What do we know about Joseph Trumpeldor? that he is a 'legendary hero'; Born in Russia, lost a hand in the Russo-Japanese War, was the commander of the Hebrew regiment at Gallipoli, plowed and sowed and shot with one hand and above all, who fell in Tel-Hai and said, or not, "It is good to die for our country", and that's it. why? Because this is the fate of a person who turns him into a myth. His motives and motives are shrouded in mists. No wonder, then, that Trumpeldor was called "the hero of an enigma." Baal Makshabi Ballito makes Usherat Essig-Lopez a great act - human, historical and literary. She restores to Trumpeldor his stories and human qualities, which the mythical story robbed him of, in all their details and nuances. This is a masterful, wide-ranging historical novel, whose plot takes place during the storms of the First World War, the Bolshevik Revolution and disturbances in Ukraine. It is rich in biographical and historical facts - some of which are revealed here for the first time - and combines, in an organic way, fictional details. In a work of stylistic thought, Essig-Lopez restores the authentic Hebrew of the beginning of the twentieth century and infuses it with a captivating vitality. Handsome, intellectual and at the same time a Zionist devoted to his people, Trumpeldor is revealed here as a complex, brave and... fearless man. Authoritative, charismatic and... shy. A man among men, he was drawn to closeness, but his closedness failed him again and again in his relationships with women. Emma Levontine, the fictional heroine that Assig-López created and matched with her hero, is a woman no less impressive than Trumpeldor. She is the daughter of a wealthy Russian-English Jewish family and a military nurse by training. Opinionated, refuses to conform or submit to the periodic gender boundaries and is witty. The romance between the two begins with lavish dinners at the Labontin family home in London, continues in the English countryside. It develops and changes and undergoes sharp upheavals in different regions of Russia and Ukraine, in Istanbul and Lebanon - and reaches its surprising peak in the Land of Israel. I am convinced - it will be difficult for you to put down this awaited and delightful novel. Both because you will want to know what will happen to Trumpeldor and his mother, and also because you will devote yourself to his style: rich, elegant, curled and witty, in the spirit of the styles of George Eliot and Jane Austen. Yigal Schwartz Osheret Assig-Lopez is a writer, lawyer and lecturer. Graduated with a bachelor's and master's degree in law, both with honors, from Tel Aviv University. Doctoral student in the Department of Hebrew Literature at Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, winner of the "Negev Scholarship" for outstanding doctoral students. Her research paper, "'Live Beautifully and Freely', Joseph Trumpeldor - Monograph", reveals for the first time the corpus of short stories written by Joseph Trumpeldor. She won twice in a row in the "Short Story Contest" of the "Haaretz" newspaper (2014, 2015), and a "Praise Award" in the short story contest of the "Kinneret-Zamora-Dvir" publishing house and the "Makor Rishon" newspaper. Short stories penned by Ata have been published on various platforms. Her book about my sleep at night was supported by the Rabinovitz Fund for the Arts of Tel Aviv. Represented the state before various judicial tribunals, and served as an officer in the army. Married and mother of three, lives in Rehovot.