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Author Kaufmann, Uri R., author.

Title Eighteen days in October : the Yom Kippur War and how it created the modern Middle East / Uri Kaufman.

Publication Info. New York : St. Martin's Press, 2023.


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 GDL Central Library Non-Fiction  New Shelf  956.048 KAU    Available
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Edition First edition.
Description viii, 386 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations, maps ; 25 cm
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unmediated n rdamedia
volume nc rdacarrier
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 335-376) and index.
Summary "October 2023 marks the 50th anniversary of the Yom Kippur War, a conflict that shaped the modern Middle East. The War was a trauma for Israel, a dangerous superpower showdown, and, following the oil embargo, a pivotal reordering of the global economic order. The Jewish State came shockingly close to defeat. A panicky cabinet meeting debated the use of nuclear weapons. After the war, Prime Minister Golda Meir resigned in disgrace, and a 9/11-style commission investigated the "debacle." But, argues Uri Kaufman, from the perspective of a half century, the War can be seen as a pivotal victory for Israel. After nearly being routed, the Israeli Defense Force clawed its way back to threaten Cairo and Damascus. In the war's aftermath both sides had to accept unwelcome truths: Israel could no longer take military superiority for granted--but the Arabs could no longer hope to wipe Israel off the map. A straight line leads from the battlefields of 1973 to the Camp David Accords of 1978 and all the treaties since."-- Provided by publisher.
Contents A parade in Jerusalem -- "That which was taken by force will be returned by force" -- The wars between the wars -- Yesmanship : peace and its process -- To prepare for the war that must come -- The angel and the noise -- Judgment day -- "The third temple is at risk" -- Syrians at the gate -- Mikhdal : the counterattack -- Valleys of tears -- Command and control -- Frenemies -- Never call surrender -- Armageddon on a road called talisman -- "We will cross with what we have" -- The war of the generals -- The Chinese farm and the men who conquered it -- The race to the bridgehead -- Bridges -- Africa -- Embargo -- Defcon -- A funeral in Jerusalem.
Subject Israel-Arab War, 1973 -- Campaigns.
Arab-Israeli conflict -- 1967-1973.
Middle East -- History -- 20th century.
Added Title 18 days in October
Yom Kippur War and how it created the modern Middle East
ISBN 9781250281883 (hardcover)
1250281881 (hardcover)
9781250281890 (ebook)

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