Israel's Secret Wars: A History of Israel's Intelligence Services

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Pgw, 1991 - History - 634 pages
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This is the first documented, comprehensive history of all three of Israel's intelligence services, from their origins in the 1930s, through Israel's five wars, up to the present, with a new chapter updating the book through the Gulf War. Highly readable and exhaustively researched, it provides the most balanced view yet of this controversial subject.

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While I make an effort to never start a book over 400 pages, due to my short attention span, I did not look at the lenght of this text until I was about 100 pages in. That being said, I thuroughly enjoyed this book, and the information and manner with which it was presented kept my interest. Read full review

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User Review  - James - Goodreads

More complete than readable. But it's incredibly complete. If you know what you're looking for, the index will lead you right. If you don't, it's a sea of information without a particular narrative or thesis. Read full review

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About the author (1991)

Ian Black flew Phantoms, Lightnings and Tornadoes with the RAF and then Mirage 2000s with the French Air Force. He is now a pilot with Virgin Atlantic and still flies fast jet fighters and photographs, air-to-air, in his off-duty time.

Benny Morris is Professor of History in the Middle East Studies Department, Ben-Gurion University. He is an outspoken commentator on the Arab-Israeli conflict, and is one of Israel's premier revisionist historians. His publications include Righteous Victims: A History of the Zionist-Arab Conflict, 1881 1999 (2001), and Israel's Border Wars, 1949 56 (1997).

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