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Benjamin

Apex, NC, USA | Member Since 2000

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  • Six Days of War: June 1967 and the Making of the Modern Middle East

    • UNABRIDGED (17 hrs and 58 mins)
    • By Michael B. Oren
    • Narrated By Robert Whitfield
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (823)
    Performance
    (423)
    Story
    (423)

    In Israel and the West, it is called the Six Day War. In the Arab world, it is known as the June War or, simply, as "the Setback". Never has a conflict so short, unforeseen, and largely unwanted by both sides so transformed the world. The Yom Kippur War, the war in Lebanon, the Camp David accords, the controversy over Jerusalem and Jewish settlements in the West Bank, the intifada, and the rise of Palestinian terror are all part of the outcome of those six days.

    Patrick says: "Great overview of Middle East troubles"
    "In-depth, un-biased, and delightful to listen to"
    Overall

    Michael Oren has done a superb job with this overview of one of the most important wars of the second half of the 20th century. Oren breathes life into the arcane political machinations of all the players; the US, Israel, the Arab States, the UN, and the USSR. It is fascinating to see in such vivid detail how each party viewed the others and their own actions. I sat on the edge of my car seat waiting to find out if Israel would attack Egypt or Egypt invade the Negev, even though what happened is so well known. The consumate skill of the narrator only added to joy of listening.

    Overall this book is a refreshingly honest look at a conflict that is so often characterized by cliches and hyperbole. You will come away with a greater understanding of the Israeli-Arab conflict and a greater appreciation for the nuances and ambiguities that dominate the region's politics.

    7 of 8 people found this review helpful
  • The New York Times Audio Digest, 1-Month Subscription

    • ORIGINAL (45 mins)
    • By The New York Times, The New York Times
    Overall
    (245)
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    (0)
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    (0)

    It's the perfect listen for your morning commute! In the time it takes you to get to work, you'll hear a digest of the day's top stories, prepared by the editorial staff of The New York Times. Each edition includes articles from the front page, as well as the paper's international, national, business, sports, and editorial sections.

    George says: "It's Great!"
    "Great Way to Start the Day"
    Overall

    I have been listening to the NY Times on the way to work every morning for over a year now, and I love it. I find myself becoming quite agitated on the mornings I can't listen to it, and as well as uninformed. I don't have time to read the paper newspaper in the morning, nor can I consistently read the online edition. This is great overview, and I pursue in more depth any articles that interest me. I reccomend it to anyone with a ~30 min commute, whether in a car or not.

    1 of 4 people found this review helpful

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