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Exodus Is An International Publishing Phenomenon The Towering Novel Of The Twentieth Century S Most Dramatic Geopolitical Event Leon Uris Magnificently Portrays The Birth Of A New Nation In The Midst Of Enemies The Beginning Of An Earthshaking Struggle For Power Here Is The Tale That Swept The World With Its Fury The Story Of An American Nurse, An Israeli Freedom Fighter Caught Up In A Glorious, Heartbreaking, Triumphant Era.  Exodus


About the Author: Leon Uris

Leon Marcus Uris August 3, 1924 June 21, 2003 was an American novelist, known for his historical fiction and the deep research that went into his novels His two bestselling books were Exodus, published in 1958, and Trinity, in 1976 Leon Uris was born in Balti, Maryland, the son of Jewish American parents Wolf William and Anna Blumberg Uris His father, a Polish born immigrant, was a paperhanger, then a storekeeper William spent a year in Palestine after World War I before entering the United States He derived his surname from Yerushalmi, meaning man of Jerusalem His brother Aron, Leon Uris uncle, took the name Yerushalmi He was basically a failure, Uris later said of his father He went from failure to failure Uris attended schools in Norfolk, Virginia and Balti, but never graduated from high school, after having failed English three times At age seventeen, while in his senior year of high school, the Japanese attacked Pearl Harbor and Uris enlisted in the United States Marine Corps He served in the South Pacific as a radioman in combat at Guadalcanal, Tarawa, and New Zealand from 1942 through 1945 While recuperating from malaria in San Francisco, he met Betty Beck, a Marine sergeant they married in 1945.Coming out of the service, he worked for a newspaper, writing in his spare time In 1950, Esquire magazine bought an article, and he began to devote himself to writingseriously Drawing on his experiences in Guadalcanal and Tarawa he produced the best selling, Battle Cry, a novel depicting the toughness and courage of U.S Marines in the Pacific He then went to Warner Brothers in Hollywood helping to write the movie, which was extremely popular with the public, if not the critics Later he went on to write The Angry Hills, a novel set in war time Greece.According to one source, in the early 1950 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 That novel would be Exodus, which came out in 1958 and became his best known work Others say that Uris, motivated by an intense interest in Israel, financed his own research for the novel by selling the film rights in advance to MGM and writing articles about the Sinai campaign It is said that the book involved two years of research, and involved thousands of interviews Exodus illustrated the history of Palestine from the late 19th century through the founding of the state of Israel in 1948 It was a worldwide best seller, translated into a dozen languages, and was made into a feature film in 1960, starring Paul Newman, directed by Otto Preminger, as well as into a short lived Broadway musical 12 previews, 19 performances in 1971 Uris novel Topaz was adapted for the screen and directed by Alfred Hitchcock.Uris subsequent works included Mila 18, a story of the Warsaw ghetto uprising Armageddon A Novel of Berlin, which reveals the detailed work by British and American intelligence services in planning for the occupation and pacification of post WWII Germany Trinity, an epic novel about Ireland s struggle for independence QB VII, a novel about the role of a Polish doctor in a German concentration camp and The Haj, with insights into the history of the Middle East and the secret machinations of foreigners which have led to today s turmoil.He also wrote the screenplays for Battle Cry and Gunfight at the O.K Corral.Uris was married three times to Betty Beck, with whom he had three children, from 1945 through their divorce in 1968 Margery Edwards in 1969, who died a year later, and Jill Peabody in 1970, with whom he had two children, and divorced in 1989.Leon Uris died of renal failure at his Long Island home on Shelter Island, aged 78.Leon Uris s papers can be found at the Ransom Center, University of Texas in Austin The collection includes all of Uris s novels, with the exception of The Haj and Mitla Pass, as well as manus



10 thoughts on “ Exodus

  1. says:

    This book is useful for learning the romantic Zionist version of events surrounding 1948, but contrary to several of the reviews here, it is NOT a reliable historical source or one I would recommend for those interested in seriously learning about the roots of the Israeli Palestinian conflict Describing this book a


  2. says:

    Even though I was caught up in the book when I first read it, I had to leave it halfway through and when I went back to it some years later, after learningabout the Israeli Palestinian conflict not the American Israeli fiction, but real history , I felt I couldn t read it, it was so nauseating Now I work in the Middle


  3. says:

    Among the top five books I have ever read, and also one of the most important A poignant and beautifully told story that shares a painful struggle in Jewish history one of the many that goes untalked about in modern history classes This book should be mandatory reading in all highschools Although it is a novel, it is com


  4. says:

    10 Stars, if I Could Much to my chagrin I have never read Leon Uris Why I waited I have no excuses to serve up Uris writes BIG BOOKS that are quite spectacular He is one of very few brilliant maestros in literature, in my opinion He writes with an ease that kept me turning the 648 pages of this great masterpiece His researc


  5. says:

    Another of my Haven t Read This In 30 Years titles, the trigger event here is the dramatic story of children who become passengers on the ship Exodus But woven in and around this escapade is the intense story of a people, a dream, a country We are shown a bit of Jewish history some chapters will make you feel you are being pun


  6. says:

    This remarkable book documents the birth struggle of the Jewish State of Israel Many Holocaust survivors, amongst others, took part in that labor This account is historically accurate as historical novels go The reader comes to know the characters intimately the dashing soldier hero Ari Ben Canaan who falls in love with Kitty Fre


  7. says:

    While overall I liked the book, still, some niggling thoughts ate at the corner of my mind as I made my way through Exodus.Whereas this book is fiction, for some reason, I came to this thinking that what Uris put down is very close to fact What worried me as I read it, is that it isn t Why Every Jew good, every Arab bad As well as t


  8. says:

    This is another book that I read as a young teenager I don t think I knew anyone who was Jewish and knew hardly anything about the history of Israel This book took me way outside my normal white suburban world It was another one of those thick books that I looked at and wondered how I could ever read that many pages But I did I am read


  9. says:

    Really, this is one of my all time fave books It really captures the history ACCURATELY, I might add of how the country of modern day Israel was born and all the incredible struggles that the Jews faced from seemingly every direction A fantastic historical novel, even thought it s fiction I highly recommend this to anyone who feels they c


  10. says:

    This book is chock full of bad prose, flat characters, and very unfortunate implications Every Jewish character is brave, strong, smart, and talented The Arabs, on the other hand, are all cowardly, stupid, and possessive of women with one exception, but he dies early on The founding of Israel was controversial, and you would think that an au


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