By Tom Segev
From Israel's top historian, a sweeping background of 1967—the struggle, what led as much as it, what got here after, and the way it replaced everything
Tom Segev's acclaimed works One Palestine, entire and The 7th Million overturned accredited perspectives of the historical past of Israel. Now, in 1967—a number-one bestseller in Hebrew—he brings his masterful abilities to the watershed 12 months while six days of battle reshaped the rustic and the whole region.
Going a ways past an army account, Segev re-creates the hindrance in Israel earlier than 1967, displaying how monetary recession, a whole snatch of the Holocaust's horrors, and the dire threats made by means of neighbor states mixed to provide a weather of apocalypse. He depicts the country's bravado after its victory, the temper published in a well-liked funny story within which one soldier says to his good friend, "Let's take over Cairo"; the pal replies, "Then what lets do within the afternoon?"
Drawing on unpublished letters and diaries, in addition to executive memos and army files, Segev reconstructs an period of recent probabilities and tragic missteps. He introduces the mythical figures—Moshe Dayan, Golda Meir, Gamal Abdul Nasser, and Lyndon Johnson—and an epic forged of squaddies, lobbyists, refugees, and settlers. He unearths as by no means prior to Israel's intimacy with the White residence in addition to the political rivalries that sabotaged any probability of peace. especially, he demanding situations the view that the struggle was once inevitable, displaying sequence of disastrous miscalculations lie in the back of the bloodshed.
A brilliant and unique heritage, 1967 is bound to face because the definitive account of that pivotal year.
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1967: Israel, the War, and the Year that Transformed the Middle East by Tom Segev