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Leon Uris (1924–2003)

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45+ verk 19,519 medlemmar 263 recensioner 55 favoritmärkta

Om författaren

Writer Leon Uris was born in Baltimore on August 3, 1924. He dropped out of school to join the Marines during World War II, but later returned to attend Baltimore City College. His first novel, Battle Cry (1953), was based on his time as a marine. He followed it with a series of New York Times visa mer bestsellers, including The Angry Hills, Exodus, Topaz, and Trinity. QB VII was adapted into a TV mini-series starring Ben Gazzara and Anthony Hopkins. Uris has also written non-fiction (including Ireland: A Terrible Beauty and Jerusalem: Song of Songs) and screenplays (Battle Cry and Gunfight at the O. K. Corral). He has won the John F. Kennedy Memorial Award from the Irish-American Society and the Scopus Award from the Hebrew University in Jerusalem. (Bowker Author Biography) visa färre
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Verk av Leon Uris

Exodus (1958) 4,232 exemplar, 66 recensioner
Trinity : [roman om Irland]. Bok 2, Upproret (1976) 3,063 exemplar, 36 recensioner
Mila 18 (1961) 1,896 exemplar, 26 recensioner
QB VII (1970) 1,758 exemplar, 22 recensioner
Hadji (1984) 1,646 exemplar, 28 recensioner
Harmagedon : en roman om Berlin (1963) 1,043 exemplar, 7 recensioner
Topaz (1963) 885 exemplar, 6 recensioner
Kanske aldrig mer (1953) 882 exemplar, 12 recensioner
Befrielsen (1995) 870 exemplar, 10 recensioner
Mitlapasset (1988) 781 exemplar, 9 recensioner
A God in Ruins (1999) 597 exemplar, 3 recensioner
Vredens berg (1956) 438 exemplar, 6 recensioner
O'Hara's Choice (2003) 420 exemplar, 12 recensioner
Exodus [1960 film] (1960) — Writer — 115 exemplar, 6 recensioner
Exodus Revisited (1960) 103 exemplar, 3 recensioner
Strike Zone (1967) 80 exemplar, 1 recension
Gunfight at the O.K. Corral [1957 film] (1957) — Screenwriter — 59 exemplar
Exodus; Mila 18; QB VII (1984) 34 exemplar
Exodus. D. 2 (1958) 20 exemplar
QB VII [1974 TV mini series] (1993) — Original book — 17 exemplar, 3 recensioner
Exodus. D. 1 (1974) 17 exemplar
Trinity, Part 1 of 2 (1976) 14 exemplar
Battle Cry [1955 film] (1955) — Original novel/Screenwriter — 12 exemplar, 2 recensioner
The Haj, Part 1 of 2 (1984) 7 exemplar
Trinity, Part 2 of 2 (1976) 6 exemplar
Mila 18. D. 2 (1979) 6 exemplar
The Haj, Part 2 of 2 (1984) 5 exemplar
QB VII + Topaz (1979) 5 exemplar
Redemption Part 1 of 2 (1995) 4 exemplar
Mila 18. D. 1 (1979) 3 exemplar
Redemption Part 2 of 2 (1995) 3 exemplar
Topaz / Armageddon (1988) 2 exemplar
Milta Pass; Exodus; Mila 18 (1989) 2 exemplar
Armageddon, Part 2 (1974) 1 exemplar
The Spy Catchers 1 exemplar
Trinity / The Haj (1984) 1 exemplar
QB VII: Volume One 1 exemplar
Armageddon, Part 1 (1974) 1 exemplar
The Hope 1 exemplar, 1 recension

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Great Spy Stories From Fiction (1969) — Bidragsgivare, vissa utgåvor77 exemplar
Topaz [1969 film] (1969) — Original novel — 72 exemplar
American Men at Arms (1964) — Bidragsgivare — 11 exemplar, 1 recension
The Angry Hills [1959 film] (1959) — Original novel — 3 exemplar, 2 recensioner


Allmänna fakta

Vedertaget namn
Uris, Leon
Namn enligt folkbokföringen
Uris, Leon Marcus
Quantico National Cemetery, Quantico, Virginia USA
Baltimore, Maryland, Amerika
Long Island, New York, Amerika
kidney failure
Baltimore, Amerika
Long Island, New York, Amerika
Uris, Jill
US Marine Corps(WWII)
Priser och utmärkelser
Harry and Ethel Daroff Award(1959)
National Institute of Arts and Letters Grant(1959)
California Literature Silver Medal Award( [1962])
California Literature Gold Medal Award(1965 ∙ for Armageddon)
Irish/American Society of New York John F. Kennedy Medal(1977)
Eire Society of Boston Gold Medal(1978) (visa alla 10)
State of Israel Jobotinsky medal(1980)
Concord Academy Hall fellowship(with wife ∙ Jill Uris ∙ 1980)
Hebrew University of Jerusalem Scopus award(1981)
Honorary doctorates: University of Colorado, 1976; Santa Clara University, 1977; Wittenberg University, 1980; Lincoln College, 1985[1976, 1977, 1980, 1985]
Kort biografi
Leon Uris was a best-selling novelist known especially for doing deep research into his topics. He was a high school dropout who enlisted in the U.S. Marines at age 17 during World War II, serving in the South Pacific. His writing career began with short stories, and he published his first novel in 1953. Although not well appreciated by literary critics, his works were popular successes and introduced readers to many important social causes and historical events such as the Warsaw Ghetto uprising.



_Exodus_ by Leon Uris - a Group Read in May i 75 Books Challenge for 2013 (juni 2013)


MontanaMick | Jun 28, 2024 |
After writing "Exodus", Leon Uris produced this novel, also a description of Jewish heroism. Warsaw, capital of Polnd was the site of two uprisings against the German occupation. While the one in 1944, when the bulk of the city was finally destroted by the German army while the Russian Army sat just outside town, watching rather than assisting the Polish uprising, this work deals with the earlier uprising in 1943 when the Warsaw ghetto rose up and died fighting rather than be deported to the labour and extermination camps. The tale is compelling and well written. The Polish resistance did not aid the earlier uprising, either.… (mer)
DinadansFriend | 25 andra recensioner | May 7, 2024 |
Half of book was rehash of Trinity
chuckcoughlin | 9 andra recensioner | Apr 29, 2024 |
I desperately wanted a book that explained the foundations of Israel in historical fiction terms snd this book does so wonderfully. But it is more propaganda than historical fiction. All Arabs are smelly, backward and dishonest. All Jews are heroic with God on their side. And there are some out and out lies. There was a ship Exodus filled with Jewish refugees that was not allowed to disembark in Israel but it was not filled solely with children who were holocaust victims who went on hunger strike. This exaggeration made me doubt other claims in the book. Were the Middle East leaders all Nazi sympathisers? Did Israel really have so few arms?

That said, I learnt a lot. It’s just I want to know even more.

It was written in the fifties when the narrative was more about why Israel should exist. Nowadays everyone but HAMAS and Corbynites believes it should but we want more about how it can do so peacefully.
… (mer)
mumoftheanimals | 65 andra recensioner | Apr 15, 2024 |



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