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Author Laron, Guy, author.

Title The six-day war : the breaking of the Middle East / Guy Laron.

Publication Info. New Haven : Yale University Press, [2017]


Location Call No. Status
 GDL Chevy Chase Library Non-Fiction    956.046 LAR    Available
1 copy being processed for GDL Central Library Non-Fiction.
Description x, 368 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations, map ; 24 cm
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Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 314-354) and index.
Contents Introduction From The Local To The Global -- The Article -- The Baath In Power 1963-66 -- Playing The Israel Card -- The Spy Who Came Back From The Cold -- The Corruption Of The Revolution -- Sliding Into War -- The Phone Call -- Arming The Middle East -- Secret Liaisons -- Abba Eban's Tin Ear -- One Soviet Foreign Policy or Two? -- Restraining Damascus Disciplining Cairo -- A Soviet Hall of Mirrors -- A Very Israeli Putsch? -- Last Days -- Defying Israel's Founding Father -- Expanding Israel's Borders -- Confronting Syria -- The Self-inflicted Recession -- Rabin's Schlieffen Plan -- From Yemen to Texas -- A Short Tether -- Conclusion: Six Days and After -- Endnotes
Summary This history examines the Six-Day War, its causes, and its enduring consequences against its global context. 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 fiftieth 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 new work, Laron's 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.
Subject Israel-Arab War, 1967 -- Causes.
Israel-Arab War, 1967 -- Influence.
Added Title 6-day war
ISBN 9780300222708

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