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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
Title
The lion's gate
Title remainder
on the front lines of the Six Day War
Statement of responsibility
Steven Pressfield
Title variation
Six Day War
Title variation remainder
on the front lines of the Six Day War
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Author
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Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"June 5, 1967. The fearsome, Soviet-equipped Egyptian Army and its 1000 tanks are massed on Israel's southern border. Meanwhile, the Syrian Army is shelling the much smaller nation from the north. And to the east, Jordan and Iraq are moving brigades and fighter squadrons into position to attack. Egypt's President Nasser has declared that the Arab world's goal is no less than "the destruction of Israel." June 10, 1967. The combined Arab armies are in ruins, their air forces totally destroyed. Israel's citizen-soldiers have seized the Gaza Strip and the entire Sinai Peninsula from Egypt, the Golan Heights from Syria, East Jerusalem and the West Bank from Jordan. The land under Israeli control has tripled. The charismatic, eye-patch wearing Defense Minister Moshe Dayan has barreled through the Lion's Gate in the Old City of Jerusalem, meeting up with a gang of paratroopers who have already raised the blue and white flag that frames the Star of David. How on earth did this happen? Only Steven Pressfield could get the real story from the fighter jocks in the air, the tank commanders through the sand, and the infantrymen on the ground. Through more than 300 hours of interviews conducted in Israel, he has written a gripping chronicle of the six days that changed the Middle East forever. He also captures the universal experience of individual soldiers compelled to stare down mortal fear and move headlong into a firestorm"--
Summary
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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10304641
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Pressfield, Steven
Dewey number
956.04/6
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
DS127.7
LC item number
.P74 2014
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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True
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  • Israel-Arab War, 1967
  • HISTORY / Middle East / Israel
  • HISTORY / Military / General
  • HISTORY / Jewish
Target audience
adult
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on the front lines of the Six Day War
Label
The lion's gate : on the front lines of the Six Day War, Steven Pressfield
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ftp://ppftpuser:welcome@ftp01.penguingroup.com/BooksellersandMedia/Covers/2008_2009_New_Covers/9781595230911.jpg
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Publication
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Maps on lining papers
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 405-411) and index
Carrier category
volume
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rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
2014004328
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xii, 430 pages
Isbn
9781595230911
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Lccn
2014004328
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
Label
The lion's gate : on the front lines of the Six Day War, Steven Pressfield
Link
ftp://ppftpuser:welcome@ftp01.penguingroup.com/BooksellersandMedia/Covers/2008_2009_New_Covers/9781595230911.jpg
Publication
Note
Maps on lining papers
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 405-411) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
2014004328
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xii, 430 pages
Isbn
9781595230911
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Lccn
2014004328
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations, maps

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