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

ISBN-10: 0345461924
ISBN-13: 9780345461926
Edition: 2003
Authors: Michael B. Oren
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Description: 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  More...

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Book details

List price: $18.95
Copyright year: 2003
Publisher: Random House Publishing Group
Publication date: 6/3/2003
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 480
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.50" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.100
Language: English

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. Oren’s magnificent Six Days of War, an internationally acclaimed bestseller, is the first comprehensive account of this epoch-making event. Writing with a novelist’s command of narrative and a historian’s grasp of fact and motive, 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.

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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