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Armageddon by Leon Uris

At the end of World War II, American army officer Captain Sean O'Sullivan is commissioned with rebuilding Berlin. Reeling from the death of his brothers at German hands and faced with the direct horrors of the Holocaust, O'Sullivan struggles against his animosity towards the nation he is helping restore. Meanwhile, Soviet forces blockade Germany in a bid for power, and the Western Allies must unite to prevent a communist takeover. When the airlift begins, the Allies find their deepest convictions tested as they fight against a threat even more dangerous than Hitler.

Meticulously researched, this New York Times bestselling novel gives a historically accurate account of the early days of the Cold War and the fight for German redemption.

"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

Product Details

BN ID: 2940157260231
Publisher: Estate of Leon Uris
Publication date: 12/08/2016
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Sales rank: 70,265
File size: 1 MB

About the Author

Leon Uris (1924–2003) was an author of fiction, nonfiction, and screenplays whose works include numerous bestselling 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. Follow @authorleonuris on Facebook for updates.

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Armageddon: A Novel of Berlin 3.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 14 reviews.
Wandering_Colo_Girl More than 1 year ago
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.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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.
Guest More than 1 year ago
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.
Guest More than 1 year ago
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.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great history, but only mediocre character devel and plot
Anonymous 3 months ago
Wonderful combination of history and fiction. Beautifully done with complex characters.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
At times it is difficult to read but the story behind the scenes make this book worth the effort.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Seven nuzzled down in his fur. [Maybe you should then?]
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Of violence language functions and sex seem to hold the readers attention. This use to be called a solid read and would have been left open on a coffee table to show the good taste and serious recreational reading taste of the reader who was in book of the month club i had forgotten all about this author m.a.@sparta
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Seven mews, pressing against him in return.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
"I don't care if she talks to you first, either," he added, then calling over to Flutter. "Same to you. Talk to Prism, you're dead. And I'd expect a fight Armageddon." And with that he limped out heading back to BC camp