Armageddon: A Novel of Berlin [NOOK Book]

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In Berlin at the end of World War II, an American Army officer bears witness to the aftermath of one historic tragedy and the rise of another  Captain Sean O’Sullivan distinguishes himself as a courageous soldier in the closing days of World War II, but what comes next tests his deepest reserves of strength and conviction. Sent to oversee the rebuilding of Berlin, O’Sullivan is exposed to the horrific truths of the Holocaust, a shattered and defeated society, and the new threat of Soviet power as the Iron ...
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Armageddon: A Novel of Berlin

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Overview

In Berlin at the end of World War II, an American Army officer bears witness to the aftermath of one historic tragedy and the rise of another  Captain Sean O’Sullivan distinguishes himself as a courageous soldier in the closing days of World War II, but what comes next tests his deepest reserves of strength and conviction. Sent to oversee the rebuilding of Berlin, O’Sullivan is exposed to the horrific truths of the Holocaust, a shattered and defeated society, and the new threat of Soviet power as the Iron Curtain begins to shadow the city. When Soviet forces blockade Berlin and the airlift begins, O’Sullivan is faced with profound moral dilemmas in an increasingly complicated world. Armageddon is one of the great fictional portrayals of Europe in the earliest days of the Cold War. This ebook features an illustrated biography of Leon Uris including rare photos from the author’s estate.
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“Magnificent. The great drama of the Berlin airlift . . .” —The Columbus Dispatch
 
“A vast panorama of people and places . . . dramatic moment after dramatic moment in a throbbing tempo.” —New York Herald Tribune
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781453225721
  • Publisher: Open Road Publishing
  • Publication date: 9/27/2011
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 664
  • Sales rank: 54,631
  • File size: 4 MB

Meet the Author

Leon Uris (1924–2003) was an author of fiction, nonfiction, and screenplays whose works include numerous best-selling novels. His epic Exodus (1958) has been translated into over fifty languages. Uris’s work is notable for its focus on dramatic moments in contemporary history, including World War II and its aftermath, the birth of modern Israel, and the Cold War. Through the massive success of his novels and his skill as a storyteller, Uris has had enormous influence on popular understanding of twentieth-century history.

Leon Uris (1924–2003) was an author of fiction, nonfiction, and screenplays whose works include numerous best-selling novels. His epic Exodus (1958) has been translated into over fifty languages. Uris’s work is notable for its focus on dramatic moments in contemporary history, including World War II and its aftermath, the birth of modern Israel, and the Cold War. Through the massive success of his novels and his skill as a storyteller, Uris has had enormous influence on popular understanding of twentieth-century history.

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Table of Contents

Part 1: A Meeting at the Elbe
Part 2: The Last Days of April
Part 3: The Linden Trees Will Never Bloom AgainPart 4: The Last of the Gooney Birds

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Customer Reviews

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  • Posted April 28, 2012

    Armageddon is my favorite Leon Uris, unless I just reread Exodus

    Armageddon is my favorite Leon Uris, unless I just reread Exodus. The book is the story of one of three brothers serving as soldiers during World War II, each in different capacities. Sean O'Sullivan's war is not one of glory and flying but of thinking and strategizing how the United States will occupy Germany after the War. After his brothers are killed by the Germans he finds it hard to do his job and begin the rebuilding of this enemy state.

    The story gradual turns to Berlin, the first front of the Cold War. The struggles of Sean O'Sullivan are set against the drama and escalation between the United States and the Soviet Union culminating in the Soviet blockade of Berlin in 1948 and the fledgling United States Air Force successful effort to supply Berlin by air. An air power buff will love this story of the logistics and planning it took to supply half of Berlin, by air, for almost a year.

    The intermingling of the facts of rebuilding Germany, the political fight for Berlin and its eventual division into East and West, and the Berlin Airlift with the story of Sean O'Sullivan and Ernestine a young German woman he comes to love create a potent story that you don't want to end despite the long pages.

    7 out of 8 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 2, 2012

    An easy read that lacks depth

    Cold war story about post war Germany and the Berlin airlift by the most prominent post WWII writer. Loved it in high school, but now that I am a grown-up the story seemed like it had potential that was mostly not met and the characters were pretty much made of cardboard.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 3, 2006

    The beginning of the 'Cold War'

    Leon Uris once again creates a novel that tells the true story of post WWII Berlin. It reveals the true nature of the Russian Government and it's desire to take vengence out of THE LORD'S hands.

    2 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 17, 2001

    The war is over, now we must face Armageddon.

    This is an excellent read which is stunningly vivid in its portrayal of post WWII Germany, especially Berlin now occupied by the four powers. The book goes from 1945 wartime to postwar times, into the very beginnings of the cold war. The story covers the complexities of governing a counter divided and dealing with the logistics of supplying that nation under seige. This book uses the right language and the right storyline to get the point across, it is told very well and is an exeptional story. All in all i give it a 11 out of 10.

    2 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 1, 2013

    A feel good phantasy, but not a serious writer The book is unbe

    A feel good phantasy, but not a serious writer
    The book is unbelievably unrealistic for an adult writer. The author was about 40 when he wrote this novel in 1963. The knowledge of human mentality and behavior is so shallow, you feel like the book was written by a high school sophomore. The cavalier approach to history fits the pattern. Not a serious writer
    A good friend of mine advised that I read this book, so I was determined to read the whole thing, at least to provide a feedback. I managed to digest the first 30 pages, then started to skip paragraphs and pages and made it up to p300 (of 744), then I figured I can’t spend more time on reading juvenile gibberish

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 21, 2013

    A 7

    Great history, but only mediocre character devel and plot

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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    Posted February 20, 2013

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