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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. Tom Segev’s acclaimed works One Palestine, Complete and The Seventh Million overturned accepted views of the history of Israel. Now, in 1967—a number one bestseller in Israel—he brings his masterful skills to 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, the mood revealed in a popular joke in which one soldier says to his friend, “Let’s take over Cairo”; the friend replies, “Then what shall we do in the afternoon?”

Drawing on unpublished letters and diaries, as well as government memos and military records, Segev reconstructs an era of new possibilities and tragic missteps. He introduces the legendary figures—Moshe Dayan, Golda Meir, Gamal Abdul Nasser, and Lyndon Johnson—and an epic cast of soldiers, lobbyists, refugees, and settlers. He reveals as never before Israel’s intimacy with the White House as well as the political rivalries that sabotaged any chance of peace. Above all, he challenges the view that the war was inevitable, showing that a series of disastrous miscalculations lie behind the bloodshed.

A vibrant and original history, 1967 is sure to stand as the definitive account of that pivotal year.

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Listener Opinions

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 by Rafat | 6/25/2016

    " There was no Israel pre 1967 "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Mick Maye | 9/8/2013

    " The coverage of 1967 in Israel and the events leading up to the 6 Day war. Accounts are taken from several viewpoints and perspectives. Interesting putting reasons and thoughts behind the names involved. At times a dry and hard read, but rewarding over all. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 by Christine Sandgren | 8/14/2013

    " I think I will be 'reading' this one for awhile. I'm over 1/4 through and still no signs of a war. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Mitchell | 11/9/2012

    " Well written and well researched in depth coverage of the events leading up to and through the Six-Day War. "

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