Eighteen Days in October: The Yom Kippur War and How It Created the Modern Middle East

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St. Martin's Press
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6.22 X 9.37 X 1.18 inches | 1.41 pounds

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About the Author
A graduate of New York University School of Law, Uri Kaufman is an award-winning real estate developer, specializing in adaptively restoring historic buildings. He has worked on Eighteen Days in October for over twenty years, visiting the battlefields, speaking to participants and reviewing literally thousands of pages of material. He lives with his family in Lawrence, New York.

A Daily KOS pick for New and Notable Nonfiction

"A valuable addition to the literature. ... Engaging, evenhanded account of a major Middle East conflict that still resonates today."
--Kirkus Reviews

"A lucid recounting of military engagements... a well-paced and informative account of a consequential conflict."
--Publisher's Weekly

"[Kaufman] tells the story brilliantly. Anyone interested in the Middle East or military history will appreciate Kaufman's work."
--Senator Joseph I. Lieberman

"Stimulating and insightful...will no doubt find a permanent place on the Arab-Israeli bookshelf."
--Michael Oren, New York Times bestselling author of Six Days of War

"A valuable and essential read."
--Ambassador Danny Danon, Israel's 17th Permanent Representative to the United Nations

"To understand modern Israel, this is a book worth reading."
--Yaakov Katz, editor of The Jerusalem Post and author of Shadow Strike

"The Yom Kippur War was the event that made the modern Middle East. At last, a book has been written that tells this fascinating story in a way that reveals the decision making, strategy and heroism of those that fought it."
--Yaakov "Ketzaleh" Katz, wounded officer and veteran of the Yom Kippur War, former Member of Knesset and top aide to Ariel Sharon

"Utilizing a vast store of original research, including declassified documents from several archives, Kaufman's portrait of the war is a staggering story of Israeli official incompetence that was eventually overcome by the steady nerves of a few leaders, including Meir, but mostly the heroism of the rank-and-file officers and soldiers of the IDF." --Jewish News Syndicate