Stern: The Man and His Gang traces Abraham Stern’s evolution from hated gangster to folk hero and chronicles the military and political deeds of the thousand Jews who joined his war against England. In the 1940s, before there was an Israel, the Holy Land was rocked by warfare and violence, and no militia was fiercer than the band of Jewish revolutionaries known as the Stern Gang.

This is the first English-language account of the life of Abraham Stern, the charismatic poet who founded the underground that called itself the Fighters for the Freedom of Israel (Lehi), and also provides a comprehensive history of the group’s operations in the years 1940-48, when it fought what it called British imperialism in the Mideast.