Author(s): Michael B. Oren
This text provides an account of the Six Day War, in which Israel achieved a swift and stunning military victory against an Arab coalition led by Egypt. In the conflict Israel not only preserved its existence but redrew the map of the region, with fateful consequences.
This admirable book is likely to be the last word on the six-day war for a long time The Sunday Times June 2002 the most detailed, the most comprehensive and by far the best-documented history that we have on this short but fateful war The Guardian most comprehensive history yet... Six Days of War scores highly in telling an extremely complicated story within a narrative which despite being loaded with a crushing volume of research reads at times like the breeziest blockbuster... Oren's narrative is at its most gripping during the day-by-day account of the war Financial Times
Michael Oren, currently a Senior Fellow at the Shalem Center in Jerusalem, is a Princeton-trained scholar who has taught Middle Eastern history in the U.S. and in Israel. In addition to serving as director of the Israeli government's Department of Inter-Religious Affairs, Oren was also advisor to the Israeli Delegation to the United Nations.