History can be presented for the general reader of for professional historians; this book is definitely NOT for the general reader. Even for me, a professional historian, I found it tedious and seemingly intermiable. Much of the focus is on the political machinations inside the Israeli cabinet,very little on the actual combat. There is no information on the Arab perspective at all.
I have never listened to a more ridiculous “action” story. It employs every cliché from the genre. The hero faces hundreds of the vile enemy defeating and repulsing them all singly or in groups. I only listened to the end to get a laugh out of how many hackneyed twists in the story line I could count
The book is hopeless.
The author tries to strike somewhere between professional history and entertaining popular history and dosen't achieve either. It certainly can't pass as professional scholarship at the same time it is too dull to please the general reader. And the narrator is melodramtic and bombastic by turns; much too over done.
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