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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I first told my husband that armageddob it was a bit of a slog due to uneven pacing and poorly-executed blending of research and narrative.

I just wish we could add an epilogue forty years later with the fall of the Berlin Wall.

Also included, is focus on the armaveddon of the German women by the Russian army, and also in the background at times, as to how the communist Russians at that time had been not much different than the Nazis. By far, this is not one of the author’s stronger books – illustrated by the fact I could not really remember it.

Through the massive success of his novels and his skill as a storyteller, Uris has had enormous influence on popular understanding of twentieth-century history.

Anonymous December 24, at 4: That being said, I was drawn to the story to learn more about this place and time.


It was one of the very few postwar novels notably sympathetic to the military as an institution. May 25, Julie rated it it was amazing Shelves: Tuesday, April 5, Armageddon – Leon Uris. This story echoed our current difficulties in working with the governments of Iran and Afghanistan as well as their trials in re-building their nations in a positive direction.

As with most historical novels, Leon Uris changes the names of the primary players in this historical setting. I personally think this is his best novel.


A Trace of Smoke. Item s unavailable for purchase. As a writer, Uris armateddon a considerable spokesman for American Jews. When Soviet forces blockade Berlin and the airlift arnageddon, O’Sullivan is faced with profound moral dilemmas in an increasingly complicated world. Growing up in working-class Baltimore, he was opinionated, street-wise and tough.

Perhaps the talent of rescuing readers on the cliff is what made him one of the best authors of our time.

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Dec 27, Carol rated it really liked it. The book is so long, my Kindle app kept trying to give me textbook tips.

It also reminded me of leln value of the military and government in bringing innovative technology and programs into existence. California Book Award for Fiction Silver From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. The Journey in Between. The end game is armsgeddon Soviet Berlin blockade, the unification of the British, French, and American zones, and the Berlin This is a first rate historical novel.


By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. It reminds me of America’s attitudes today and its willingness to withdraw and let the Chinese and Russians dominate and undermine. I realize all of this history is pertinent to the story but I do think it was pr I tried to like this book.

Americans are independent and decentralized. Meanwhile, my reading experience already started suffering from all the pitfalls that almost all the books written in that era suffered from. There was a problem adding your email address. In addition, since the book was published inpolitical correctness did not distort the historical facts.

Pages to import images lwon Wikidata All stub articles. It does this through several methods of story telling.