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The Yom Kippur War: And the Airlift Strike That Saved Israel

3.72  ·  Rating Details ·  53 Ratings  ·  7 Reviews
It's usually called the Yom Kippur War. Or sometimes the October War. The players that surround it are familiar: Sadat and Mubarak, Meir and Sharon, Nixon and Kissinger, Brezhnev and Dobyrnin. It was a war that brought Arab and Jew into vicious conflict. A war in which Israel almost unleashed her nuclear arsenal and set two superpowers on a treacherous course of nuclear es ...more
Paperback, 352 pages
Published September 1st 2003 by St. Martin's Griffin (first published September 14th 2002)
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Tom Potter
Dec 27, 2014 Tom Potter rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Boyne is not the most compelling writer of Middle East history, but this book is interesting for its inclusion of the U.S. airdrop that may have saved Israel in 1973. You don't find this angle of the story in other sources, especially the Israeli versions, which focus on the resilience of the IDF and its soldiers in overcoming overwhelming superiority in men and materiel on the other side(s). This latter should not be discounted or understated--it has guaranteed Israel's continued survival in th ...more
George Avery
Jan 04, 2017 George Avery rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I found this a very nice "High Level" look at the 1973 Yom Kippur War, particularly with the insights to the diplomatic maneuvers behind the scenes (including the awkward cooperation of the Soviets and Americans who found themselves in unusual agreement, although facing internal political challenges) and the attention paid to the USAF airlift effort (living on a MAC base in 1973 as a six year old, I can remember the frantic activity on the American side). It pays some attention to the bickering ...more
Jack
Sep 07, 2015 Jack rated it really liked it
... I had purchased this book some years back but did not read it until recently. For me, the book covers one critical area within the history of mid-east conflicts and also resolves some of my own mis-conceptions of the October War.

Firstly, I had thought that the Yom Kippur War was an Israeli defeat, although in the latter days of the war, it was not. The Egyptian and Syrian forces made decisive gains at first, partly from the surprise attack on Yom Kippur, as well as from other preparations su
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Mitchell
Jan 08, 2011 Mitchell rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Excellent overview of the war sparing no one.
Jim
Jun 05, 2014 Jim rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
This isn't as much of a history of the Yom Kippur War as it as a history of the key role played by the C-5 Galaxy during the American airlift that supported Israel during this conflict.
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Good introduction to the war. See mini-review at http://relaxandhavefun.com/?p=296
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Now I know a little more about the conflict there.
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