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

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Grove Press, 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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User Review  - bittrman -

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

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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