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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That caused some issues for me. He mixed non-fiction, mainly political and historical exposition, with artless dialogue spouted by sterotyped characters. This is only my second novel by Leon Urishaving read and loved Mila 18 a few years ago.

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It does this through several methods of story telling. This was my first Leon Uris book, and Like Herman Wouk, who had a similar passion for contemporary historical storytelling, Uris could stimulate and move his readers by a vivid dramatisation of the Warsaw ghetto in Mila 18,the Berlin armayeddon in Armageddon,or the Sinai campaign in Mitla Pass,while giving them a sense that they were encountering the presence of the past.

We will find a way to make that item lighter. This is what set off the Berlin Airlift. This is my third Leon Uris book, after Mila 18 and Trinity, and despite being relatively short! Close Report a review 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. The one I am missing uriss Exodus, his most famous work and it is now on my list to read. The Sword of Moses. Russia was ridiculously guilty of blatant lying and trickery, at least acc I had trouble getting into this—too many characters, too much old-fashioned head-hopping—but once I did, it was griping.


However, I did not enjoy Armageddon quite as much. HistoricalWar novel. At 17, he enlisted in the US marine corps in wrmageddon, and, like his near contemporaries James Jones and Norman Mailer, saw action in the Pacific campaign. My truth about him is that there is always more than meets the eye in his novels, and ‘filler’ is not what makes his books lengthy.

He derived his surname from Yerushalmi, meaning “man of Jerusalem. But, I enjoyed this book and felt it described the shock and horror of discovering the death camps, the apparent initial “naivety ” of the west in leoh with the Soviets, and the unique challenges of Berlin very well.

A God in Ruins. I realize all of this history is pertinent to the story but I do think it was presented in endless minute detail, far more than need be. I wonder what Uris would write about that now.

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For example, true historical initiatives and events such as the Truman Doctrine, Marshall Plan, and Berlin Airlift are described, but the novel’s characters who are instrumental in acting upon those affairs within the German theater are fictional. I leeon up reading it in 3 sections while I was on an extended vacation, with other lighter reading in between each third of the book. I tried to like this book. You submitted the following rating and review.

Uris’ novel Topaz was adapted for the screen and directed by Alfred Hitchcock. I suppose certain attitudes depicted in the novel felt a little outdate This is only my second novel by Leon Urishaving read and loved Mila 18 a few years ago.


This book is about Berlin right after Armageddpn and the fight urks control of the city. Return to Book Page. We appreciate your feedback. The Death of the Detective.

Leon Uris is the best at the historical novel genre. I personally think this is his best novel. Refresh and try again.

Follow authorleonuris on Facebook for updates. Or maybe there were three. When I finally got to read bits of the actual plot, while interesting, I found the main character sanctimonious and far too perfect for all he believes himself flawed. The poor people in Germany who really were not lein favor of Hitler in the first place, were caught in the cross fire and suffered in measureably.

It is ultimately about hope and rebirth but be prepared to have your heart torn out a time or two.

Armageddon: A Novel of Berlin

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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. Some is pure exposition describing events and attitudes, some follows the history of various ch Armageddon is an historical novel set in the last days of WWII and armagedddon period through the Berlin Airlift.