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Elusive Victory: The Arab-Israeli Wars, 1947-1974
Elusive Victory: The Arab-Israeli Wars, 1947-1974
By Trevor N. Dupuy
Harper, 1978, 669 pp.

Compressing five wars into one volume, even such a hefty one as this, is a daunting task, which Colonel Dupuy attacks boldly and with considerable success. It is not a documented history, but he has read widely, studied the conflict from both sides, and provided a reliable account for the general reader.