The Zionist movement, like all historic movements, was led and directed by people. People possess greatness and pettiness, faults and merits. This series of lectures presents an analysis of a number of the primary leaders of secular Zionism in the twentieth century. It provides fascinating details and judgments about them, all as seen through the prism of later Jewish history. Knowing about these people, their lives and the policies they formulated, provide insight into today's modern State of Israel and its internal and external struggles. History can only be understood by knowing about the people who made it. This is certainly true regarding the Zionist movement, with its accomplishments and disappointments.