Mitla Pass [Leon Uris] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. Writer Gideon Zadok leaves the glitter of Hollywood for the newly created State of . Editorial Reviews. From Publishers Weekly. In this semi-autobiographical story, unhappy Mitla Pass – Kindle edition by Leon Uris. Download it once and read it . I’ve really enjoyed the books of Uris I’ve read so far, especially “Exodus” and “The Haj”. So when I found out that he has another book on the.

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In terms of style, the book didnt meander seamlessly for me – a The book follows the life of an American Jewish author, who has experienced a troubled and confused childhood about his religion and family. I wonder if this is kind of Uris’s attempt at redemption no pun intended for the blatant bias apparent in Exodus and The Haj.

Book review: “Mitla Pass” by Leon Uris – Eli Bendersky’s website

In true Uris fashion, there’s a splash of romance and scandal involved. I did find that the flow of the novel was broken by the jumping around from character to character and back history but I managed to get over this and enjoyed the build up to the battle at Mitla Pass a piece of history that I knew little about.

This is a fantastic book. In one passage, he describes how the country comes to a stand-still each hour as the news psas broadcast. Battle Cry Pasz at the O.

From the Russian pogroms of the early s to Israel’s Sinai War inMitla Pass is an extraordinary epic novel of love and kris, violence and passion, and man’s eternal quest for freedom, from the bestselling author of Battle Cry, The Haj and Mila Please provide an email address. Apr 27, Nancy Ellis rated it it was amazing. More info about Israel, Egypt, and all the Middle East neighbors and how they got to be friends.


Though I had read this novel many years ago I think it was in high school! Dec 28, Andrew rated it really liked it. In fact, he has several very strong signatures that come up uriis after time in every book. Somehow, I never got around to this one until now. Jul 05, Jim rated it really liked it. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read.

Mitla Pass

In terms of mltla, the book didnt meander seamlessly for me – at times, it just jumps abruptly from one timezone to another. To his credit, mirla book is a page-turner. I did find that the flow of the novel was broken by the jumping around from character to character and back history but I managed to get over this and enjoyed the build up to the battle at Mitla P This was the mitoa of Leon Uris’ books that I’d read and I was pleasently surprised. InEsquire magazine bought an article, and he began to devote himself to writing more seriously.

Really, it appears like an un-edited version of the book. Gideon’s mother and stepfather, a communist labor organizer, give him a peripatetic and mostly unloving childhood, leavened only by his relationship with a mitka teacher who deserts him to fight the Fascists in Spain where she gets Hemingway to drop him a line about the rigors of writing.

The main character was a self-absorbed, misogynist writer and the majority of his ancestors seemed to be abusive husbands or men-haters depending on their sex. I don’t want to conclude this review with a negative tone though, since I’ve liked the book, all things considered. Wonderful, always love Uri’s books, such vivid descriptions and lively characters and never a boring moment!

May 31, Lango rated it really liked it. Get started on his works. paws

Dec 01, Aparna Dubey rated it liked it Shelves: A tendency to digress into long side-stories, usually telling about the backgrounds of the main characters. May 19, Amanda Dee rated it udis was amazing.


I love the way the history of 3 generations prior effects the psyche of the current generation. This book leoon have been a definite two star if he hadn’t put together the ending so well.

I felt like revisiting Leon Uris.


It is used in the ghettos and the shtetls. The main character is full of flaws but in essence was a sum of his experiences and background and his attempts mmitla live with them. May 15, Dav rated it it was amazing.

It does not feel like his others. Sign up here paes receive your FREE alerts. Gideon wrestles with the frightening power of his turbulent emotions. Mar 02, Mary rated it really liked it.

The collection includes all of Uris’s novels, with the exception of The Haj and Mitla Pass, as well as manus He served in the South Pacific as a radioman in combat at Guadalcanal, Tarawa, and New Zealand from through I was disappointed that he chose not to here. This page was last edited on 22 Novemberat Every author has a unique signature, which you begin to recognize after reading a couple of his books. There was a problem adding your email address.

I think Uris kind of wants to be in the book instead of the author and I kind of wanted to be in it instead of reading it, but I felt like I was. Drawing on his experiences in Guadalcanal and Tarawa he produced the best-selling, Battle Cry, a novel depicting the toughness and courage of U. Nevertheless, an extremely entertaining book to read. He then went to Warner Brothers in Hollywood helping to write the movie, which was extremely popular with the public, if not the critics.