The Woman Who Fought an Empire: Sarah Aaronsohn and Her Nili Spy Ring
<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... read full description below.
This title can only be ordered as part of Wheelers ePlatform - a library lending platform for schools and public libraries.
Log in with an ePlatform enabled account.
This title is firm sale. Please select carefully as returns are not accepted.
... view full title details below.
Full details for this title
Description of this Electronic Book
<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 Middle 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.
Awards, Reviews & Star Ratings
There are no reviews for this title.
Gregory J. WallanceA is A Lawyer And Writer In New York City, A Former Federal Prosecutor, And A Longtime Human Rights Activist. He Is The Author OfA papaas Game, Nominated For An Edgar Allan Poe Award;A americaas Soul In The Balance: The Holocaust, Fdras State Department, And The Moral Disgrace Of An American Aristocracy; And The Historical NovelA two Men Before The Storm: Arba Craneas Recollection Of Dred Scott And The Supreme Court Case That Started The Civil War. For More Information About The Author Visit Https://Www.gregorywallance.com/.