The Yom Kippur War

The Yom Kippur War

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In this galvanizing account of the most dramatic of the Arab-Israeli hostilities, Abraham Rabinovich, who reported the conflict for the Jerusalem Post, transports us into the midst of the 1973 Yom Kippur War.

Rabinovich’s masterly narrative begins as Israel convinces itself there will be no war, while Egypt and Syria plot the two-front conflict. Then, on Yom Kippur, Saturday, October 6, 1973, we see Arab armies pouring across the shattered Bar-Lev Line in the Sinai and through the Golan defenses. Even the famed Israeli air force could not stop them. On the Golan alone, Syria sent 1,460 tanks against Israel’s 177, and 115 artillery batteries against Israel’s 11. And for the first time, footsoldiers wielding anti-tank weapons were able to stop tank charges, while surface-to-air missiles protected those troops from air attack

Rabinovich takes us into this inferno and into the inner sanctums of military and political decision making. He allows us to witness the dramatic turnaround that had the Syrians on the run by the following Wednesday and the great counterattack across the Suez Canal that, once begun, took international intervention to halt.

Using extensive interviews with both participants and observers, and with access to recently declassified materials, Rabinovich shows that the drama of the war lay not only in the battles but also in the apocalyptic visions it triggered in Israel, the hopes and fears it inspired in the Arab world, the heated conflicts on both sides about the conduct of the war, and the concurrent American face-off with the Soviets in Washington, D.C., Moscow, and the Mediterranean. A comprehensive account of one of the pivotal conflicts of the twentieth century.

Baker & Taylor
An in-depth study of the 1973 Yom Kippur War examines the prelude to the war, the start of hostilities, the campaigns and battlefields, the war's dramatic conclusion, and the long-term implications of the conflict on the history of the Middle East. 35,000 first printing.

Book News
A US journalist now living in Jerusalem who has written several books on Israel chronicles the 1973 war that dramatically altered the regional map and politics. Based on interviews with Israeli Army commanders and other sources, this account also discusses Arab perspectives and the war's legacy, and includes photos and maps. Annotation ©2004 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Blackwell North Amer
In this account of the most dramatic of the Arab-Israeli hostilities, Abraham Rabinovich, who reported the conflict for the Jerusalem Post, transports us into the midst of the 1973 Yom Kippur War.
Rabinovich's narrative begins as Israel convinces itself there will be no war, while Egypt and Syria plot the two-front conflict. Then, on Yom Kippur, Saturday, October 6, 1973, we see Arab armies pouring across the shattered Bar Lev Line in the Sinai and through the Golan defenses. Even the famed Israeli air force could not stop them. On the Golan alone, Syria sent 1,460 tanks against Israel's 177, and 115 artillery batteries against Israel's 11. And for the first time, foot soldiers wielding anti-tank weapons were able to stop tank charges, while surface-to-air missiles protected those troops from air attack.
Rabinovich takes us into this inferno and into the inner sanctums of military and political decision making. He allows us to witness the dramatic turnaround that had the Syrians on the run by the following Wednesday and the great counterattack across the Suez Canal that, once begun, took international intervention to halt.
Using extensive interviews with both participants and observers, and with access to recently declassified materials, Rabinovich shows that the drama of the war lay not only in the battles but also in the apocalyptic visions it triggered in Israel, the hopes and fears it inspired in the Arab world, the heated conflicts on both sides about the conduct of the war, and the concurrent American face-off with the Soviets in Washington, D.C., Moscow, and the Mediterranean. A comprehensive account of one of the pivotal conflicts of the twentieth century.

Baker
& Taylor

Examines the prelude to the 1973 Yom Kippur War, the start of hostilities, the campaigns and battlefields, the war's dramatic conclusion, and the long-term implications of the conflict on the history of the Middle East.

Publisher: New York : Schocken Books, 2004
Description: xvi, 543 p., [12 leaves of plates : ill. ; 24 cm
ISBN: 9780805241761
0805241760
Branch Call Number: 956.048 Rab

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Matthew37
Dec 12, 2017

Very good read. I hardly knew anything about the Yom Kippur War but after reading this I could write an essay on it. Tells the war like a narrative, very intriguing

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