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

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

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by Tom Segev
     
 

"A marvelous achievement . . . Anyone curious about the extraordinary six days of Arab-Israeli war will learn much from it."--The Economist

Tom Segev's acclaimed One Palestine, Complete and The Seventh Million overturned accepted views of the history of Israel. Now, in 1967, he brings his masterful skills to the watershed year

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"A marvelous achievement . . . Anyone curious about the extraordinary six days of Arab-Israeli war will learn much from it."--The Economist

Tom Segev's acclaimed One Palestine, Complete and The Seventh Million overturned accepted views of the history of Israel. Now, in 1967, 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 apocalyptic climate in Israel before the war as well as the country's bravado after its victory. He introduces the legendary figures--Moshe Dayan, Golda Meir, Gamal Abdel 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, and the political rivalries that sabotaged any chance of peace. Above all, Segev challenges the view that the war was inevitable, showing that behind the bloodshed was a series of disastrous miscalculations.

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

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780805088120
Publisher:
Picador
Publication date:
04/29/2008
Edition description:
First Edition
Pages:
704
Sales rank:
1,329,824
Product dimensions:
8.64(w) x 5.58(h) x 1.36(d)

Table of Contents


Map     xii
Introduction: Heroes     1
Between Rishon Lezion and Manhattan
Sussita Days     19
Other People     43
Between Israel and Palestine
Maps and Dreams     143
The Syrian Syndrome     191
The Forty Days of Private Yehoshua Bar-Dayan
Three Weeks to War: What Does Nasser Want?     225
Eleven Days to War: Noa's Father Is Waiting     247
Ten Days to War: What Does America Want?     262
Nine Days to War: A Terrible Situation     277
One Week to War: The Generals' Revolt     288
Five Days to War: The Ouster     306
Three Days to War: The Decision     323
Day One     338
Day Two     351
Day Three     366
The Final Days     385
They Thought They Had Won
A New Land     419
Victory Albums     437
The Enlightened Occupation     455
Teddy's Project     482
Face-to-Face with Ishmael     500
The Blunder     523
Hawks and Doves     543
Starting Over     553
Absalom Days     562
Notes     587
Acknowledgments     643
Index     647

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