Six Days of War: June 1967 and the Making of the Modern Middle East By : Michael B. Oren

Six Days of War: June 1967 and the Making of the Modern Middle East
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  • Author: Michael B. Oren
    Publication Date: 01/01/2002
    Binding: Hardcover
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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.

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.

Book Details

Number of Pages: 441 Pages
Bar Code: RP9780195151749
Publisher: Oxford University Press

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