The story of a sacrifice that had real meaning and will forever be remembered. 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. Here, painted on a canvas as broad as its subject matter, is the compelling of one of the most heroic struggles of modern times.
Mila 18 - Not only authentic as history. Uris’s work is notable for its focus on dramatic moments in contemporary history, including World War II and its aftermath, the birth of modern Israel, and the Cold War. It is convincing as fiction.
QB VII- He also named eminent surgeon Sir Adam Kelno as one of Jadwiga's most sadistic inmate/doctors. Now unfolds leon uris' riveting courtroom drama--one of the great fictional trials of the century. You open the book and start reading. Kelno has denied this and brought furious charges. In his book the holocaust --born of the terrible revelation that the Jadwiga Concentration camp was the site of his family's extermination--Cady shook the consciousness of the human race.
. Follow @authorleonuris on Facebook for updates. But his past catches up with him when the novelist Abraham Cady publishes a book naming Kelno one of the most sadistic doctors at Jadwiga. 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.
QB VII - Uris’s work is notable for its focus on dramatic moments in contemporary history, including World War II and its aftermath, the birth of modern Israel, and the Cold War. You won't put it down once you've picked it up. It is the author of Exodus at his best. Newsweekabout the author:leon uris 1924–2003 was an author of fiction, nonfiction, and screenplays whose works include numerous bestselling novels.
Eye of the Needle: A NovelPenguin Books - . . The worldwide phenomenon from the bestselling author of The Pillars of the Earth, World Without End, and A Column of FireHis code name was “The Needle. He was a german aristocrat of extraordinary intelligence—a master spy with a legacy of violence in his blood, and the object of the most desperate manhunt in history.
. But his fate lay in the hands of a young and vulnerable English woman, whose loyalty, if swayed, would assure his freedom—and win the war for the Nazis.
The Boat Runner: A NovelHarper Perennial - On days when they aren’t playing with friends, Jacob and Edwin help their Uncle Martin on his fishing boat in the North Sea, where German ships have become a common sight. Epic in scope and featuring a thrilling narrative with precise, The Boat Runner tells the little-known story of the young Dutch boys who were thrown into the Nazi campaign, elegant language, as well as the brave boatmen who risked everything to give Jewish refugees safe passage to land abroad.
Through one boy’s harrowing tale of personal redemption, here is a novel about the power of people’s stories and voices to shine light through our darkest days, until only love prevails. . The boat runner follows jacob over the course of four years, through the forests of France, and deep within the secret missions of the German Navy, the stormy beaches of England, where he is confronted with the moral dilemma that will change his life—and his life’s mission—forever.
The Boat Runner: A Novel - National bestseller in the tradition of all the light We Cannot See and The Nightingale, comes an incandescent debut novel about a young Dutch man who comes of age during the perilousness of World War II. Beginning in the summer of 1939, edwin, fourteen-year-old Jacob Koopman and his older brother, enjoy lives of prosperity and quiet contentment.
But conflict still seems unthinkable, even as the boys’ father naively sends his sons to a Hitler Youth Camp in an effort to secure German business for the factory. When war breaks out, Jacob’s world is thrown into chaos. Many of the residents in their small Dutch town have some connection to the Koopman lightbulb factory, and the locals hold the family in high esteem.
The German Girl: A NovelAtria Books - New york, 2014. An international bestseller featured in entertainment weekly, people, the millions, and USA TODAY “An unforgettable and resplendent novel which will take its place among the great historical fiction written about World War II. Adriana trigiani, only to discover that the overseas refuge they had been promised is an illusion in this “engrossing and heartbreaking” Library Journal, Lilac Girls, bestselling author of The Shoemaker's Wife A young girl flees Nazi-occupied Germany with her family and best friend, perfect for fans of The Nightingale, starred review debut novel, and We Were the Lucky Ones.
Berlin, 1939. Louis, a transatlantic ocean liner promising Jews safe passage to Cuba. Its contents inspire anna and her mother to travel to Havana to learn the truth about their family’s mysterious and tragic past. A glimmer of hope appears in the shape of the St. On her twelfth birthday, anna Rosen receives a mysterious package from an unknown relative in Cuba, her great-aunt Hannah.
The German Girl: A Novel - But now the streets of berlin are draped in ominous flags; her family’s fine possessions are hauled away; and they are no longer welcome in the places they once considered home. Weaving dual time frames, and based on a true story, The German Girl is a beautifully written and deeply poignant story about generations of exiles seeking a place to call home.
At first, the circumstances of war change, but as they travel, the liner feels like a luxury, and the ship that was to be their salvation seems likely to become their doom. Before everything changed, Hannah Rosenthal lived a charmed life.
Poland: A NovelThe Dial Press - . Like the heroic land that is its subject, Poland teems with vivid events, unforgettable characters, and the unfolding drama of an entire nation. Bonus: this edition includes an excerpt from James A. With an inspiring tradition of resistance to brutal invaders, from the barbarians to the Nazis, and a heritage of pride that burns through eras of romantic passion and courageous solidarity, their common story reaches a breathtaking culmination in the historic showdown between the ruthless Communists and rebellious farmers of the modern age.
. Praise for poland “Engrossing. A page-turner in the grand Michener tradition. The washington post “Stunning. A michener epic is far more than a bedtime reader, it’s an experience. Poland is a monumental effort, a magnificent guide to a better understanding of the country’s tribulations. Chicago tribuneIn this sweeping novel, James A.
Poland: A Novel - Michener's Centennial. The families themselves come very much alive, and through them, Poland itself.
Armageddon- Meanwhile, soviet forces blockade Germany in a bid for power, and the Western Allies must unite to prevent a communist takeover. His epic exodus 1958 has been translated into over fifty languages. Dramatic moment after dramatic moment in a throbbing tempo. New york herald tribuneabout the author:leon Uris 1924–2003 was an author of fiction, nonfiction, and screenplays whose works include numerous bestselling novels.
Follow @authorleonuris on Facebook for updates. 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. Uris’s work is notable for its focus on dramatic moments in contemporary history, the birth of modern Israel, including World War II and its aftermath, and the Cold War.
Armageddon - At the end of world war ii, american army officer Captain Sean O’Sullivan is commissioned with rebuilding Berlin. Meticulously researched, this new York Times bestselling novel gives a historically accurate account of the early days of the Cold War and the fight for German redemption. Magnificent. The great drama of the Berlin airlift.
In the Beginning: A NovelBallantine Books - It successfully recreates a time and place and the journey of a soul. The new york timesall beginnings are hard—that is the lesson David Lurie learns early and painfully in his life. As a young man in a world menaced by a distant, horrifying war, he must begin once more—this time to define a resolute path of personal belief that departs boldly from the tradition of his teachers and his own father, a courageous defender of their people.
Learning how to remember his past as he nourishes the future, David struggles to complete his first long journey into ancient beginnings. A major work in every sense. Pittsburgh Press. Powerful. As a boy in the depression-shadowed Bronx, he must begin to hold his own against neighborhood bullies and the treacherous frailties of his own health.
Mitla Pass- But he jeopardizes that by starting a passionate affair with a beautiful Auschwitz survivor. From library journalagainst the backdrop of the 1956 Sinai War, Uris provides a riveting portrait possibly autobiographical of a man caught in personal crisis. As the political crisis escalates, and his family is evacuated, Zadok asks to accompany Israeli paratroopers on a desperate mission to seal off the strategic Mitla Pass.
A sweeping novel of love, passion, and freedom, Mitla Pass stands as an epic look at modern Middle Eastern History and is quite possibly Uris's most autobiographical work. But as political tensions escalate and his family is evacuated, Zadok asks to follow Israeli paratroopers to secure Mitla Pass and finds himself in the midst of one of the largest global crises of the twentieth century.
Mitla Pass - Uris’s work is notable for its focus on dramatic moments in contemporary history, the birth of modern Israel, including World War II and its aftermath, and the Cold War. Gideon zadok arrives in israel with every intention to research a new book, mend a broken marriage and improve his dysfunctional family.
Follow @authorleonuris on Facebook for updates. Gideon zadok, best-selling novelist and successful Hollywood screenwriter, has come to Israel with his family to research a new novel and to shore up a crumbling marriage. Zadok is a man wavering on the edge of a breakdown. His epic exodus 1958 has been translated into over fifty languages.
ExodusEstate of Leon Uris - Rich in historical accuracy and compelling characters, their struggles for liberation, this literary classic sheds light on the long history of the Jewish diaspora, and the costs of war. His epic exodus 1958 has been translated into over fifty languages. Follow @authorleonuris on Facebook for updates. This #1 new york times international bestseller tells the epic history of Israel's birth through the eyes of two generations of Jews as they fight to reclaim their homeland.
Here is the tale that swept the world with its fury: the story of an American nurse, heartbreaking, an Israeli freedom fighter caught up in a glorious, triumphant era. 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.
Leon uris tactfully meshes together the story of two 19th century Jewish brothers who seek refuge in Palestine with the 20th century story of how Israel gained its independence after World War II. Here is exodus --one of the great best-selling novels of all time. From the publisher"passionate summary of the inhuman treatment of the Jewish people in Europe, of the exodus in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries to Palestine, and of the triumphant founding of the new Israel.
Exodus - The new york timesabout the author:leon uris 1924–2003 was an author of fiction, nonfiction, and screenplays whose works include numerous bestselling novels. Uris’s work is notable for its focus on dramatic moments in contemporary history, the birth of modern Israel, including World War II and its aftermath, and the Cold War.
The 1960 film adaptation starring Paul Newman was nominated for three Academy Awards.
The Lost Letter: A NovelRiverhead Books - When an appraiser, benjamin, discovers an unusual world war ii-era austrian stamp placed on an old love letter as he goes through her dad's collection, Katie and Benjamin are sent on a journey together that will uncover a story of passion and tragedy spanning decades and continents, behind the just fallen Berlin Wall.
Kristoff is a young apprentice to a master Jewish stamp engraver. A heart-breaking, lilac girls, heart-warming read for fans of The Women in the Castle, and Sarah's Key. Author of the forthcoming In Another Time. Austria, 1938. Katie nelson is going through a divorce and while cleaning out her house and life in the aftermath, she comes across the stamp collection of her father, who recently went into a nursing home.
When his teacher disappears during kristallnacht, his beloved teacher's fiery daughter, and simultaneously works alongside Elena, Kristoff is forced to engrave stamps for the Germans, and with the Austrian resistance to send underground messages and forge papers. A romantic, poignant and addictive novel, The Lost Letter shows the lasting power of love.
The Lost Letter: A Novel - A gorgeous and thrilling novel… Perfect for book clubs and fans of The Nightingale. Popsugara historical novel of love and survival inspired by real resistance workers during World War II Austria, and the mysterious love letter that connects generations of Jewish families. As he falls for elena amidst the brutal chaos of war, Kristoff must find a way to save her, and himself.
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