Item #274414 Lion's Gate: On the Front Lines of the Six Day War. Steven Pressfield.

Lion's Gate: On the Front Lines of the Six Day War

Sentinel, May 2014. First Edition. Hardcover. Used - Good / Very Good. Item #274414
ISBN: 1595230912

A brilliant look into the psyche of combat. Where he once took us into the Spartan line of battle at Thermopylae, Steven Pressfield now takes us into the sands of the Sinai, the alleys of Old Jerusalem, and into the hearts and souls of soldiers winning a spectacularly improbable victory against daunting odds.

General Stanley McChrystal, U.S. Army, ret.; author of "My Share of the Task"

June 5, 1967. The nineteen-year-old state of Israel issurrounded by enemies who want nothing less thanher utter extinction. The Soviet-equipped EgyptianArmy has massed a thousand tanks on the nation ssouthern border. Syrian heavy guns are shelling herfrom the north. To the east, Jordan and Iraq aremoving mechanized brigades and fighter squadronsinto position to attack. Egypt s President Nasser hasdeclared that the Arab force s objective is the destructionof Israel. The rest of the world turns a blind eyeto the new nation s desperate peril.

June 10, 1967. The Arab armies have been routed, ground divisions wiped out, air forces totally destroyed.Israel s citizen-soldiers have seized the Gaza Strip andthe Sinai Peninsula from Egypt, the Golan Heightsfrom Syria, East Jerusalem and the West Bank fromJordan. The land under Israeli control has tripled.Her charismatic defense minister, Moshe Dayan, hasentered the Lion s Gate of the Old City of Jerusalemto stand with the paratroopers who have liberatedJudaism s holiest site the Western Wall, part of theruins of Solomon s temple, which has not been in Jewishhands for nineteen hundred years.

It is one of the most unlikely and astonishing militaryvictories in history.

Drawing on hundreds of hours of interviews with veteransof the war fighter and helicopter pilots, tankcommanders and Recon soldiers, paratroopers, as wellas women soldiers, wives, and others bestsellingauthor Steven Pressfield tells the story of the Six DayWar as you ve never experienced it before: in the voicesof the young men and women who battled not onlyfor their lives but for the survival of a Jewish state, andfor the dreams of their ancestors.

By turns inspiring, thrilling, and heartbreaking, "TheLion s Gate" is both a true tale of military courage underfire and a journey into the heart of what it means tofight for one s people."

Octavo. In dustjacket. Pencil underlining & marginal notes here and there scattered through text. Complete number string. [430 pages]

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