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

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Author Author : Oren, Michael B.
ISBN-10 ISBN-10 : 0345461924
ISBN-13 ISBN-13 : 9780345461926
Publisher Publisher : Presidio Press
Pages Pages : 496
Binding Binding : Paperback
Item ID : 100112300

NEW YORK TIMESBESTSELLER • The first comprehensive account of the epoch-making Six-Day War, from the author ofAllynow 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 forSix Days of War

“Powerful . . . A 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.”ls.

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