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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It was one of the very few postwar novels notably sympathetic to the military as an institution. The book also attempted to show how German and American attitudes and culture differ and the problems it created for de-Nazification.

This book is a phenomenal piece of writing that tells the story of the reparation of Germany after WWII by the big four allied powers. The narrative tended to be a bit preachy and the overall “God Save America” Patriotism grated a bit on my non-American nerves after awhile. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.

Shogun is over pages long and is a mighty epic of feudual Japan. There were actually two main guys. But, that was all I could remember, unlike some of his other novels. aemageddon


Armageddon: A Novel of Berlin

Also included, is focus on the treatment of the German women by the Russian army, and also in the background at times, as lfon how the communist Russians at that lfon had been not much different than the Nazis. Through flashbacks inserted in the narrative, he told his readers, in some detail, about the “living history” of Israel, and its nearly-forgotten roots in the Balfour Declaration, the Dreyfus case and the hard life of Jews in Tzarist Russia.

All this was going on when the citizens of the U.

There are no discussion topics on this book yet. HistoricalWar novel. I was unable to finish Armageddon. The stink in between the pages has now gone away. Captains and the Kings. The canvas is covered with numerous figures: I won’t call this book great literature, but it is a fantastic history lesson.

He derived his surname from Yerushalmi, meaning “man of Jerusalem. I soldiered on until, by chance, i happened across Wouk’s The Caine Mutiny on my bookshelf.

View all 3 comments. Now, having said all those things, boy did I learn a lot about Berlin during this time period.


He served in the South Pacific as a radioman in combat at Guadalcanal, Tarawa, and New Zealand from through The description of the Berlin Airlift is quite vivid as is the inter-action between people of the five nations involved as the three major Western Allies rub along armagedodn the Soviet occupiers of East Berlin and East Germany.


Absolutely the best book I have read in years.

Much like a film maker who makes a masterpiece, the public expects each subsequent film to be the same. 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.

Meanwhile, my reading experience already started suffering from all the pitfalls that almost all the books written in that era suffered from. Marines in the Pacific. This one took me weeks. The end game is the Soviet Berlin blockade, the unification of the British, French, and American zones, and the Berlin This is a first rate historical novel. They are still as accurate today as they were then.

Dec 29, David Bruns rated it did not like it.