Mitla Pass [Leon Uris] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. Writer Gideon Zadok leaves the glitter of Hollywood for the newly created State of . Editorial Reviews. From Publishers Weekly. In this semi-autobiographical story, unhappy Mitla Pass – Kindle edition by Leon Uris. Download it once and read it . I’ve really enjoyed the books of Uris I’ve read so far, especially “Exodus” and “The Haj”. So when I found out that he has another book on the.
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This was especially interesting for Uris fans as it’s historical fiction wrapped largely around an autobiography Jewish Author who’s first book was about marines in WWII who endeavors to write a book about Israel’s fight for independence – huh.
What I most enjoy about the novel, though, is Uris’s ability to capture the lust for life in a new country. Leon Uris is a wonderful storyteller.
I was hoping to find interesting historical information about the life in Israel on the verge of the mirla in Sinai, and on the war itself, but the meager amount of text the author dedicated to the main plot made it almost trivial and completely devoid of substance.
Dec 28, Arvind rated it really liked it. You’re not lone anymore.
Though Uris is hardly a great writer, his books almost always satisfy the desire for “a good read. In one passage, he describes how the country comes to a stand-still each hour as the news is broadcast. Thanks for telling us about the problem. When the story begins, Gideon Zadok is a writer seeking to break leom a painful block by joining the Lion Battalion of the Israeli Army in its surprise attack at Mitla Pass during the Sinai War.
Yes, I know this sounds like a bodice-ripping romance, yet Mitla Pass is a historical novel about the Israeli Suez War of His family evacuates and he is permitted to accompany Israeli paratroopers on a desperate mission to seal off the strategic Mitla Pass.
Leon Uris definitely knows how to write, and his ability to intermix a page-turning plot with interesting historical background is awesome. Mitla Pass is a pass in the Sinai Peninsula only 14 miles long, but somehow the book moves from there to other continents and times to tell I first read a book by Leon Uris many, many years ago – Exodus – about the establishment of Israel.
In terms of style, the book didnt meander seamlessly for me – at times, it just jumps abruptly from one timezone to another. I wish it had focused more on the goings-on of the Sinai War. It is said that the book involved two years of research, and involved thousands of interviews.
Reviewers have suggested that this book is semi-autobiographical and I can see how they would say this. For comments, please send me an emailor reach out on on Twitter. A good one for the history buffs, nonetheless. I did find that the flow of the novel was broken by the jumping around from character to character and back history but I managed to get over this and enjoyed the build up to the battle at Mitla Pass a piece of history that I knew little about. Gradually, Gideon’s problems come clear: I read all the Leon Uris books many years ago and have decided they were so good I need to read them again.
MITLA PASS by Leon Uris | Kirkus Reviews
Apr 09, Jennifer rated it it was pas Shelves: May 15, Dav rated it it was amazing. I have seen this referred to as a semi-autobiographical novel, and certainly parts of it seem to follow what little I know of Leon Uris’ life, but you do wonder why he would paint such an unflattering picture of himself I have read a number of his novels, but still have some good novels of his left to read. This is not my favorite, but it’s still out of this world fantastic.
It jris that he did a good amount of research on all the negative stereotypes Jews have such as weakness of character, promiscuity, parsimoniousness, nagging and complaining, the impossible nature of older women of east-European origin and so onand did quite an effort to amplify it.
Want to Uros Currently Reading Urls. The main character is full of flaws but in essence was a sum of his experiences and background and his attempts to live with them. Although the title is Mitla Pass, the battle there is not the major part of the book. I did find that the flow of the novel was broken by the jumping around from character to character and back history but I managed to get over this mitlla enjoyed the build up to the battle at Mitla P This was the first of Leon Uris’ books that I’d read and I was pleasently surprised.
So, while there is unrealistic dialogue, and some characters who are almost cartoonish, there are also many interesting chapters of Jewish history exploring why and how the Israelis waged this important war.
It’s a good story, but a bit overdone. Is it that he was criticized for highlighting the positive stereotypes too lson in earlier books?
Book review: “Mitla Pass” by Leon Uris – Eli Bendersky’s website
This article about a urris novel of the s is a stub. He then went to Warner Brothers in Hollywood helping to write the movie, which was extremely popular with the public, if not the critics. I also generally quite enjoy stories that go into the history of a family and the characters there-in BUT and it is a big BUT it really lein if the cast of characters have a redeeming feature among them!
I then went on to read almost all of his books because I enjoyed his blend of storytelling with solid historical research.