Mitla Pass (G K Hall Large Print Book Series)

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Desperate to resurrect his career, after succumbing to the lure of Hollywood, Gideon Zadok travels to Israel, determined to find material for a new book. Once there, he finds Natasha Solomon, a survivor of the Holocaust, and her disturbed passion for him unleashes his own smouldering desires. Then, on the eve of the '56 Sinai War, he abandons her and joins the Israeli forces and is parachuted to the key junction of Mitla Pass, deep behind enemy lines. Amid the sounds of battle, Gideon wages a war no less violent within himself, as he strives to come to grips with the frightening power of love-hate. Breathtaking in scope and painfully human, "Mitla Pass" is the masterwork of a great novelist.

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Leon Uris lived with his wife Jill in Aspen, Colorado. He is the author of several bestselling novels, including Mila 18, Armageddon, The Angry Hills, Exodus, Trinity, Battle Cry, Mitla Pass and Topaz.

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Against the backdrop of the 1956 Sinai War, Uris provides a riveting portrait (possibly autobiographical) of a man caught in personal crisis. Gideon Zadok, best-selling novelist and successful Hollywood screenwriter, has come to Israel with his family to research a new novel and to shore up a crumbling marriage. But he jeopardizes that by starting a passionate affair with a beautiful Auschwitz survivor. Zadok is a man wavering on the edge of a breakdown. As the political crisis escalates, and his family is evacuated, Zadok asks to accompany Israeli paratroopers on a desperate mission to seal off the strategic Mitla Pass. The Uris name will make this book much in demand, and if it is not as much of an epic as Exodus or Trinity , it has in Zadok Uris's most fascinating character. Literary Guild and Doubleday Book Club selections.Charles Michaud, Turner Free Lib., Randolph, Mass.
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