Mila 18

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New York Times bestseller: Nazis close in on Poland’s Jews in the Warsaw ghettos in this powerful Holocaust novel from the author of Exodus. In Nazi-occupied Warsaw before the outbreak of World War II, American journalist Christopher de Monti is wined and dined by German officers eager for sympathetic coverage. But de Monti’s nose for the real story soon leads him to discover the terrifying conditions of the Warsaw ghettos and the Nazis’ chilling plans for the ghettos’ inhabitants. As he comes to know the Jewish resistance movement and joins their courageous—if doomed—last stand, de Monti is thrust into a forbidden affair, a historic uprising, and a terrifying quest for survival. A novel inspired by real events and based on meticulous research into pre-WWII Warsaw, Mila 18 is “the story of a sacrifice that had real meaning and will forever be remembered. . . . A fine and important novel” (The New York Times). This ebook features an illustrated biography of Leon Uris including rare photos from the author’s estate.

Leon Uris

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Leon Uris by Ira B. Nadel Summary

As the best-selling author of Exodus, Mila 18, QB VII, and Trinity, Leon Uris blazed a path to celebrity with books that readers could not put down. Uris's thirteen novels sold millions of copies, spent months on the best-seller lists, appeared in fifty languages, and have been adapted into equally popular movies and TV miniseries. Few other writers equaled Uris's fame in the mid-twentieth century. His success fueled the rise of mass-market paperbacks, movie tie-ins, and celebrity author tours. Beloved by the public, Uris was, not surprisingly, dismissed by literary critics. Until now, his own life—as full of drama as his fiction—has never been the subject of a book. In Leon Uris: Life of a Best Seller, Ira Nadel traces Uris from his disruptive youth to his life-changing experiences as a marine in World War II. These experiences, coupled with Uris's embrace of his Judaism and desire to write, led to his unprecedented success and the lavish excesses of a career as a best-selling author. Nadel reveals that Uris lived the adventures he described, including his war experiences in the Pacific (Battle Cry), life-threatening travels in Israel (Exodus), visit to Communist Poland (Mila 18), libel trial in Britain (QB VII), and dangerous sojourn in fractious Northern Ireland and the Irish Republic (Trinity). Nadel also demonstrates that Uris's talent for writing action-packed, yet thoroughly researched, novels meshed perfectly with the public's desire to revisit and understand the tumultuous events of recent history. This made him far more popular (and wealthy) than more literary authors, while paving the way for writers such as Irving Wallace and Tom Clancy.

Mila 18

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Chris de Monti, un periodista americano, llega a Varsovia en tiempos de crisis, rebelión y heroismo. En Polonia ocupada por nazis, el despertar de un amor puede convertirse en tragedia y cambiar los objetivos de una vida. Chris se enamora de una judía que queda atrapada en el Gueto y jura vengar su muerte haciendo suya la causa de los judíos que desafían a los tanques de Hitler con piedras, armas de fabricación casera y hasta con puños desnudos. En su empeño conocerá la pérdida y la generosidad, la traición y la lealtad. Arrebatado el amor a manos de la muerte, Chris de Monti arriesga una vida que ya no le importa conservar solo para darse cuenta de que cada apocalipsis da lugar a nueva esperanza. Cuando todo termine, habrá salvado dos tesoros: las crónicas del sitio del Gueto y del levantamiento de los judíos, escritas por Alexander Brandel y el niño que lleva en su vientre la mujer del líder de la rebelión, asesinado por los nazis.

Trinity

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Trinity by Leon Uris Summary

From the acclaimed author who enthralled the world with Exodus, Battle Cry, QB VII, Topaz, and other beloved classics of twentieth-century fiction comes a sweeping and powerful epic adventure that captures the "terrible beauty" of Ireland during its long and bloody struggle for freedom. It is the electrifying story of an idealistic young Catholic rebel and the valiant and beautiful Protestant girl who defied her heritage to join his cause. It is a tale of love and danger, of triumph at an unthinkable cost -- a magnificent portrait of a people divided by class, faith, and prejudice -- an unforgettable saga of the fires that devastated a majestic land . . . and the unquenchable flames that burn in the human heart.

Armageddon; a Novel of Berlin,

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QB VII

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QB VII by Leon Uris Summary

Depicts the courtroom battle which ensues when an American novelist libels a distinguished British physician

A Travel Guide to Jewish Europe

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Leon Uris

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Leon Uris by Kathleen Shine Cain Summary

The first full-length critical study of Leon Uris, who in eleven novels written over four decades, has chronicled the unceasing fight of dedicated individuals against the forces of oppression.

The Haj

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Examines the tragic history of the Middle East in an epic tale that recreates the turbulent era from World War I to the early decades of the existence of the state of Israel

Yossarian Slept Here

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Yossarian Slept Here by Erica Heller Summary

THROUGHOUT ERICA HELLER’S LIFE, when people learned that Joseph Heller was her father, they often remarked, “How terrific!” But was there a catch? Like his most famous work, her father was a study in contradictions: eccentric, brilliant, and voracious, but also mercurial, competitive, and stubborn, with a love of mischief that sometimes cut too close to the bone. Being raised by such a larger than- life personality could be claustrophobic, even at the sprawling Upper West Side apartments of the Apthorp, which the Hellers called home—in one way or another—for forty-five years. Yossarian Slept Here is Erica Heller’s wickedly funny but also poignant and incisive memoir about growing up in a family—her iconic father; her wry, beautiful mother, Shirley; her younger brother, Ted; her relentlessly inventive grandmother Dottie—that could be by turns caring, infuriating, and exasperating, though anything but dull. From the forbidden pleasures of ordering shrimp cocktail when it was beyond the family’s budget to spending a summer, as her father’s fame grew, at the Beverly Hills Hotel, Erica details the Hellers’ charmed—and charmingly turbulent— trajectory. She offers a rare glimpse of meetings with the Gourmet Club, where her father would dine weekly with Mel Brooks, Zero Mostel, and Mario Puzo, among others (and from which all wives and children were strictly verboten). She introduces us to many extraordinary residents of the Apthorp, some famous—George Balanchine, Sidney Poitier, and Lena Horne, to name a few—and some not famous, but all quite memorable. Yet she also manages to limn the complex bonds of loyalty and guilt, hurt and healing, that define every family. Erica was among those present at her father’s bedside as he struggled to recover from Guillain-Barré syndrome and then cared for her mother when Shirley was diagnosed with terminal cancer after the thirty-eight-year marriage and intensely passionate partnership with Joe had ended. Witty and perceptive, and displaying the descriptive gifts of a born storyteller, this authentic and colorful portrait of life in the Heller household unfolds alongside the saga of the family’s moves into four distinctive apartments within the Apthorp, each representing a different phase of their lives together—and apart. It is a story about achieving a dream; about fame and its aftermath; about lasting love, squandered opportunities, and how to have the best meal in Chinatown.

Battle Cry

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Topaz; a Novel,

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The Wonderful Wizard of Oz

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The Wonderful Wizard of Oz by Lyman Frank Baum Summary

We invite you to make an amazing trip to the magical land of Oz, which was born as a result of the irrepressible imagination of the great American writer Lyman Frank Baum, whose books were beloved by more than one generation of children around the world. Having become acquainted with the kind and naive characters of the book – the girl Dorothy, the Scarecrow, the Tin Woodman, the Cowardly Lion and many others – you will surely love them and keep them in your heart for life.

A Bad Case of Stripes

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A Bad Case of Stripes by David Shannon Summary

In order to ensure her popularity, Camilla Cream always does what is expected, until the day arrives when she no longer recognizes herself.

Resistance

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Resistance by Israel Gutman Summary

The “exhilarating” definitive account of the 1943 uprising in Poland’s capital, named a Best Book of the Year by Publishers Weekly and the Jewish Observer (Los Angeles Times). No act of Jewish resistance during the Holocaust fired the imagination quite as much as the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising of April 1943. It was an event of epic proportions in which a group of relatively unarmed, untrained Jews managed to lead a military revolt against the Nazi war machine. In this riveting, authoritative history, a Holocaust scholar and survivor of the battle draws on diaries, letters, underground press reports, and his own personal experience to bring a landmark moment in Jewish history to life—offering “a dramatic and memorable picture of the ghetto” and showing how a vibrant culture shaped the young fighters whose defiance would have far-reaching implications for the Jewish people (Library Journal). “Superb, moving, richly informative history.” —Publishers Weekly Note: Some photos and maps contained in the print edition of this book have been excluded from the ebook edition.