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

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

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On the 35th anniversary of the Six Day War comes a gripping account of one of the most pivotal events in modern Middle Eastern history. 25 line illustrations.

- Publisher "An excellent new history of the 1967 war."--David Remnick, The New Yorker "In Michael Oren's richly detailed and lucid account, the familiar story is thrilling once again.... What makes this book important is the breadth and depth of the research...he uses many Arab memoirs and accounts, giving the book a balanced tone and offering fascinating new details. 'Six Days of War,' coming soon after Israel--on a 30 year declassification rule--opened its archies on 1967, is a powerful rendering of what has turned out to be a world-historical event."--Gary J. Bass, The New York Times Book Review "This is a masterly book.... With a remarkably assured style, Oren elucidates nearly every aspect of the conflict.... In writing his strategic chronicle, Oren has also drawn the most penetrating and subtle assessment of the Israeli mind that I've encountered.... Oren's will remain the authoritative chronicle of the war. His achievement as a writer and a historian is awesome."--Ben Schwarz, The Atlantic Monthly "In addition to being a highly readable, even gripping account of the 1967 conflict, Mr. Oren's 'Six Days of War' is also a powerful illustration of the way history mixes basic forces with the accidental and the improvisational.... Provides fabulous richness of detail, including fly-on-the-wall accounts of the words and actions of many of the principal actors in places like Moscow and Washington, Damascus, Tel Aviv, and Cairo.... He has woven a seamless narrative out of a staggering variety of diplomatic and military strands.... Tragedy is character, as the Greeks understood, and Mr. Oren's masterly account shows how apt that insight is to the tragedy-afflicted Middle East, past and present."--Richard Bernstein, The New York Times "A first-rate new account of the conflict."--Michael Kelly, Washington Post "A magisterial work that is not only riveting reading, but also likely to become the standard work on the war that shaped the contemporary Middle East."--Jack Fischel, Philadelphia Inquirer "This is not only the best book so far written on the Six Day War, it is likely to remain the best."--Geoffry Wheatcroft, Washington Post Book World "The most comprehensive chronicle of this crucial turning point in contemporary Middle East history.... An elegantly detailed, often riveting account."--Suzy Hansen, Chicago Sun-Times "The timing, alas, is perfect. Michael Oren's definitive history of the 1967 Arab-Israeli war and its aftermath is sure to be the must-read in the White House this month."--New York Magazine "There have been many books written on the Six Day War, none breaks new ground like this magnificent book does."--Fouad Ajami, NPR

- Publisher In Israel and the West it is called the Six Day War. In the Arab world, it is known as the June War, or simply as "the Setback." Never has a conflict so short, unforeseen and largely unwanted by both sides so transformed the world. The Yom Kippur War, the war in Lebanon, the Camp David accords, the controversy over Jerusalem and Jewish settlements in West Bank, the intifada and the rise of Palestinian terror: all are part of the outcome of those six days of intense Arab-Israeli fighting in the summer of 1967.^ Michael B. Oren's Six Days of War is the most comprehensive history ever published of this dramatic and pivotal event, the first to explore it both as a military struggle and as a critical episode in the global Cold War. Oren spotlights all the participants--Arab, Israeli, Soviet, and American--telling the story of how the war broke out and of the shocking ways it unfolded. ^ Drawing on thousands of top-secret documents, on rare papers in Russian and Arabic, and on exclusi

- Publisher

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

On the 35th anniversary of the Six Day War comes a gripping account of one of the most pivotal events in modern Middle Eastern history. 25 line illustrations.
- Publisher

"An excellent new history of the 1967 war."--David Remnick, The New Yorker "In Michael Oren's richly detailed and lucid account, the familiar story is thrilling once again.... What makes this book important is the breadth and depth of the research...he uses many Arab memoirs and accounts, giving the book a balanced tone and offering fascinating new details. 'Six Days of War,' coming soon after Israel--on a 30 year declassification rule--opened its archies on 1967, is a powerful rendering of what has turned out to be a world-historical event."--Gary J. Bass, The New York Times Book Review "This is a masterly book.... With a remarkably assured style, Oren elucidates nearly every aspect of the conflict.... In writing his strategic chronicle, Oren has also drawn the most penetrating and subtle assessment of the Israeli mind that I've encountered.... Oren's will remain the authoritative chronicle of the war. His achievement as a writer and a historian is awesome."--Ben Schwarz, The Atlantic Monthly "In addition to being a highly readable, even gripping account of the 1967 conflict, Mr. Oren's 'Six Days of War' is also a powerful illustration of the way history mixes basic forces with the accidental and the improvisational.... Provides fabulous richness of detail, including fly-on-the-wall accounts of the words and actions of many of the principal actors in places like Moscow and Washington, Damascus, Tel Aviv, and Cairo.... He has woven a seamless narrative out of a staggering variety of diplomatic and military strands.... Tragedy is character, as the Greeks understood, and Mr. Oren's masterly account shows how apt that insight is to the tragedy-afflicted Middle East, past and present."--Richard Bernstein, The New York Times "A first-rate new account of the conflict."--Michael Kelly, Washington Post "A magisterial work that is not only riveting reading, but also likely to become the standard work on the war that shaped the contemporary Middle East."--Jack Fischel, Philadelphia Inquirer "This is not only the best book so far written on the Six Day War, it is likely to remain the best."--Geoffry Wheatcroft, Washington Post Book World "The most comprehensive chronicle of this crucial turning point in contemporary Middle East history.... An elegantly detailed, often riveting account."--Suzy Hansen, Chicago Sun-Times "The timing, alas, is perfect. Michael Oren's definitive history of the 1967 Arab-Israeli war and its aftermath is sure to be the must-read in the White House this month."--New York Magazine "There have been many books written on the Six Day War, none breaks new ground like this magnificent book does."--Fouad Ajami, NPR
- Publisher

In Israel and the West it is called the Six Day War. In the Arab world, it is known as the June War, or simply as "the Setback." Never has a conflict so short, unforeseen and largely unwanted by both sides so transformed the world. The Yom Kippur War, the war in Lebanon, the Camp David accords, the controversy over Jerusalem and Jewish settlements in West Bank, the intifada and the rise of Palestinian terror: all are part of the outcome of those six days of intense Arab-Israeli fighting in the summer of 1967.^ Michael B. Oren's Six Days of War is the most comprehensive history ever published of this dramatic and pivotal event, the first to explore it both as a military struggle and as a critical episode in the global Cold War. Oren spotlights all the participants--Arab, Israeli, Soviet, and American--telling the story of how the war broke out and of the shocking ways it unfolded. ^ Drawing on thousands of top-secret documents, on rare papers in Russian and Arabic, and on exclusi
- Publisher

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  • Catalogue Code 192320
  • Product Code 0195151747
  • EAN 9780195151749
  • Pages 480
  • Department Academic
  • Category Christian Worldview
  • Sub-Category World Events
  • Publisher Oxford University Press
  • Publication Date Sep 2002
  • Sales Rank #21903
  • Dimensions 243 x 165 x 37 mm
  • Weight 0.880kg

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