A novel taking place over three decades in Israel, starting in the 1960s after the Six Days War, following the life of a group of friends and their families
book’s most impressive part comes as a first-person account of Mr. Rabin’s second term as the Israeli Prime Minister
Mr. Oren presents the history from the point of view of politicians, not the soldiers on the ground. He doesn’t deal much with military tactics but more with high level decisions and diplomatic chess games.
The book is part history, part historical fiction. While much of the book is based on outstanding research and first-person interviews, some of the book is told from a perspective which the author himself wrote but relied on historical information for reference. A most interesting way to write the book and a brave decision by the author (who states his method in the forward).