BRING FORTH THE MIGHTY MEN by Howard Singer

BRING FORTH THE MIGHTY MEN

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KIRKUS REVIEW

The subtitle, ""A Chronicle of Israelis at War,"" does not really do justice to the scope of Mr. Singer's narrative. The book is considerably more than the story of the recent Arab-Israeli War of June, 1967. It is an attempt to put that war into some sort of historical, social and intellectual context, at least peripherally, by reflecting upon such often-ignored considerations as the effect of the war upon the hopefully nascent Judaeo-Christian dialogue and upon the status of Jews in America, as well as upon the causes, progress and effects of the war upon the state of Israel. It is an unusually readable book, written in a colorfully journalistic idiom which allows room for the ironies of history and for the foibles of historic figures. One senses occasionally that Mr. Singer confuses anti-Zionism with anti-Semitism, and anti-Semitism with any attempt on the part of other powers to repress somewhat the exuberance of victorious Israel. Nonetheless, the book is a well articulated account.

Pub Date: May 1st, 1969
Publisher: Funk & Wagnalls