Golda Meir: Basic Bibliography in English

Agress, Eliyahu. Translated from Hebrew by Israel Taslitt. Golda Meir: Portrait of a Prime Minister. New York: Sabra Books, 1969.

Avallone, Michael. A Woman Called Golda. New York: Leisure Books, 1982. (A version, in novel form, of the 1982 Paramount television movie A Woman Called Golda written by Harold Gast and Steven Gethers.)

Eisenhower, Julie Nixon. Chapter on “Golda Meir” based on an interview in Special People. New York: Ballantine Books, 1977.

Eban, Abba. The Political Legacy of Golda Meir. Milwaukee: Golda Meir Library, University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, 1995. (Morris Fromkin Memorial Lecture.)

Fallaci, Oriana. Translated from Italian by John Shepley. Interview chapter “Golda Meir” in Interview with History. Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1976.

Gibson, William. Golda: A Play in Two Acts. New York: Samuel French, 1977.

Gibson, William. Golda: How to Turn a Phoenix into Ashes. New York: Atheneum, 1978. (The story of the development and production of the play with text.)

Mann, Peggy. Golda: The Life of Israel’s Prime Minister. New York: Coward, McCann and Geoghegan, 1971.

Martin, Ralph. Golda Meir: The Romantic Years. New York: Charles Scribner’s Sons, 1988.

Meir, Golda. My Life. New York: G.P. Putnam’s Sons, 1974. (American edition of Meir’s autobiography originally published in London by Weidenfeld and Nicolson the same year.)

Meir, Golda. Edited by Marie Syrkin. A Land of Our Own: An Oral Autobiography of Golda Meir. New York: G.P. Putnam’s Sons, 1973. (Contains the same material as Golda Meir Speaks Out.) 

Meir, Golda. Edited by Henry Cristman. This Is Our Strength: Selected Papers of Golda Meir. New York: Macmillan, 1962. (Foreword by Eleanor Roosevelt.)

Meir, Golda. Excerpts from 24 of her speeches are contained, with additional commentary, on the two-record compilation Golda Meir: Israel’s Woman of Valor from Educational News Service, 1979.

Meir, Menahem. My Mother Golda Meir: A Son’s Evocation of Life with Golda Meir. New York: Arbor House, 1983.

Morris, Terry. Shalom, Golda. New York: Hawthorn Books, 1971.

Opfell, Olga. Chapter on “Golda Meir” in Women Prime Ministers and Presidents. Jefferson, NC: McFarland, 1993.

Pogrebin, Letty Cottin.  Deborah, Golda, and Me: Being Female and Jewish in America. New York: Crown, 1991.

Pogrebin, Letty Cottin. Essay on “Golda Meir” in Jewish Women in America: An Historical Encyclopedia edited by Paula Hyman and Deborah Dash Moore. New York: Routledge, 1997.  

Provizer, Norman. “In the Shadow of Washington: Golda Meir, Duty and the Call to Power” in George Washington In and As Culture edited by Kevin Cope. New York: AMS Press, 2001.

Shenker, Israel and Mary Shenker (editors). As Good as Golda: The Warmth and Wisdom of Israel’s Prime Minister. New York: McCall, 1970. (A collection of brief statements made by Meir.) 

Slater, Robert. Golda: The Uncrowned Queen of Israel. Middle Village, NY: Jonathan David, 1981.

Syrkin, Marie (editor). Golda Meir Speaks Out. London: Weidenfeld and Nicolson, 1973. (Statements and speeches by Meir containing the same material as the oral autobiography edited by Syrkin.)

Syrkin, Marie. Golda Meir: Israel’s Leader. New York: G.P. Putnam’s Sons, 1969. (Revised edition of Syrkin’s 1963 biography of Meir.)

Syrkin, Marie. Golda Meir: Woman with a Cause. New York: G.P. Putnam’s Sons, 1963.

Syrkin, Marie. Way of Valor: A Biography of Golda Myerson. New York: Sharon Book, 1955. 

Thompson, Seth. “Golda Meir: A Very Public Life” in Women as National Leaders edited by Michael Genovese. Newbury Park, CA: Sage Publications, 1993.

FOR YOUNGER READERS:

Adler, David. Our Golda: The Story of Golda Meir. New York: Puffin/Penguin, 1984.

Amdur, Richard. Golda Meir: A Leader in War and Peace. New York: Fawcett, 1990.

Claybourne, Anna. Golda Meir (Leading Lives). Chicago: Heinemann Library, 2003.

Davidson, Margaret. The Golda Meir Story. New York: Charles Scribner’s Sons, 1981 revised edition.    

Dobrin, Arnold. A Life for Israel: The Story of Golda Meir. New York: Dial, 1975.

Hitzeroth, Deborah. Golda Meir (Importance of Series). San Diego: Lucent Books, 1997.

Keller, Mollie. Golda Meir (An Impact Biography). New York: Franklin Watts, 1983.

McAuley, Karen. Golda Meir (World Leaders Past and Present). New York: Chelsea House, 1985.

Marsh, Carol. Golda Meir. Peachtree City, GA: Gallopade International, 2002.

Noble, Iris. Israel’s Golda Meir: Pioneer to Prime Minister. New York: Julian Messner, 1974 revised edition.

Parker, Janice. Chapter on “Golda Meir” in Political Leaders. New York: Crabtree Publishing, 1998.

Resling, Darlene. Golda Meir: A Play. Baltimore: Learning Well, 1997.