Books: 100 Hours

DIARY OF THE SINAI CAMPAIGN by Major General Moshe Dayan. 236 pages. Harper & Row. $5.95.

One day, one-eyed Moshe Dayan's gravestone will read THE HELL YOU SAY. He has more than one man's share of that tough, nose-thumbing certitude that makes the sabra (native-born Israeli) so exasperating, yet so fascinating. An unorthodox military genius who lost the illusions of childhood at twelve, when he took up a gun against Arab marauders in the Negev, Dayan in this book is thumbing his nose again. Only this time, it is not at the Arab world but at some of his own people.

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