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The 51 Day War

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Max Blumenthal is the author of Republican Gomorrah, a New York Times and Los Angeles Times bestseller, and Goliath, winner of the Lannan Foundation Cultural Freedom Notable Book Award. His writing and video documentaries have appeared in The New York Times, The Los Angeles Times, The Daily Beast, The Nation, The Guardian, The Independent Film Channel, The Huffington Post,, Al Jazeera English and many others. Follow him on Twitter @maxblumenthal.


"[A] heart-wrenching narrative...Blumenthal, who was on the ground for part of the offensive, bore witness to the loss of life, shelter, and possessions--but never hope--among Gaza's Palestinian residents...The result is a harrowing, transfixing narrative of a people's ordeal that will provoke and challenge." --Publishers Weekly "An alarming report on Israel's devastating 2014 attack on Gaza... Explosive, pull-no-punches reporting that is certain to stir controversy." --Kirkus "The 51 Day War lays bare some of the names, faces and experiences behind [the] statistics...Blumenthal offers an unembellished look at the misery on the ground in the Gaza Strip during Israel's Operation Protective Edge in 2014." --In These Times "Max Blumenthal's unflinching book on Gaza war must not be ignored...The 51-Day War is the first account by a US journalist of an assault that dropped almost the same tonnage of explosives on Gaza as that on Hiroshima." --Electronic Intifada "The 51 Day War is...a tribute to the resilience of a people facing an indescribable reality. ... Whether reading this book with an advanced knowledge of the history of Israel-Palestine or as an introduction to the conflict, The 51 Day War will leave you better informed and filled with an unquenchable, and very angry, thirst for justice and equality in Palestine and beyond." "As we would expect from one of the finest and most intrepid journalists working in America today, this meticulous, first-hand report on The Fifty One Day War will stand as the definitive account of the man-made catastrophe so cruelly inflicted on the men, women and children of Gaza in the summer of 2014." --Andrew Cockburn, author of Kill Chain: The Rise of the High Tech Assassins "Max Blumenthal has spent the last decade transforming himself into one of the most vital voices in journalism today, always speaking truth to power with fearlessness and integrity. As with his previous books, The 51 Day War is sure to be talked about for years to come." --Reza Aslan, author of Zealot and No god but God "Max Blumenthal audaciously takes in-your-face, on-the-ground journalism into the realm of geopolitics." --Juan Cole, Informed Comment, author of The New Arabs and Engaging the Muslim World

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