes. A beautiful book, a terrific story, beautifully told.”

Rabbi David Wolpe

“A very impressive work, engaging and extremely well-written.”

Dr. Robert D. Wexler

“A terrific book. … It couldn’t be more timely, with the continuing war against the Jewish state.”

Seth Lipsky

“An important book, well-written and structured — the best book on Zionist history I have read in a long time. I hope many will read it.”

Moshe Arens, Israel's former Foreign Minister,
and Ambassador to the United States.

“Incredibly well researched and thoroughly documented. I found it hard to put down. This is a seminal book.”

Raymond S. Solomon, The Jerusalem Post

“A towering work of World War II scholarship, Racing Against History (2018) chronicles the 1940 campaign by David Ben-Gurion, Vladimir Jabotinsky, and Chaim Weizmann to recruit a Jewish army to fight Hitler, and thus secure the Jews a place among the war’s victor nations.”

Profiles in Zionism" European Conservative

“We’re fortunate that most of us have lived our entire lives with the Jewish state in existence…. The last thing American Jews should do is take Israel’s existence for granted.”

The Jews Vs. Hitler: An Interview with author Rick Richman
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