Eliahu Lankin’s book is an insider’s account of the Israeli Herut party’s predecessor, the Irgun Zvi Leumi (IZL, Etzel), from the 1930s to its demise as a military unit before transforming into a political party of the newly established State of Israel in 1948. It focuses on Lankin’s adventures in Mandatory Palestine, his capture and imprisonment in Africa by the British authorities and his escape, as well as his fundraising and arms acquisition in Europe leading up to the War of Independence.