Untangling history’s greatest controversies

Every month, host Zach Cornwell takes a hard look at the historical conflicts that raise difficult questions, stoke controversy, and send our moral compasses spinning.

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The Third Temple: Yom Kippur War Part 1

The Yom Kippur War of 1973 has been described as the greatest military intelligence failure since Pearl Harbor. This is the story of how a surprise attack almost destroyed the nation of Israel. (Part One)

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Abraham Rabinovich. The Yom Kippur War. 2004.

Bregman, Ahron. The Spy Who Fell To Earth. 2016.

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