Battle Cry (Google eBook)

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Harper Collins, Oct 13, 2009 - Fiction - 704 pages
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Battle Cry is the riveting Marine epic by the bestselling author of such classics as Trinity and Exodus.

Originally published in 1953, Leon Uris's Battle Cry is the raw and exciting story of men at war from a legendary American author.

This is the story of enlisted men – Marines – at the beginning of World War II. They are a rough–and–ready tangle of guys from America's cities and farms and reservations. Led by a tough veteran sergeant, these soldiers band together to emerge as part of one of the most elite fighting forces in the world. With staggering realism and detail, we follow them into intense battles – Guadalcanal and Tarawa – and through exceptional moments of camaraderie and bravery. Battle Cry does not extol the glories of war, but proves itself to be one of the greatest war stories of all time.


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... good, simple characterization. - Goodreads
This selection was different than many of Uris' books. - Goodreads
... replete with rich characterization. - Goodreads

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User Review  - Eric Mccutcheon - Goodreads

This book snuck up on me. I thought that it was a rosy-hued, sugar-coated version of the war in the Pacific and for much of the book, it was. But the beauty of the book was that set up. When the real ... Read full review

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User Review  - Laura - Goodreads

Meh. After the powerful Mila 18 this one failed to keep my attention. Seemed shallow. I quit halfway through it. If you want to read Leon Uris, don't read this one. Read full review

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About the author (2009)

Internationally acclaimed novelist Leon Uris ran away from home at age seventeen, a month after the attack on Pearl Harbor, to join the Marine Corps, and he served at Guadalcanal and Tarawa. His first novel, Battle Cry, was based on his own experiences in the Marines, which he revisited in his final novel, O'Hara's Choice. His other novels include the bestsellers Redemption, Trinity, Exodus, QB VII, and Topaz, among others. Leon Uris passed away in June 2003.

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