The Laundry Room

The Laundry Room

by Lynda Lippman-Lockhart

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The Laundry Room by Lynda Lippman-Lockhart

The Laundry Room dramatizes a fascinating moment in the history of the founding of Israel as a self-ruling nation. Based on actual events, Lynda Lippmann-Lockhart follows the lives of several young Israelis as they found a kibbutz and run a clandestine ammunition factory, which supplied Israeli troops fighting against Arab forces following the end of British occupation in the late 1940s. Under British rule, it was illegal for Israelis to possess firearms, so it was necessary not only to create and stockpile bullets for the coming war, but to do so in secret.
 
The ingenuity, courage, and sheer audacity displayed by the members of the code-named "Ayalon Institute", as they operated their factory right under the noses of the British military, make for an intriguing tale. Lippmann-Lockhart shows readers what it might have been like to be one of the young pioneers whose work truly impacted the outcome of Israel's fight for independence. The Ayalon Institute remains standing to this day, and the secret hidden under the kibbutz's laundry room was not revealed until the 1970s. It was made a National Historic Site in 1987 and is open to the public every day of the year except Yom Kippur.

Product Details

BN ID: 2940151612425
Publisher: Penmore Press LLC
Publication date: 04/13/2015
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 390
File size: 7 MB

About the Author

Lynda Lippman-Lockhart grew up in St. Petersburg, Florida, and graduated from the University of Florida with a Bachelor’s Degree in Education. She then earned her English degree from the University of South Florida. She was director of a nursery school for four years, and taught high school English for twenty-six years. Upon retiring, she began her next profession, writing. Her literary skills were honed at workshops at the University of Iowa, Lesley University and Eckerd College. She won first place for her short story "The Pink Bathtub" at the Florida Writers Conference. Her first novel was Oodles of Poodles of Dark Corner, inspired by her standard poodle, Bogie. Lynda has two children and six grandchildren. She and her husband Robert live in Florida.

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