Six Days of War

June 1967 and the Making of the Modern Middle East
Product Number: EB00705556
Released: Jun 06, 2017
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9780345464316
Publisher: Presidio Press
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NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER The first comprehensive account of the epoch-making Six-Day War, from the author of Ally-now featuring a fiftieth-anniversary retrospective 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. Writing with a novelist's command of narrative and a historian's grasp of fact and motive, Michael B. Oren reconstructs both the lightning-fast action on the battlefields and the political shocks that electrified the world. Extraordinary personalities-Moshe Dayan and Gamal Abdul Nasser, Lyndon Johnson and Alexei Kosygin-rose 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 changed-in 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. Praise for Six Days of War "Powerful...? highly readable, even gripping account of the 1967 conflict...?Oren] has woven a seamless narrative out of a staggering variety of diplomatic and military strands."-The New York Times "With a remarkably assured style, Oren elucidates nearly every aspect of the conflict...? Oren's [book] will remain the authoritative chronicle of the war. His achievement as a writer and a historian is awesome."-The Atlantic Monthly "This is not only the best book so far written on the six-day war, it is likely to remain the best."-The Washington Post Book World "Phenomenal...?reathtaking history...? profoundly talented writer...? This book is not only one of the best books on this critical episode in Middle East history; it's one of the best-written books I've read this year, in any genre."-The Jerusalem Post "[In] Michael Oren's richly detailed and lucid account, the familiar story is thrilling once again...? What makes this book important is the breadth and depth of the research."-The New York Times Book Review "A first-rate new account of the conflict."-The Washington Post "The definitive history of the Six-Day War...?Oren's] narrative is precise but written with great literary flair. In no one else's study is there more understanding or more surprise."-Martin Peretz, Publisher, The New Republic "Compelling, perhaps even vital, reading."-San Jose Mercury News

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Author(s): Michael B. Oren
Genre: History
Original Publish Date: Jun 06, 2017

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Author(s): Michael B. Oren
Narrator(s): Robert Whitfield
Product Number Z100097860
Released: Jun 21, 2015
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ISBN: #9781483075037

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