Six Days of WarPosted: 2018/07/03
Oren, Michael B. Six Days of War: June 1967 and the Making of the Modern Middle East. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2002.
Reason read: the Six Day War took place in June.
Oren’s challenge was to weave together an accurate account of the Six Day War that covered many different perspectives from a myriad of sources. All sides of the conflict needed to be represented and not just from the perspective of battles and conflict. He needed to produce an account that was not only balanced and unbiased, but thorough in its investigation and analysis. This was accomplished through meticulous and extensive research.
Author fact: Oren is a former ambassador to the United States
Book trivia: Six Days of War includes a fair collection of black and white photographs as well as maps to orientate you.
Nancy said: Six Days of War is “massively thorough and equally readable” (Book Lust, p 154).
BookLust Twist: from Book Lust in the chapter called “The Middle East” (p 154).