1967 : Israel, the war, and the year that transformed the Middle East / Tom Segev ; translated by Jessica Cohen.
1st U.S. ed.
New York : Metropolitan Books, 2007.
x, 673 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations, map ; 25 cm
Formatted Contents Note
I: Between Rishon Lezion and Manhattan Sussita days Other people II: Between Israel and Palestine Maps and dreams The Syrian syndrome III: The forty days of private Yehoshua Bar-Dayan Three weeks to war: what does Nasser want? Eleven days to war: Noa's father is waiting Ten days to war: what does America want? Nine days to war: a terrible situation One week to war: the generals' revolt Five days to war: the ouster Three days to war: the division Day one Day two Day three The final days IV: They thought they had won A new land Victory albums The enlightened occupation Teddy's project Face-to-face with Ishmael The blunder Hawks and doves Starting over Absalom days.
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. Journalist Segev recounts 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, an era of new possibilities and tragic missteps. He introduces Moshe Dayan, Golda Meir, Gamal Abdul Nasser, and Lyndon Johnson, and an epic cast of soldiers, lobbyists, refugees, and settlers. He reveals Israel's intimacy with the White House and the political rivalries that sabotaged any chance of peace. Above all, describing a series of disastrous miscalculations, he challenges the view that the war was inevitable.--From publisher description.
Bibliography, etc. Note
Includes bibliographical references (pages -642) and index.
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