The 51 Day War: Ruin and Resistance in Gaza

Max Blumenthal

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On July 8, 2014, Israel launched air strikes and a ground invasion of Gaza, that lasted 51 days, leaving over 2,000 people dead, the vast majority of whom were Gazan 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 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

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

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

“This will be the definitive history of the Israeli war of 2014 against Gaza. Blumenthal has once again demonstrated his devotion to truth and justice.” – W. Patrick Lang, Former Defense Intelligence Agency head for Middle East / South Asia

“Max Blumenthal’s latest book, The 51 Day War: Ruin and Resistance in Gaza, tells a powerful story powerfully well.” – David Swanson

“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’s new book about this Israeli attack [is] so compelling, so necessary. Entitled The 51 Day War: Ruin and Resistance in Gaza, it humanizes this event like nothing else I’ve read[…] The book is filled with very well-documented history, facts and statistics relevant to what the Israeli military calls Operation Protective Edge. And all of those are both interesting and important.” - Glenn Greenwald, The Intercept

“The definitive account of the 2014 Israeli war on Gaza. Max combines the very best of humanistic, on the-the-ground journalism with detailed documentation backing up every point he makes.” - Asa Winstanley, Middle East Monitor

"To really understand what happened, read Max Blumenthal's The 51 Day War: Ruin and Resistance in Gaza. His concision and clarity are established in the introduction” —Independent

About the Author

Max Blumenthal is an award-winning journalist and bestselling author whose articles and video documentaries have appeared in New York Times, Los Angeles Times, Daily Beast, Nation, Guardian, Independent Film Channel, Huffington Post,, Al Jazeera English and many other publications. His new book, Goliath: Life and Loathing in Greater Israel, is in stores now. His 2009 book, Republican Gomorrah: Inside The Movement That Shattered The Party is a New York Times and Los Angeles Times bestseller.

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