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The Reckoning
Author: Patrick Bishop

ISBN: 9780007506194
Format: Paperback
Number Of Pages: 299
Published: 15 January 2015
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 19.7 x 13.0 x 2.2
Description:


Renowned military historian Patrick Bishop revisits the death of notorious Zionist leader Avraham Stern - head of the infamous Stern Gang-challenging the prevailing account of his demise.

The charismatic mastermind of a series of high-profile terrorist attacks with the goal of attaining Jewish independence and statehood, Avraham Stern was driven by his belief that he was the Jewish liberator of British Palestine. By early 1942 he was the most wanted man in Palestine, forced to take refuge in an attic in Tel Aviv to evade Assistant Superintendent Geoffrey Morton, who was assigned to track him down.

Stern's capture and death have been debated and endlessly contested over the years. The official British report stated that Stern was attempting to escape, and Morton had reason to believe that he had explosives. However, witnesses claimed that it was a cold-blooded murder that precipitated a cult of martyrdom, precluding any possibility of a detente among the British, the Arabs, and the Jews, and inspiring his followers for many years.

The Reckoning chronicles Patrick Bishop's fascinating quest to uncover the truth about Stern's ign...

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