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Six Days of War. June 1967 and the Making of the Modern Middle East

Door Michael B. Oren

Categorie
Geschiedenis Midden-Oosten
Boeknummer
#252906
Titel
Six Days of War. June 1967 and the Making of the Modern Middle East
Auteur
Oren, Michael B.
Boektype
Gebonden hardcover met stofomslag
Uitgeverij
Oxford University Press
Jaar van uitgave
2002
ISBN10
0195151747
ISBN13
9780195151749
Taal
Engels
Samenvatting

In 1967 the future of the state of Israel was far from certain. But with its swift and stunning military victory against an Arab coalition led by Egypt in the Six Day War, Israel not only preserved its existence but redrew the map of the region, with fateful consequences. The Camp David Accords, the assassinations of Anwar Sadat and Yitzhak Rabin, the intifada, and the current troubled peace negotiations-all of these trace their origins to the Six Day War. Michael Oren's Six Days of War is a gripping account of one of the most dramatic and important episodes in the history of the Middle East. With exhaustive research in primary sources-including Soviet, Jordanian, and Syrian files not previously available-he has reconstructed the tension-filled background and the dramatic military events
... (Lees verder) of the conflict, drawing the threads together in a riveting narrative, enlivened by crisp characters sketches of major characters (many of whom, from Ariel Sharon to Yasser Arafat, are still leading figures today). Most important, Oren has unearthed some dramatic new findings. He has discovered that a top-secret Egyptian plan to invade Israel and wipe out its army and nuclear reactor came within hours of implementation. He also reveals how the superpowers narrowly avoided a nuclear showdown over the Eastern Mediterranean and how a military coup in Israel almost occurred on the eve of the war.
Pagina's
446
Conditie
Goed
Prijs
€ 12,50

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