The Six Days of War by Micahel Oren

If I wasn’t overloaded with books to read, one book I would seek out is Six Days of War by Micahel B. Oren. It has recently been reviewed by both National Review (not online) and the New Republic – amongst others I am sure. The Atlantic interviewed the author recently as well.

The interview is fascinating on many levels becuase of the subject and the authors background:

Michael Oren was born in the U.S., but has spent twenty-five years in Israel, including time spent as a commando in the IDF during the 1982 war in Lebanon. He has a Ph.D. in Middle Eastern studies from Princeton University and served as the director of Israel’s Department of Inter-Religious Affairs in the government of Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin. He is now a senior fellow at the Shalem Center in Jerusalem, where he leads the Middle East history project . . .

The interview touches on subjects ranging from objectivity in scholarship and the problem of friendly fire to the after effects of the six-day war and Lyndon Johnson. Worth a read.

Kevin Holtsberry
I work in communications and public affairs. I try to squeeze in as much reading as I can while still spending time with my wife and two kids (and cheering on the Pittsburgh Steelers and Michigan Wolverines during football season).