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Exodus by Leon Uris Free download á PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook ´ 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 At swept the world with its fury the story of an American nurse an Israeli freedom fighter caught up in a glorious heartbreaking triumphant e. While overall I liked the book still some niggling thoughts ate at the corner of my mind as I made my way through ExodusWhereas 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 the British who colonized Palestine at the time of Israel's independence That's too cut and dry for me In every conflict there is a right and wrong this I believe firmly but too often the lines blur There was no room for that in this book As much as I want to believe it's all true and it is what it was I know that it is notAlthough I do enjoy historical fiction when based on facts that's okay with me It's fictionStylistically the story recounted a story rather than show one which is unfortunate The love stories were sweet but not terribly engaging except for Karen and Dov we needed of that one and he had a habit of dropping characters off the face of the earth What the heck happened to Mark what's his name the reporter at the beginning of the storyWhat I did like was the re telling of the horrors of Nazi Germany and the History of the Jewish race from the Jewish Pale of Settlement Not that I like to hear it but because we need reminded of it every once and awhile and how he introduced characters by their history and their family's historyAnd yes ok I cried at the end If you're at all interested in history Jewish history in particular you should pick it up then tell me what you think

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Nificently portrays the birth of a new nation in the midst of enemies the beginning of an earthshaking struggle for power Here is the tale th. 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 uite 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 research into the facts of Palestine and the exoduses to her holy land is extensive and as factual as possible in pre electronic 1958 His characters are so well developed that I felt each one was a member of my very own family I cried and laughed with them I felt their dreams and their pain and the blinding frustration as they followed their life long dream Palestine And certainly the British Empire would be their greatest friend especially since they ratified the Palestine Mandate right Wrong Why Oil of course As the novel begins the reader is introduced to the British duplicity Caught on the Cyprus shoreline in British DP camps behind barbed wire are thousands of Jewish refugees waiting for transport to Ersatz Israel after the conclusion of WW II Foreign correspondent Mark Palmer and his childhood friend Kitty Fremont are reunited and enjoying the Cyprus sun after the long war in Europe Since her husband and child’s death Kitty has been on the Greek Island working as a nurse in various orphanages Ari Ben Canaan a very handsome sabra asks Mark to stay and will hand him an exclusive The Mossad agent is going to smuggle 300 children to Palestine right under the British noses They are to sail on the Exodus in two weeks time He also needs the services of Fremont but she is adamant no Yes you guessed it She eventually does but only after she meets a young girl named Karen in the camps and hears David Ben Ami’s tale of a “historical abortion” This tale begins in 1896 Russia and ends with the Rabinsky brothers in Ersatz Israel many long and difficult years later We also learn Karen and Dov’s stories the young Jewish girl who Ari suirreled out of Germany and into Denmark and the uiet bitter concentration camp survivor who is at home in the dark dank sewers under a Polish Ghetto than in the light We meet the sabras Dagna David Eli Jordana and Ari This first generation of Ersatz Israel are strong and focused They are Israel They work hard without complaint to reclaim the “dead” land and will fight to their death to see Palestine as the independent state of Israel Death threatens on all sides neither the Arabs nor the Brits want them there The ship Exodus is both a symbol and a life dream And Leon Uris’s EXODUS is the perfect vessel to tell their stories

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Exodus by Leon UrExodus is an international publishing phenomenon the towering novel of the twentieth century's most dramatic geopolitical event Leon Uris mag. 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 learning about 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 East and see the conflict close at hand I could talk with many displaced Palestinians and hear their side of the story And the aversion to the book has increasedThe story of Exodus could be summarised in one sentence Brave godlike Jews defeat cowardly evil Arabs and build the beautiful country of IsraelYuckEdit to addFor those who want to comment on this review; a suggestion no need to reiterate that this review represents my prejudice because it does I have also clearly mentioned in my profile where my sympathies lie in the Israeli Palestinian conflictYou are free to comment of course and I will not delete any comment just do not expect an answer in case you do not have anything new to say