and some more...June 28 2011 at 8:00 PM
|Chris Weeks (Login chrisweeks)|
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Response to Recommended Military History Reading: 1967 and 1973 Arab-Israeli Wars
The Osprey Campaign books are okay introductions. And don't forget the Men-At-Arms books on Arab Armies and the Israeli Army.
The two best single volume histories of all the Arab-lsraeli Wars are "Elusive Victory" by Trevor Dupuy and "Arabs at War" by Kenneth Pollack.
For the 1967 War, Michael Oren's "Six Days of War" was already mentioned, it's probably the best single volume history. "Six Days" by Jeremy Bowen is very good too, especially for some perspective on the Arab side. And Eric Hammel's "Six Days in June" is also good.
For 1973, you can't go wrong with "The War of Atonement" by Herzog (already mentioned), or "The Yom Kippur War" by Abraham Rabinovich. For good perspective on the Egyptian side, el-Shazly's "The Crossing of Suez" has the most military detail, and is the most honest. And for serious buffs, "The Egyptian Strategy for the Yom Kippur War" by Dani Asher makes extensive use of captured Egyptian documents, and is unparalleled in detail.
- Whoa, Chris! - Pat Stansell on Jun 28, 8:56 PM
- I agree with the above plus - mark hazzard on Jun 29, 8:28 AM