A link to order a paperback or Kindle version (in amazon.com) or e-book of " In the Sands of Sinai- A physician's Account of the Yom Kippur War."

Watch Dr Brook's presentation about his experiences in the Yom Kippur War on YouTube.

Dr. Brook is a speaker on the Yom Kippur war for the Israeli Embassy in Washington DC, USA.

The Yom Kippur War was launched in 1973 in a surprise attack by Syria and Egypt. This Arab-Israeli war posed the most serious threat to the existence of Israel in modern history. Even though Israel was eventually able to achieve a military victory, the country paid a steep price, both in lives lost and in the citizenry’s confidence in their leaders and themselves. Deep within the psyche of the nation, this conflict shattered conventional wisdom that the country was invincible.

This book recounts the author’s personal experiences as a battalion physician during that time. Expecting to heal his soldiers’ physical combat wounds, Brook unexpectedly must address his soldiers’ psychological battlefield trauma (Post Traumatic Stress Disorder). It describes how he coped with his soldiers’ medical and psychological issues, the daily struggle of survival in the battle zone, and everyone’s growing anxiety. Through the lens of one participant, the reader can experience the resourcefulness exhibited during the time of war and the struggle to preserve one’s humanity in the midst of it all. In unvarnished details from the mundane to the catastrophic, he describes his perspective of a war that shaped his own life, and his nation's fragile identity.

Pictures of the events described in the book are shown below.

Monday, April 2, 2012

A lecture about the Yom Kippur War and book " In the Sands of Sinai " at the National Museum of American Jewish Military History, Washington DC

A lecture about the book took place at the National Museum of American Jewish Military History, Washington DC on April 18, 2012. Commemorating Israeli Independence Day the author Dr. Itzhak Brook MD MSc, CDR Ret MC US Navy lectured and presented  his new book “In the Sands of Sinai:  A Physicians Account of the Yom Kippur War.”  Proceeds for the books sales were donated to the National Museum of American Jewish Military History and the Jewish War Veterans Association.  

Dr Itzhak Brook lectures at the at the National Museum of American Jewish Military History

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