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The Resource The reckoning : death and intrigue in the promised land---a true detective story, Patrick Bishop

The reckoning : death and intrigue in the promised land---a true detective story, Patrick Bishop

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The reckoning : death and intrigue in the promised land---a true detective story
Title
The reckoning
Title remainder
death and intrigue in the promised land---a true detective story
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Patrick Bishop
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Language
eng
Summary
"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"--
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Biography type
individual biography
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DLC
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  • 892.4/8509
  • B
Index
no index present
LC call number
PJ5053.S865
LC item number
Z54 2014
Literary form
non fiction
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The reckoning : death and intrigue in the promised land---a true detective story, Patrick Bishop
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volume
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nc
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rdacarrier
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text
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txt
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rdacontent
Edition
First edition.
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pages cm
Isbn
9780062267825
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2014024717
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unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
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n
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2014024717
Label
The reckoning : death and intrigue in the promised land---a true detective story, Patrick Bishop
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Edition
First edition.
Extent
pages cm
Isbn
9780062267825
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2014024717
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
2014024717

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