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The Six-Day War Audiobook

The Six-Day War: The Breaking of the Middle East

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One fateful week in June 1967 redrew the map of the Middle East. Many scholars have documented how the Six-Day War unfolded, but little has been done to explain why the conflict happened at all. As we approach its 50th anniversary, Guy Laron refutes the widely accepted belief that the war was merely the result of regional friction, revealing the crucial roles played by American and Soviet policies in the face of an encroaching global economic crisis and restoring Syria's often overlooked centrality to events leading up to the hostilities.

The Six-Day War effectively sowed the seeds for the downfall of Arab nationalism, the growth of Islamic extremism, and the animosity between Jews and Palestinians. In this important new work, Laron's fresh interdisciplinary perspective and extensive archival research offer a significant reassessment of a conflict - and the trigger-happy generals behind it - that continues to shape the modern world.

©2017 Guy Laron (P)2017 Blackstone Audio, Inc.

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    "Prelude to the 6 day war"

    The title should more accurately reflect that this is about the prelude to the 6 day war. Very little time is spent on the conflict itself

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