The Resource The lion's gate : on the front lines of the Six-Day War, Steven Pressfield

The lion's gate : on the front lines of the Six-Day War, Steven Pressfield

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The lion's gate : on the front lines of the Six-Day War
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The lion's gate
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on the front lines of the Six-Day War
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Steven Pressfield
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  • Lion's gate
  • On the front lines of the Six-Day War
  • On the front lines of the 6-Day War
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on the front lines of the 6-Day War
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eng
Summary
"We are being bullied, my father said, and the only way to handle a bully is to punch him in the face. "What would you do?" I asked. "Strike now. As soon as possible. Meet the enemy straight-up and destroy him. There is no other way." -YAEL DAYAN, daughter of Moshe Dayan, to Steven Pressfield June 5, 1967. The nineteen-year-old state of Israel is surrounded by enemies who want nothing less than her utter extinction. The Soviet-equipped Egyptian Army has massed a thousand tanks on the nation's southern border. Syrian heavy guns are shelling her from the north. To the East, Jordan and Iraq are moving mechanized brigades and fighter squadrons into position to attack. Egypt's President Nasser has declared that the Arab force's objective is "the destruction of Israel." The rest of the world turns a blind eye to the new nation's desperate peril. June 10, 1967. The Arab armies have been routed, ground divisions wiped out, air forces totally destroyed. Israel's citizen-soldiers have seized the Gaza Strip and the Sinai Peninsula from Egypt, the Golan Heights from Syria, East Jerusalem and the West Bank from Jordan. The land under Israeli control has tripled. Her charismatic defense minister, Moshe Dayan, has entered the Lion's Gate of the Old City of Jerusalem to stand with the paratroopers who have liberated Judaism's holiest site-the Western Wall, part of the ruins of Solomon's temple, which has not been in Jewish hands for nineteen hundred years. It is one of the most unlikely and astonishing military victories in history. Drawing on hundreds of hours of interviews with veterans of the war-fighter and helicopter pilots, tank commanders and Recon soldiers, paratroopers, as well as women soldiers, wives, and others-bestselling author Steven Pressfield tells the story of the Six Day War as you've never experienced it before: in the voices of the young men and women who battled not only for their lives but for the survival of a Jewish state, and for the dreams of their ancestors. By turns inspiring, thrilling, and heartbreaking, The Lion's Gate is both a true tale of military courage under fire and a journey into the heart of what it means to fight for one's people"--
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Pressfield, Steven
Dewey number
956.04/6
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  • illustrations
  • maps
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Index
index present
LC call number
DS127.7
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non fiction
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  • Israel-Arab War, 1967
  • Jews
  • Israel
  • Middle East
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adult
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on the front lines of the Six Day War
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The lion's gate : on the front lines of the Six-Day War, Steven Pressfield
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Includes bibliographical references and index
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Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xii, 430 pages
Isbn
9781595230911
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2014004328
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illustrations, maps, photographs
Label
The lion's gate : on the front lines of the Six-Day War, Steven Pressfield
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
  • volume
  • sheet
Carrier category code
  • nc
  • nb
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  • rdacarrier
  • rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • cartographic image
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  • txt
  • cri
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xii, 430 pages
Isbn
9781595230911
Lccn
2014004328
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
2014004328
Other physical details
illustrations, maps, photographs

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