Exodus (Turtleback School & Library Binding Edition)

Exodus (Turtleback School & Library Binding Edition)

by Leon Uris
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Exodus (Turtleback School & Library Binding Edition) by Leon Uris

Exodus is an international publishing phenomenon--the towering novel of the twentieth century's most dramatic geopolitical event.  Leon Uris magnificently portrays the birth of a new nation in the midst of enemies--the beginning of an earthshaking struggle for power.  Here is the tale that swept the world with its fury: the story of an American nurse, an Israeli freedom fighter caught up in a glorious, heartbreaking, triumphant era.  Here is Exodus --one of the great best-selling novels of all time.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780808515036
Publisher: Turtleback Books
Publication date: 10/28/1983
Edition description: THIS EDITION IS INTENDED FOR USE IN SCHOOLS AND LIBRARIES ONLY
Pages: 608
Sales rank: 364,896
Product dimensions: 4.20(w) x 6.70(h) x 1.20(d)
Age Range: 12 - 17 Years

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Exodus 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 71 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I read Exodus for the first time over thirty five years ago when I was a student at Harpur College in Binghampton,New York.The book had a profound effect on me, changed my life, and is one of the reasons why I live in Israel today. The book tells the story of the birth of modern Israel against the background of Arab resistance to this .It tells the story of the 1948 Israeli War of Independance.But it also does this against the background of the Holocaust, and of Jewish suffering in history in general. It is possible to say as most critics do that the work is not great literature, but it is not necessarily the great books that change the world. It is ' Uncle Tom's Cabin' and not ' Moby Dick ' which plays a decisive role in changing American history.So Exodus is one of those works which inspired thousands of Jews in the former Soviet Union to re- awaken to their Jewish identity. The book is a story of Jewish heroism, and one which gives the sense of the whole historical enterprise of the Jewish people as a noble and great one.For writing this book Uris deserves to be remembered warmly in the heart of those who love and care for Israel.This hopefully is a good share of mankind, including those who can enjoy this work as a moving, dramatic story .A great read.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book was amazing. It conveyed some very important messages, while still possessing a lot of historical information and emotion. The characters are well developed and the book is written with such emotion and detail that it was hard for me to put it down. The ending was perfect, exactly what anyone could hope for after reading the book up to that point, and it was anything I could have hoped for. After finishing the book, I couldn't stop thinking about it, and it has had a great impact on the way I view the world, especially the current conflict in Israel. I am only twelve years old and loved this book, and this is why I would recommend it to everyone. It is a classic and should be read by everyone!
Guest More than 1 year ago
Excellent read, very good history. Uris is always an exciting story-teller. I liked the book better than the Paul Newman movie.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I am another who first read this book many years ago. I first read it as a Junior in High School in 1959. I was appalled at the tales of such cruelty by people of another race just because they were different. As an adult now to re-read it, it is still appalling and yet helpful to understand so much better why we are in the political situation we are today as a nation. to quote from the book, 'oil rules the world.' 'We know the truth but it is another thing to live by the truth.' May this book help others to learn to live by the truth of each man treating others as a person as God intended.
Guest More than 1 year ago
even though it was fiction, it was historical fiction it told the story of the garbage the jews had to go through to just to get heard: corrupt Brtish government officials, Arabs with full of hatred, purges in europe, and the list can go on
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is a moving novel that blends the history of Israel with the story of one family's struggle to support it. It provides an excellent visual of what life and mentality was like in Israel before and soon after its independence.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I just finished this book less than an hour ago, and it was absolutely amazing. It has been a long time since a book has made me experience such a variety of strong emotions. I chose this book from a list of options for a school assignment and was dreading its 599 pages of small print, but now I wish I had started reading it earlier in the semester so I could have time to really enjoy the story rather than rushing through it. I definitely recommend this book.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I read this book for an application project on the Five Themes of Geography for my Honors Geography class, and I absolutely loved it. It was very helpful in giving information about the awful things that went on during the Holocaust and information even about the old and New Testament. I love how the author (Leon Uris) skips from one time period to another. When the author talked about the hardships through the Holocaust, he gave explicit details almost feeling like you were there. It was very horrifying to know that events in this book actually happened to a lot of people. After a couple of chapters I was hooked into the book and couldn't put it down. I really admired how Kitty Fremont's strength and courage kept her alive throughout the whole book. I would recommend this book to young adults.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Leon Uris is a superb historical writer and this book is a timeless classic.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I read the book Exodus by Leon Uris. It was a book mainly about the times after World War II and what all the refugees from war torn countries and concentration camps did with their lives afterwords. This book follows two main characters throughout; an Israeli freedom fighter named Ari Ben Canaan and an American, Christian nurse named Kitty Fremont. It shows Kitty's struggle for acceptance from herself and the other Jewish people, while it tells about Ari's struggle for the equality of the Jewish people and his learning that showing emotion isn't weakness. The major messages and themes in this book are; follow what you believe is right, and even if someone is different, it doesn't necessarily mean they are bad. One of the major messages is that you should always follow your heart because the characters are always doing what they think is right and not necessarily what is the popular opinion. When Kitty went to Israel to follow Ari and Karen instead of going somewhere else to nurse, people thought she was a little naïve and looking for danger. At the time this book was based on, Israel was a very dangerous spot and most Americans thought she was crazy. Another message that was portrayed in this book is that being different isn't bad and that theme is largely shown through the hate the Arabs had for the Jewish people. The Arabs hate the Jewish people because they have be told for many years that they are stealing their land and being all around bad people, most of the Arabs in the book have never even given any of the Jews a chance, they just automatically think they are frightened of everything and will confirm any stereotype they've heard. Throughout this book the Jews prove all of those stereotypes wrong and prove themselves worthy of having their own state and recognition. What I liked about this book is that there were many deep messages and at some parts it could be very interesting and exciting. It was an overall moving and powerful book to read. It let you get into the heads of everyone in that time period and each of their different views. The thing I most disliked about this book is that it was hard to get into because it takes a bit to start getting exciting and it is a little bit boring in some parts. I think people who like books about struggles, wars, and the parts of history that haven't been as well remembered will really enjoy this book. I really liked this book and as long the reader has a little patience to power through the boring parts it is well worth the read. If you liked Exodus, I would recommend Mila 18 by Leon Uris. It is another book with a strong plot and based on the times around World War II. Exodus was a really enjoyable book that I'm happy I had the pleasure of reading.
Guest More than 1 year ago
A great book. This is one of those books that makes you cry, from Dov's story to the destruction of Arab towns. You will want to read it again and again, because it has such a fantastic plot. Ari ben Cannan is amazing, as well as Dov and Karen and perhaps even Kitty. I almost cried when I finished this book, simply because I did not want to finish it.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I read this book when I was fourteen, yet the story is still vivid in my mind. Exodus is beyond a literary work. It is more than that. Historical sociological, philosophical in range, it challenges the reader to confront stereotypes, to see reality with another man's eyes and to judge fairly.
Guest More than 1 year ago
EXodus was one of the best books I have ever read. It tells of the plight of the Jewish people, and calms any prejudice you might hold. It brings you to love and care for the problems of Israel, wishing you could help. When a character dies, you feel it, when there is a wedding, you cheer. Leon Uris is a brilliant author, and this is his best work of all time.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book was the most intresting book that ive read. I'm only 16 but this book was just amaizing.
Guest More than 1 year ago
It is not highbrow. It is not brimming full of literary allusions to everything under the sun. No, it was well and simply written by a man whose drive was never money or the favor of critics, and it tells a powerful story. Almost half a century ago, it told that story so powerfully that it influenced many people to rethink their views of Israel and of Jews. It influenced my father, a gentile, in high school. It influenced me.
Guest More than 1 year ago
We were in the bookstore, my mother and i, and she said, hey court! you need to read this book! i thought, well, why not? it's on our readign list for english. Once i started reading it, i could not stop. i slacked on doing my homework and read throughout the night. It was so good that i read instead of going out w/ m y friends. I cried in some parts and others inspired me to look up things like the warsaw ghetto and the aliyah bet. Uris definitely writes beautifully and make the reader feel a part of his story.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is the best book ever! If you ever get a chance to read it, please do! I have never enjoyed books related to history, but this is definitely an exception. Ari Ben Canaan and Kitty Fremont are wonderfully put together. I couldn't put it down until the last sen
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book does an amazing job of portraying the horors of the Holocaust, the chaos that follows, and the begining of Zionism. Right now we are experiencing so many problems in the middle east. I think that after you have read this book you will look at Israel in a different way. Jewish or nonJewish reading this book is a must.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I had been told to read Exodus for a long time, but didn't pick it up until last week. I happened to be Yom Kippur, and problems were raging in the middle east. When I finished the book I wept so hard I had to go to my dorms bathroom to wash my face and people thought something bad had happened. It will impact you and remain with you probably forever
Guest More than 1 year ago
in this amazing book you don't just learn history..you feel like you are there taking part in it. Uris tells a heart warming story of the state of Israel and the people who were there through the thick and thin. I felt like I knew these characters who tooka dramatic role in this overwhelmingly acurate historical wonder. It presents both sides of the story, and makes it interesting and important for sabras and people from all walks of life.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I read this book for school, and I thought it was going to be another one of those boring, pointless books the school makes you read. I was wrong and loved the book, it was well written. I think it is one of the best books I have read.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This was the best book i've ever read. I wasnt even interested in Jewish history until I read this book.
Tonyagain More than 1 year ago
I've just finished reading Exodus for the fourth time. It is just as good as the first time I read it as a teenager. Powerful and well written. I hope I live long enough to read it again.
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