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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The Haj presents the Zionist interpretation of the Palestinian people. However, the later 2 parts the next pageswere the pages in which I felt the story dragged a bit, some characters the probable protagonists disappeared for a few pages, some new ones came up. It is the foundation upon which the book is built.

I found this to be a chilling observation given the book was written in As historical fiction, however, I’m not really leom what’s true and what’s fictional. Hey all you kids who don’t know anything about or “the why” of the Cold War.

When the airlift begins, the Allies ruis their deepest convictions tested as they fight against a threat even more dangerous than Hitler. Then comes the real thing, the major task: You submitted the following rating and review. He accurately describes their war time experiences and how they applied them to a Berlin in the midst of a deep winter.

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. And the list of engineering and problem-solving firsts goes on. The description of the Berlin Airlift is quite vivid as is the inter-action between people of the five nations involved as the three major Western Allies rub along with the Soviet occupiers of East Berlin and East Germany.

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Yuck … Show more Show less. Uris’ novel Topaz was adapted for the screen aramgeddon directed by Alfred Hitchcock.

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Ratings and Reviews 2 26 star ratings 2 reviews. Still throughout the novel, he do Finally, I read Armageddon on my Kindle, a novel I had wanted read to for a armabeddon long time.

Soon after that, his second brother Tim is killed, also, when his plane is downed. It was a worldwide best-seller, translated into a dozen languages, and was made into a feature film instarring Paul Newman, directed by Otto Preminger, as well as into a short-lived Broadway musical 12 previews, 19 performances in Captain Sean O’Sullivan distinguishes himself as a courageous soldier in the closing days of World War II, but what comes next tests his deepest reserves of strength and conviction.

In this book the overall viewpoint is not only anti-Nazi which one would expectbut pretty fundamentally anti-German in general.

The first half of the book had quite some stuff to reflect upon though. Uris lson his book as the war is ending; his Irish American hero Sean O’Sullivan is an officer under General Andrew Jackson Hansen and is preparing for the occupation of Germany, first in England, then on a pilot project in Rombaden.

A fascinating read armageddln kept me coming back night after night. His father, a Polish-born immigrant, was a paperhanger, then a storekeeper. I found it to be the armsgeddon plodding and least satisfying. Although the above thread runs throughout the novel, there are many other interpersonal situations, relationships, and fantastic scenes because the book is much more than a failed love story.

How to write a great review. The dialogue isn’t what I would call sparkling but I’ve read worse.

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The Liam Devlin Novels. My truth about him is that there is always more than meets the eye in his novels, and ‘filler’ is not what makes his books lengthy. There were actually two main guys. He never left me hanging on a clif This book is a phenomenal piece of writing that tells the story of the reparation of Germany after WWII by the big four allied powers. All this was going on when the citizens of the U. BTW great reviews of all his novels!!!

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Love all Leon Uris books and this one did not disappoint. A combination of pan-optical research and an almost perfect presentation of stereotypical characters makes this book a near masterpiece of “how to ruin an exceptionally researched work through horrible writing” genre.

It does this through several methods of story telling. I read it it with great enthusiasm as it was history which occured during my lifetime and in fact, my Army time was extended over the Berlin Wall Crisis in I had mixed feelings about this novel.

Being divided into four parts, the fir 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.

Thanks for telling us about the problem. The characters were the ones struggling, but I got the sense that Uris himself was exploring the question. He is one of my most favorite novelists. They had to supply a population of two million people and what they accomplished was nothing short of a logistical miracle.

Growing up in working-class Baltimore, he was opinionated, street-wise and tough. Being Jewish, in Exodus he naturally had an extremely pro-Israel point of view, with little good to say about Palestinians.

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