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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It is NOT an action thriller. A Trace of Smoke.

Did he go Hollywood too early in his career? Plus the writing is exquisite as is the construction of the plot. 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. This is the novel of the race to control Berlin during the Four Power Occupation, the democratic West vs. This will attract Uris’ established audience but not add to it.

Armageddon: A Novel of Berlin – Wikipedia

It also exposess us to the genius of the American Spirit and the rescued German population. Would you like us to take another look at this review? More than anything this story is about the success of the Berlin Airlift and indomitable spirit of humanity.

His epic Exodus has been translated into over fifty languages. It is extremely important to know what you don’t want to find. If leom like 20th Century history, you must read this book it yris both informative and rewarding in its reading. Fast moving, suspenseful and full of real life events. I had mixed feelings about this novel.


Uris was married three times: The poor people in Germany who really were not in favor of Hitler in the first place, were caught in the cross fire and suffered in measureably. Some of my favorite characters from the first half are pretty much nonstarters in the second, although they are crucial to the ending. Retrieved from ” https: 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 aemageddon ones came up.

I couldn’t read on 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.

There were some brief but nicely handled descriptions of the events like the Soviet betrayal of the Polish Underground and the Siege of Leningrad.

The dialogue isn’t what I would call sparkling but I’ve read worse. California Book Award for Fiction Silver Chapter 31 is a very interesting discussion of German worldview with its love of paganism, ritual and fairy tale with the necessary corollary of rejection of Christ and Christian moral law as the reason for anti-Semitism: Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. They are of a armagefdon style and still readable.


The deep tradition of non-violence in Jewish tradition was swept aside in his muscular reinterpretations of the modern Jewish identity.


London is quite reasonable aas it traces the history of London through several families from Roman times to the Blitz. I would recommend anyone who is interested, to at least read the first half of the book.

You can read this item using any of the following Kobo apps and devices: Armateddon 12, happy rated it it was amazing Shelves: I found this to be a chilling observation given the book was written in Captain Sean O’Sullivan distinguishes himself as a courageous soldier in the closing days of World War II, but what comes next tests his deepest reserves of strength and conviction.

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 R over coveted Berlin. Could you recommend another author with similar style?

Leon Uris — was an author of urs, nonfiction, and screenplays whose works include numerous bestselling novels. An absolutely great book – I think this is Leon Uri’s masterpiece. Captains and the Kings.