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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This will attract Uris’ established audience but not add to it. I guess I’ll have to read a non-fiction book about the Berlin Airlift to figure out what’s what. During the battles at Guadalcanal and Tarawa, he served as a field radio operator. You’ve successfully reported this review. I cannot stress enough the importance of this book.
Please review your cart. Uris’ research skills and his talent of weaving historical facts into his fictional storyline are amazing. Feb 17, Joy Cagil rated it it was amazing Shelves: Edited to add – the 70th anniversary of the Airlift was commemorated in Germany just yesterday: The book slowly for me, went from a 5- to a 3-star, while somewhere before the ending at around 80 pages pendingit came back towards a 4.
I have a good German friend and asked her why they didn’t hate Americans for bombing their cities practically out of existence. Was he a ‘for this but against that’ kind of man?
The book is big enough. Being divided into four parts, the first two parts of the book, armagedfon pages are simply superb! Chapter 31 is a very interesting discussion of German worldview with its love of paganism, armagedddon and fairy tale with the necessary corollary of rejection of Christ and Christian moral law as the reason for anti-Semitism: Armageddon, Exodus, and Mila 18 are still relevant novels and have not dated in the slightest.
Lots of research might lfon gone into it. Now, having said all those things, boy did I learn a lot about Berlin during this time period. I saw this novel in our local bookstore, and I could not remember reading it so I picked it up. I read it it with great enthusiasm as it was history which occured during my lifetime and in fact, my Army time was extended over the Berlin Wall Crisis in His lighter fare, such as Marjorie Morningstar and City Boy, offer great views of the social aspects of points in our history.
Three years were spent researching postwar Berlin and the airlift for Armageddon. The novel starts in London during World War IIand goes through to the Four Power occupation of Berlin and the Soviet blockade by land of the city’s western boroughs. You can remove the unavailable item s now or we’ll automatically remove it at Checkout. If you are like me, and like SOME of those details, but are more interested in the people involved in the story, then you will probably need to adopt urs method of reading this book, along with a healthy dose of skimming over certain sections of the story.
Armaggeddon was, in truth, an educator of the American public in the Zionist interpretation of modern Jewish history. So they blockade the only access road open to the western powers into Berlin. Sep 11, Bonnie Vance rated it wrmageddon was amazing. It should be considered a “must read” for any serious reader. I had trouble getting into this—too many characters, too much old-fashioned head-hopping—but once I did, it was griping. It definitely reflects mid-century aramgeddon. It does this through several methods of story atmageddon.
There was a lot of wonderfully descriptive details about what happened. Through the massive success of his novels and his skill as a storyteller, Uris has had enormous influence on popular understanding of twentieth-century history. The title should be at least 4 characters long. The plot and the history are worth a four or more, but the characters and their relationships warranted a three or less.
No, cancel Yes, report it Thanks! From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. 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.
Aug 26, Wally rated it it was amazing. But he contracted malaria, and was transferred home to serve out the remainder of the war. The unadulterated adulation of American heroism was a little too contrived, and did not help the cause.
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arjageddon It is illustrative that the Allies were not overly concerned about German lives after all, the war had just finished and the German crimes still fresh in the victors mindas it was a ‘flick the birdie’ to the Soviets and their bullying.
More than anything this story is about the success of the Berlin Airlift and indomitable spirit of humanity. This was my first Uris historical novel. I soldiered on until, by chance, i happened across Wouk’s The Caine Mutiny on my bookshelf.
Sep 28, Dann Todd rated it it was amazing Shelves: Battle Cry Gunfight at the O. I am giving this book 4 stars with a qualifier.