Yom Kippur War The Epic Encounter That Transformed the Middle East

ISBN-10: 0805211241

ISBN-13: 9780805211245

Edition: 2004

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In this galvanizing account of the most dramatic of the Arab-Israeli hostilities, Abraham Rabinovich, who reported the conflict for the Jerusalem Post, transports us into the midst of the 1973 Yom Kippur War.Rabinovichs masterly narrative begins as Israel convinces itself there will be no war, while Egypt and Syria plot the two-front conflict. Then, on Yom Kippur, Saturday, October 6, 1973, we see Arab armies pouring across the shattered Bar-Lev Line in the Sinai and through the Golan defenses. Even the famed Israeli air force could not stop them. On the Golan alone, Syria sent 1,460 tanks against Israels 177, and 115 artillery batteries against Israels 11. And for the first time, foot soldiers were able to fire antitank missiles, while surface-to-air missiles protected those troops from air attack.
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List price: $19.95
Copyright year: 2004
Publisher: Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
Publication date: 10/4/2005
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 656
Size: 5.25" wide x 8.00" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.452
Language: English

List of Maps
Preface
Prologue
Footprints in the Sand
The Man in the Peasant Robe
Dovecote
Badr
Illusions
Summer Lull
A Royal Visit
Sword from the Scabbard
Countdown
Yom Kippur Morning
The Crossing
The Humbling of the Tank
Mobilization
Syrian Breakthrough
Darkest at Dawn
The Fall of the Southern Golan
The Beanstalk
The Battle for Nafakh
Cut Off
Hand on the Tiller
Failed Counterattack
Bomb Damascus
Touching Bottom
Golan Counterattack
Iraqi Intervention
Powers that Be
Israel Seeks a Cease-Fire
Decision to Cross
Stouthearted Men
The Chinese Farm
The Bridges
Crossing into Africa
Breakout
Kissinger to the Fore
Cease-Fire
Suez City
Nuclear Alert
Aftermath
Notes
A Selected Bibliography
Index
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