- Shopping Bag ( 0 items )
Posted December 6, 2002
Van Crevald does an excellent job of criticizing Israel's military failures. This book is not meant to be an enjoyable read, rather a critical history which at times is dry. I highly reccomend this book, but only if you know the basics of Israeli history beforehand.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted July 6, 2002
I found this work poorly written, as the author's propensity for capitilization (capitilizing all charcaters in numerous words) and lack of flow and transition made this book difficult to read and digest. The capitilization of transliterated phrases and titles served as a constant interruption, as did the author's blatent inability to present events cohesively. After reading a brilliant book about the IDF in Michael Oren's 'Six Days of Way,' in which Oren suuccessfully compiled a plethora of first-hand accounts into a cohesive and easy-to-digest account of Israel's 6-Day War, the 'Sword and the Olive' stood out as offering nothing more than second-hand analysis without the in-depth, primary research that makes Oren's account so strong. In strongly recommending Michael Oren's 'Six Days of War,' if you're looking to follow his account up with that of Van Creveld, I suggest you look elsewhere.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.