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The Lion's Gate - On the Front Lines of the Six Day War-logo

The Lion's Gate - On the Front Lines of the Six Day War

Steven Pressfield

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 1000 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. The Lion's Gate blends the immediacy of Mark Bowden's Black Hawk Down, the esprit de corps of Stephen Ambrose's Band of Brothers, and the soul of James Bradley's Flags of Our Fathers. It will join the indispensable canon of military nonfiction.

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 1000 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. The Lion's Gate blends the immediacy of Mark Bowden's Black Hawk Down, the esprit de corps of Stephen Ambrose's Band of Brothers, and the soul of James Bradley's Flags of Our Fathers. It will join the indispensable canon of military nonfiction.
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History

Description:

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 1000 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. The Lion's Gate blends the immediacy of Mark Bowden's Black Hawk Down, the esprit de corps of Stephen Ambrose's Band of Brothers, and the soul of James Bradley's Flags of Our Fathers. It will join the indispensable canon of military nonfiction.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Malcolm Hillgartner

Length:

14h 2m


Chapters

Introduction
Introduction

09:38


Chapter 1
Chapter 1

07:25


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

12:36


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

06:53


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

13:52


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

10:55


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

10:04


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

11:37


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

04:22


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

03:58


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

10:46


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

13:25


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

07:19


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

07:00


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

08:01


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

09:35


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

07:56


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

13:50


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

12:54


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

09:02


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

14:48


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

14:23


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

08:53


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

30:42


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

08:48


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

05:07


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

04:37


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

15:26


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

41:57


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

52:53


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

30:50


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

18:18


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

08:52


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

08:26


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

19:20


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

25:11


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

14:20


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

06:34


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

05:48


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

10:19


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

16:55


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

09:58


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

17:45


Chapter 43
Chapter 43

14:17


Chapter 44
Chapter 44

32:00


Chapter 45
Chapter 45

12:57


Chapter 46
Chapter 46

17:51


Chapter 47
Chapter 47

09:51


Chapter 48
Chapter 48

10:28


Chapter 49
Chapter 49

22:21


Chapter 50
Chapter 50

08:05


Chapter 51
Chapter 51

05:45


Chapter 52
Chapter 52

15:34


Chapter 53
Chapter 53

29:38


Chapter 54
Chapter 54

05:23


Chapter 55
Chapter 55

07:59


Chapter 56
Chapter 56

08:47


Chapter 57
Chapter 57

03:47


Chapter 58
Chapter 58

24:27


Chapter 59
Chapter 59

14:07


Chapter 60
Chapter 60

14:38


Chapter 61
Chapter 61

03:01