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Moshe Dayan

Israel's Controversial Hero
Bar-On, Mordechai (Book - 2012)
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Instantly recognizable with his iconic eye patch, Moshe Dayan (1915-1981) was one of Israel's most charismatic--and controversial--personalities. As a youth he earned the reputation of a fearless warrior, and in later years as a leading military tactician, admired by peers and enemies alike. As chief of staff during the 1956 Sinai Campaign and as minister of defense during the 1967 Six Day War, Dayan led the Israel Defense Forces to stunning military victories. But in the aftermath of the bungled 1973 Yom Kippur War, he shared the blame for operational mistakes and retired from the government. He later proved himself a principled and talented diplomat, playing an integral role in peace negotiations with Egypt. In this memorable biography, Mordechai Bar-On, Dayan's IDF bureau chief, offers an intimate view of Dayan's private life, public career, and political controversies, set against an original analysis of Israel's political environment from pre-Mandate Palestine through the early 1980s. Drawing on a wealth of Israeli archives, accounts by Dayan and members of his circle, and firsthand experiences, Bar-On reveals Dayan as a man unwavering in his devotion to Zionism and the Land of Israel. Moshe Dayan makes a unique contribution to the history of Israel and the complexities of the Arab-Israeli conflict.
Authors: Bar-On, Mordechai, 1928-
Title: Moshe Dayan
Israel's controversial hero
Publisher: New Haven [Conn.] : Yale University Press, 2012.
Edition: 1st ed.
Characteristics: xii, 247 p. :,port. ;,22 cm.
Contents: Wild grass : childhood and teens
On the path of command
Back to military work
To the top
Gathering clouds
On the edge of the international storm
On the front line
The end of the military career
Government and other battles
The Six Day War
Occupation policies
Controversies
Yom Kippur
In the crucible
Shall the sword devour forever?
Sunset
Legacy.
Local Note: 15 53 118 210 211
ISBN: 9780300149418
0300149417
Statement of Responsibility: Mordechai Bar-On
Bibliography: Includes bibliographical references and index.
Subject Headings: Dayan, Moshe, 1915-1981. Generals Israel Biography. Statesmen Israel Biography. Arab-Israeli conflict Biography.
Topical Term: Generals
Statesmen
Arab-Israeli conflict
LCCN: 2012000595
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