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The book reads like he just taped all of his note cards together into a lengthy string.
His detailed descriptions of everyday Israeli life interspersed with historic/political details create an absolutely intriguing and fascinating book.
As one of the other readers correctly notes, the book is almost completely without the non-Israeli point of view.
It portrays the religious aspect of Israel as entirely negative, and as voodoo. The secular Zionist left-wing leaders are portrayed as being without flaws, and any mistakes they... Read morePublished 5 months ago by Adam Berkowitz
One of Israel's "New Historians," Segev has long brought a left-leaning perspective to his work. Read morePublished 7 months ago by zunsuke
1967 covers a pivotal year for Israel that transformed it into a modern state and established it as a power in the Middle East. Read morePublished on January 5, 2011 by Lehigh History Student
I was really interested to find this book and totally disappointed when I read it. As one of the other readers correctly notes, the book is almost completely without the... Read morePublished on November 29, 2009 by bookworm
Tom Segev is brilliant, and really knows his stuff. History reading like a novel; but filled -- filled -- with facts backed up by pages and pages of citations. Read morePublished on July 10, 2009 by Always reading
The reader of this audiobook is dreadful. He speaks in a dull monotone but worst of all he absolutely slaughters every single Hebrew or Israeli name or word that he comes across. Read morePublished on July 3, 2009 by Barry C. Berelowitz
The reader of this audiobook is dreadful. He speaks in a dull monotone but the worst thing of all is that he slaughters every single Hebrew or Israeli word or name that he comes... Read morePublished on July 3, 2009 by Barry C. Berelowitz
This is a fascinating account of the 1967 atmosphere preceding and following the war. The facts are told from different points of view, that focusing at private and public Israeli... Read morePublished on May 5, 2009 by Tatiana Waisberg