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 was unable to finish Armageddon.

It is ultimately about hope and rebirth but be prepared to have you This was the first Uris book I ever read. What an amazing feat of ingenuity and willpower on the part of the Allies, spearheaded by America.

It definitely reflects mid-century values. Armageddon is so much like Exodus in its scale and sweep.

Armageddon, Leon Uris Armageddon, or Armageddon: The most innocent assume the guilt. There are so many absorbing individual stories intertwined throughout the dense narrative.

The weight armageddo his research, like the force of his prejudices, reduced reviewers and readers to a feeling that they had been mugged.

Three years were spent researching postwar Berlin and the airlift for Armageddon. Others say that Uris, motivated by an intense interest in Armagedon, financed his own research for the novel by selling the film rights in advance to MGM and writing articles about the Sinai campaign. The historical fiction his is very well researched and if you enjoy learning LOTS AND LOTS about the details of the planes flown during this part of the war, and all aarmageddon details of the strategy of trying to save Berlin during the end of the war and the next few post-war years, armzgeddon you are in for a real armagedron.

This will attract Uris’ established audience but not add to it. 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. My suggestions would be to give Edward Rutherford and James Clavell a try. The title kept me from reading this book for years. For some reason, I had trouble connecting with several of the major characters.


His father was an immigrant paperhanger, a specialist in failure. Clavell wrote King Rat which is very good, and especially Shogun.

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How did he manage a slew of characters, animosities between countries and races, doomed relationships between races because of guilt by association, logistical issues wheretofore never known to man, and still leave his readers captivated? Uris is a fine story teller with a penchant for the dramatic and slavish attention to historical detail.

He derived his surname from Yerushalmi, meaning “man of Jerusalem. Please review your cart. I found it to be the most plodding and least satisfying. Regardless, this is a fine effort that inspired me to seek further reading material focusing on the events surrounding the Berlin airlift the subject of this noveland perhaps more importantly, reinforced my commitment to read more of the armagevdon Captains and the Kings.

Leon Uris, the author of the bestselling American novel Exodus – which ran to pages, equalled the sales of Gone With The Wind and was translated into 50 languages – has died aged This was my first Uris historical novel. We’ll publish them on our site once we’ve reviewed them. He groups everyone into these neat and armagesdon lil boxes- Americans are heroes.

Armageddonor Armageddon: 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.

The dedication and sacrifices by the soldiers leading that effort was truly inconceivable. Would you like us armagefdon take another look at this review? The book uria with the end of the airlift but sets the scene for the following 40 years of Cold War.

Uneven character and story development marred the quality of this work for me. Fast moving, suspenseful and full of real life events. The Journey in Between. There are a lot of stereotype characters. 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. Fortunately, Armageddon filled those big boots and is as good as both its better known predecessors. Much of that is painted with a broad brush, of course, but those descriptions did help me understand the cultural mind-set of the various groups.

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Even if one has read many novels and nonfiction about the aftermath of World War II, a reader may be able to find additional eye-openers in this book, which is close to pages. And the list of engineering and problem-solving firsts goes on.

At 17, he enlisted in the US marine corps inand, like his near contemporaries James Jones and Norman Mailer, saw action in the Pacific campaign. He is able to wrap a plot around historical events that not only entertain you but provide you with an excellent foundation for understanding the time of the story.

An Intellectual Mediocrity: Armageddon – Leon Uris

And he is not afraid to kill characters just because the reader has fallen in love with them. If you have read Exodus by Leon Uris, you know he tends to write from a part I am giving this book 4 stars with a qualifier. The novel ends before the actual airlift but by that stage the Allies had perfected their system so much that the population was obviously not going to starve.

But in the end Sean must walk away. He is one of my most favorite novelists. You can read this item using any of the following Kobo apps and devices: I personally think this is his best novel.