Former Israeli Defense Minister Ariel Sharon discussed his personal history and commitment to the modern Israeli state in [Warrior: An Autobiography]. Born in Israel of Soviet parentage, he discussed his childhood and youth in a small village, giving insight to life in Israel before the the 1948 declaration of independence. His early military career was discussed, along with the tragic deaths of his first wife and son. Industry, Trade and Labor Minister Sharon discussed the famous libel suit he filed against [Time] magazine. He addressed issues currently facing Israel and gave insight to Israeli politics by discussing the organization and membership of the Knesset, or parliament. He also responded to quotes about his character taken from Thomas Friedman’s bestseller, [From Beirut to Jerusalem].