Synopses & Reviews
A revised edition of the definitive history of the 1973 Arab-Israeli conflict--including new information previously subject to military censorship--by the journalist who covered it for The Jerusalem Post.
In 2004, Schocken published this galvanizing account of what became known as the Yom Kippur War. The surprise two-front war triggered apocalyptic visions in Israel, hopes and fears in the Arab world, and heated internal conflicts on both sides. Using extensive interviews and declassified materials, Rabinovich masterfully outlined the story of this war in this critically acclaimed volume. More than a decade later, new information--formerly blocked by military censorship--has come to light. Previously unexamined sources, transcripts, and tape recordings now offer an even more complex and intriguing history of the war. With this new information, Rabinovich revisits his classic account of the war and updates it with new stories, new facts, and new photographs, further establishing The Yom Kippur War as our most trusted and definitive source on the subject.
A galvanizing account of the 1973 Yom Kippur War by a journalist who covered it for The Jerusalem Post.
The most dramatic of the Arab-Israeli conflicts, the surprise two-front war triggered apocalyptic visions in Israel, hopes and fears in the Arab world, and heated internal conflicts on both sides. Using extensive interviews and personal stories, as well as recently declassified materials, Abraham Rabinovich begins his masterful narrative as Israel is convincing itself there will be no war, while the Arabs are in fact plotting it. The account continues through the explosive start of hostilities and follows the harrowing conflict to its climactic end.
About the Author
Abraham Rabinovich, a graduate of Brooklyn College and a United States Army veteran, worked as a reporter for Newsday before joining the Jerusalem Post. His work has also appeared in the New York Times
, the Wall Street Journal,
the Christian Science Monitor
, the International Herald Tribune
, and The New Republic
, among other publications. The author of several books, including The Boats of Cherbourg
, he lives in Jerusalem.
From the Hardcover edition.