Six Days of War: June 1967 and the Making of the Modern Middle East

By | October 17, 2019
Six Days of War: June 1967 and the Making of the Modern Middle East Author Michael B. Oren
ISBN-10 0345461924
ISBN-13 9780345461926
Year 2003-06-03
Pages 496
Language English
Publisher Presidio Press
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Though it lasted for only six tense days in June the 1967 Arab Israeli war never really ended Every crisis that has ripped through this region in the ensuing decades from the Yom Kippur War of 1973 to the ongoing intifada is a direct consequence of those six days of fighting Michael B Orens magnificent Six Days of War an internationally acclaimed bestseller is the first comprehensive account of this epoch making event Writing with a novelists command of narrative and a historians grasp of fact and motive Oren reconstructs both the lightning fast action on the battlefields and the political shocks that electrified the world Extraordinary personalitiesMoshe Dayan and Gamal Abdul Nasser Lyndon Johnson and Alexei Kosyginrose and toppled from power as a result of this war borders were redrawn daring strategies brilliantly succeeded or disastrously failed in a matter of hours And the balance of power changedin the Middle East and in the world A towering work of history and an enthralling human narrative Six Days of War is the most important book on the Middle East conflict to appear in a generation

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