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

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From Israel's leading historian, a sweeping history of 1967—the war, what led up to it, what came after, and how it changed everything. Tom Segev's acclaimed works One Palestine, Complete and The Seventh Million overturned accepted views of the history of Israel. Now, in 1967—a number-one bestseller in Israel—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 crisis in Israel before 1967, showing how economic recession, a full grasp of the Holocaust's horrors, and the dire threats made by neighbor states combined to produce a climate of apocalypse. He depicts the country's bravado after its victory, the mood revealed in a popular joke in which one soldier says to his friend, "Let's take over Cairo"; the friend replies, "Then what shall we do in the afternoon?"

Drawing on unpublished letters and diaries, as well as government memos and military records, Segev reconstructs an era of new possibilities and tragic missteps. He introduces the legendary figures—Moshe Dayan, Golda Meir, Gamal Abdul 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 as well as the political rivalries that sabotaged any chance of peace. Above all, he challenges the view that the war was inevitable, showing that a series of disastrous miscalculations lie behind the bloodshed.

A vibrant and original history, 1967 is sure to stand as the definitive account of that pivotal year.

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From Israel's leading historian, a sweeping history of 1967—the war, what led up to it, what came after, and how it changed everything. Drawing on unpublished letters and diaries, as well as government memos and military records, Tom Segev reconstructs an era of new possibilities and tragic missteps. A vibrant and original history, 1967 is sure to stand as the definitive account of that pivotal year.

About the Author

Tom Segev is the author of three classic works on Israeli history, including "The Seventh Million" (0-8050-6660-8) and "One Palestine, Complete "(0-8050-6587-3), winner of the National Jewish Book Award and a "New York Times" Best Book of 2000. He lives in Jerusalem.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781400104949
Author:
Segev, Tom
Publisher:
Tantor Media Inc
Read by:
Boles, James
Read:
Boles, James
Author:
Boles, James
Location:
Old Saybrook
Subject:
Middle East - Israel
Subject:
Military - Other
Subject:
Israel-arab war, 1967
Subject:
Politics and government
Subject:
Audiobooks
Subject:
Israel
Subject:
World History-Middle East
Subject:
General History
Edition Description:
Unabridged,Unabridged CD
Publication Date:
20070931
Binding:
COMPACT DISC
Language:
English
Dimensions:
5.3 x 6.4 x 1.6 in 1.1 lb
Media Run Time:
440

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History and Social Science » Middle East » General History
History and Social Science » Military » General History
History and Social Science » World History » Middle East

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"Synopsis" by , From Israel's leading historian, a sweeping history of 1967—the war, what led up to it, what came after, and how it changed everything. Drawing on unpublished letters and diaries, as well as government memos and military records, Tom Segev reconstructs an era of new possibilities and tragic missteps. A vibrant and original history, 1967 is sure to stand as the definitive account of that pivotal year.
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