History of the War of Independence: The first month

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University Press of America, 1997 - History - 384 pages
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This book, based on newly classified material, describes the Jewish defense actions in the 1948 War of Independence. Milstein discloses the internal frictions among the Jewish commanders; the subsequent elevation of Ben Gurion to supreme command; and all the events political and military of the first month of war. The book is singular in its critical method, in the vast number of documents consulted, and the thousands of interviews with people, many of whom have passed away. Instead of generalizations, the book analyzes in detail the determinant events during that first month. It is intended for scholars, students, and the general public."
  

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Contents

THE BRINK OF WAR
1
THE BATTLE FOR THE CITIES JERUSALEM
30
THE BATTLE FOR THE CITIES TEL AVIV
59
THE BATTLE FOR THE CITIES HAIFA
86
THE BATTLE FOR THE ROADS BEGINS
102
THE FIRST REPRISALS
131
WAR BEGINS IN FOG
158
THIS IS WAR
195
SETTLEMENT STRATEGY
223
THE BATTLE FOR THE FRONTIER SETTLEMENTS
255
WHO WILL GET THE NEGEV?
276
THE DRAMA OF GUSHETZION THE FIRST CAMPAIGN
321
INDEX
358
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Uri Milstein is Guest Professor in the Department of General Studies at Eliat College in Israel.

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