Customer Reviews


8 Reviews
5 star:
 (4)
4 star:
 (2)
3 star:    (0)
2 star:
 (1)
1 star:
 (1)
 
 
 
 
 
Average Customer Review
Share your thoughts with other customers
Create your own review
 
 

The most helpful favourable review
The most helpful critical review


1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars An excellent account
This is a very detailed, but eminently readable and absorbing account of the Yom Kippur War. What is particularly interesting is the description of all the misconceptions, false analyses, intellectual arrogance, tunnel vision etc. on the part of most of the Israeli military and intelligence apparatus prior to the war's outbreak. The same goes for both sides' underlying...
Published 12 months ago by Suetonius

versus
0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars did not help at ALl
Thought this book would be useful for my history enquiry turns out it didn't. Regret buying this book so much.
Published 6 months ago by not amused at all


Most Helpful First | Newest First

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars An excellent account, 29 Oct 2013
Verified Purchase(What is this?)
This review is from: Yom Kippur War (Paperback)
This is a very detailed, but eminently readable and absorbing account of the Yom Kippur War. What is particularly interesting is the description of all the misconceptions, false analyses, intellectual arrogance, tunnel vision etc. on the part of most of the Israeli military and intelligence apparatus prior to the war's outbreak. The same goes for both sides' underlying strategies and objectives, with the Arab perspective, by the way, being outlined in a thoroughly neutral fashion.
Certainly on a par with Michael B. Oren's account of the Six Day War, "Six Days in June".
Help other customers find the most helpful reviews 
Was this review helpful to you? Yes No


1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Excellent, balanced view of a key conflict, 16 Oct 2013
Verified Purchase(What is this?)
This review is from: The Yom Kippur War: The Epic Encounter That Transformed the Middle East (Kindle Edition)
An excellent and largely balanced view of this key conflict, free from the hubris of both sides. It clearly covers both the military and political aspects, and deals well with the build-up, the initial Egyptian and Syrian successes and Israeli difficulties, and the eventual Israeli counters. Material is indeed largely Israeli sourced, however it is not used uncritically. If you only read one book on this conflict, which resulted in a lasting peace between Egypt and Israel, read this one.
Help other customers find the most helpful reviews 
Was this review helpful to you? Yes No


1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Sometimes could notsee the wood for the trees, 6 April 2014
Verified Purchase(What is this?)
This review is from: The Yom Kippur War: The Epic Encounter That Transformed the Middle East (Kindle Edition)
A good read but for long passages there was so much detail that I used other reference sources to keep a sense of time and place throughout the narrative
Help other customers find the most helpful reviews 
Was this review helpful to you? Yes No


1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Brilliant!, 12 Feb 2014
By 
S Butterfield "thrasher666" (Yorkshire, UK) - See all my reviews
(REAL NAME)   
Verified Purchase(What is this?)
This review is from: The Yom Kippur War: The Epic Encounter That Transformed the Middle East (Kindle Edition)
Very informative. A must read for anybody who is remotely interested in the history of the middle east. Ten out of ten in my opinion!!!
Help other customers find the most helpful reviews 
Was this review helpful to you? Yes No


5.0 out of 5 stars Very detailed, 8 Jan 2014
Verified Purchase(What is this?)
This review is from: The Yom Kippur War: The Epic Encounter That Transformed the Middle East (Kindle Edition)
Great and detailed history of this event. I put this down with a much greater understanding of how this important war progressed and I have to confess a much better understanding of human nature. Great book and well worth the read.
Help other customers find the most helpful reviews 
Was this review helpful to you? Yes No


5.0 out of 5 stars More, 8 Nov 2013
Verified Purchase(What is this?)
This review is from: Yom Kippur War (Paperback)
More than just a war book. It covers the top brass, political and military, fighting it out for their points of view. They say that in wars there are no winners, I definitely won by getting and reading and re-reading this book.
Help other customers find the most helpful reviews 
Was this review helpful to you? Yes No


0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars did not help at ALl, 29 April 2014
Verified Purchase(What is this?)
This review is from: The Yom Kippur War: The Epic Encounter That Transformed the Middle East (Kindle Edition)
Thought this book would be useful for my history enquiry turns out it didn't. Regret buying this book so much.
Help other customers find the most helpful reviews 
Was this review helpful to you? Yes No


9 of 33 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars The Israeli account., 18 April 2009
This review is from: Yom Kippur War (Paperback)
This is a history of the war from the Israeli side. The Arab combatants are, for the most part, anonymous. There are dozens of photographs in the book but only three show non-Israelis.
There is also too much detail. Sometimes I found myself skipping yet another paragraph of Israeli heroism in combat.
Help other customers find the most helpful reviews 
Was this review helpful to you? Yes No


Most Helpful First | Newest First

This product

Only search this product's reviews