“Finally, the definitive reconstruction of the greatest moral and political scandal in American history, which demonstrates beyond reasonable doubt that the US government at its highest level conspired with Israel in 1967 to destroy a surveillance naval vessel, USS Liberty, and murder its own sailors to gain a pretext for launching an aggressive attack on Egypt. With this exposé, based on exhaustive research and extensive interviews, Joan Mellen has done an immense patriotic service. An extraordinary book that should be not only read but acted upon.”
—Richard Falk, Albert G. Milbank Professor of International Law, Emeritus, Princeton University
“With predictable moral courage and impressive literary deftness, Joan Mellen has now written a very important book which punctures the long-standing official explanations of what exactly happened when Israel attacked the intelligence ship U.S.S. Liberty during the frenzy of the Six Day War. Like the JFK assassination, the truth about this incident has been deliberately buried for decades in misleading documents. All along, Israel has proven to be an amazing success and a truly desperate enterprise. Both aspects of its history come through in this inspired book.”
—Burton Hersh, Ted Kennedy’s primary biographer (“Edward Kennedy: An Intimate Biography”) and the author of “Bobby and J. Edgar”, often cited as the “breakthrough book” about the JFK and RFK assassinations. Hersh is also the author of The Old Boys: The American Elite and the Origins of the CIA, currently mandatory reading for incoming CIA officers.