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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Gideon Zadok, best-selling novelist and successful Hollywood screenwriter, has come to Israel with his family to research a new novel on the eve of the Sinai War. Preview — Mitla Pass by Leon Uris. I have yet to read something by this author that I don’t burn through. In typical Uris style, the scope is enormous, covering 19th century shtetls, depression-era Jewish Baltimore, the US Communist movement, the Spanish Civil War, alwa You know what to expect with Uris – epic plots, larger than life hypermasculine characters, Judaism both held aloft for admiration and critiqued for its shortcomings without the humor or skill of Phillip Roth!

Mitla Pass

I remember well, several years ago when I spent a month in Israel, being on a bus of workers and soldiers who suddenly all became silent when the news played over the driver’s radio. One question taunts you. Aug 21, Chuck rated it really liked it.

Leon Uris is one of my favorite authors and I just recently read this book, which was the only Uris book excluding books written with his wife I had not read. Mitla Pass is a pass in the Sinai Peninsula only 14 miles long, but somehow the book moves from there to other continents and times to tell I first read a book by Leon Uris many, mitlq years ago – Exodus – about the establishment of Israel.


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

For comments, please send me an emailor reach out on on Twitter. A page-turner from Uris Toggle navigation Eli Bendersky’s website. He served in the South Pacific as a radioman in combat at Guadalcanal, Tarawa, and New Zealand from through Jun 12, Mark Hiser rated it really liked it.

Dec 01, Aparna Dubey rated it liked it Shelves: This was especially interesting for Uris fans as it’s historical fiction wrapped largely around an autobiography Jewish Author who’s first book was about marines in WWII who endeavors to write a book about Israel’s fight for independence – huh. I wonder at the reason for doing so. He then went to Warner Brothers in Hollywood helping to write the movie, which was extremely popular with the public, if not the critics.

That novel would be Exodus, which came out in and became his best known work. If you are a Uris fan it won’t hurt to pick it up, otherwise I would read Exodus or Mila 18 as a first Uris novel.

May 15, Dav rated it it was amazing.

Instead, Uris tells the family history of the main character, Gideon Zadock, a Jewish writer. Not surprisingly, this book was written shortly after the Sabra and Shatila massacres, which approval for Sharon was probably very low.

Mar 02, Mary rated it really liked it. I love the way the history of 3 generations prior effects the psyche of the current generation. Mar 22, Susan rated it did not mitlq it. This is a fictionalised autobiography in which Uris also traces his family’s roots from Russia and Romania without leaving out the meanness and eccentricities of his family.


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.

Mitla Pass by Leon Uris

Mass Market Paperbackpages. Media reporter, reviewer, producer, guest booker, blogger. Mitla Pass was so awful I can’t believe he actually got it published. Feb 19, Rod Carstens rated it really liked it.


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.

It’s a good story, but a bit overdone. You know what to expect with Uris – epic plots, larger than life hypermasculine characters, Judaism both held aloft for admiration and critiqued for its shortcomings without the humor or skill of Phillip Roth!

Val wanted Gideon to sell out to Hollywood after the success of his first book, Men in Battle about his experiences as a marine in the Pacificbut Gideon shook himself free from Mammom to research a book on Israel. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.

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