Armageddon: a novel of Berlin, [Leon Uris] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. 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.

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So I clearly got something from reading it. He mixed non-fiction, mainly political and historical exposition, with artless dialogue spouted by armagedddon characters. History is recorded and dated and can’t be changed after all. They are lazy, cowardly, boastful, deceitful, untrustworthy, backbiting, and lustful. As I was reading it, I remembered 2 scenes – one involving a armgaeddon and the other being the Red Army entrance into Berlin after the city was conquered. Coming out of the service, he worked for a newspaper, writing in his spare time.

Armageddon: A Novel of Berlin

The poor people in Germany who really were not in favor of Hitler in the first place, were caught in the cross fire and suffered in measureably. He failed his English examinations in high school, and left without graduating. Lots of research might have gone into it.

I suppose certain attitudes depicted in the novel felt a little outdated in this uros and age, but at the same time authentic of the times. Coming in at pages I feel compelled to say a few words about this novel. Although the above thread runs throughout the novel, there are many other interpersonal situations, relationships, and fantastic scenes because the book is arageddon more than a failed love story.


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Uris is a fine story teller with a penchant for the dramatic and slavish attention to historical detail. Sign up here to receive your FREE alerts. The Absence of Guilt. Anonymous January 5, at 2: This was the first Uris book I ever read.

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By clicking on “Submit” you agree that you have read and agree to the Privacy Policy and Terms of Service. It also reminded me of the value of the military and government in bringing innovative technology and programs into existence.

Wouk offers great characters and historical details, stories that sweep you up. In what was to be the final push by the Russians to drive the Allies out of Berlin, all ground supply routes were cut off to most of the city. I am a little surprised at the omission of Leonn Wouk. Research to me is as important, or more important, than the writing. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.

The most innocent assume the guilt. His two bestselling books were Exodus, published inand Trinity, in When she says this is what it was really like, that carries some weight. 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 armageddo a novel about it”.

As usual, I am not really going to talk about the plot urks the book because others have done that already. He accurately describes their war time experiences and how they applied armagddon to a Berlin in the midst of a deep winter. 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.


Uris’s aim was spelled out at the end of Armageddon: Wrath of the Gods. Arageddon have read several Leon Uris books and all are excellent.

I just wish we could add an epilogue forty years later with the fall of the Berlin Wall. But he contracted malaria, and was transferred home to serve out the remainder of the war. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. I could have also enjoyed the book without loen technical “flying” information.

May 12, happy rated it it was amazing Shelves: Leon Uris, the author of the bestselling American novel Exodus – which ran to pages, equalled the sales of Gone With The Wind and was translated into 50 languages – has died aged This is only my second novel by Leon Urishaving read and loved Mila 18 a few years ago.

The problem is, I never got to the part where the main character actually arrived in Berlin.