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

ISBN-10: 0195151747
ISBN-13: 9780195151749
Edition: 2002
Authors: Michael B. Oren
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Description: In 1967 the future of the state of Israel was far from certain. But with its swift and stunning military victory against an Arab coalition led by Egypt in the Six Day War, Israel not only preserved its existence but redrew the map of the region,  More...

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Book details

List price: $50.00
Copyright year: 2002
Publisher: Oxford University Press, Incorporated
Publication date: 6/6/2002
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 464
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.25" long x 1.50" tall
Weight: 1.892
Language: English

In 1967 the future of the state of Israel was far from certain. But with its swift and stunning military victory against an Arab coalition led by Egypt in the Six Day War, Israel not only preserved its existence but redrew the map of the region, with fateful consequences. The Camp David Accords, the assassinations of Anwar Sadat and Yitzhak Rabin, the intifada, and the current troubled peace negotiations--all of these trace their origins to the Six Day War.Michael Oren's Six Days of War is a gripping account of one of the most dramatic and important episodes in the history of the Middle East. With exhaustive research in primary sources--including Soviet, Jordanian, and Syrian files not previously available--he has reconstructed the tension-filled background and the dramatic military events of the conflict, drawing the threads together in a riveting narrative, enlivened by crisp characters sketches of major characters (many of whom, from ArielSharon to Yasser Arafat, are still leading figures today). Most important, Oren has unearthed some dramatic new findings. He has discovered that a top-secret Egyptian plan to invade Israel and wipe out its army and nuclear reactor came within hours of implementation. He also reveals how the superpowersnarrowly avoided a nuclear showdown over the Eastern Mediterranean and how a military coup in Israel almost occurred on the eve of the war.

Michael B. Oren, Senior Fellow at the Shalem Center, has written numerous works on the Middle East, including the New York Times bestsellers Six Days of War and Power, Faith, and Fantasy. He has taught at Harvard, Yale, and Georgetown universities, and currently serves as Israel's ambassador to the United States.

List of Maps
Acknowledgments
A Note on Sources and Spellings
Foreword
The Context: Arabs, Israelis, and the Great Powers, 1948 to 1966
The Catalysts: Samu' to Sinai
The Crisis: Two Weeks in May
Countdown: May 31 to June 4
The War: Day One, June 5
Day Two, June 6
Day Three, June 7
Day Four, June 8
Day Five, June 9
Day Six, June 10
Aftershocks: Tallies, Postmortems, and the Old/New Middle East
Afterword
A Conversation with Michael B. Oren
Notes
Bibliography and Sources
Index

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