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A writer moves to Greece just as the Nazis invade, and he soon becomes a pawn in a dangerous game of espionage After the death of his wife, Mike Morrison arrives in Greece simply to receive an inheritance and come to grips with his grief. But it's a bad time to nurse his sorrow--it's the beginning of World War II, and the German army storms the country before Morrison can leave. He's soon caught in a complicated cat-and-mouse game with Gestapo officers, British spies, and the Greek resistance movement. At the mercy of strangers, Morrison has to learn who to trust--and who to love. Leon Uris's fast-paced second novel draws from the diaries of an uncle who served in Greece during World War II. It was made into a film in 1959 starring Robert Mitchum. This ebook features an illustrated biography of Leon Uris including rare photos from the author's estate.
In Berlin at the end of World War II, an American Army officer bears witness to the aftermath of one historic tragedy and the rise of another Captain Sean O'Sullivan distinguishes himself as a courageous soldier in the closing days of World War II, but what comes next tests his deepest reserves of strength and conviction. Sent to oversee the rebuilding of Berlin, O'Sullivan is exposed to the horrific truths of the Holocaust, a shattered and defeated society, and the new threat of Soviet power as the Iron Curtain begins to shadow the city. When Soviet forces blockade Berlin and the airlift begins, O'Sullivan is faced with profound moral dilemmas in an increasingly complicated world. Armageddon is one of the great fictional portrayals of Europe in the earliest days of the Cold War. This ebook features an illustrated biography of Leon Uris including rare photos from the author's estate.
El capitán Sean O'Sullivan se ha distinguido como un valeroso soldado durante la Segunda guerra mundial, pero su próxima misión le reserva duras opciones morales. Destinado a supervisar la reconstrucción de Berlín, O'Sullivan descubre de primera mano la realidad de los campos de concentración y las atrocidades cometidas durante la guerra.Desde su posición observa también con preocupación el crecimiento del poder soviético en una ciudad dividida entre las fuerzas aliadas, un temor que se confirma con el bloqueo de la ciudad. Los Aliados, sin embargo, no se quedan de brazos cruzados y establecen un puente aéreo para abastecer a la población. Un retrato minucioso y coral del comienzo de la Guerra fría.
Battle Cry is the riveting Marine epic by the bestselling author of such classics as Trinity and Exodus. Originally published in 1953, Leon Uris's Battle Cry is the raw and exciting story of men at war from a legendary American author. This is the story of enlisted men - Marines - at the beginning of World War II. They are a rough-and-ready tangle of guys from America's cities and farms and reservations. Led by a tough veteran sergeant, these soldiers band together to emerge as part of one of the most elite fighting forces in the world. With staggering realism and detail, we follow them into intense battles - Guadalcanal and Tarawa - and through exceptional moments of camaraderie and bravery. Battle Cry does not extol the glories of war, but proves itself to be one of the greatest war stories of all time.
The epic saga of Israel's earliest days and the people who fought to make it their home The Exodus was just one ship among many that carried survivors of the Holocaust to Palestine to establish a new nation. But the path that Jewish immigrants took to enter British-controlled Palestine was a difficult one, fraught with danger and political intrigue. The boat was intercepted by British forces and the refugees were placed in concentration camps. Uris's blockbuster novel traces the lives of the men and women who brave British naval blockades to help Israel come into being, from Ari Ben Canaan, who works tirelessly to smuggle in settlers, to Kitty Fremont, an American nurse drawn into a vast, tragic history. Weaving together fact and fiction, history and dramatic storylines, Exodus stands today as one of the most influential narratives of the founding of the State of Israel. This ebook features an illustrated biography of Leon Uris including rare photos from the author's estate.
The towering novel of the twentieth century's most dramatic geopolitical event.Leon Uris portrays the birth of a new nation in the midst of enemies--the beginning of an earthshaking struggle for power.
A special two-in-one edition by a master of storytelling, featuring Exodus, the epic saga of Israel's earliest days,and QB VII, the story of a writer accused of committing atrocities during World War IIThe Exodus was just one ship among many that carried survivors of the Holocaust to Palestine to establish a new nation. But the path that Jewish immigrants took to enter British-controlled Palestine was a difficult one, fraught with danger and political intrigue. The boat was intercepted by British forces and the refugees were placed in concentration camps.Uris's blockbuster novel traces the lives of the men and women who brave British naval blockades to help Israel come into being, from Ari Ben Canaan, who works tirelessly to smuggle in settlers, to Kitty Fremont, an American nurse drawn into a vast, tragic history. Weaving together fact and fiction, history and dramatic storylines, Exodus stands today as one of the most influential narratives of the founding of the State of Israel.In QB VII, for Abe Cady, settlement is not an option when the facts of the Holocaust are on trial. A journalist and screenwriter, Cady produced the definitive account of the Holocaust just after World War II. But Polish doctor Adam Kelno, who was pressed into service in a notorious concentration camp, sues Cady for his book's claim that the doctor conducted terrible experiments on camp inmates. The libel trial that follows tears open old wounds, disrupts lives, and becomes a battle for justice on behalf of tens of thousands of lost and damaged souls.QB VII is a gripping drama, largely based on author Uris's own protracted libel defense against a former concentration camp surgeon named in his novel Exodus. It was made into the first miniseries in television history.
A God in RuinsSpanning the decades from World War II to the 2008 presidential campaign, A God in Ruins is the riveting story of Quinn Patrick O'Connell, an honest, principled, and courageous man on the brink of becoming the second Irish Catholic President of the United States. But Quinn is a man with an explosive secret that can shatter his political amibitions, threaten his life, and tear the country apart--a secret buried for over a half century--that even he does not know...
A proud Arab family in Palestine struggles to hold on to its identity during the birth of the State of Israel In the early 1920s, young Ibrahim al Soukori has achieved his dreams of heading his small Palestinian town, becoming a proud father, and making the pilgrimage to Mecca. But his family's journey has just begun, and soon global war and Israel's formation force them on a path to possible dissolution. Ibrahim's sons and daughters squabble and find peace with the nearby kibbutz, suffer betrayals, and hold together even when displaced to distant refugee camps. Written by an author best known for his sympathetic portrayal of Israel's difficult birth, The Haj speaks to the history of a troubled region from the perspective of a remarkable Arab dynasty. This ebook features an illustrated biography of Leon Uris including rare photos from the author's estate.
Leon Uris retums to the land of his acclaimed best-seller "Exodus" for an epic story of hate and love, vengeance and forgiveness and forgiveness. The Middle East is the powerful setting for this sweeping tale of a land where revenge is sacred and hatred noble. Where an Arab ruler tries to save his people from destruction but cannot save them from themselves. When violence spreads like a plague across the lands of Palestine--this is the time of "The Haj."
In a bunker underneath 18 Mila Street, a determined band of Warsaw Jews resist Nazi occupiers Italian-American journalist Christopher de Monti finds himself in Nazi-controlled Warsaw before the outbreak of World War II. Though wined and dined by German officers eager for sympathetic coverage, de Monti's nose for the real story soon leads him to discover the terrifying conditions of the Warsaw ghettos and the Nazis' chilling plans for the ghettos' inhabitants. He soon comes to know the Jewish resistance movement and joins their courageous--if doomed--last stand. Mila 18 is one of Uris's most powerful and heartfelt novels and is the product of meticulous research of pre-WWII Warsaw. This ebook features an illustrated biography of Leon Uris including rare photos from the author's estate.
It was a time of crisis, a time of tragedy--and a time of transcendent courage and determination. Leon Uris's blazing novel is set in the midst of the ghetto uprising that defied Nazi tyranny, as the Jews of Warsaw boldly met Wehrmacht tanks with homemade weapons and bare fists. Here, painted on a canvas as broad as its subject matter, is the compelling of one of the most heroic struggles of modern times.
Chris de Monti, un periodista americano, llega a Varsovia en tiempos de crisis, rebelión y heroismo. En Polonia ocupada por nazis, el despertar de un amor puede convertirse en tragedia y cambiar los objetivos de una vida. Chris se enamora de una judía que queda atrapada en el Gueto y jura vengar su muerte haciendo suya la causa de los judíos que desafían a los tanques de Hitler con piedras, armas de fabricación casera y hasta con puños desnudos.En su empeño conocerá la pérdida y la generosidad, la traición y la lealtad.Arrebatado el amor a manos de la muerte, Chris de Monti arriesga una vida que ya no le importa conservar solo para darse cuenta de que cada apocalipsis da lugar a nueva esperanza.Cuando todo termine, habrá salvado dos tesoros: las crónicas del sitio del Gueto y del levantamiento de los judíos, escritas por Alexander Brandel y el niño que lleva en su vientre la mujer del líder de la rebelión, asesinado por los nazis.
From the Russian pogroms to the American dream, from Hollywood's heyday to the Promised Land, we witness the dramatic life of gifted young author and troubled war hero Gideon Zadok. In an epic search for himself, his art, and his heritage, Gideon journeys to Israel, where he is captivated by the lovely Holocaust survivor Natasha Solomon, whose soulful, tough passion for him unleashes his own smoldering desires. Torn between love for his steadfast wife, who supported him through years of failure and rejection, and the overwhelming passion of his new soul mate, Gideon wrestles with the frightening power of his turbulent emotions. But it is not until he enters the Sinai War at Mitla Pass that he confronts his personal demons. There amid the violence behind enemy lines, he wages a fierce war within himself-a war of love, and choices, and future-for the real Gideon Zadok. Breathtaking in scope, intensely human, Mitla Pass is an unforgettable achievement by one of our most acclaimed and bestselling storytellers..
A writer travels to Israel to research a novel, but he ends up drawn into the Suez Crisis How did Gideon Zadok, an American novelist and screenwriter, end up pinned by artillery shells in Mitla Pass? It was never his plan to fight someone else's war. He came to Israel to research a book, but also to escape a crumbling marriage, a dysfunctional family, and the pressures of newfound success in the States. But in fleeing from personal troubles he charged headfirst into one of the great global crises of the twentieth century. Perhaps Leon Uris's most introspective work, Mitla Pass portrays a man caught between his own demons and the epic sweep of Middle Eastern history. This ebook features an illustrated biography of Leon Uris including rare photos from the author's estate.
Fifty years after his first novel, Battle Cry, took the world by storm, Leon Uris returns to the topic that first inspired him to write books that captivate, educate, and thrill -- the Marine Corps. In the years following the Civil War, first-generation Irish-American Zachary O'Hara, son of a legendary Marine and a force of a man in his own right, finds himself playing a critical role in the very future of the Marines. If he can persuade the Secretary of the Navy that the Marines are more crucial than ever to America's safety and security -- all the while hefting a heavier secret weight in his heart -- he'll save the corps and make his career. But there's an obstacle in his path that this warrior had not planned on. Amanda Blanton Kerr, the daughter of a ruthless industrialist, is a woman on a mission of her own; passionate, obstinate, and whip-smart, she's an heiress poised to blaze a trail for her sex. O'Hara's Choice is the story of the inevitable collision of these two handsome, fighting spirits. Getting their souls' desire could jeopardize everything they -- and their parents before them -- scraped and struggled to achieve. Duty to country, love of family, and a tormented passion intertwine in this latest epic by Leon Uris, international bestselling author of such classics as Exodus, Trinity, and Battle Cry. A riveting, sweeping tale in inimitable Uris style, O'Hara's Choice is this master of the historical novel at his most brilliant.
Gideon Zadock es un novelista de éxito y guionista de Hollywood cuya relación de pareja hace aguas. El protagonista decide hacer un viaje a Israel con su familia con una doble intención: salvar su matrimonio y conseguir material para su próxima novela.Nada sale como él esperaba: se enamora hasta los huesos de una superviviente del Holocausto y estalla la guerra del Sinaí.En el momento en el que surge el conflicto bélico su familia es evacuada pero Gideon, atrapado en una crisis personal y moral, se alista como paracaidista para aislar el estratégico paso de Mitla.
El peregrino es el haj Ibrahim al Soukori, muktar del pueblo de Tabah, en la ruta de Jerusalén. Tiene derecho al título de haj porque ha viajado a la Meca, obligación de los creyentes musulmanes que pueden permitírselo.Los vaivenes de la historia, que golpean con fuerza a su pueblo, y su amistad con el judío Gideon lo obligan a emigrar a Jordania. Allí le espera el sino de los desterrados y la tentación de la algarada de quienes han sido desposeídos.Pero su mayor desventura vendrá de su retoño, porque el haj tiene un hijo.A pesar de que Ibrahim cree en la amistad de los dos pueblos y en la posibilidad de la reconciliación, el joven se une a los terroristas que acosan el nuevo Estado de Israel. Con sus actos, convertirá al haj en un paria.
A writer must defend himself against a doctor whom he's accused of committing atrocities during World War II For Abe Cady, settlement is not an option when the facts of the Holocaust are on trial. A journalist and screenwriter, Cady produced the definitive account of the Holocaust just after World War II. But Polish doctor Adam Kelno, who was pressed into service in a notorious concentration camp, sues Cady for his book's claim that the doctor conducted terrible experiments on camp inmates. The libel trial that follows tears open old wounds, disrupts lives, and becomes a battle for justice on behalf of tens of thousands of lost and damaged souls. QB VII is a gripping drama, largely based on author Uris's own protracted libel defense against a former concentration camp surgeon named in his novel Exodus. It was made into the first miniseries in television history. This ebook features an illustrated biography of Leon Uris including rare photos from the author's estate.
Abraham Aby, el famoso escritor de Holocausto, se enfrenta a un juicio por calumnias en la sala séptima del Tribunal Superior (el QBVII del titulo). En su libro, Aby ha acusado al eminente cirujano Sir Adam Kelno del más bestial sadismo en el campo de exterminio nazi de Jadwiga. Kelno lo lleva a juicio.Los dos equipos, el de la defensa y el de la acusación, libran una batalla legal que tiene las características de una guerra a vida o muerte.Lejos de hacer al lector testigo, una vez más, de las atrocidades de los campos, Uris desarrolla una trama de suspense que atrapa desde la primera página. Kelno, presentado bajo la luz favorecedora que le da su situación social, una sólida cultura y una inteligencia sagaz, irá viendo cómo caen todos su ropajes. Hasta desvelarlo como lo que realmente es: un culpable de crímenes contra la humanidad.
In Queen's Bench Courtroom Number Seven, famous author Abraham Cady stands trial. In his book The Holocaust--born of the terrible revelation that the Jadwiga Concentration camp was the site of his family's extermination--Cady shook the consciousness of the human race. He also named eminent surgeon Sir Adam Kelno as one of Jadwiga's most sadistic inmate/doctors. Kelno has denied this and brought furious charges. Now unfolds Leon Uris' riveting courtroom drama--one of the great fictional trials of the century.
The intertwined stories of 3 Irish families living during WWI who have a strong wish to have their own freedom and independence. One family member becomes a squire on a sheep farm in New Zealand and another becomes a famous Revolutionary. Soon one family loses 2 sons to the British battle against Turkey. Severe marriage problems among the 3 key families arise as hidden affairs emerge. Despite the very different lives of the characters, the story portrays a group of men and women who will do almost anything to be free.
Liam Larkin se ha exiliado a Nueva Zelanda a consecuencia de las luchas de los irlandeses por la independencia. Los Hubble, en cambio, son probritánicos.Galipoli será el sangriento escenario en que la nueva generación de las dos familias vuelva a encontrarse. Rory Larkin se convierte en un héroe luchando bajo bandera británica contra los turcos. En esa misma batalla, los Hubble pierden a dos de los suyos.Dos familias rivales; dos posiciones enfrentadas. El Alzamiento de Pascua de 1916.El conflicto entre irlandeses y británicos es el telón de fondo de esta historia de traiciones, matrimonios tumultuosos y adulterios en la que Uris se vale de escritos de Winston Churchill para presentar el trasfondo histórico y político del nacimiento de la República de Irlanda.
On the eve of the Cuban Missile Crisis, American and French intelligence agents are plunged into a maze of Cold War intrigue In Paris, 1962, French intelligence chief André Devereaux and NATO intelligence chief Michael Nordstrom have uncovered Soviet plans to ship nuclear arms to Cuba. But when Devereaux reports his findings and nobody acts--and he is targeted in an assassination attempt--he soon realizes he's tangled in a plot far greater than he first understood. The two agents, along with a small band of Cuban exiles and Soviet defectors, chase leads around the globe in a quest to save NATO, themselves, and perhaps the world itself. <P><P> Topaz is a fast-paced but deeply informed thriller. This ebook features an illustrated biography of Leon Uris including rare photos from the author's estate.
André Devereaux, oficial de la inteligencia francesa, cae sobre un trozo de información que le pone en alerta sobre la inminente Crisis de los Misiles de Cuba. Junto a Michael Nordstrom, oficial de la OTAN, se lanzan a una investigación del lado oscuro de una crisis política que, en realidad, se parece más a una conspiración para destruir la Organización del Tratado del Atlántico Norte.Devereaux descubre que el gobierno y la inteligencia francesa están infiltrados por los soviéticos, dispuestos a usar a su favor la política de Charles de Gaulle para provocar la salida de Francia de la OTAN, debilitando así la alianza.Cuando Devereaux hace conocer sus investigaciones, sufre un intento de asesinato.Dos agentes, un grupo de exiliados cubanos y algunos disidentes soviéticos llevan adelante una misión contra reloj para salvar sus vidas, la OTAN y, tal vez, al mundo. Alto voltaje.
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