On October 6، 1973—Yom Kippur، the holiest day of the Jewish calendar—the Arab world launched a bold and ingeniously conceived surprise attack against Israel.
Based on declassified Israeli government documents and revealing interviews with soldiers، generals، and intelligence operatives on both sides of the conflict، The Eve of Destruction weaves a suspenseful، eye-opening story of war، politics، and deception.
It also tells the moving human tale of the men and women who fought to maintain love and honor as their lives and destinies were swept up in the Yom Kippur War.
About the Author Howard Blum is the author of the New York Times bestseller and Edgar Award winner American Lightning، as well as Wanted!، The Gold of Exodus، Gangland، and The Floor of Heaven. Blum is a contributing editor at Vanity Fair. While at the New York Times، he was twice nominated for a Pulitzer Prize for investigative reporting. He is the father of three children، and lives in Connecticut.
Editorial Reviews “Remarkable....The Brigade [is] an illuminating addition to the annals of World War II.” (New York Times Book Review)
“Remarkable.” (New York Times)
“One of the most moving accounts of the war to appear in many decades.” (Washington Post)