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. Armageddon by Leon Uris – book cover, description, publication history.
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Armageddon is the somewhat forgotten novel of Uris’ early writing career. Bourbon Creams and Tattered Dreams.
Americans responded to Paul Newman in the film of Exodus, playing the role of the sensitive, suntanned, Uzi-toting Jew as fighter. The book is so long, my Kindle app kept trying to give me textbook tips. Colonel Sean O’Sullivan real?
Armageddon: A Novel of Berlin – Wikipedia
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.
I found this to be a chilling observation given the book was written in For example, true historical initiatives and events such as the Truman Doctrine, Marshall Plan, and Berlin Airlift are described, but the novel’s characters who armagddon instrumental in acting upon those affairs within the German thea Armageddon: Retrieved from ” https: Still, the story of the occupation and the airlift is fascinating.
Views Read Edit View history. A City of Broken Glass. Your display name should be at least 2 characters long. I highly, highly recommend him and his fine works to all. This was the part, upon ueis, that I thought I was reading an amazing book. Leon Uris is damn hard to beat and I have not really found another writer of historical fiction like him. While some technical details logistics, plane and flight specs, etc.
Now rereading one of them after 35 years, they may be the worst fiction I have read. It is NOT an action thriller.
I thought for students of history, this was a worthwhile read. Then more than halfway through, I realized that I still didn’t remember the protagonist’s name. Anonymous January 5, at 2: Oct 22, Ben rated it liked it.
The hris then moves to Berlin and the cold war developing between the allies and Russians.
I won’t call this book great literature, but it is a fantastic history lesson. Now, having said all those armabeddon, boy did I learn a lot about Berlin during this time period. Regardless, this is a fine effort that inspired me to seek further reading material focusing on the events surrounding the Berlin airlift the uirs of this noveland perhaps more importantly, reinforced my commitment to read more of the author: I am a fan of everything Leon Uris has written so this review may be a bit biased.
So, at the end, when everything comes to a head, the emotional “oomph” of the events was really lacking. You may need to keep a pen and paper handy to make note of some of the many characters involved, both U. The narrative tended to be a bit preachy and the overall “God Save America” Patriotism grated a bit on my non-American nerves after awhile.
His father, a Polish-born uirs, was a paperhanger, then a storekeeper.
Most notable was the book’s prolonged, strange, and ultimately troubling struggle with reconceiving the idea of “The German” and “The German Mind” in a post-Nazi world. Most of Russia and the other captive states that comprised the Soviet Union simply did not think or act like the West. The book is a a fast-read.
Fromhe was a fulltime writer, his first novel, Battle Cry, appearing in The historical fiction his is very well researched and if wrmageddon enjoy learning LOTS AND LOTS about the details of the planes flown during this part of the war, and all the details of the strategy of trying to save Berlin during the end of the war and the qrmageddon few armageddon years, then you are in for a real treat. Notwithstanding the fictional creation of his characters, they were not only believable, but authentic human beings with plausible plights which most likely occurred during that time period in that part of the world.
This can be seen in use in our logistic industry today. They were targeted by the Natzis during the war and the Russians after the war and I learned how much the Americans and Russians mistrusted and disliked one another while still working as allies in the war effort. At our family Thanksgiving celebration, my mother-in-law pressed this book into my hands and said, “Sherry, I know you like to read, so you have to read this.
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