so, I dunno, I am conflicted as to how many stars to give it It is certainly not great literature, it was not balanced or academically serious, at least to the extent that I am able to judge such things, But it was quite entertaining, and as far as I can tell, reasonably well researched, if only from one perspective As a historical dramatization Yes, it s a solid four stars, bordering on five And really, who am I to criticize a thing for being written from a particular perspective we all see the world from our own eyes, and contextualize it with our own experiences, and that is normal and natural I think, though, that I ve been reading too many of these sorts of books, and specifically from this point of view, and that sort of made me enjoy it less than I would have but that s not this book s fault. Best E Book, The Boats Of Cherbourg The Secret Israeli Operation That Revolutionized Naval Warfare Author Abraham Rabinovich This Is Very Good And Becomes The Main Topic To Read, The Readers Are Very Takjup And Always Take Inspiration From The Contents Of The Book The Boats Of Cherbourg The Secret Israeli Operation That Revolutionized Naval Warfare, Essay By Abraham Rabinovich Is Now On Our Website And You Can Download It By Register What Are You Waiting For Please Read And Make A Refission For You The book has three intertwined stories The design of the Gabriel Missile and the Israeli missile boats in the 1960s, the quasi legal abduction of the boats from Cherbourg in 1969, and the combat experience of the Israeli Navy in the Yom Kippur war All the stories are interesting, and they fit together reasonably well Rabinovich is a journalist, not a historian, and the narrative has a journalistic feel to it, although the sourcing and research was comprehensive.I hadn t realized the Israelis were the first to deploy missile boats I also hadn t realized that getting those boats required sneaking out of France illegally, causing a medium large international incident. Very interesting story about the creation of themodern Israeli navy It touches on the development of Israel s tech defense sector with the creation of the Gabriel missile and early warning systems, a thrilling escape from France with 5 missile boats not everyday that a country has to steal boats that it owns , and ultimately how it this came together in the Yom Kippur war I ve read books on the Six Day War and the Yom Kippur War, but can t recall ever hearing about the navy it s a story worth reading about. The Israeli Saar class missile boat was not the first missile boat, of course USSR s Komar class boat was and it started a new era However, Komar was only a missile carrier It was still far away from being a weapon system What Israel Navy did was to create an integrated weapon platform that were well planned, constructed, and operated and went beyond just being a missile wagon In that sense, Saar did start a revolution. Excellent accountThis is a well written account of a fascinating series of events which have had a profound effect on modern warfare One of the things which emerges is that creative individuals who can think out of the box can have a decisive effect where less creative people fail The book reads like a spy novel but it is solid history. An amazing story of a revolution in modern seapower the development and use of modern missile boats by the Israelis The missile boats are the descendants of the patrol torpedo PT boats and gunboats of the Second World War. Outstanding Not only is the topic very interesting, but the author structured the book to make it interesting, and he also writes in a very engaging manner Highly recommended, now one of my favorite military books of all time. The book is non fiction written in the traditions of the best spy novels If you love excellent political thriller, interested in the modern history of navy warfare you will enjoy it tremendously. Current history buffs should enjoy as would military political fans.
Abraham Rabinovich is a journalist born and raised in New York City A graduate of Brooklyn College and a US Army veteran, he worked as a reporter for Newsday and arrived in Israel on the eve of the Six Day War After completing his first book, The Battle for Jerusalem, he joined the Jerusalem Post as a reporter and feature writer His freelance articles have been published in The New York Times,
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- The Boats Of Cherbourg: The Secret Israeli Operation That Revolutionized Naval Warfare
- Abraham Rabinovich
- 01 November 2019 Abraham Rabinovich