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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Instead, Uris tells the family history of the main character, Gideon Zadock, a Jewish writer. I have yet to read something by this author that I don’t burn through. Once there, he continues his extramarital ventures, started back in Hollywood, by paxs up with an aide to Ben-Gurion, Natasha Solomon.

Preview — Mitla Pass by Leon Uris. Refresh and try again. During the course of these events, readers are taken back to previous events from Zadok’s marriage, some of his deeds in the US Marine Corpsand also his parents’ life and history, which goes from the shtetls of Russiathrough their early years in Palestineand on to Baltimore and the First World War. I felt like revisiting Leon Uris. While recuperating from malaria in San Francisco, he met Betty Beck, a Marine sergeant; they married in Uris’ novel Topaz was adapted for the screen and directed by Alfred Hitchcock.

Not my favorite Uris book and he is one of my favorite authors. Unfortunately, this is too fragmented and self-involved to be Uris’ own magnum opus; nonetheless, it has flashes of dramatic vividness reminiscent of the writer at his Exodus and Trinity best. I am enjoying the authors account of the Suez Canal struggle between Egypt and Israel. 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.


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. After about 25 pages, I didn’t like it but thought I should stick with it — this is a Leon Uris book after all, I told myself. His father, a Polish-born immigrant, was a paperhanger, then a storekeeper. Get started on his works. Leon Uris is a wonderful storyteller.

The collection includes all of Uris’s novels, with the exception of The Haj and Mitla Pass, as well as manus Jul 05, Jim rated it really liked it. Gideon wrestles with the frightening power of his turbulent pasd. I love the way the history of 3 generations prior effects the psyche of the current generation. It all feels real enough, at least for someone who’s never lived then and there.

May 19, Amanda Dee rated it it was amazing. His two bestselling books were Exodus, published inand Trinity, in Apr 09, Jennifer rated it it was ok Shelves: This article is about the novel by Leon Uris.

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This is not my favorite, but it’s still out of this world fantastic. Apr 27, Nancy Ellis rated it it was amazing. Thanks for telling us about the problem. I have the most nits to pick with anti- signature 2.

This foray draws heavily on the writer’s own life, his experiences in Hollywood, and the Jewish immigrant heritage that by turns drag him down and, when finally confronted, allow him to realize himself.

Mar 02, Mary rated it really liked it. Leon Marcus Uris August 3, – June 21, was an American novelist, known for his historical fiction and the deep research that went into his novels. Battle Cry Gunfight at the O. 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.


Mitla Pass

The book follows the life of an American Jewish author, who has experienced a troubled and confused childhood about his religion and family. Well, while reading “Mitla Pass” I found that signature 1 is suppressed to the point of reversion, signature 2 is absurdly intensified, and signature 3 stayed the same.

In terms of style, the book didnt meander seamlessly for me – at times, it just jumps abruptly from one timezone to another. Quotes from Mitla Pass. Mitla Pass was so awful I can’t believe he actually got it published. It appears that he did a good amount of research on all the negative stereotypes Jews have such as weakness of character, promiscuity, parsimoniousness, nagging and complaining, the impossible nature of older women of east-European origin and so onand did quite an effort to amplify it.

Then, with the Egyptians blasting away at the Lions at Mitla, Gideon spills the beans about his experiences in WW II, when, he fears, he caused the death of his best buddy. I wonder at the reason for doing so. The concept was interesting and I was happy to find out more about the early days of the modern state of Israel and the conflicts they got involved in, as my knowledge of this period is limited. Mila 18, a story of the Warsaw ghetto uprising; Armageddon: A strong affection for Jews and dislike of Arabs.

I got curious while I was reading it and looked up a biography of Uris. Return to Book Page. Please provide an email address.