The Lion’s Gate: On the Front Lines of the Six-Day War
Description: Fought from June 5 to June 10, 1967, the Six-Day War pitted the brand-new nation of Israel against forces from Egypt, Syria, Jordan and Iraq. The Egyptian president declared that the Arab forces’ objective was the complete destruction of Israel, and the rest of the world was indifferent to Israel’s peril. Bestselling author Steven Pressfield chronicles the improbable Israeli victory in his newest book, “The Lion’s Gate: On the Front Lines of the Six-Day War.” He draws from hundreds of hours of interviews with veterans of the war: fighter and helicopter pilots, tank commanders and Recon soldiers, paratroopers, as well as women soldiers, wives, and others. The story is told through the eyes of the young men and women who battled for the survival of their country and the dreams of their ancestors. Steven joins us to discuss his book and one of the most astonishing military victories in history.
Author of 12 books including Gates of Fire, The War of Art: Break Through the Blocks and Win Your Inner Creative Battles, and The Lion’s Gate: On the Front Lines of the Six-Day War