WARS OF THE JEWS by Monroe & Isaac Mozeson Rosenthal


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An authoritative, revelatory history that recasts the Jewish people from the martyrs of common legend into a proud people who have fought fiercely time and again to defend their faith and fellows. Drawing on recent archeological finds and other deeply researched sources, Rosenthal, a military historian, and Mozezon, an instructor at Yeshiva Univ., chronicle Jewish militancy from Abraham--whom they name as the probable founder of night commando warfare--through various Zealot Wars and up to the Yom Kippur War of 1973, the Lebanon War of 1982, and subsequent Israeli military developments, including nuclear. With a rare look at military ventures and uprisings of Afro-Asian Jews, copious and invariably intriguing chapter end-notes, and dozens of b&w line maps and dramatic drawings by Keith Gunderson, this is a significant new work of Judaica.

Pub Date: March 27th, 1990
Publisher: Hippocrene