The bestselling author of Gates of Fire and Killing Rommel delivers his
first work of military nonfiction—an epic narrative of the Six Day War.
June 5, 1967. The fearsome,
Soviet-equipped Egyptian Army and its one thousand tanks are massed on Israel’s
southern border. Meanwhile, the Syrian Army is shelling the much smaller nation
from the north. And to the east, Jordan and Iraq are moving brigades and
fighter squadrons into position to attack. Egypt’s President Nasser has
declared that the Arab world’s goal is no less than “the destruction of Israel.”
June 10, 1967. The combined
Arab armies are in ruins, their air forces totally destroyed. Israel’s
citizen-soldiers have seized the Gaza Strip and the entire Sinai Peninsula from
Egypt, the Golan Heights from Syria, East Jerusalem and the West Bank from
Jordan. The land under Israeli control has tripled. The charismatic, eye-patch
wearing Defense Minister Moshe Dayan has barreled through the Lion’s Gate in
the Old City of Jerusalem, meeting up with a gang of paratroopers who have
already raised the blue and white flag that frames the Star of David.
How on earth did this happen?
Only Steven Pressfield could
get the real story from the fighter jocks in the air, the tank commanders
through the sand, and the infantrymen on the ground. Through more than 300
hours of interviews conducted in Israel, he has written a gripping chronicle of
the six days that changed the Middle East forever. He also captures the
universal experience of individual soldiers compelled to stare down mortal fear
and move headlong into a firestorm. Download and start listening now!