An extraordinary tale, much-neglected by historians, of courage, bravery and eventual tragedy which took place during the First World War in the Middle East. It is the story of a small group of people, of whom Sarah and Aaron Aaronsohn were the core, who were devoted to the Yishuv, the Jewish community in Palestine, and who were convinced that it was in imminent danger of extinction from the Turks.They resolved to help the British in Egypt by collecting military intelligence. Unfortunately, as Peter Calvocoressi points out, their understanding of the British position was quite wrong...[their] miscalculations created the tragedy which this book recounts...'

chapter |2 pages

Introduction In Search of Sarah

chapter 1|13 pages

Growing up in Zichron

chapter 2|10 pages

Absalom and Sarah

chapter 3|11 pages

The War

chapter 4|9 pages


chapter 5|8 pages

Contact Broken

chapter 6|8 pages

Aaron Sets Out

chapter 7|6 pages

Absalom's Decision

chapter 8|9 pages

Aaron in Cairo

chapter 9|9 pages

Contact Renewed

chapter 10|9 pages

Sarah at Work TOO

chapter 11|10 pages

The Guests of Rahab

chapter 12|11 pages

Sarah in Cairo

chapter 13|9 pages

The Return

chapter 14|10 pages


chapter 15|11 pages

A New General

chapter 16|11 pages

Calm Before the Storm

chapter 17|10 pages

The Shadow of Death

chapter 18|12 pages

Naaman's Downfall

chapter 19|3 pages

The British to the Rescue

chapter 20|12 pages

The Death of Sarah

chapter 21|5 pages

At Nazareth

chapter 22|11 pages

Man Hunt