Six Days of War : June 1967 and the Making of the Modern Middle East, by OREN, MICHAEL B.
- ISBN: 9780345461926 | 0345461924
- Cover: Trade Paper
- Copyright: 6/3/2003
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Though it lasted for only six tense days in June, the 1967 Arab-Israeli war never really ended. Every crisis that has ripped through this region in the ensuing decades, from the Yom Kippur War of 1973 to the ongoingintifada, is a direct consequence of those six days of fighting. Michael B. Oren's magnificentSix Days of War, an internationally acclaimed bestseller, is the first comprehensive account of this epoch-making event. Writing with a novelist's command of narrative and a historian's grasp of fact and motive, Oren reconstructs both the lightning-fast action on the battlefields and the political shocks that electrified the world. Extraordinary personalitiesMoshe Dayan and Gamal Abdul Nasser, Lyndon Johnson and Alexei Kosyginrose and toppled from power as a result of this war; borders were redrawn; daring strategies brilliantly succeeded or disastrously failed in a matter of hours. And the balance of power changedin the Middle East and in the world. A towering work of history and an enthralling human narrative,Six Days of Waris the most important book on the Middle East conflict to appear in a generation.