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Spies in Palestine : Love, Betrayal, and the Heroic Life of Sarah Aaronsohn (Hardcover) (James Srodes)

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The Spy Queen of Palestine is the first formal biography of Sarah Aaronsohn, one of the earliest heroes of modern Israel. Sarah was a twenty-first century woman in a nineteenth-century world. She and her sister and five brothers were born as part of the first wave of Jewish immigrants who fled the pogroms of Russia and Eastern Europe in the 1880s. They settled in a barren region of what the Turks called the province of Syria-Palestine. The land was considered uselesspart malarial swamp bordered by parched and sterile soil that had been ruined by thousands of years of subsistence farming by the indigenous Arabs.This book tells the story of how the Aaronsohns came to commit themselves and their comrades to the Allied side and how they formed an espionage organization to spy against the armies of the Ottoman Turkish Empire during World War I. As her brother Aaron was called away to Cairo, Sarah assumed command of the spy network and led the group’s penetration of the Turkish armyone of the most dramatic components of that struggle.
Number of Pages: 203
Genre: History
Sub-Genre: Middle East / Israel
Format: Hardcover
Publisher: Pgw
Author: James Srodes
Language: English
Street Date: December 13, 2016
TCIN: 51370946
UPC: 9781619026131
Item Number (DPCI): 248-19-7244
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