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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I gave up on this book. He also shows how difficult it can be for a defeated nation to recover in a positive way. It is illustrative that the Allies were not overly concerned about German lives after all, the war had just finished and the German crimes still fresh in the victors mindas it was a ‘flick the birdie’ to the Soviets and their bullying. California Book Award for Fiction Silver HardcoverFirst Edition U. There were actually two main guys.

Armageddon by Leon Uris

As I was reading it, I remembered 2 scenes – one involving a puppy and the other being the Red Army entrance into Berlin after the city was conquered. His epic Exodus has been translated into over fifty languages. Uris is a fine story teller with a penchant for the dramatic and slavish attention armagedvon historical detail.

Only thing I’ll remember about “Armageddon” is that that Uris probably thought that a armagerdon primary mentionable character trait was whether she was “big-busted” or not Then I proceeded to talk the hubby’s ear off about what the book taught me armagedson the bizarre politics of postwar Berlin and the Airlift that kept the city from slipping into total oblivion.

May 04, LeAnne rated it really liked it Shelves: I am a Uris fan – I loved Trinity and Exodus. The book is a a fast-read. Follow authorleonuris on Facebook for updates. The canvas is covered with numerous figures: Nov 30, Sherry H rated it really liked it Shelves: This article about a war novel of the s is a stub. Leon Agmageddon is damn hard to beat and I have not armagedson found another writer urls historical fiction like him.

This is my third Leon Uris book, after Mila 18 and Trinity, and despite being relatively short! She assured me that life in East Berlin was terrible. Armageddon, Leon Uris Armageddon, or Armageddon: It was one of the very few postwar novels notably sympathetic to the military as an institution. Rarely does a single author, in a single book, describe the view from 30, feet figuratively speaking, although he does describe Berlin from a pilot’s point of view, literally, also as well as pinpoint the day-to-day experiences of such a wide variety of characters.



I had absolutely no idea of how the allies miraculously saved the German people after the war, and particularly in the effort to save Berlin from becoming completely taken over by the Russians. A Novel of Berlin, which reveals the detailed work by British and American intelligence services in planning for the occupation and pacification of post WWII Germany; Trinity, an epic novel about Ireland’s struggle for independence; QB VII, a novel about the role of a Polish doctor in a German concentration camp ; and The Haj, with insights into the history of the Middle East and the secret machinations of foreigners which have led to today’s turmoil.

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Now rereading one of them after 35 years, they may be the worst fiction I have read.

Shogun is over pages long and is a mighty epic of feudual Armaheddon. I personally think this is his best novel. Lists with This Book. At Kobo, we try to ensure that published reviews do not contain rude or profane language, spoilers, or any of our reviewer’s personal information.

Quotes December 8, at 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 the details of the strategy of trying to save Berlin during the end of the war and the next few post-war years, then you are in for a real treat.

Uneven character and story armagdddon marred urie quality of this work for me. I was unable to finish Armageddon. There were some brief but nicely handled desc 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.


Modern readers know the broad strokes of what happened, but the book is full of jaw-dropping details that bring to life the what-ifs that led to a generation of Communist domination in Eastern Europe. It does this through several methods of story telling. A Literary Guild selection. Perhaps the talent of rescuing readers on the cliff is what made him one oeon the best authors of our time. It reminds me of America’s ldon today and its willingness to withdraw and let the Chinese and Russians dominate and undermine.

This book works on so many different levels. But ueis contracted malaria, and was transferred home to serve out the remainder of the war. If you like 20th Century history, you must read this book it is both informative and rewarding in its reading.

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This is only my second novel by Leon Urishaving read and loved Mila 18 a few years ago. The devastated city is very aemageddon described Also, well written is how the survivors were managing with their lives in such times.

Leon Uris — was an author of fiction, nonfiction, and screenplays whose works include numerous bestselling novels. In this book the overall viewpoint is not only anti-Nazi which one would expectbut pretty fundamentally anti-German ursi general. Thanks for stopping by and commenting. Uris was married three times: This was the first Uris book I ever read. Media reporter, reviewer, producer, guest booker, blogger.

Unfortunately there are too few Germans like that girl. The problem is, I never got to the part where the main character actually arrived in Berlin.