The Eve of Destruction, by Howard Blum, is the riveting, tragic, shocking and detailed story of the 1973 Yom Kippur War. With first-time declassified information and documents available to the author, Blum takes us on a heart-stopping journey to the months and weeks leading up to – and through – the infamous war.
Despite mounting and blatant evidence that the enemy would attack, and despite repeated warnings by high-level officials in the Arab world, Israel – PM Meir, the defense establishment, and the Mossad – remained convinced that there was NO possibility of war.
On that fateful Yom Kippur, Israel was left practically defenseless in the face of the Arab onslaught. In the first few days of the war, it was believed that this was “the destruction of the Third Temple,” and that Israel would not survive.
By the grace of G-d, and with terrible casualties, Israel won.
This book is a must-read.