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1967 - Israel, the War, and the Year That Transformed the Middle East

Tom Segev

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 Drawing on unpublished letters and diaries, as well as government memos and military records, Segev reconstructs an era of new possibilities and tragic missteps.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.

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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History

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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.

Language:

English

Narrators:

James Boles

Length:

28h 15m


Chapters

Introduction
Introduction

49:21


Part 1
Part 1

01:11:08


Part 2, Chapter 1
Part 2, Chapter 1

01:33:19


Part 2, Chapter 2
Part 2, Chapter 2

01:35:57


Part 2, Chapter 3
Part 2, Chapter 3

01:50:28


Part 3, Chapter 1
Part 3, Chapter 1

01:05:23


Part 3, Chapter 2
Part 3, Chapter 2

01:22:53


Part 4
Part 4

01:35:19


Part 5
Part 5

01:04:49


Part 6
Part 6

43:50


Part 7
Part 7

41:54


Part 8
Part 8

29:59


Part 9
Part 9

51:32


Part 10
Part 10

49:13


Part 11
Part 11

45:08


Part 12
Part 12

38:23


Part 13
Part 13

45:01


Part 14
Part 14

54:58


Part 15
Part 15

01:35:09


Part 16
Part 16

52:54


Part 17
Part 17

52:04


Part 18
Part 18

01:14:37


Part 19
Part 19

52:27


Part 20
Part 20

01:06:01


Part 21
Part 21

57:21


Part 22
Part 22

26:14


Part 23
Part 23

22:36


Part 24
Part 24

34:16


Part 25
Part 25

33:01


Part 26
Part 26

00:24