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The Woman Who Fought an Empire: Sarah Aaronsohn and Her Nili Spy Ring

The Woman Who Fought an Empire: Sarah Aaronsohn and Her Nili Spy Ring (EPUB ebook)

By Wallance, Gregory J.

<SPAN >Though she lived only to twenty-seven, Sarah Aaronsohn led a remarkable life. <SPAN >The WomanWho Fought an Empire<SPAN >tells theimprobable but true odyssey of abold young woman-the daughter of Romanian-born Jewish settlers in Palestine-who became thedaring leader of a Mi...ddle East spy ring. Following the outbreak of World War I, Sarah learned that her brother Aaron had formedNili, an anti-Turkish spyring, to aid the British in their war against the Ottomans. Sarah, who had witnessed the atrocities of the Armenian genocide by the Turks, believed that only the defeat of the Ottoman Empire could save the Palestinian Jews from a similar fate. Sarah joined Nili, eventually rising to become the organization's leader.Operating behind enemy lines, sheand her spies furnished vital information to British intelligence in Cairo about the Turkish military forces until she was caught and tortured bythe Turks inthe fall of 1917. To protect her secrets, Sarah got hold of a gun and shot herself.<SPAN >The WomanWho Fought an Empire<SPAN >, set at the birth of the modern Middle East, rebukes the Hollywood stereotype of women spies as femme fatales and is both an espionage thriller and a Joan of Arc tale.
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ISBN 9781640120044
Published 1 Mar 2018
Publisher University of New South Wales
Available in EPUB format
Software Adobe Ebook Compatible Devices
Language en

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ISBN-13 9781640120044
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Status Wheelers ePlatform
Publisher University of New South Wales
Imprint Potomac Books
Released 1 Mar 2018
Publication Country
Format EPUB ebook
Author(s) By Wallance, Gregory J.
Category Asian / Middle Eastern History
History of Specific Subjects
History Of Specific Institutions
Military History
Civil War
Number of Pages 328
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