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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For the mountain pass, see Mitla Pass. Battle Cry Gunfight at the O. I have seen this referred to as a semi-autobiographical novel, and certainly parts of it seem to follow what little I know of Leon Uris’ life, but you do wonder why he would paint such an unflattering picture of himself 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.

Later he went on to write The Angry Hills, a novel set in war-time Greece.

Mitla Pass is a novel written by the American novelist Leon Uris. Mitla Pass by Leon Uris. 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.

Be the first to discover new talent! This is not my favorite, but it’s still out of this world fantastic. Love the way he gives us so much historical background and doesn’t feel the need to make his characters warm and lovable!

MITLA PASS by Leon Uris | Kirkus Reviews

Not my favorite Uris book and he is one of my favorite authors. So Though I had read this novel many years ago I think it was in high school! Leon Uris definitely knows how to write, and his ability to intermix a page-turning plot with interesting historical background is awesome. It is used in the ghettos and the shtetls. Meanwhile, just before the Sinai invasion, Uris freezes the action to launch into a long flashback through several generations of Zadoks wandering across Russia, the Holy Land, and, finally, America.


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. As usual, the book was a good read, with intermittent lessons about Jewish and American history throughout.

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. A strong affection for Jews and dislike of Arabs. Floundered a lot when the family histories were being recounted. Jun 27, Sean Barry rated it really liked it.

May 19, Oass Dee rated it it was amazing. Apr 09, Jennifer rated it it was ok Shelves: I’ve read many Uris books, and enjoyed them all. Horribly written, with a jerk protagonist that the IDF is supposedly impressed by and trusts not to tell all the women he screws what he know I’ve read many Uris books, and enjoyed them all.

I felt like I got a little too bogged down in the back-stories, ultimately leading to Gideon. Although the title mitpa Mitla Pass, the battle there is not the major part of the book.


His two bestselling books were Exodus, published inand Trinity, in So when I found out that he has another book on the subject of Israeli history, I knew I had to read it as well. The misogyny, Hemmingway-esque take on manliness and anti-Arab propaganda make the book unpalatable at times, BUT to Uris’ credit he actually tries, at times, to acknowledge and even critique the first two shortcomings.


While recuperating from malaria in San Francisco, he met Betty Beck, a Marine sergeant; they married in I got bogged down a little in the family history and the complaining of the father.

Getting tougher after about 50 more pages, but thought it’s got to iris. I got curious while I was reading it and looked up a biography of Uris.

A Novel of Berlin, which reveals the detailed work by British and American intelligence motla in planning for the occupation and pacification of post WWII Germany; Trinity, an epic novel about Ireland’s struggle for independence; QB VII, a novel about the role of a Polish doctor in a German concentration camp ; and The Haj, with insights into the history of the Middle East and the secret machinations of foreigners which have mital to today’s turmoil.

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Mitla Pass

Mitla Pass is a pass in the Sinai Peninsula only 14 miles long, but somehow the book moves leo there to other continents and times to tell I first read a book by Leon Uris many, many years ago – Exodus – about the establishment of Israel.

Mitla Pass was so awful I can’t believe he actually got it published.

I was about to give up on the book when the author got stuck on Gideon’s early attempts to become a writer. It appears that almost everything that happens in this book came from his own life story. To ask other readers questions about Mitla Passplease sign up. Jul 05, Jim rated it really liked it. I was disappointed that he chose not to here.