The Story of the Israli Paratroopers Who Reunited Jerusalem and Divided a Nation
by Yossi Klein Halevi
Harper Collins, 2013 Stated First Edition, 575 pages, ISBN 9780060545765, hardcover, dustjacket
Brand New Condition
'A masterful storyteller, Halevi tracks down seven members of the 55th Brigade and traces their lives through the decades following the Six-Day War. But as his narrative reveals, despite the intensity of their shared experience protecting Israel, in their postwar paths they nurture drastically divergent visions for the country's future.
Charting the ideological differences among this band of brothers, Halevi weaves a nuanced and insightful chronicle of modern Israel. His fascinating, diligently researched examination of each man's motivations and actions - supported by extensive interviews with their friends, family members, and comrades-in-arms - humanizes the country's complex political landscape, facilitating a deeper understanding of the forces that influence its evolution as a state.'