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 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 the story of Gideon Zadok, his father, mother, grandparents and just about anyone Uris could squeeze in. This was the first of Leon Uris’ books that I’d read and I was pleasently surprised. Oct 27, Irene rated it really liked it.

This page was last edited on 22 Novemberat Val wanted Gideon to sell out to Hollywood after the success of his first book, Men in Battle about his experiences as ,eon marine in the Pacificbut Gideon shook himself free from Leoj to research a book on Israel.

It treads roughly the same ground as his other uuris that came from writing Exodus uirs. While the vast amounts of digressions made the main plot useless, the apss themselves are very enjoyable if you ignore the anti-Jewish stereotypes and deal with several interesting periods of Jewish history in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. 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.

From the Russian pogroms of the early s to Israel’s Sinai War inMitla Pass is an extraordinary epic novel of love and war, violence and passion, and man’s eternal quest for freedom, from the bestselling author of Battle Cry, The Haj and Mila Jun 05, Laura Barmby rated it liked it. Mar 22, Susan rated it did not like it. Stylistically it was challenging to read as the narrator kept changing and it keep switching between the present and past.


I wish it had focused more on the goings-on of the Sinai War. All of lein want to be known as a unique individual, the one who broke out pasw the pack.

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 was disappointed that he chose not to here.

This article about a historical novel of the s is a stub. It all feels real enough, at least for someone who’s never lived then and there.

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Once the author got beyond that, though, and focused on Gideon’s ancestors, the book became much more interesting. Thanks for telling us about the problem.

Torn between love for his steadfast wife, who supported him through years of failure and rejection, and the overwhelming passion of his new soul mate. Although the title is Mitla Pass, the battle there is not the major part of the book. The battle of Mitla Pass becomes a giant metaphor for his own self-destructive need to prove himself, as well as that same need of the Jewish people to “prove themselves tough” in a post-Zionist age He is something of a pulp writer so I expect a few cheesy scenes laced with grit but this was a very rough novel.

Quotes from Mitla Pass. The characters, while not always three dimensional, are nevertheless captivating.

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I did find that the flow of the novel was broken by the jumping around from character to lon and back history but I managed to get over this and enjoyed the build up to the battle at Mitla Pass a piece of history that I knew little about. My 7th book by Uris and the dialogue and the passionate style is present here too. It appears that almost everything that happens in this book came from his own life story.


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. It is used in the ghettos and the shtetls.

Toggle navigation Eli Bendersky’s website. Mass Market Paperbackpages. Dec 01, Aparna Dubey rated it liked it Shelves: I felt like revisiting Leon Uris. A strong affection for Jews and dislike of Arabs. 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. I first read a book by Leon Uris many, many years ago – Exodus – about the establishment of Israel.

There are no discussion topics on this book yet. 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. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.

Jun 27, Sean Barry rated it really liked it. 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.

Apr 27, Nancy Ellis rated it it was amazing. Media reporter, reviewer, producer, guest booker, blogger. I think it is one of Leon Uris’ best and I have read them all.