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The War of Atonement: The Inside Story of the Yom Kippur War

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This is the authoritative account of the Israeli Army's performance in the bitter Yom Kippur War of 1973 and it is being reissued on the 30th anniversary of that conflict. The origins of the war in the turbulent history of competing powers in the Middle East are fully explored, as are the build-up of Arab forces that almost caught Israel by surprise, and the realization of ...more
Paperback, 300 pages
Published February 19th 2006 by Greenhill Books (first published 1975)
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Mike
Nov 02, 2007 Mike rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Essential military history. What happens when you get too cocky and dismiss your enemy as incompetent. Unflinching look at mistakes and brilliance of the lead up to, actual war and post-war lessons. Exciting reading.
Martin
May 13, 2016 Martin rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
A very enjoyable military history page turner. As good a history of the war as could be written by an Israeli General in 1975. Herzog knows all the Generals and Colonels he discusses - and has been on campaign with almost all of them. My only quibble is with the maps which are there in enough quantity, but not in large enough scale to discuss the epic "Battle of Chinese Farm" well enough. Apart from that- I found this as much entertainment as a military history can be. For the gamer/modeler, ...more
Tom
Dec 11, 2011 Tom rated it it was amazing
Great Book. A very good job of telling the story of why the IDF got caught with its pants halfway down. Chaim provides a lot of detail about the actual massive tank battles that pushed back and forth. This stuff could get dull, especially at this level of detail, but i think he kept it pretty lively by focusing on personal stories.

Woulda been better with one more chapter. The book abruptly ends with the second cease-fire, but there was a bit more that could have been said about the Great Powers
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Olethros
Jan 30, 2014 Olethros rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Explicación meridianamente clara del conflicto.-

Género. Historia.

Lo que nos cuenta. Relato de las circunstancias geopolíticas y militares que desembocaron en la Guerra del Yom Kippur a comienzos de octubre de 1973, su preparación, concepción y desarrollo, para terminar ofreciendo un análisis de desempeños, especialmente centrado en un bando, y de algunas conclusiones que se podrían extraer.

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LB
Jul 04, 2016 LB rated it it was amazing
Interesting, comprehensive book that served as a reference point for many others about the subject of the Yom Kippur War. Covers both fronts, Sinai and the Golan Heights, gives an overview of the situation, politics, etc. Balanced, clearly states the war was won by Israel, unlike some other sources which are not sure. Had this war been lost by Israel, there would be no Israel today.
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