Open Road Media announces the ebook publication of eight titles by Leon Uris, a writer known for his riveting accounts of modern historical events. An ex-Marine who served valiantly in World War II’s Pacific Theater, Uris was particularly fascinated by armed conflicts. With his blockbuster novel Exodus, he presented a sweeping, fictionalized narrative about the founding of the modern state of Israel. Based on years of research, including thousands of in-depth interviews, the novel quickly became a national bestseller, catapulting Israel to the forefront of the American public’s consciousness. This groundbreaking novel, hailed as a “passionate summary of the inhuman treatment of the Jewish people” by the New York Times, along with seven other works by Leon Uris, including The Angry Hills, Armageddon, The Haj, Mila 18, Mitla Pass, QB VII,and Topaz, are now available for immediate download across all ereading devices. Two more titles—Ireland and Jerusalem—will complete the Leon Uris digital collection in April 2012.
Extra content for readers includes:
- Review copies via NetGalley at www.netgalley.com
- Behind-the-scenes author commentary & videos at www.openroadmedia.com/authors/leon-uris.aspx
- Illustrated biography in each ebook, including unseen photographs and documents from Uris’s personal life and distinguished career
The Angry Hills: Uris’s fast-paced second novel draws from the diaries of an uncle who served in Greece during World War II. It was made into a film in 1959 starring Robert Mitchum.
Armageddon: In Berlin at the end of World War II, an American Army officer bears witness to the aftermath of one historic tragedy and the rise of another. Armageddon is one of the great fictional portrayals of Europe in the earliest days of the Cold War.
Exodus: Uris’s blockbuster novel traces the lives of the men and women who braved British naval blockades to help Israel come into being. Weaving together fact and fiction, history and dramatic storylines, Exodus stands today as one of the most influential narratives of the founding of the State of Israel.
The Haj: A proud Arab family in Palestine struggles to hold on to its identity during the birth of the State of Israel. The Haj speaks to the history of a troubled region from the perspective of a remarkable Arab dynasty.
Mila 18: In a bunker underneath 18 Mila Street, a determined band of Warsaw Jews resist Nazi occupiers. Mila 18 is one of Uris’s most powerful and heartfelt novels and is the product of meticulous research of pre-WWII Warsaw.
Mitla Pass: A writer travels to Israel to research a novel, but he ends up drawn into the Suez Crisis. Perhaps Leon Uris’s most introspective work,Mitla Pass portrays a man caught between his own demons and the epic sweep of Middle Eastern history.
QB VII: A writer must defend himself against a doctor whom he’s accused of committing atrocities during World War II. QB VII is a gripping drama, largely based on author Uris’s own protracted libel defense against a former concentration camp surgeon named in his novel Exodus. It was made into the first miniseries in television history.
Topaz: On the eve of the Cuban Missile Crisis, American and French intelligence agents are plunged into a maze of Cold War intrigue. Topaz is a fast-paced, deeply informed thriller.
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