New York: Holt, Rinehart and Winston, 1966. First edition. Hardcover. 21.5 x 14.5 cm. Octavo. 275 pages. Blue cloth in dust jacket. Stated first edition. Originally written in Hebrew this is the first American edition translated into English. Translated by Hillel Halkin. Light toning to the edges of the cloth. Toning to the front endpapers. Original dust jacket price of $5.95 present. Fading to dust jacket spine. ~1.5cm closed tear to rear jacket. Scarce title in nice condition. Near Fine in Near Fine dust jacket. Item #56091
From the jacket flap: "Geula Cohen was a ranking member of the notorious Stern Gang in its fight against the British for a free Palestine. Her memoirs explode with the ferocious intensity of her terrorist faith, her inflexible idealism. Woman of Violence is no apologia, no easy balm for a troubled conscience; it is, instead, an open and intimate portrait of a woman, and the conditions that drove her underground to embrace a philosophy of violence and terror." She was the radio announcer for the Stern gang during the war and was arrested for this, serving a year in prison before escaping. After independence she worked as journelist. She founded the Tehiya political party in 1979 and stayed active in right-wing Israeli politics throughout her life.