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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I haven’t put it down since I started to read it 3 days ago.

This was my first Leon Uris book, and I have read several Leon Uris books and all are excellent. It definitely reflects mid-century values.

Sep 28, Dann Todd rated it it was amazing Shelves: The title should be at least 4 characters long. A fascinating read that kept me coming back night after night. Had we not stood firm in rebuilding that nation I cannot imagine what Europe would have looked like today. By far, this is not one of the author’s stronger books – illustrated by the fact I could not really remember it.

He 5 stars on my scale is a book that I will read again and one that I might buy for someone else to read. View all 3 comments. 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.


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We didn’t treat them like they would expect from a conqueror, but with respect and then rebuilt their country through the Marshall plan. But he contracted malaria, and was transferred home to serve out the remainder of the war. Be the first armqgeddon discover new talent! Quotes December 8, at It does this through several methods of story telling.

Uris was married three times: He was, in truth, an educator of the American public in the Zionist ar,ageddon of modern Jewish history.

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How did he manage a slew of characters, animosities between countries and races, doomed relationships between races because of guilt by association, logistical issues wheretofore never known to man, and still leave his readers captivated?

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It is the foundation upon which the book is built. As an instance of bias and bigotry, it is hard to beat.

Love all Leon Uris books and this one did not disappoint. I suppose certain attitudes depicted in the novel felt a little outdated in this day and age, but at the same time authentic of the times.

Preview — Armageddon by Leon Uris. They are more about the coming of age of their characters as they move through important points in our history than a commentary on events, but if you like Leon Uris you will enjoy Herman Wouk. Sep 11, Bonnie Vance rated it it was amazing.

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There was some good stuff here, but nothing as great as the first half of the book. It comprises of a lot of historical facts, character’s back-flashes, enough emotions, focuses on the dynamics between the US marines, the non-Nazi Germans, and the Russians, each of the combinations being treated separately.

BTW great reviews of all his novels!!! This is the novel of the race to control Berlin during leo Four Power Occupation, the democratic West vs.


The author creates a small stable of fictional characters to move the reader through the early days of the allied occupation of post World War II Germany en route to the main event – the post war political fight over the partition of Berlin.

There yris some brief but nicely handled descriptions of the events like the Soviet betrayal of the Polish Underground and the Siege of Leningrad. He also wrote the screenplays for Battle Cry and Armageddoh at the O.