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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Buy the eBook Price: Leln travelled 12, miles inside Israel while writing Exodus, and interviewed 1, people, though he never said how many of them were Palestinians. Views Read Edit View armageddonn. This is, however, the first book about the Allied occupation of Germany I’ve read, and I was very pleasantly surprised by both its altitude and its depth.

I have read several Leon Uris books and all are excellent. He failed his English examinations in high school, and left without graduating. The action then moves to Berlin and the cold war developing between the allies and Russians.

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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 am a fan of everything Leon Uris has written so this review may be a bit biased.

The end game is the Soviet Berlin blockade, the unification of the British, French, and American zones, and the Berlin This is a first lein historical novel. Berlin is also introduced in this part of the book nearly at page There were actually two main guys. I found that this was not necessarily pleasant reading due to the subject matter. The great drama of the Berlin airlift. He mixed non-fiction, mainly political and historical exposition, with artless dialogue spouted by sterotyped characters.

The stink in between the pages has now gone away.


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We will find a way to make that item lighter. Oct 22, Ben rated it liked it. So come back againsome time!! I personally think this is his best novel. American characters appear in his novels largely through their devotion to the cause of Jewish statehood – as, for example, the journalist Mark Parker in Exodus.

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. Be warned that it takes a while to read it. Thanks for stopping by and commenting.

iris So just know that going in. The omniscient narrator changed altitudes to stick with my metaphor frequently, and I sometimes didn’t know who was speaking a spoken line.

Armageddon: A Novel of Berlin by Leon Uris

Finally, I read Armageddon on my Kindle, a novel I had wanted read to for a very long time. As I was reading it, I remembered 2 armageddonn – 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.

Nov 27, Rob Trans rated it liked it. However, I did not enjoy Armageddon quite as much. Leon Uris creates characters and weaves their person stories through the historical events beginning with the end of Uros and proceeding through urus difficulties with the Soviet Union blockading Berlin.

Uris carries his story through the Blockade and airlift toits success and the premise of continued occupation by the West. Uris was married three times. It is in a leonn a story without a definite end, and as Sean fades out, so too will the novel which is strong on background and moments of contact but has little cumulative power.

Then more than halfway through, I realized that I still didn’t remember the protagonist’s name. See 1 question about Armageddon….


Armageddon: A Novel of Berlin

Clavell wrote King Rat which is very good, and especially Shogun. He accurately describes their war time experiences and how they applied them to a Berlin in the midst of a deep winter.

Your display name should be at least 2 characters long. Tuesday, April 5, Armageddon – Leon Uris. It was one of the very few postwar novels notably sympathetic to the military as an institution. Then comes the real thing, the major task: It reminds me of America’s attitudes today and its willingness to withdraw and let the Chinese and Russians dominate and undermine. Nov 04, Ahmad Sharabiani rated it really liked it Shelves: The book finishes with the end of the airlift but sets the scene for the following 40 years of Cold War.

A Trace of Smoke. The terrific first half inverts the standard WWII dynamic by armafeddon the conquered Germans as withered husks to be exploited by foreign powers, starved and raped by occupying forces, and almost pitied.

Marines in the Pacific. After an honourable discharge inhe became manager of the newsboys for a San Francisco newspaper. This article about a war novel of the s is a stub. Normally I don’t have a problem with this, but combined with the stilted dialogue and the lack of any characters I cared about, I just didn’t want to waste any more time on it.

It is the only book that truly describes what it was like in Germany after the war. It is ultimately about hope and rebirth but be prepared to have you This was the first Uris book I ever read.