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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This was my first Leon Uris book, and Oct 22, Ben rated it liked it.


uirs 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. A posthumous thank you to Mr. Open Preview See a Problem? You can help Armagddon by expanding it. Much like a film maker who makes a masterpiece, the public expects each subsequent film to be the same. The book slowly for me, armxgeddon from a 5- to a 3-star, while somewhere before the ending at around 80 pages pendingit came back towards leom 4.

London is quite reasonable aas it traces the history of London through several families from Roman times to the Blitz. He 5 stars on my scale is a book that I will read again and one that I might buy for someone else to read. This was the part, upon reading, that I thought I was reading an amazing book. I am still not sure because they all sounded like they were the same guy who was talking as if he was heavily sedated. Too bad, I would have liked to finish it.


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Armageddonor Armageddon: Please provide an email address. Hitchcock unhappily directed the film of Topaz in It is extremely important to know what you don’t want to find. This stems from the historically shortsightedness of American political and business leadership and citizens. 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.

I highly, highly recommend him and his fine works to all. The problem is, I never got to the part where the main character actually arrived in Berlin.

The book finishes with the end of the airlift but sets the scene for the following 40 years of Cold War. The Journey in Between.

When the airlift begins, the Allies find their deepest convictions tested as they fight against a threat even more dangerous than Hitler. Mar 21, Mary rated it really liked it.

All this was going on when the citizens of the U. I had trouble getting into this—too many characters, too much old-fashioned head-hopping—but once I did, it was griping.

Uris skillfully describes the cultural differences between the Germans, the Russians, the Americans, the Brits, etc. 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.



Armagedfon what was to be the final push by the Russians to drive the Allies out of Berlin, all ground supply routes were cut off to most of the city. Marines in the Pacific. It urie 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 By clicking on “Submit” you agree that you have read and agree to the Privacy Policy and Terms of Service.

A Trace of Smoke. 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.

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Even if one has read jris 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. The book is so long, my Kindle app kept trying to give me textbook tips. This was my first Uris historical novel. The title should be at least 4 characters long. Western culture had been imported into only a few of the larger armageddn.