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2.98449612403101 out of 52.98449612403101 out of 52.98449612403101 out of 52.98449612403101 out of 52.98449612403101 out of 5 2.98 (129 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Tom Segev, James Boles Narrator: James Boles Publisher: Tantor Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: September 2007 ISBN: 9781400174942
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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Drawing on unpublished letters and diaries, as well as government memos and military records, Segev reconstructs an era of new possibilities and tragic missteps.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 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 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 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 Mitchell | 11/9/2012

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

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Nirbodh | 9/21/2012

    " They correctly predicted what would happen if they occupy West Bank, most of the leaders were themselves against it. Yet, drunk with quick military victory, they did what they themselves advised against. And what an irony, history unfolded as they themselves direly predicted. Eternal human folly. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kevin Stratton | 3/14/2012

    " Great take and perspective on this world-changing event. Took me a while to get through it but well worth the effort to understand from the perspective of an Israeli. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Liam89 | 11/17/2011

    " A wonderful, scholarly account of the war which lasted just six days, but whose consequences are still being felt today. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Maureen | 4/28/2011

    " I have now been transformed from a novice on the Middle East situation to someone who would be very uncomfortable attempting to discuss it down the pub. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Alex | 1/23/2011

    " Segev did a good job setting the stage for the 6 Days War with a long introduction into what Israel was like in 1967, especially the mindset of ordinary people. Details of the battles are a bit scarce, but the book is a good read "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Mitchell | 1/11/2011

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

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Christine | 7/8/2008

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

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About the Author
Author Tom SegevTom Segev, who writes a weekly column in Ha’aretz, Israel’s leading daily newspaper, is the author of The Seventh Million: The Israelis and the Holocaust and other pathbreaking books, including One Palestine, Complete, which was named one of the ten best books of 2000 by the New York Times Book Review. He lives in Jerusalem.
About the Narrator

James Boles is an accomplished audiobook narrator whose work includes such titles as Tulia: Race, Cocaine, and Corruption in a Small Texas Town by Nate Blakeslee and A Disorder Peculiar to the Country by Ken Kalfus. He is also an award-winning stage actor. He lives in Stratford, Connecticut.