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      November 19, 2019

      Tuesday   6:00 PM

      855 Mayfield Road
      Alpharetta, Georgia 30009

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      History Book Club: Six Days of War: June 1967 and the Making of the Modern Middle East

      History Book Club: Six Days of War: June 1967 and the Making of the Modern Middle East

      Books / Literature - Meeting

      Tuesday, November 19, 2019
      6:00 PM-7:00 PM

      Milton Branch Library
      Meeting Room A/B
      855 Mayfield Road
      Alpharetta, GA 30009
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      Six Days of War: June 1967 and the Making of the Modern Middle East by Michael B. Oren

      Though it lasted for only six tense days in June, the 1967 Arab-Israeli war never really ended. Every crisis that has ripped through this region in the ensuing decades, from the Yom Kippur War of 1973 to the ongoing intifada, is a direct consequence of those six days of fighting.

      Writing with a novelists command of narrative and a historians grasp of fact and motive, Michael B. Oren reconstructs both the lightning-fast action on the battlefields and the political shocks that electrified the world. Extraordinary personalitiesMoshe Dayan and Gamal Abdul Nasser, Lyndon Johnson and Alexei Kosyginrose and toppled from power as a result of this war; borders were redrawn; daring strategies brilliantly succeeded or disastrously failed in a matter of hours. And the balance of power changedin the Middle East and in the world. A towering work of history and an enthralling human narrative, Six Days of War is the most important book on the Middle East conflict to appear in a generation.

      Praise for Six Days of War

      Powerful . . . A highly readable, even gripping account of the 1967 conflict . . . [Oren] has woven a seamless narrative out of a staggering variety of diplomatic and military strands.The New York Times

      With a remarkably assured style, Oren elucidates nearly every aspect of the conflict. . . . Orens [book] will remain the authoritative chronicle of the war. His achievement as a writer and a historian is awesome.The Atlantic Monthly

      This is not only the best book so far written on the six-day war, it is likely to remain the best.The Washington Post Book World

      Cost: All programs are free and open to the public.

      Suggested Audiences:High School, College, Adult, Elders

      E-mail:milton.branch@fultoncountyga.gov
      Phone: 404-613-4402

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