Berkeley, CA: Judah Magnes Museum, 1989. First Edition. Softbound. Small quarto, paper covers, 87 pp., b/w photos, Very Good. Item #29431
Edited by Ruth Rafael Foreward by Moses Rischin. With a guide to the Hamburg Archive at the Western Jewish History Center by Tova Gazit. Sam Hamburg came from Mandate Palestine to California in 1920 to study agricultural technique. He never did return to live in Israel, but he prospered against great odds in California . He finally returned to Israel in 1951and began a long effort to modernize Israeli agriculture. He introduced mechanization, winning over the Israeli officials by explaining that the greater production would create manufacturing jobs to replace lost agricultural jobs. He introduced cotten manufactue in israel. He was a powerful intellect who lived much of his life on a tractor, a reluctant capitalist who remained a socialist in many ways.