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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In true Uris fashion, there’s a splash of romance and scandal involved. Battle Cry Gunfight at the O.


Uris takes Mitla Pass and paints a high-speed picture of war-torn Israel, while satisfying history nerds like yours truly with long chapters on Yiddish urris, from the ghettos of Poland to the suburbs of Baltimore to the Israeli kibbutz.

Horribly written, with a jerk protagonist that the IDF is supposedly impressed by and trusts not to tell all the women he screws what he knows? The three I’ve found to be most conspicuous are:. Well, while reading “Mitla Pass” I found that signature 1 is suppressed to the point of reversion, signature 2 is absurdly intensified, and signature 3 stayed the same. While recuperating from malaria in San Francisco, he met Betty Beck, a Marine sergeant; they married in Apr 09, Jennifer rated it it was ok Shelves: Jul 05, Jim rated it really liked it.

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 the story of Gideon Zadok, his father, mother, grandparents and just about anyone Uris could squeeze in. It deals not only with the Zionist project but also the American Jewry. A Novel of Berlin, which reveals the detailed work by British and American intelligence services in planning for the occupation and pacification of post WWII Germany; Trinity, an epic novel about Ireland’s struggle for independence; QB VII, a novel about the role of a Polish doctor in a German concentration camp ; and The Haj, with insights into the history of the Middle East and the secret machinations of foreigners which have led to today’s turmoil.


Really, it appears like an un-edited version of the book.

MITLA PASS by Leon Uris | Kirkus Reviews

His father, a Polish-born immigrant, was a paperhanger, then a storekeeper. This article about a historical novel of the s is a stub. The characters, while not always three dimensional, are nevertheless captivating. Not my favorite Uris book and he is one of my favorite authors. Is it that he was criticized for highlighting the positive stereotypes too much in earlier books? There was a problem adding your email address. For those, that have an interest in Israel’s history, this will provide some nice insights.

During the course of these events, readers are taken back to previous events from Zadok’s marriage, some of his deeds in the US Marine Corpsand also his parents’ life and history, which goes from the shtetls of Russiathrough their early years in Palestineand on to Baltimore and the First World War.

Mitla Pass is a novel written by the American novelist Leon Uris. A tendency to digress into long side-stories, usually telling about the backgrounds of the main characters.

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Feb 02, Justin rated it really liked it Recommends it for: Floundered a lot when the family histories were being recounted. Mitla Pass in the Sianai.

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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. The main character was a self-absorbed, misogynist writer and the majority of his ancestors seemed to be abusive husbands or men-haters depending on their sex.

Stylistically it was challenging to read as the narrator kept changing and it keep switching between the present and past.


To ask other readers questions about Mitla Passplease sign up. Uris’ novel Topaz was adapted for the screen and directed by Alfred Hitchcock. I have read all of this books and this one was not one of his best and I think the fact he may have approached it as a fictionalized autobiography is the reason why. I didn’t view this as propoganda in anyway, to me it was simply a story about a man who had a particular view on life that linked into the early Jewish state being set up.

In my opinion not even close to Uris’ best work.

The book dives back into the history of the Jewish population as it moved from Eastern Europe in the early 19th century and gives an impression of the hardships faced just in living both in the Pale but also in the US. Dec 01, Aparna Dubey rated it liked it Shelves: I got curious while I was reading it and looked up a biography of Uris.

When isalm came to power the main jewish population of Europe was in the Rhineland. His two bestselling books were Exodus, published inand Trinity, in I’ll stand up for you. A page-turner from Uris Trivia About Mitla Pass. In terms of style, the book didnt meander seamlessly for me – a The book follows the life of an American Jewish author, who has experienced a troubled and confused childhood about his religion and family.

Mar 02, Mary rated it really liked it. Feb 20, David rated it liked it. Instead, Uris tells the family history of the main character, Gideon Zadock, a Jewish writer.

Yiddish is not the universal language of the Jews. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. He also wrote the screenplays for Battle Cry and Gunfight at the O.