1967 Israel, the War, and the Year That Transformed the Middle East

ISBN-10: 0805088121

ISBN-13: 9780805088120

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“A marvelous achievement . . . Anyone curious about the extraordinary six days of Arab-Israeli war will learn much from it.”—The Economist Tom Segev’s acclaimed One Palestine, Complete and The Seventh Million overturned accepted views of the history of Israel. Now, in 1967, he brings his masterful skills to the watershed year when six days of war reshaped the country and the entire region. Going far beyond a military account, Segev re-creates the apocalyptic climate in Israel before the war as well as the country’s bravado after its victory. He introduces the legendary figures—Moshe Dayan, Golda Meir, Gamal Abdel Nasser, and Lyndon Johnson—and an epic cast of soldiers, lobbyists, refugees, and settlers. He reveals as never before Israel’s intimacy with the White House, and the political rivalries that sabotaged any chance of peace. Above all, Segev challenges the view that the war was inevitable, showing that behind the bloodshed was a series of disastrous miscalculations. Vibrant and original, 1967 is sure to stand as the definitive account of that pivotal year.
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Book details

List price: $20.00
Publisher: Picador
Publication date: 4/29/2008
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 704
Size: 5.75" wide x 8.75" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 1.892
Language: English

Tom Segev is a columnist for "Ha'aretz," Israel's leading newspaper, & the author of "One Palestine, Complete" & "1949: The First Israelis." His book, "The Seventh Million," has also been made into a documentary film. He lives in Jerusalem.

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Introduction: Heroes
Between Rishon Lezion and Manhattan
Sussita Days
Other People
Between Israel and Palestine
Maps and Dreams
The Syrian Syndrome
The Forty Days of Private Yehoshua Bar-Dayan
Three Weeks to War: What Does Nasser Want?
Eleven Days to War: Noa's Father Is Waiting
Ten Days to War: What Does America Want?
Nine Days to War: A Terrible Situation
One Week to War: The Generals' Revolt
Five Days to War: The Ouster
Three Days to War: The Decision
Day One
Day Two
Day Three
The Final Days
They Thought They Had Won
A New Land
Victory Albums
The Enlightened Occupation
Teddy's Project
Face-to-Face with Ishmael
The Blunder
Hawks and Doves
Starting Over
Absalom Days
Notes
Acknowledgments
Index
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