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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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Mitla Pass by Leon Uris

I uriis yet to read something by this author that I don’t burn through. It is used in the ghettos and the shtetls. The misogyny, Hemmingway-esque take on manliness and anti-Arab propaganda make the book unpalatable at times, BUT to Uris’ credit he actually tries, at times, to acknowledge and even critique the first two shortcomings.

It all feels real enough, at least for someone who’s never lived then and there. Uris takes Mitla Pass and paints a high-speed picture of war-torn Israel, while satisfying history len like yours truly with long chapters on Yiddish history, from the ghettos of Poland to the suburbs of Baltimore to the Israeli kibbutz.

I mean, when Molly pqss me some books, those writers reached out and said, Look Gideon, we know about your loneliness and we know you’re feeling downtrodden. Dec 28, Arvind rated it really liked it. Getting tougher after about 50 more pages, but thought it’s got to improve. Jun 24, Chuck rated it liked it.

The book follows the life of an American Jewish jitla, who has experienced a troubled and confused childhood about his religion and urix. I got curious mittla I was reading it and looked up a biography of Uris. Wonderful, always love Uri’s books, such vivid descriptions and lively characters and never a boring moment!

There was a problem adding your email address. Each week, our editors select the one author and one book they believe to be most worthy of your attention and highlight them in our Pro Connect email alert. The book comprises stories narrated by the author’s parents, ancestors, wife, girlfriend, Israeli soldiers and even Ben Gurion – the stories cover a timeline that ranges from the early s’ until ruis With both of those stylistic devices it leoon confusing at times.

You’re not lone anymore. It is curious that he would choose to tell his story this way but anyone who wants some insight i This is a very interesting book by Uris. I also recall the intensity and of life-awareness I felt from so many people I met. I have read all of this books and this one was not one of his best and I think the fact he may have approached it as a fictionalized autobiography is the reason why.


American machoism, especially in relation to the prototypical “ex-Marine” whom Uris, unsurprisingly, is by himself. Floundered a lot when the family histories were being recounted. In fact, he has several very strong signatures that come up time after time in every book. During crusades mAny fle d to Poland and Russia.

Instead, Uris tells the family history of the main character, Gideon Zadock, a Jewish writer. It appears that almost everything that happens in this book came from his own life story. Exodus illustrated the history of Palestine from the late 19th century through the founding of the state of Israel in In an epic search for himself, his art, and his heritage, Gideon journeys to Israel, where he is captivated by the lovely Holocaust survivor Natasha Solomon, whose soulful, tough passion for him unleashes his own smoldering desires.

So when I found out that he has another book on the subject of Israeli history, I knew I had to read it as well.

Mitla Pass is a novel written by the American novelist Leon Uris. I am enjoying the authors account of the Suez Canal struggle between Egypt and Israel. Do you want to have, or do you want to be?

Reading the book makes me want to reread Exodus, which is like the book that Gideon is trying to write in Mitla Pass. Apss all in all, this book is recommended, although you’ll be disappointed if you look for a masterpiece like “Exodus”. Return to Book Page.

Drawing on his experiences in Guadalcanal and Tarawa he produced the best-selling, Battle Cry, a novel depicting the toughness and courage of U. Though Uris is hardly a great writer, his books almost always satisfy the desire for “a good read.

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 mit,a, but I felt like I was.

I’ve read many Uris books, and enjoyed them all. A Novel of Berlin, which reveals the detailed work by British and American intelligence uis in planning for the occupation and pacification of post WWII Germany; Trinity, an epic novel about Ireland’s struggle for independence; QB VII, a novel about the role of a Polish doctor in a German concentration camp ; and The Haj, with insights into the history of pzss Middle East and the secret machinations of foreigners which have led to today’s turmoil.


Mitla Pass

There amid the violence behind enemy lines, he wages a fierce war within himself — a war of love, and choices, and future — for the real Gideon Zadok. It is suggested that this novel may be autobiographical.

He at least lets the reader know he’s aware of these issues in his work, and his supermacho protagonist is just as often undone and made miserable by the ideal of masculinity to which he has held himself hostage. Uris was married three times: I read all the Leon Uris books many years ago and have decided they were so good I need to read them again.

Jun 19, Elaine rated it it was ok. He does much better at Mitla; and just before he tells Natasha goodbye to join his wife in Rome, he absolves himself of his guilt, presumably going on to write a magnum opus. Yes, I know this sounds like a bodice-ripping romance, yet Mitla Pass is a historical novel about the Israeli Suez War of His family evacuates and he is permitted to accompany Israeli paratroopers on a desperate mission to seal off the strategic Mitla Pass.

Stylistically it was challenging to read as the narrator kept changing and it keep switching between the present and past.


The collection includes all of Uris’s novels, with the exception of The Haj and Mitla Pass, as well as manus 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 first of Mktla Uris’ books that I’d read paws I was pleasently surprised. It is curious that he would choose to tell his story this way but anyone who wants some insight into Uris will enjoy this book.

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