The War of Atonement

The Inside Story of the Yom Kippur War

Introduction by Herzog Michael
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About The Book

This is the authoritative account of the Israeli army’s performance in the bitter Yom Kippur War of 1973. The origins of the war amid the turbulent history of competing powers in the Middle East are fully explored, as is the build-up of Arab forces that almost inexplicably caught Israel by surprise. The author then provides a gripping narrative of the conflict itself, punctuated by firsthand accounts and interviews with combatants. The War of Atonement is full of drama and tales of inspirational bravery, as Israel defied the odds to defeat the two-pronged invasion. An analysis of the political implications of the conflict bring this epic tale to a close.
For this edition Chaim Herzog’s son, Brigadier General Michael Herzog, has written an introduction which places the book in the context of his father’s achievements and gives a revealing insight into the man himself. This is the most comprehensive work on a conflict that has had major implications for our own troubled times.

About The Author

Chaim Herzog was the sixth president of Israel, serving from 1983 to 1993. His other books include Battles of the Bible (coauthored with Mordechai Gichon) and his autobiography, Living History, published shortly before his death in 1997.

Product Details
  • Publisher: Skyhorse (November 2018)
  • Length: 328 pages
  • ISBN13: 9781510738805

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"Certainly the best account of the war from the Israeli standpoint that has yet appeared or is likely to appear for some years to come."?The New York Times Book Review
"A scrupulously researched account . . . the most authoritative yet to appear." –Financial Times

"Certainly the best account of the war from the Israeli standpoint that has yet appeared or is likely to appear for some years to come."?The New York Times Book Review
"A scrupulously researched account . . . the most authoritative yet to appear." –Financial Times

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