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Major Farran's hat : the untold story of the struggle to establish the Jewish state

Author: David Cesarani
Publisher: Cambridge, MA : Da Capo Press, 2009.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : Biography : English : 1st Da Capo Press edView all editions and formats
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In May 1947 a sixteen-year-old Jewish activist named Alexander Rubowitz was abducted in broad daylight from the streets of Jerusalem. At the abduction scene, a gray hat was found, purportedly belonging to Major Roy Farran, a decorated World War II officer who was in charge of British counterterrorism in Palestine. As evidence mounted against Farran, the Zionist underground swore vengeance. The episode precipitated a  Read more...
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Cesarani, David.
Major Farran's hat.
Cambridge, MA : Da Capo Press, 2009
(OCoLC)316825562
Named Person: Roy Alexander Farran; Alexander Rubowitz; Roy Alexander Farran; Alexander Rubowitz
Material Type: Biography, Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: David Cesarani
ISBN: 9780786745814 0786745819 0306818450 9780306818455
OCLC Number: 449207098
Awards: Short-listed for CWA Gold Dagger for Non-Fiction 2010
Description: 1 online resource (x, 290 pages, [8] pages of plates) : illustrations, maps
Contents: Prologue : abduction in Jerusalem --
Jewish rebels, imperial warriors and colonial policemen --
Roy Farran and the special squads --
Cover-up and scandal --
Court martial --
The hero's return and the terrorists' revenge.
Responsibility: David Cesarani.

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From the author of Becoming Eichmann, a captivating true-life murder mystery of violence and cover-ups, casting new light on the birth of the State of Israel  Read more...

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Kirkus Reviews, 7/1/09 "A pointedly argued account of the relentless violence by both British and Jewish groups that brought about the end of the British rule in Palestine. In this...cogent work, the Read more...

 
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