Mila 18 [NOOK Book]

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It was a time of crisis, a time of tragedy—and a time of transcendent courage and determination. Leon Uris's novel is set in the midst of the ghetto uprising that defied Nazi tyranny, as the Jews of Warsaw boldly met Wehrmacht tanks with homemade weapons and bare fists. Here, painted on a canvas as broad as its subject matter, is the compelling story of one of the most heroic struggles of modern times.

"Not only authentic as history....It is convincing as fiction.... the story of a sacrifice that had real meaning...

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Overview

It was a time of crisis, a time of tragedy—and a time of transcendent courage and determination. Leon Uris's novel is set in the midst of the ghetto uprising that defied Nazi tyranny, as the Jews of Warsaw boldly met Wehrmacht tanks with homemade weapons and bare fists. Here, painted on a canvas as broad as its subject matter, is the compelling story of one of the most heroic struggles of modern times.

"Not only authentic as history....It is convincing as fiction.... the story of a sacrifice that had real meaning and will forever be remembered....A fine and important novel."—The New York Times

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"Not only authentic as history . . . .  It is convincing as fiction . . . .  The story of a sacrifice that had real meaning and will forever be remembered . . . .  A fine and important novel." -- The New York Times
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781453225783
  • Publisher: Open Road Publishing
  • Publication date: 9/27/2011
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 576
  • Sales rank: 39,419
  • File size: 4 MB

Meet the Author


Sólo un ex-marine estadounidense que participó en la Segunda guerra mundial, hijo de inmigrantes polacos judíos, pudo crear Grito de Guerra, Éxodo, Mila 18 y Topaz; ése fue Leon Uris. Su primera novela fue Grito de Guerra, inspirada en las propias vivencias de Uris durante su periodo en el sexto regimiento de los marines. Más tarde llegó Las colinas de la ira—también con el mismo trasfondo sociopolítico.

Tras estos éxitos decide hacer un viaje a Israel; su fruto fue Éxodo, su novela más célebre. A ésta le siguieron, entre otras, Topaz, un thriller sobre la Guerra Fría que estuvo una semana entera en el número uno de la lista de Best-sellers del periódico New York Times. Aunque nunca consiguió el graduado escolar, con tan sólo seis años escribió una opereta con motivo del fallecimiento de su perro. Leon Uris estaba destinado a ser lo que fue, un narrador sencillo de grandes historias.
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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 15, 2009

    I have read this book several times over the last 4 decades . . .

    The first time I read Mila 18 I was about 20 years old and I was totally engrossed with the story and never forgot it. Almost 40 years later, after losing my job, I returned to school and took a class on the Holocaust. For my end of semester project, I did a paper on the Warsaw Ghetto and used Mila 18 as one of the references. (I made an A!)This is a heart-wrenching story that is one of the best written books I have ever read. It encompasses the human spirit and the determination of the Jewish people to survive and carry on their legacy. No one who reads this book will ever be able to forget it!!

    4 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 31, 2012

    Highly Recommended - a must read

    This book was just as good a read as it was when I first read it over 30 years ago. It is a book for the anyone with an interest in learning about the Holocaust. Leon Uris takes you inside Poland's Warsaw ghetto during World War II. From the day the brick walls went up in October 1940, through the deportations to Treblinka and Auschwitz, and finally the Ghetto uprising in May 1943, you are feeling all the depredations visited upon the Jews and all the violence. Finally you are escaping with a small number of Jews through the sewers of Warsaw. A very well researched and written book! I have read several books by Leon Uris and he has never let me down.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted March 15, 2012

    Love this book of inspiration

    This is one of my favorite "holocaust" books..the courage these people find and their need to survive and help others is just amazing. Leon Uris tells an very wonderful story.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted March 17, 2013

    I am a long-time fan of Leon Uris.  He is certainly one of the


    I am a long-time fan of Leon Uris.  He is certainly one of the most superb writers of our time.  This is a fictional account of the Warsaw Ghetto and Uprising which ensued.  These may be fictional characters, but I am sure they have real counterparts in history.  Uris creates characters which are very believable and his account of the events in Poland and Germany during this time are very accurate if you do the research.  The reader is taken into Jewish homes, gaining an insight into their way of life and religion.   
    Soon events lead up to the Germans attacking Poland and though they courageously defend themselves, it is all in vain.  Things soon spiral out of control and the Jews gradually lose everything they own and are forced into a ghetto.  The rest is history and Uris does a fantastic job  of relating the events.  
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    I think what sets Uris' books apart from other authors are his characterizations and realistic portrayal of these people.  His Polish Jews are very determined to win, having so much pride in their country.  He shows the good and bad in their characterization.  His descriptions of life in the ghetto with starving children and beggars in the street crying for food will haunt you long after you have read the last page.  Only a writer of his caliber could tell this story, with the reader so captivated, he cannot put the book down.  I too have read this book more than once and enjoyed it thoroughly.    

    I too would highly recommend this book and also try other books by Leon Uris, such as Trinity or QBVIII.  They are equally spectacular books.    

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted June 6, 2009

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    BEST BOOK EVER

    Absolutely an amazing account of the true story of the Warsaw Ghetto uprising. An amazing story of courage... a beautiful story about the truths of humanity... the most beautiful things a human is capable of and the most ugly. enjoy!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted October 29, 2008

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    I Also Recommend:

    I am a publisher (different company) and this is the best book ever written

    I love WWII books and read a lot of Wouk- Ambrose etc. picked this up and literally read it without stopping. There is only one other book that compares, it is a self published book by Stephen Paper "Voices from the forest" that comes close. It is bold and doesn't hold back any punches, it will absolutely get to you...wonderful

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 25, 2003

    ASTOUNDING!!!

    This book is a beautifully written masterpiece. Being recommended to me by a teacher i did not take it seriously at first. That was until I read it myself. Things begin to happen from the start. The plot is superb and The ending is a surprise.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 29, 2013

    Read this book and Exodus when I was in my early 20's. Plan to

    Read this book and Exodus when I was in my early 20's. Plan to read both again. They are far beyond excellent and all who live in the times we are now in should read them. We should never forget.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 28, 2013

    great stor

    one of Leon's best

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  • Posted January 2, 2009

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    Must read.

    Have read Exodus and Trinity. Similar style. Charector development is wonderful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 6, 2006

    Still Relevant Today

    Don't miss this book! I read it years ago, and now my book club is reading it and learning again the lessons of the past. Leon Uris brings history to life with his powerful fiction.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 27, 2005

    Historical Fiction At Its Best

    This book was truly amazing. I did not want it to end! Being a Jewish teen, and having gone to Poland and seeing the site of Mila 18, this book was especially important to me. I would recommend it to someone who wishes to learn about the events of the Warsaw Ghetto uprising and also someone who already knows about it and wants to add to their knowledge/sense of the happenings in the Warsaw Ghetto.I highly recommend this book- it is one you will never forget!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 3, 2005

    awesome

    I normally hate reading and i did this for my book report and I couldn't put it down, it was such a page turner. It was the first book I'v read by Leon Uris and plan to read a lot more.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 10, 2003

    Courage and Hope

    Read this 20 years ago and the message is still relevant. If you like this, then read all of Uris' WWII writings and The Pianist by Szpilman.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 5, 2003

    I'm 16 years old and this book was incredible

    Hi people. This was the first book I've ever read by Leon Uris and I couldn't put it down it was simply amazing. I'm also Jewish and I live in Israel so this book was very important to me. Everything that has to do with the Holocaust is important to me. I want to thank Leon Uris for writting this book, it really touched my heart and my soul.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 14, 2002

    An amazing book!

    Leon Uris makes you feel as if you were actually there. You want to laugh and cry with all of the characters. He has an amazing talent. It is a little hard to get into but once you do, you absolutely cannot put it down. I think that this is a book that everyone should read.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 25, 2002

    Well Written

    I was disappointed in Mila 18. In my opinion, it did not have the same 'fire' and excitement as Exodus or The Haj. I found this book rather drawn out and at times boring compared to the other books I've read by Uris. All in all, not one of my favorites by this author.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 5, 2000

    Best book I ever read

    This is absolutely my favorite book. The story takes you through the range of human emotion, from hate to hope. This should be required readi

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 9, 2000

    Beyond a book! Incredible

    Leon Uris has used literature as an fine instrument. This book passes along the extremes of the human condition barely known in our society of ease. This should be required reading for everyone. This book is an incredible experience. Saying it is a great book is secondary. Read it now!!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 27, 2000

    the best book ever written!!!!!

    this book takes the holocaust, the saddest time in Jewish history and makes it a finds the good within the ghetto and helps the characters find hope in a time of war.

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