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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Armageddon, Leon Uris Armageddon, or Armageddon: In this book the overall viewpoint is not only anti-Nazi which one would expectbut pretty fundamentally anti-German in general.

Western culture had been imported into only a few of the larger cities. We will chop it up, fly the pieces, and reassemble it.


The Soviets finally realise that being sneaky isn’t going to get them Berlin. Anonymous January 5, at 2: This is where OMG tried out its rules and regulations before applying the successful ones in other cities.

There were actually two main guys. More than anything this story is about the success of the Berlin Airlift and indomitable spirit of humanity.

Perhaps the talent of rescuing readers on the cliff is what made him one of the best authors armagedon our time. So come back againsome time!! The contrast was stunning: The weight of his research, like the force of his prejudices, reduced reviewers and readers to a feeling that they had been mugged.

The first half of the book had quite some stuff to reflect upon though.


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. It is the only book that truly describes what it was like in Germany after the war. 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 dealing with the Soviets, and the unique challenges of Berlin very well.

According to one source, in the early ‘s he was hired by an American public relations firm to go to Israel and “soak up the atmosphere and create a novel about it”. Leon Uris is damn hard to beat and I have not really found another writer of historical fiction like him. The most innocent assume the guilt. 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.

Americans responded to Paul Newman in the film of Exodus, playing the role of the sensitive, suntanned, Uzi-toting Jew as fighter. Lists with This Book.

When Soviet forces blockade Berlin and the airlift begins, O’Sullivan is faced with profound moral dilemmas in an increasingly complicated world. This was one of the saddest books of his in terms of the personal lives of the characters, but somehow still uplifting.

Armageddon: A Novel of Berlin – Wikipedia

Making a cursory search via Google resulted in finding few or less of any of the main characters. Exodus was published inArmageddom 18 inand Armageddon in Shogun is over pages long and is a mighty epic of feudual Japan. This one took me weeks. Dec 27, Carol rated it really liked it. Sep 05, Ruthless Baba rated it really liked it. Ratings and Reviews 2 26 star ratings 2 reviews. It makes me proud of the men and women who risked so much, and the determination of America during that time. It was a worldwide best-seller, translated into a dozen languages, and was made into a feature film instarring Paul Newman, directed by Otto Preminger, as well as into a short-lived Broadway musical 12 previews, 19 performances in Dec 29, Diane rated it it was ok Shelves: Sent to oversee the rebuilding of Berlin, O’Sullivan is lleon to the horrific truths of the Holocaust, lfon shattered and defeated society, and the new threat of Soviet power as the Iron Curtain begins to shadow the city.


The climax is the Berlin airlift that followed the Russian blockade of the Western side of the city, leading to the forty-year division of East and West Germany, East and West Berlin.

This page was last edited on 7 Augustat Although the above thread runs throughout the novel, there are many other interpersonal situations, relationships, and fantastic scenes because the book is much more than a failed love story. The book is big enough.

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