The Arab-Israeli Wars (Paperback)

War and Peace in the Middle East

By Chaim Herzog, Shlomo Gazit

Vintage, 9781400079636, 560pp.

Publication Date: July 12, 2005

List Price: 18.95*
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The Arab-Israeli Wars is former President of Israel Chaim Herzog’s acclaimed history of Israel’s fight since 1947 to preserve her existence against repeated attacks. Revised after his death by friend and colleague General Shomo Gazit, this new edition also covers the events of the past twenty years, including the pullout from Lebanon, both intifadas, the first Gulf War, the Oslo Process, and beyond. Riveting, informative, and comprehensive, this authoritative account tells the story of Israel’s struggle to survive but gives a clear picture of the people and politics that continue to shape the destiny of this crucial region.

About the Author

Chaim Herzog was a major-general in the Israeli army and later President of Israel. He died in 1997.

Shlomo Gazit is the former head of Israeli Military Intelligence.

Praise For The Arab-Israeli Wars: War and Peace in the Middle East

"The best single-volume history of the Arab-Israeli wars." --The New York Times

"A volume that anyone who wants to understand what Israel has endured will have to read." --The New York Times Book Review

"Masterly and all-embracing." --John Keegan, Sunday Times

“Lucid, remarkably fair minded.” –Business Week

“Masterly.” –Los Angeles Times Book Review