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The Reckoning

(2014)
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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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January 2015 : UK Hardback

Title: The Reckoning
Author(s): Patrick Bishop
ISBN: 1-4450-9974-8 / 978-1-4450-9974-3 (UK edition)
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December 2014 : USA Hardback
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Title: The Reckoning: Death and Intrigue in the Promised Land---A True Detective Story
Author(s): Patrick Bishop
ISBN: 0-06-226782-5 / 978-0-06-226782-5 (USA edition)
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February 2014 : UK Hardback
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Title: The Reckoning: How the Killing of One Man Changed the Fate of the Promised Land
Author(s): Patrick Bishop
ISBN: 0-00-750617-1 / 978-0-00-750617-0 (UK edition)
Publisher: William Collins
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December 2015 : USA Paperback
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Title: The Reckoning: Death and Intrigue in the Promised Land--a True Detective Story
Author(s): Patrick Bishop
ISBN: 0-06-226783-3 / 978-0-06-226783-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: Harper Paperbacks
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January 2015 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Reckoning
Author(s): Patrick Bishop
ISBN: 0-00-750619-8 / 978-0-00-750619-4 (UK edition)
Publisher: William Collins
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Title: The Reckoning
Author(s): Patrick Bishop
ISBN: 0-00-750620-1 / 978-0-00-750620-0 (UK edition)
Publisher: William Collins
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Title: The Reckoning: Death and Intrigue in the Promised Land-A True Detective Story
Author(s): Patrick Bishop
Publisher: Harper
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