Picks and Pans Review: Worth a Look
>Israel celebrates its 50th birthday on May 14. Here are some notable books marking the occasion.
ISRAEL: A HISTORY Martin Gilbert Churchill's biographer trains his scholarly eye on 50 years of nationhood that have fulfilled a 2000-year-old dream. (Morrow, $30)
SOLDIER OF PEACE: THE LIFE OF YITZHAK RABIN Dan Kurzman The late Nobel Prize-winning prime minister came to the fore as a warrior but lost his life as a peacemaker. (HarperCollins, $30)
ISRAEL: A PHOTOBIOGRAPHY Micha Bar-Am A sensitive visual record by the renowned Magnum photographer. (Simon & Schuster, $40)
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