by Leon Uris | Literature & Fiction |
ISBN: 0440102901 Global Overview for this book
Registered by wingbooklady331wing of Cape Coral, Florida USA on 6/18/2005
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Journal Entry 1 by wingbooklady331wing from Cape Coral, Florida USA on Saturday, June 18, 2005
As Hitler's Germany crumbled, the Americans came and conquered - proud men swept by history into a maelstrom where the human heart breaks with the extremes of vengeance and love. For them, hunting Nazi war criminals was only a beginning. Their job was to build a new nation; a free Germany. Ther new enemy: a powerful Russian high command. Here, as the superpowers clashed in an Armageddon for the minds of the Berliners, the German people, and the world, an angry Irish-American officer and a beautiful German girl searched for a separate peace - and found a passion that could destroy them both.

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Journal Entry 2 by wingbooklady331wing at Cape Coral, Florida USA on Friday, August 31, 2012
Armageddon is one of my favorite books by Leon Uris. The other two I love are Exodus and The Haj. This book is the story of one of three brothers serving as soldiers during World War II, each in different capacities. Sean O'Sullivan's war is one of thinking and strategizing how the United States will occupy Germany after the War. After his brothers are killed by the Germans he finds it hard to do his job and begin the rebuilding of this enemy state. Uris writes in such a way that I had to read every word. He told a story that ccould have been boring in a way that captivated me.

The story gradual turns to Berlin, the first front of the Cold War. The struggles of the United States against the Soviet Union culminated in the Soviet blockade of Berlin in 1948 and the United States Air Force successful effort to supply Berlin by air.

The story intermingles of the facts of rebuilding Germany, the political fight for Berlin, and the Berlin Airlift with the story of those men and women involved in the everyday life of rebuilding Berlin and Germany.

I am so glad that I read this book. It was worth the time I spent reading and living in Berlin (in my mind).

Journal Entry 3 by wingbooklady331wing at Cape Coral, Florida USA on Friday, August 31, 2012

Released 8 yrs ago (8/31/2012 UTC) at Cape Coral, Florida USA


Enjoy! off to hostile17 for One Word Title and RABCK challenges 2012. Trust you enjoy this book half as much as I did.

Journal Entry 4 by book_drunkard at Osgood, Indiana USA on Monday, September 10, 2012
Received today.
Thank you.

Journal Entry 5 by book_drunkard at Osgood, Indiana USA on Friday, August 24, 2018
I was lucky enough to pick up a large print copy of this book at my local library book sale so I'm making this copy available.

Journal Entry 6 by book_drunkard at by mail, By Mail/Post/Courier -- Controlled Releases on Tuesday, March 05, 2019

Released 2 yrs ago (3/5/2019 UTC) at by mail, By Mail/Post/Courier -- Controlled Releases


Sending to pinklady60 in trade.
Mailed today.

Journal Entry 7 by pinklady60 at San Diego, California USA on Tuesday, March 12, 2019
Received from book_drunkard as part of a trade.

mass market paperback

Journal Entry 8 by pinklady60 at San Diego, California USA on Thursday, December 05, 2019
This historical novel is about post-World War II Berlin and Germany. Beginning in London during World War II, it takes the reader through to the Four Power occupation of Berlin and the Soviet blockade by land of the city's western boroughs.

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