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The Resource Anonymous soldiers : the struggle for Israel, 1917-1947, Bruce Hoffman

Anonymous soldiers : the struggle for Israel, 1917-1947, Bruce Hoffman

Label
Anonymous soldiers : the struggle for Israel, 1917-1947
Title
Anonymous soldiers
Title remainder
the struggle for Israel, 1917-1947
Statement of responsibility
Bruce Hoffman
Title variation
Struggle for Israel, 1917-1947
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Anonymous Soldiers brilliantly re-creates the crucial period in the establishment of Israel, chronicling the three decades of growing anticolonial unrest that culminated in the end of British rule and the UN resolution to create two separate states. This groundbreaking book tells in riveting, previously unknown detail the story of how Britain, in the twilight of empire, struggled and ultimately failed to reconcile competing Arab and Jewish demands and uprisings. Bruce Hoffman, America's leading expert on terrorism, shines new light on the bombing of the King David Hotel, the assassination of Lord Moyne in Cairo, the leadership of Menachem Begin, the life and death of Abraham Stern, and much else. Above all, Hoffman shows exactly how the underdog "anonymous soldiers" of Irgun and Lehi defeated the British and set in motion the chain of events that resulted in the creation of the formidable nation-state of Israel
Dewey number
956.94/04
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • plates
  • photographs
Index
index present
LC call number
DS126
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Label
Anonymous soldiers : the struggle for Israel, 1917-1947, Bruce Hoffman
Instantiates
Publication
Note
"This is a Borzoi book."
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 495-591) and index
Contents
To die for our nation -- The seeds of terror -- Red days of riots and blood -- Terror against terror -- Dark nights of despair -- The shadow of death -- The revolt -- Conscripted for life -- The deed -- Tears of bereaved mothers -- Wider horizons -- To defend and to guard forever -- Only death will free us -- Defense and conquest -- Beating the dog in his own kennel -- Blunted bayonets -- An instrument of death -- Buried quietly in the night -- Drunk with the hangman's blood -- Only thus -- Appendix. Who was who
Control code
sky259648270
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
xv, 618 pages, 24 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780307594716
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Lccn
2014018177
Other physical details
illustrations, maps (on endpapers), portraits, facsimiles, photographs;
System control number
a2040389
Label
Anonymous soldiers : the struggle for Israel, 1917-1947, Bruce Hoffman
Publication
Note
"This is a Borzoi book."
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 495-591) and index
Contents
To die for our nation -- The seeds of terror -- Red days of riots and blood -- Terror against terror -- Dark nights of despair -- The shadow of death -- The revolt -- Conscripted for life -- The deed -- Tears of bereaved mothers -- Wider horizons -- To defend and to guard forever -- Only death will free us -- Defense and conquest -- Beating the dog in his own kennel -- Blunted bayonets -- An instrument of death -- Buried quietly in the night -- Drunk with the hangman's blood -- Only thus -- Appendix. Who was who
Control code
sky259648270
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
xv, 618 pages, 24 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780307594716
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Lccn
2014018177
Other physical details
illustrations, maps (on endpapers), portraits, facsimiles, photographs;
System control number
a2040389

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