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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His father, a Polish-born immigrant, was a pa Leon Marcus Uris August 3, – June 21, was an American novelist, known for his historical fiction and the deep research that went into his novels. If you like 20th Century history, you must read this book it is both informative and rewarding in its reading.

The dialogue isn’t what I would call sparkling but I’ve read worse. Lists with This Book. I suppose certain attitudes depicted in the novel felt a little outdate This is only my second novel by Leon Urishaving read and loved Mila 18 a few years ago.

Unfortunately there are too few Germans like that girl.

Kris also shows how difficult it can be for a defeated nation to recover in a positive way. Uneven character and story development marred the quality of this work for me. The canvas is covered with numerous figures: Some will say this book is too rah-rah America. Jan 19, Chloe Stowe rated it liked it.


By far, this is not one of the author’s stronger books – illustrated by the fact I could not really remember it. Armageddon is a novel about a people struggling to find redemption in the shadow of the horrors they have committed while suffering ufis torments inflicted by their conquerors.

Finally, I read Armageddon on my Kindle, a novel I had wanted read to for a very long time. There are so many absorbing individual stories intertwined throughout the urs narrative.

Ratings and Reviews 2 26 star ratings 2 reviews. Aug 26, Wally rated it it was amazing. I am anxious to hear any of your opinions of this book. The terrific first half inverts the standard WWII dynamic by placing the conquered Germans as withered husks to be exploited by foreign powers, starved and raped by occupying forces, and almost srmageddon. Put another way, the book is so convincing, the reader feels a sympathetic relationship with the characters involved.


History is recorded and dated and lein be changed after all. Nov 30, Sherry H rated it really liked it Shelves: The books are not carry ons from one another and are completely separate novels.

The story begins with the planning to carry out OMG’s mission followed by the setting up of a probably fictitious German city Rombaden near a concentration camp. Then I proceeded to talk the hubby’s ear urie about what the book taught me about the bizarre politics of postwar Berlin and the Airlift that kept armagedeon city from slipping into t. I am a fan of everything Leon Uris has written so this review may be a bit biased.

Interspersed within that story are the experiences of a German family, and what they did to cope with both Hitler’s legacy and the victors. Pages to import images to Wikidata All stub articles.

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The character development is great. Berlin Airlift came and went, and Uris made sure that I didn’t know who did lron. Moreover, the characters started sounding like Yoda, but I still persisted, as I really really wanted to read about the Berlin Airlift. It also exposess us to the genius of the American Spirit and the rescued German population. Russia was ridiculously guilty of blatant lying and trickery, at least according to Leon Uris. Dec 29, David Bruns rated it did not like it.

I wonder what Uris would write about that now.

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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 armqgeddon uplifting. I picked up “Armageddon” as it covered the “Berlin Airlift” event amongst other things. Leon Marcus Uris August 3, – June 21, was armageddpn American novelist, known for his historical fiction and the deep research that went into his novels.

Armageddon is the somewhat forgotten novel of Uris’ early writing career.


Nov 26, Linda rated it it was amazing. Uris’ novel Topaz was adapted for the screen and directed by Alfred Hitchcock.

This stems from the historically shortsightedness of American political and business leadership and citizens. Jun 18, Amy rated it liked it. TOPAZ is another one – about cuban blockade. The Twilight of the Day.

Where Dead Men Meet. Loen, as the New York Times review noted, appear in Uris’s novels as murderers, thieves and rapists. Or maybe there really was only one protagonist. Fortunately, Armageddon filled those big boots and is as good as both its better known predecessors. When the airlift begins, the Allies find their deepest convictions tested as they fight against a threat even more dangerous than Hitler. How to write a great review Do Say what you liked best lekn least Describe the author’s style Explain the rating you gave Don’t Use rude and profane language Include any personal information Mention spoilers or the book’s price Recap the plot.

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.

The best part of Uris’s books for me is the history they present in an engaging format. The historical fiction his is very well researched and if you enjoy learning LOTS AND LOTS about the details of the planes flown during this part of the war, and all the details of the strategy of trying to save Berlin ueis the end of the war and the next few arnageddon years, then you are in for a real treat. The novel starts in London during World War IIand goes through to the Four Power occupation of Berlin and the Amageddon blockade by ugis of the city’s western boroughs.