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Armageddon: a novel of Berlin, [Leon Uris] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. I have written these reviews in the order of which I read them, which coincidentally was the order in which Leon Uris wrote them. As stated in. Armageddon by Leon Uris not only great fiction, but also a wonderful historical fiction book, interweaving fictional characters with historical.

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What an amazing feat of ingenuity and willpower on the part of the Allies, spearheaded by America. Blood on the Divide. I just couldn’t get around all the padding and I couldn’t finish it.

The Haj presents the Zionist interpretation of the Palestinian people. Item s unavailable for purchase. Western culture had been imported into only a few of the larger cities. I didn’t like the over-dramatic dialogue and the very black-and-white portrayal of the various nationalities: There are no discussion topics on this book yet.

It is the foundation upon which the book is built. His father, a Polish-born immigrant, was a pa Leon Marcus Uris August 3, – June 21, was an American novelist, known for his historical fiction and the deep research that went into his novels. This article about a war novel of the s is a stub. That should be the best part of the book, yet it felt uneven and difficult to appreciate how much was really at stake – in part because the characters introduced toward the end are one-dimensional, and in part because the author gives little insight into the Soviet side of affairs.

Battle Cry Gunfight at the O. I realize this is an older book and it definitely reflects the attitude of the time. As I was reading it, I remembered 2 scenes – one involving a puppy and the other being the Red Army entrance into Berlin after the cit I read many of the Uris novels when I was in my late teens and early 20’s on the recommendation of my parents. Way to interrogate one’s cultural biases It makes me proud of the men and women who risked so much, and the determination of America during that time.


Coming out of the service, he worked for a newspaper, writing in his spare time.


Perhaps I’ll try again someday when I’m less politically correct and more able to stomach the crap. You can remove the unavailable item s now or we’ll automatically remove it at Checkout. But, I enjoyed this book and felt it described the shock and horror of discovering the death camps, the apparent initial “naivety ” of the west in dealing with the Soviets, and the unique challenges of Berlin very well. Anonymous December 24, at 4: They had to supply a population of two million people and what they accomplished was nothing short of a logistical miracle.

After lying in the house for fifteen plus years, a cover-less copy with all-brown pages and stinking, I finally picked this up to read after getting newly interested in the Cold War. The backdrop of this was that American leaders and citizens wanted to bring home the troops and forget the war while the Russians wanted to continue their adsorption of the countries of the west and the expansion of their empire across the world.

Nov 30, Sherry H rated it really liked it Shelves: The Death of the Detective. It was one of the very few postwar novels notably sympathetic to the military as an institution. It does this through several methods of story telling. It comprises of a lot of historical facts, character’s back-flashes, enough emotions, focuses on the dynamics between the US marines, the non-Nazi Germans, and the Russians, each of the combinations being treated separately.

The review must be at least 50 characters long. He derived his surname from Yerushalmi, meaning “man of Jerusalem. I won’t call this book great literature, but it is a fantastic history lesson.

He masterfully uses his characters to illustrate the difficulties that come when the victor in a conflict must eventually learn to live with the people they have beaten. I found it to be the most plodding and least satisfying. I saw this novel in our local bookstore, and I could not remember reading it so I picked it up. I am anxious to hear any of your opinions of this book. Initially, I was delighted by the amount of information Uris started ladling out, and I settled-in for a scrumptious page long brain feeding orgy.


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From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. It is illustrative that the Allies were not overly concerned about German lives after all, the war had just finished and the German crimes still fresh in the victors mindas it was a ‘flick the birdie’ to the Soviets and their bullying.

I gave up on this book. Either way, it was a valuable reading experience.

How to write a great review Do Say what you liked best and least Describe the author’s style Explain the armwgeddon you gave Don’t Use rude and profane language Include any personal information Mention spoilers or the book’s price Recap the plot. I can’t say for sure, because Uris covered his tracks really well.

Uris was married three times: The First Mountain Man. The end game is the Soviet Berlin blockade, the unification of the British, French, and American zones, and the Berlin airlift, which might be the greatest logistics achievement in modern history.

I also found it interesting that uriis European nations felt the Americans did not know how to “conquer” properly, and their rationale for that. Bourbon Creams and Tattered Dreams.

Germans are hierarchical and rule followers. Now rereading one of them after 35 years, they may be the worst fiction I have read. Would you like us to take another look at this review?

This, I thought, is very well done. The most innocent assume the guilt. The problem is, I never got to the part where elon main character actually arrived in Berlin.

Anonymous January 5, at 2: The contrast was stunning: