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One of Britain's most famous army historians revisits a debatable homicide: that of Zionist chief Avraham Stern, head of Israel's infamous Stern Gang, in Tel Aviv in the course of WWII.

Militant Zionist Avraham Stern believed he was once destined to be the Jewish liberator of British Palestine. because the ringleader of the notorious Stern Gang, sometimes called Lehi, he masterminded a sequence of high-profile terrorist assaults in pursuit of his dream. at the run from British professionals who'd placed a bounty on his head, Stern was once hiding in an attic in Tel Aviv while he used to be killed by way of Assistant Superintendent Geoffrey Morton, a British colonial policeman assigned to trap him.

Morton claimed Stern used to be attempting to get away. yet witnesses insisted he used to be completed in chilly blood. His arguable dying encouraged a cult of martyrdom that gave new lifestyles to Lehi, assisting to break hopes of a detente among the British, the Arabs, and the Jews.

The Reckoning is the tale of Patrick Bishop's quest to find the reality. according to vast research—including entry to Morton's deepest archive and eyewitness interviews—it recounts this seismic occasion in complete, with no bias, putting it in the context of its turbulent time. Bishop's gripping, groundbreaking narrative brings to existence males comparable in ambition and commitment, chronicles the occasions that ended in their deadly assembly, and explores how the influence of Stern's demise reverberated in the course of the ultimate years of British rule and the start of Israel.

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