image of The Reckoning

The Reckoning

Door Bishop, Patrick
Engels | Paperback | 2015  

Samenvatting

"One of Britain's most renowned military historians revisits a controversial murder: that of Zionist leader Avraham Stern, head of Israel's notorious Stern Gang, in Tel Aviv during WWII. Militant Zionist Avraham Stern believed he was destined to be the Jewish liberator of British Palestine. As the ringleader of the infamous Stern Gang, also known as Lehi, he masterminded a series of high-profile terrorist attacks in pursuit of his dream. On the run from British authorities who'd put a bounty on his head,Stern was hiding in an attic in Tel Aviv when he was killed by Assistant Superintendent Geoffrey Morton, a British colonial policeman assigned to capture him. Morton claimed Stern was trying to escape. But witnesses insisted he was executed in cold blood. His controversial death inspired a cult of martyrdom that gave new life to Lehi, helping to destroy hopes of a detente between the British, the Arabs, and the Jews.The Reckoning is the story of Patrick Bishop's quest to discover the truth. Based on extensive research--including access to Morton's private archive and eyewitness interviews--it recounts this seismic event in full, without bias, placing it within the context of its turbulent time. Bishop's gripping, groundbreaking narrative brings to life two men similar in ambition and dedication, chronicles the events that led to their fatal meeting, and explores how the impact of Stern's death reverberated through the final years of British rule and the birth of Israel"-

Productspecificaties

Auteur(s)
Bishop, Patrick
Taal
Engels
NUR Code
681
Uitgavejaar
2015
Afmetingen
203x127x13 mm
Gewicht
249 gram
ISBN10
0062267833
ISBN13
9780062267832

Reviews

Er zijn nog geen reviews geschreven over dit boek.

Schrijf als eerste een review

Om een review te schrijven dien je ingelogd te zijn.
Klik hier om je aan te melden.