The author, Mordecai Schreiber, writes that the reason he decided to write the book Three Founders of Israel was because in a few years people of his generation will pass and there will be no first-hand account of how the first Jewish state since two thousand years was established. Mr. Schreiber who lived in Haifa as a child, tells the story of the struggles to establish a state against all odds, the Ottoman Empire, the British Empire, the Holocaust, the Arab countries and much more. Although he describes the autobiographies of the three resistant leaders, Ben- Gurion, Begin and Stern, this book is much more than that.
This book is not only a must for those who don't know the history of Israel, but also for those who know it. It gives details and perspective that would add to anyone's knowledge. The author rises above the Israeli politics and divisions of those days and describes the leaders in an objective and fair way that one usually would not hear that. Also, he objectively describes the carnage and atrocities inflicted by both sides.
An eye-opener was the role of Abraham Stern that due to his short life, he usually isn't compared to the other two leaders, Ben Gurion and Begin. In this book the author describes that Stern was a worthy leader not necessarily for his achievements rather for his ambitious projects that if successful, it could have changed the history of Israel and perhaps prevented the Holocaust.