Search Results: "Leon Uris"


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JERUSALEM, SONG OF SONGS by Jill Uris
Released: Oct. 2, 1981

"One can understand Uris's intense partisan feelings for modern Israel, and one can pardon his careless scissors-and-paste approach to ancient Israel; but his mouthings here are just too much."
Some atmospheric photographs by Mrs. Uris, but otherwise a disaster: uninformed, intemperate, chauvinistic, and altogether embarrassing. Read full book review >

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BATTLE CRY by Leon Uris
Released: April 27, 1953

"Don't miss it."
It's terrific: Perhaps there is less searching for the beast in man than in The Naked and the Dead, less uncovering of basic disillusions than in From Here to Eternity, less integration of plot and character than in The Caine Mutiny, but indubitably it shares some of the greatness of each. Read full book review >

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MILA 18 by Leon Uris
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 16, 1961

"And- as he did in Exodus — he has brought history alive in what is indubitably fictionized form, but with the breath of life in the telling."
The story of the heroic stand of the Jews in the Warsaw Ghetto against the might of German arms and the depravity of German terrorism has been told unforgettably by John Hersey in The Wall (1950). Read full book review >

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THE ANGRY HILLS by Leon Uris
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 14, 1955

"The spectacle of attle Cry subsides to a small skirmish of one man's mission which should find a safe conduct largely to the mystery-adventure market."
An overactive adventure tale hustles back and forth between the lines during the German invasion of Greece, down into the Underground- and up against some enemy espionage when Mike Morrison, an uninvolved American, is given an envelope by a lawyer, Stergiou, in Athens to be delivered in London. Read full book review >

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O’HARA’S CHOICE by Leon Uris
Released: Oct. 1, 2003

"Bloody battles well done, much excellent period writing (aside from love-stuff), and altogether a recovery from 2002's woozy A God in Ruins. (For our review of 1953's Battle Cry ['It's terrific . . . Don't miss it'], go to www.kirkusreviews.com.)"
A posthumous novel by Uris, who died, at 78, on June 21, celebrates the Marine Corps, as did his first, Battle Cry, now marking its 50th anniversary. Read full book review >

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MITLA PASS by Leon Uris
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 1, 1988

"Unfortunately, this is too fragmented and self-involved to be Uris' own magnum opus; nonetheless, it has flashes of dramatic vividness reminiscent of the writer at his Exodus and Trinity best."
A big breast-beater of a book about how one man vanquishes the demons devouring his soul. Read full book review >

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EXODUS by Leon Uris
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 23, 1958

"For all of his lack of the basic literary skills Uris, writing from a hotly partisan viewpoint, has succeeded in welding his material into an effective and dramatic novel that should certainly reach the audience it is aimed at—and probably more besides."
Nothing less than the history of European Jewry from the end of the last century to the establishment of the state of Israel is the subject of this big novel. Read full book review >

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A GOD IN RUINS by Leon Uris
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: June 1, 1999

"Uris himself offers a rather woozy moral message bordering on bombast in a novel that may widen his audience and boost sales, but hardly matches the author's messianic ambitions."
Uris takes on a subject bigger than the Irish (Trinity, 1976, and Redemption, 1995), the Jews (Exodus, 1958, and Mitla Pass, 1988), or the Arabs (The Haj, 1984). Read full book review >

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REDEMPTION by Leon Uris
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 10, 1995

"For those who hung on Battle Cry, Exodus, Topaz, and other Uris offerings, then, a considerable disappointment."
A sequel to Trinity, Uris's 1976 bestseller, that's as great and chaotic a muddle as Ireland's lengthy struggle for independence — which again serves as backdrop for what's essentially a multifamily chronicle. Read full book review >

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THE HAJ by Leon Uris
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 20, 1984

"Jewish readers."
We Arabs are the worst. . . ." Read full book review >

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ARMAGEDDON by Leon Uris
Released: June 15, 1964

"A Literary Guild selection."
With his customary command of fact, and predilection for the times and places that try man's metal, Leon Uris here turns to the subject and story of postwar Berlin in the early stages of occupation. Read full book review >

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TRINITY by Leon Uris
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 5, 1976

"Be it admitted, he keeps his story sturdily self-perpetuating without interrupting its continuity by so much as having to change the ribbon on his typewriter."
With his usual partisan magnanimity, Uris devotes himself to another popular/unpopular lost cause, the Irish, and in particular the Fenian struggle which extended from the mid 19th century to the Easter Monday Uprising of 1916 in all its "Terrible Beauty." Read full book review >