He fought for his God, his nation, and a woman. Long before the world ever heard of Adolph Hitler, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, Hezbollah, or Hamas, a Syrian king calling himself Antiochus Epiphanes decreed the destruction of the Jewish nation. Against impossible odds, an elderly priest and his five sons stood up to the king. One of those sons became known as the Maccabee. It was the passion, faith, and military genius of the Maccabee that culminated in what is presently celebrated by Jews the world over as Hanukkah. This is the story of that man and the events that made him one of the great heroes of freedom-loving people everywhere.Carson, David is the author of 'Maccabee ', published 2007 under ISBN 9781432701659 and ISBN 1432701657.