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“Explosive, pull-no-punches reporting that is certain to stir controversy.” – Kirkus Review

“To really understand what happened, read Max Blumenthal’s The 51 Day War.” – Independent

“Filled with very well-documented history, facts and statistics.” – Glenn Greenwald, The Intercept

“A gripping eyewitness narrative of the latest pointless war in Gaza.” – Foreign Policy

“The definitive account of the 2014 Israeli war on Gaza.” – Asa Winstanley, Middle East Monitor

The 51 Day War
Ruin and Resistance in Gaza

Max Blumenthal

“The 51 Day War is sure to be talked about for years to come.” – Reza Aslan, author of Zealot and No god but God

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"Max Blumenthal audaciously takes in-your-face, on-the-ground journalism into the realm of geopolitics." – Juan Cole, author of The New Arabs and Engaging the Muslim World

Beginning July 8, 2014, Israel launched air strikes and a ground invasion of Gaza that lasted fifty-one days, leaving over 2,000 people dead, the vast majority of whom were civilians. During the assault, at least 10,000 homes were destroyed and, according to the United Nations, nearly 300,000 Palestinians were displaced. 

Max Blumenthal was on the ground during what he argues was an entirely avoidable catastrophe. In this explosive work of reportage, Blumenthal reveals the harrowing conditions and cynical deceptions that led to the ruinous war. Here, for the first time, Blumenthal unearths and presents shocking evidence of atrocities he gathered in the rubble of Gaza.


Max Blumenthal

Max Blumenthal is an award-winning journalist and best-selling author whose articles and video documentaries have appeared in New York Times, Daily Beast, Guardian, Huffington Post, Salon, Al Jazeera English and many other publications. He is the author of Goliath: Life and Loathing in Greater Israel and Republican Gomorrah: Inside The Movement That Shattered the Party.

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