E–pub/E–book [Six Days of War June 1967 and the Making of the Modern Middle East] Þ Michael B. Oren

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SUMMARY Six Days of War June 1967 and the Making of the Modern Middle East CHARACTERS ç Six Days of War June 1967 and the Making of the Modern Middle East REVIEW ☆ FINDARTICLES.CO Ï Michael B. Oren Though it lasted for only six tense days in June the 1967 Arab Israeli war never really ended Every crisis that has ripped through this region in the ensuing decades from the Yom Kippur War of 1973 to the ongoing intifada is a direct conseuence of those six days of fighting Michael B Oren’s magnificent Six Days of War an internationally acclaimed bestseller is the first. My actual literal fake wood and screw bookshelf has two shelves devoted to unread books that I have accumulated and continue to accumulate at a fantastic pace Thanks a lot cheap white wine and s one click shoppingThe downside to my book hoarding is that it is used against me every time my wife shows up in a new pair of shoes or boots or moccasins Yes moccasins And whenever we get into an argument she stands near the shelf with a sheath of matches Cackling So that might be an exaggeration The upside to having a minor bookstore s worth of never perused material is that I m often prepared when a sudden mood strikes Instead of going to a library or signing into I can just go to my bookshelf and voila instant gratificationRecently spurred by current events I got an itch to learn about Middle Eastern Israeli relations Fortunately for me and unfortunately for my wife child and anyone else who depends on my paycheck I had several titles on hand including Martin Gilbert s massive Israel A History Feeling a bit less ambitious I chose instead Six Days of War by Michael Oren about the so called Six Day War fought from June 5 to June 10 1967 After all the Middle East is a lot of history bloody tragic comic tragic to swallow I thought it best to start with only six daysThe chronology of the war gives this book its framework Oren starts with a series of contextual chapters one chapter devoted to a sweeping overview of Israel and the Arabs another chapter tightly focused on the catalysts of the war and a third given over to the unfortunate mechanics a delayed telegram a gambler s gambit and fear fear fear that triggered open conflict These opening chapters especially the first were the driest reading for me And also the most confusing I m a bit of a newbie to Middle Eastern history while Oren writes with an authoritative assurance that his readers have a bit of background knowledge The names especially from all sides were unfamiliar to me and with the exception of a few men Dayan Nasser the personalities never really popped off the page Some of my confusion of course comes from the fact that this troubled area of the world is a complicated mess The precipitant of the Six Day War was border incursions along the Syrian Israeli frontier Palestinian guerrillas used Syria as a base of operations Israel accused them of harboring terrorists etc etc Eventually based on false reports that Israel was going to attack Syria Egypt s leader Gamal Abdel Nasser moved troops into the Sinai and ejected the UN observers stationed there He also closed the Straits of Tiran I could attempt to relate but maybe it s best if you just re listened to Billy Joel s We Didn t Start the Fire It s all there or less Importantly all these regional tensions played out against the backdrop of the Cold War The USSR backed Syria and Egypt while the US stood behind Israel The little guys did their best to draw in the big guys while the big guys did their best to rein in the little guys while still giving them lots of guns to play with Eventually hemmed in on three sides Syria to the north Jordan to the west Egypt to the south and with no assurance of American help Israel attacked The first day of war each day gets its own chapter was decisive The Israeli Air Force destroyed the Egyptian Air Force while it was on the ground while her ground troops routed the Egyptians army under Abdel Amer who lied about his defeat for so long that one has to wonder at his mental stability Meanwhile King Hussein of Jordan decided to enter the fray on Egypt s behalf Thinking this mostly a bluff Israel gave him the chance to back off Hussein did not So Israel went on the offensive there as well bagging Jerusalem in the process Towards the end of the six days with the west and south secure Israel captured the Golan Heights defended by Syria for good measure All this information is conveyed in what can only be termed drab unadorned prose There is precious little consideration given to illuminating characters and a paucity of vivid first person accounts The tactical aspects of the war is conveyed academically as though this were a staff ride rather than a general history Oren makes sure to tell you the movement of each battalion he does not always make sure to explain why that mattered There are maps to be sure and detailed maps Unfortunately each map tries to be everything at once so there are arrows each a different shade of black or gray covering the page in an attempt to capture every movement during all six days It should probably be noted that Michael Oren is now the Israeli Ambassador to the United States I didn t detect any overt bias other than the bias of fact that Israel won the Arabs lost I m sure that won t matter to people with strong opinions Those with a pro Palestinian bent will find this volume a Zionist screed those who are pro Israeli hawks will undoubtedly conclude that Oren did not go far enough in lauding the IDF The average reader like me will probably find very little in this understated and un inflammatory work to get passionate about at allThe subtitle to Oren s work is June 1967 and the Making of the Modern Middle East That second part the whole making of the Middle East is mostly implied Oren goes only cursorily into the nuts and bolts of the postwar echoes new territorial boundaries land for peace settlements Arab embarrassment Israeli hubris and the seeds of the Yom Kippur War As an avowed history nut there is a very real reason I mostly avoid reading about certain topics such as Vietnam and the Middle East The reason is this history is a hobby If I want to be stressed out and anxious well I already am History then is my escape It s soothing to slip into the a distant time period such as the American Civil War The stakes were just as high The death just as real The same passions that grip us now gripped us then But every person there is a ghost The Middle East is still an evolving bloody perhaps intractable mess It practically begs the removed observer to simply look away With that said the faults in Oren s book may well be my own bias against the subject , main basse sur le futur has ripped through this region in the ensuing decades from the Yom Kippur War of 1973 to the ongoing intifada is a direct conseuence of those six days of fighting Michael B Oren’s magnificent Six Days of War an internationally acclaimed bestseller is the first. 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there as well bagging Jerusalem in the process Towards the end of the six days with the west and south secure Israel captured the Golan Heights defended by Syria for good measure All this information is conveyed in what can only be termed drab unadorned prose There is precious little consideration given to illuminating characters and a paucity of vivid first person accounts The tactical aspects of the war is conveyed academically as though this were a staff ride rather than a general Separated By Duty, United In Love (revised) history Oren makes sure to tell you the movement of each battalion Taking His OmegaFilling His OmegaExamining His OmegaPunishing His OmegaSharing His OmegaTeaching His Omega he does not always make sure to explain why that mattered There are maps to be sure and detailed maps Unfortunately each map tries to be everything at once so there are arrows each a different shade of black or gray covering the page in an attempt to capture every movement during all six days 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SUMMARY Six Days of War June 1967 and the Making of the Modern Middle East

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

SUMMARY Six Days of War June 1967 and the Making of the Modern Middle East CHARACTERS ç Six Days of War June 1967 and the Making of the Modern Middle East REVIEW ☆ FINDARTICLES.CO Ï Michael B. Oren Comprehensive account of this epoch making event Writing with a novelist’s command of narrative and a historian’s grasp of fact and motive Oren reconstructs both the lightning fast action on the battlefields and the political shocks that electrified the world Extraordinary personalities Moshe Dayan and Gamal Abdul Nasser Lyndon Johnson and Alexei Kosygin rose and top. Michael B Oren s Six Days of War is probably the most comprehensive book published on Israel s 1967 conflict with the Arab world to date Painstakingly researched and scrupulously fair Oren s strength is dealing with the causes and effects of the war He discusses every diplomatic move and counter move that the belligerent countries and their superpower allies the US and U S S R made and how those decisions impact Middle East policy to this day Oren is noticeably weaker when discussing the actual tactics of the war choosing to view the military units as pieces in a diplomatic chess game rather than giving the reader a sense of what the soldier on the ground was feeling although he does do a fantastic job in describing the climactic battle for JerusalemSix Days is absolutely essential reading for anyone who wants to understand the politics of the region The Ants Go Marching One by One historian’s grasp of fact and motive Oren reconstructs both the lightning fast action on the battlefields and the political shocks that electrified the world Extraordinary personalities Moshe Dayan and Gamal Abdul Nasser Lyndon Johnson and Alexei Kosygin rose and top. Michael B Oren s Six Days of War is probably the most comprehensive book published on Israel s 1967 conflict with the Arab world to date Painstakingly researched and scrupulously fair Oren s strength is dealing with the causes and effects of the war He discusses every diplomatic move and counter move that the belligerent countries and their superpower allies the US and U S S R made and Dear Jane he does do a fantastic job in describing the climactic battle for JerusalemSix Days is absolutely essential reading for anyone who wants to understand the politics of the region

REVIEW ☆ FINDARTICLES.CO Ï Michael B. Oren

SUMMARY Six Days of War June 1967 and the Making of the Modern Middle East CHARACTERS ç Six Days of War June 1967 and the Making of the Modern Middle East REVIEW ☆ FINDARTICLES.CO Ï Michael B. Oren Pled from power as a result of this war; borders were redrawn; daring strategies brilliantly succeeded or disastrously failed in a matter of hours And the balance of power changed in the Middle East and in the world A towering work of history and an enthralling human narrative Six Days of War is the most important book on the Middle East conflict to appear in a generation. I read this in a flash a few years ago It isn t a social history nor is it investigative It yields a basis for an ideology I accept that I just read this review and it upset my indifference What can I say I m exhausted Bill’s Humiliation in Panties Volume 7 hours And the balance of power changed in the Middle East and in the world A towering work of Nuit of the Living Dead history and an enthralling Media MessagesWhat Film Television and Popular Music Teach Us about Race Class Gender and Sexual Orientation human narrative Six Days of War is the most important book on the Middle East conflict to appear in a generation. I read this in a flash a few years ago It isn t a social The Ants Go Marching One by One history nor is it investigative It yields a basis for an ideology I accept that I just read this review and it upset my indifference What can I say I m exhausted


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    E–pub/E–book [Six Days of War June 1967 and the Making of the Modern Middle East] Þ Michael B. Oren SUMMARY Six Days of War June 1967 and the Making of the Modern Middle East My actual literal fake wood and screw bookshelf has two shelves devoted to unread books that I have accumulated and continue to accumulate at a fantastic pace Thanks a lot cheap white wine and ’s one click shoppingThe downside to my book hoarding is that it is used against me every time my wife shows up in a new pair of shoes or boots or moccasins Yes moccasins And whenever we get into an argument she stands near the s

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    E–pub/E–book [Six Days of War June 1967 and the Making of the Modern Middle East] Þ Michael B. Oren New review Aug 09Since I have been spending the last year reading about Israel and Palestine I may now class this book as shameless and apologetic when it comes to Israeli militarism My review below is shameless

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    Michael B. Oren Ï 1 CHARACTERS REVIEW ☆ FINDARTICLES.CO Ï Michael B. Oren SUMMARY Six Days of War June 1967 and the Making of the Modern Middle East I found this book about the Six Days of War by Michael B Oren most interesting At the time I remember following the news about the war on T V I have read biographies of many of the key people in this book so I am very familiar with the events It was great to have all the information in one place in chronological order It helped me to understand the events better as well as what is going on today in Israel The book is well written

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    E–pub/E–book [Six Days of War June 1967 and the Making of the Modern Middle East] Þ Michael B. Oren Egyptian and Syrian military incompetence and the sense that Israel's back was against the wall; these were my impressions of the war as it was acted out Ambassador Oren's narrative confirms those vague impressions but he also provi

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    E–pub/E–book [Six Days of War June 1967 and the Making of the Modern Middle East] Þ Michael B. Oren Michael B Oren's Six Days of War is probably the most comprehensive book published on Israel's 1967 conflict with the Arab world to date Painstakingly researched and scrupulously fair Oren's strength is dealing with the causes and effects of the war He discusses every diplomatic move and counter move that the belligerent countries

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    E–pub/E–book [Six Days of War June 1967 and the Making of the Modern Middle East] Þ Michael B. Oren This is a wonderfully concise well written history of the war between Israel and Egypt Syria and Jordan that lasted only six days in J

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    E–pub/E–book [Six Days of War June 1967 and the Making of the Modern Middle East] Þ Michael B. Oren Ignorance Can be the greatest ally or the greatest enemy of an army at war In the book Six Days of War Michael B Oren explains in considerable detail how Arab ignorance and mistrust was the real key to the vastly outnumbered Israelis defeating three Arab armies in just six days Oren shows how the Israelis called up all of their reserves and prepared for weeks to attack Egypt before Egypt attacked them or to

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    E–pub/E–book [Six Days of War June 1967 and the Making of the Modern Middle East] Þ Michael B. Oren I had somewhat of a sketchy rememberance of the 6 Day War from 1967 but digging into the details was rather eye opening I'd never heard of a professional army so completely breaking and running in the face of enemy Politica

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    E–pub/E–book [Six Days of War June 1967 and the Making of the Modern Middle East] Þ Michael B. Oren This was a book I'd been meaning to read for a very long time and one that sat on my virtual shelf for nearly two years I'd bought it on a lark back then and my expectations going into it now were that it would be a detailed unbiased telling

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  • Six Days of War June 1967 and the Making of the Modern Middle East
  • Michael B. Oren
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  • 15 February 2020
  • 9780345461926