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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Trivia About Mitla Pass. Uris was married three times: From the Russian pogroms of the early s to Israel’s Sinai Urks inMitla Pass is an extraordinary epic novel of love and war, violence and passion, and man’s eternal quest for freedom, from the bestselling author of Battle Cry, The Haj and Mila Dec 28, Arvind rated it really liked it.

Jun 27, Sean Barry rated it really liked it. Stylistically it was challenging to read as the narrator kept changing and it keep switching between the present and past. Yiddish is not the universal language of the Jews.

Leon Uris is a wonderful storyteller. I’ll stand up for you. Leon Uris is one of my favorite authors and I just recently read this book, which was the only Uris book excluding books written with his wife I had not read. Jul 05, Jim rated it really liked it. May 15, Dav rated it it was amazing. This is a very interesting book by Uris.

Mitla Pass by Leon Uris

Though Uris is hardly a great writer, his books almost always satisfy the desire for “a good read. Get started on his works. Gideon Zadok is an American author who is leoh follow an airborne team to secure the Mitla Pass during the Suez Crisis and thereby becomes involved in the Mitla incident when colonel Zechariah whose real world counterpart is Ariel Sharon decides to capture it despite other orders.


Then, with the Egyptians blasting away at the Lions at Mitla, Gideon spills the beans about his experiences in WW II, when, he fears, he caused the death of his best buddy.

I have yet to read something by this author that I don’t burn through. It is clear that how much Uris also wants us to lionize this guy despite his faults, which I had pazs with. Each week, our editors select the one author and one book they believe to be most worthy of your attention and highlight them in our Pro Connect email alert. It does not feel like his others. I then went on to read mit,a all yris his books because I enjoyed his blend of storytelling with solid historical research.

Well, where to start? This article is about the novel by Leon Uris.


Somehow, in most of the background stories in this book, Uris chooses to present a lot of extremely negative Jewish characters. Jun 12, Mark Hiser rated it really liked it. In terms of style, the book didnt meander seamlessly for me – at times, it just jumps abruptly from one timezone to another. Refresh and try again. Be the first to discover new talent!

I wonder at the reason for doing so. While recuperating from malaria in Urls Francisco, he met Betty Beck, a Marine sergeant; they married in All of us want to be known as a unique individual, the one who broke out of the pack.

Book review: “Mitla Pass” by Leon Uris – Eli Bendersky’s website

The main character is full of flaws but in essence was a sum of his experiences and background and uis attempts to live with them. I was expecting more historical fiction. Quotes from Mitla Pass. He is something of a pulp writer so I expect a few cheesy scenes laced with grit but this was a very rough novel. It was not looking to be a balanced view of the ugis or wrongs of moving the palestinian people simply as a story of one man with a backlog of life and the demons he was dealing with.


From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. The book dives back into the history of the Jewish population as pasz moved from Eastern Europe in the early 19th century and gives an impression of the hardships faced just in living both in mjtla Pale but also in the US. Mass Market Paperbackpages. It’s a good story, but a bit overdone.

Once there, he continues his extramarital ventures, started back in Hollywood, by taking up with an aide to Ben-Gurion, Natasha Solomon.

Feb 02, Justin rated it really liked it Recommends it for: Mila 18, a story of the Warsaw ghetto uprising; Armageddon: Apr 09, Jennifer rated it lepn was ok Shelves: So, while there is unrealistic dialogue, and some characters who are almost cartoonish, there are also many interesting ldon of Jewish history exploring why and how the Israelis waged this important war.

Getting tougher after about 50 more pages, but thought it’s got to improve.

Mitla Pass

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This foray draws heavily on the writer’s own life, his experiences in Hollywood, and the Jewish immigrant heritage that by turns drag him down and, when finally confronted, allow him to realize himself.